Angels Reel in Twins with Trout HR
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout hit a tiebreaking two-run homer after Los Angeles and Minnesota exchanged five-run innings, and the Angels beat the Twins 8-6 on Tuesday night for their fourth straight victory.
C.J. Wilson (8-6) barely navigated through five innings and left with the lead after allowing six runs and nine hits, including back-to-back home runs for the second time in his last three starts. The left-hander, who came in 5-0 with a 1.58 ERA in his previous six outings at Angel Stadium, blew a 5-0 lead in the second before Trout hit his 17th homer in the bottom half.
Trout's homer was Los Angeles' last hit until David Freese's one-out single in the sixth. The Twins got a run closer in the fifth on a sacrifice fly by former Angels slugger Kendrys Morales, but Joe Smith got three outs for his sixth save to help end Minnesota's season-best four-game winning streak.
Game two tonight can be heard on 1340 KROC AM tonight beginning with the pre-game show at 8:35.
Twins prospects Berrios, Vargas in Futures Game
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins will have two minor-league prospects playing in the Futures Game that leads off the All-Star events at Target Field next month.
MLB released the rosters Tuesday, and a pair of Puerto Rico natives in right-handed pitcher Jose Berrios and first baseman Kennys Vargas will both play for the World team.
Berrios was drafted with the 32nd overall pick by the Twins in 2012 and is currently playing for the Fort Myers Miracle in the Florida State League in high-level Class A. Vargas signed with the Twins in 2009 and is currently playing for the New Britain Rock Cats in the Eastern League in Double-A.
Oswaldo Arcia, Kyle Gibson and Joe Mauer are current Twins who played in the Futures Game for either the U.S. or World teams.
Twins sign 2nd-round pick, pitcher Nick Burdi
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have signed right-hander Nick Burdi, the hard-throwing college closer they drafted in the second round.
The Twins announced Tuesday the deal was done.
Burdi will report Friday to Class A Midwest League affiliate Cedar Rapids.
The 6-foot-4, 215-pound Burdi had a 0.49 ERA with 65 strikeouts in 37 innings as a junior for Louisville this season. He recorded 18 saves in 32 games.
The Twins originally drafted Burdi in 2011 in the 24th round out of Downers Grove South High School in Illinois, outside of Chicago, but he went to school instead. Burdi's fastball has been clocked above 100 miles per hour.
The Twins signed their first-round draft pick, shortstop Nick Gordon of Olympia High School in Orlando, Florida, two weeks ago.
Toronto 7, New York Yankees 6
Seattle 8, Boston 2
Chicago White Sox 4, Baltimore 2
Angels of Anaheim 8, Minnesota 6
Detroit 8, Texas 2
Washington 4, Milwaukee 2 (16 innings)
Philadelphia 7, Miami 4
Colorado 10, St. Louis 5
Chicago Cubs 7, Cincinnati 3
San Diego 7, San Francisco 2
Los Angeles 2, Kansas City 0
New York Mets 10, Oakland 1
Pittsburgh 6, Tampa Bay 5
Atlanta 3, Houston 2
Arizona 9, Cleveland 8 in 14 innings