The Tampa Bay Rays are adding one of the league's best hitters.
The Minnesota Twins have transitioned into development mode in this disappointing season, having traded All-Star slugger Nelson Cruz in the first move of what could be a more significant sell-off. Nick Gordon and Ryan Jeffers took full advantage of the audition on Friday night. Gordon scored the go-ahead run in the eighth inning on a throwing error by catcher Kurt Suzuki after Jeffers hit the game-tying RBI single, as the Twins rallied past the Los Angeles Angels 5-4.
Andrew Heaney found his groove, retiring the last 11 batters he faced. Jack Mayfield hit a three-run homer and Heaney finished seven innings for his longest start of the season, leading the Los Angeles Angels past Minnesota 3-2 on Thursday night after the Twins traded away All-Star slugger Nelson Cruz. “He kept getting better, and that’s why I wanted to stay with him,” manager Joe Maddon said about his starter.