Sports Twins' triple and 2 bases-loaded walks in 10th beat Texas
La Russa gets 2,764th win, passes McGraw for 2nd place
CHICAGO (AP) — Tony La Russa moved past John McGraw into sole possession of second on baseball’s career manager wins list, directing the Chicago White Sox to a 3-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday. It was win No. 2,764 for La Russa, who was hired by Chicago in October for his first managerial job since he led St. Louis to the World Series championship in 2011. It has been a bit of a bumpy ride so far, but the 76-year-old Hall of Famer has the White Sox on top of the AL Central. Second on the list is almost assuredly the highest finish for La Russa, who also began his managerial career with the White Sox in 1979. The top spot belongs to Connie Mack with 3,731 victories.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Luis Arraez hit an RBI triple to start the Minnesota 10th inning and the Twins then drew two bases-loaded walks to beat the Texas Rangers 7-5 on Friday night in the opener of a three-game series matching last-place teams.
over the head of Adolis García, whose homer in the Texas seventh had tied the game at 4-4, and Willians Astudillo rumbled home from second base.
Josh Sborz (3-3), the sixth Texas pitcher, then struck out two but also had three walks, including an intentional pass to slugger Nelson Cruz beforewith the bases loaded. Demarcus Evans took over and walked Alex Krilloff to force in another run.
Sánchez homers, Yankees snap skid with 8-4 win over Twins
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gary Sánchez and Miguel Andújar homered, DJ LeMahieu had two hits and an RBI, and the New York Yankees beat the Minnesota Twins 8-4 Tuesday night to end a four-game skid. Aaron Judge drove in two runs for New York, which had lost eight of its previous 10 and won despite going 2 for 15 with runners in scoring position and stranding 11. "We haven’t been hitting homers as much as we normally do or putting up crooked numbers as much as we do,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. “Sometimes it takes little things in a game to win a ballgame. Tonight’s that kind of game where everyone kind of contributed in different ways.
Hansel Robles (3-3) worked a perfect ninth before Tyler Duffey worked the 10th for his second save, allowing a one-out bloop RBI single to Joey Gallo.
Minnesota, at the bottom of the AL Central standings, has won consecutive games for only the second time this month. The AL West last-place Rangers have lost 17 of their last 20 games, and are 9-27 overall since leaving Minnesota after three consecutive wins there the first week of May.
Trevor Larnach had a no-doubt homer for the Twinswith two outs in the fifth to snap a 3-3 tie. Rangers starter Mike Folytnewicz immediately bent down and frustratingly swiped at the dirt on the mound without ever turning to watch the ball.
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"What's better than 1 gift 2," Beyoncé wrote on her website, wishing her twins Rumi and Sir a happy 4th birthday The mother of three recently gave all of her children a shoutout at the Grammy Awards in March as she became the most-awarded female artist with her best R&B performance for "Black Parade." She and Blue also won best music video for "Brown Skin Girl" that night, making it her eldest daughter's first Grammy. RELATED VIDEO: Destiny's Child Reunites! Michelle Williams Shares Audio of Her 'Group Chats' with Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland "It's such a magical night, thank you so much.
García's two-out solo shot in the seventh off reliever Jorge Alcalá was his 17th of the season, but first in 72 at-bats over 19 games since last going deep May 26. García broke a Rangers rookie record for the most homers before the All-Star break, breaking a tie with Pete Incaviglia's 16 in 1986.
Twins right-hander José Berríos remained stuck on his career-best streak of five consecutive winning decisions, those coming over nine starts since the start of May. The right-hander struck out six and walked one while allowing three runs and six hits before departing with a 4-3 lead after six innings. Foltynewicz had four strikeouts and two walks while allowing four runs in five innings.
Minnesota is 3-8 in extra innings. The Rangers are 7-4, now 4-1 at home when going past nine innings.
Twins: 3B Josh Donaldson (right calf tightness) and SS Andrelton Simmons (left ankle tightness) were both out of the lineup after exiting early from the Twins’ previous game Wednesday. Manager Rocco Baldelli said Donaldson was also dealing with an upper respiratory issue that affected his sleep the previous two nights. ... CF Byron Buxton ran on the field before missing his 39th game since May 6 because of a right hip strain, though he could be activated at some point this weekend. Baldelli said Buxton “looked much more comfortable, he was more explosive,” than when he ran earlier this week at Seattle. Buxton was scheduled to see Rangers team physician Dr. Keith Meister before Twins medical officials conferred about the next step.
Rangers: OF David Dahl, out since May 26 because of a bruised left rib cage and then some mid-upper back discomfort after going on the injured list, went through a full workout Friday. He will begin a begin a rehab assignment this weekend.
Randy Dobnak (1-6, 8.38 ERA) starts the middle game of the series for the Twins against 23-year-old lefty Kolby Allard (2-2, 2.91), who is scheduled to make his fourth start in 14 appearances for Texas this season.
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Perez, Alberto go deep as Royals rally past Twins 7-4 .
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez celebrated his selection for the All-Star Home Run Derby in the most appropriate way possible. The Kansas City catcher swatted a pitch from Twins starter J.A. Happ that was nowhere near the strike zone into the right-field stands Friday night, his solo shot triggering a big comeback for the Royals. They tied the game later in the second inning, pulled ahead on Hanser Alberto's two-run shot in the third and went on to a 7-4 victory over Minnesota. “That wasn't even close to a strike,” Twins manager Rocco Baldelli marveled afterward. “That's not a pitch that's normally hit out, but that's not where the ball was intended, either.