Erik Johnson pitched six scoreless innings to earn his first major league victory, and the Chicago White Sox scored seven runs in the first and coasted to a 12-1 win over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night. The White Sox, who had lost six straight and 15 of 17, broke out of their offensive funk against Liam Hendriks and the Twins. Chicago scored a season high in runs and posted its biggest margin of victory this year. After not having led since beating the Tigers 5-1 a week earlier, the White Sox had six hits in the first. Alejandro De Aza and Alexei Ramirez both reached base twice and scored in the inning.
Josh Willingham hit two home runs, including a two-run shot in the eighth that put the Twins in front for good, to lead Minnesota past the Oakland Athletics 4-3 Tuesday night.
The Minnesota Twins have optioned starting pitcher Liam Hendriks to Triple-A Rochester to make room for Scott Diamond.
Nick Markakis got a hit in his return to Baltimore’s lineup while Twins pitcher Liam Hendriks exited early after being struck in the hand by a batted ball Tuesday in the Orioles’ 9-4 win over Minnesota.
Boston starter Felix Doubront limited Minnesota to two hits in four innings and Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a two-run homer in the fourth in the second of the Red Sox’s two split-squad games Friday, a 5-0 night victory over the Minnesota Twins.
If Liam Hendriks sticks in the Majors, he could be a role model for hundreds of up-and-coming players trying to make it from down under.
Liam Hendriks worked out of a jam after left-fielder Josh Willingham lost a fly ball in the sun, but the Minnesota Twins still lost to the Tampa Bay Rays 7-5 Tuesday.
The Minnesota Twins had a major problem with starting pitching last season, so their first response was to increase the competition.
Josh Willingham had four hits and four RBIs, Liam Hendriks finally got his first career win and the Minnesota Twins beat Cleveland 6-4 Wednesday night, dropping the Indians into last place in the AL Central.
Liam Hendriks was left to wait for his first major victory yet again. He had had 13 tries spanning two seasons as a starter.
The Minnesota Twins optioned right-hander Liam Hendriks to Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday and recalled right-hander Cole De Vries.
Minnesota Twins right-hander Liam Hendriks remained hospitalized Sunday with an apparent case of food poisoning.
Minnesota Twins right-hander Liam Hendriks has been scratched from his scheduled start Sunday against the Baltimore Orioles with food poisoning.
Reid Brignac went 2 for 2 with an RBI double in the Tampa Bay Rays’ 6-2 win over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday.
Daniel Bard is happy with his conversion from a reliever to starter this spring. So is manager Bobby Valentine.