Twins Lose To Brewers, Draft SS
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Carlos Gomez hit a three-run homer against his former team to spark Milwaukee's comeback, and the Brewers hung on to beat the Minnesota Twins 8-5 on Thursday.
Khris Davis hit a two-run homer off Kevin Correia for the lead in the sixth inning to pull Brewers starter Wily Peralta out of an early deficit built by Oswaldo Arcia's grand slam. Jonathan Lucroy tacked on a two-run shot in the ninth, and Francisco Rodriguez finished up for his 18th save in 20 attempts.
Peralta was in trouble every other inning, but Arcia was the only one who actually made him pay for it — and in a big way.
It may be a costly loss, Arcia sprained his right ankle.
He was hurt after leading off the sixth inning with a double. When Trevor Plouffe whiffed on his bunt attempt, the Brewers caught Arcia with too big a lead off second base. Arcia rolled his right ankle when he tried to plant his foot and retreat and was picked off as he dived back into the bag.
Twins take shortstop Nick Gordon with No. 5 pick
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have selected shortstop Nick Gordon with their first-round draft pick, adding a player with big-league bloodlines.
The 6-foot-2, 170-pound Gordon was taken Thursday with the fifth overall selection. He's the son of Tom Gordon, who spent 21 years in the majors as a pitcher for eight teams, and the brother of Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon, baseball's leader in steals.
Gordon played for Olympia High School in Orlando, Florida, batting .494 with 10 doubles, two triples, five home runs, 27 RBIs and 13 stolen bases in 99 plate appearances as a senior. Gordon says he wants to pattern his game after New York Yankees stalwart Derek Jeter.
Baseball America magazine ranked Gordon's arm as the best among all infield prospects this year.
New York Yankees 2, Oakland 1
Toronto 7, Detroit 3
Houston 8, Angels of Anaheim 5
Texas 8, Baltimore 6
San Francisco 6, Cincinnati 1
Chicago Cubs 7, New York Mets 4
Arizona 12, Colorado 7
Washington 4, Philadelphia 2
Miami 11, Tampa Bay 6
Kansas City 3, St. Louis 2