Yandy Díaz hit considered one of Tampa Bay’s franchise record-tying six homers and drove in 4 runs, Wander Franco prolonged his on-base streak to 34 video games and the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays beat the Minnesota Twins 11-4
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Yandy Díaz hit considered one of Tampa Bay’s franchise record-tying six homers and drove in 4 runs, Wander Franco prolonged his on-base streak to 34 video games and the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays beat the Minnesota Twins 11-4 on Saturday.
Díaz had an RBI single within the first inning and a three-run homer off Andrew Albers throughout a five-run second because the Rays went up 7-0.
Franco broke a tie with Corridor of Famers Mel Ott and Arky Vaughan for the third-longest streak by a participant beneath 21 on his first-inning RBI single.
The 20-year-old Franco performed after clearing MLB concussion protocols. He left Thursday’s recreation towards Boston with a headache and sat out Friday night time’s recreation with the Twins.
Jordan Luplow, Manuel Margot, Randy Arozarena, Nelson Cruz and Brandon Lowe additionally homered for Rays, who elevated their division lead over the New York Yankees to 7 ½ video games.
Chris Archer (1-1) allowed 4 runs and 4 hits over 5 innings in his third begin after lacking 4 months with forearm tightness. It was his first win since June 6, 2019, with Pittsburgh.
Minnesota obtained homers from Miguel Sanó and Jorge Polanco, who got here inside a triple of hitting for the cycle.
Albers (1-1) allowed 9 runs and 10 hits, together with 4 homers, over three innings in his second begin since Sept. 30, 2017.
Sanó left within the fifth with a bruised left shoulder, one inning after colliding alongside the first-base line with Tampa Bay’s Mike Zunino, who had popped up.
Polanco has 26 homers and is three away from tying the Twins single-season whole for a switch-hitter set by Chili Davis in 1991.
Arozarena singled with two outs within the second, went to 3rd on Franco’s double and scored when Albers was referred to as for a balk.
After a prolonged dialogue between Twins supervisor Rocco Baldelli and the umpiring crew, Cruz was deliberately walked after Albers threw a pitch that landed in entrance of the plate. Díaz and Luplow adopted with consecutive homers.
The Rays homered twice within the second, third and fourth innings. Cruz hit his 444th profession homer, and first since Aug. 17, within the fourth off Ian Gibaut.
Arozarena, who got here inside a double of hitting for the cycle, was OK after getting hit on the aspect of the helmet by Gibaut’s 84 mph changeup within the fifth.
Dietrich Enns went the ultimate three innings to get his first profession save.
Olympic swimmer Bobby Finke, who received the 800- and 1,500-meter freestyle races at this yr’s Tokyo video games, threw a ceremonial first pitch.
Twins: Baldelli stated C Mitch Garver (again) is working his manner by means of some issues and won’t come off the IL within the subsequent few days. … OF Trevor Larnach (bruised left hand) was placed on the IL by Triple-A St. Paul.
Rays: OF Brett Phillips (ankle) and 1B Ji-Man Choi (hamstring) performed with the rookie-level FCL Rays.
Twins RHP Griffin Jax (3-3) and Tampa Bay RHP Luis Patiño (4-3) are Sunday’s starters.
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