MILWAUKEE — José Berríos and three relievers mixed on a one-hitter with 17 strikeouts, and the Minnesota Twins beat Corbin Burnes and the Milwaukee Brewers 2-Zero on Saturday evening.
The Twins held Milwaukee hitless till Omar Narváez delivered a one-out single to proper off Tyler Duffey within the eighth. Neither group had successful or stroll till Minnesota’s Byron Buxton led off the seventh with a homer off Burnes (0-1).
Buxton’s homer got here on the 87th and last pitch from Burnes, who recorded 11 strikeouts. Berríos (1-0) struck out 12, hit a batter and didn’t stroll anyone in six innings however left after throwing 84 pitches.
This was the primary sport through which each groups have been hitless via six innings since an Aug. 2, 2014, duel between Jake Peavy of the San Francisco Giants and Jacob DeGrom of the New York Mets. Each groups received hits within the seventh inning of that sport, which the Mets received 4-2.
The Twins have been searching for their first no-hitter since Francisco Liriano’s 1-0 gem over the Chicago White Sox in 2011.
This was the primary sport in MLB’s trendy period through which every of the opposing starters recorded at the very least 10 strikeouts and allowed no a couple of hit.
Minnesota’s Taylor Rogers labored the seventh and struck out the facet. Duffey received the eighth and retired the primary batter earlier than strolling Lorenzo Cain and giving up the hit to Narváez.
Duffey received out of the jam by placing out Daniel Vogelbach and getting Billy McKinney to hit an inning-ending fly to proper. Alex Colomé retired the facet so as within the ninth for his first save.
Berríos and Burnes mixed to retire the primary 26 batters of the sport — placing out 16 of them — earlier than Burnes’ pitch hit Jake Cave with two outs within the high of the fifth. Berríos then hit Milwaukee’s Keston Hiura with a pitch to start out the underside of the inning.
Buxton’s homer was his second in two video games. He’s the primary Twin to homer within the first two video games of a season since Shannon Stewart in 2006.
Minnesota’s second run got here when Luis Arraez singled house Andrelton Simmons within the high of the eighth.
Twins: 3B Josh Donaldson went on the 10-day injured list with what the group described as a strained proper hamstring. Donaldson harm himself operating out a first-inning double Thursday and was faraway from the sport within the backside half of the inning.
Donaldson performed simply 28 video games final 12 months as a consequence of a calf damage. Donaldson and Twins supervisor Rocco Baldelli have been optimistic this damage isn’t as severe.
“There’s some cautiousness concerned,” Baldelli stated. “We wish to be certain that he’s 100% clearly earlier than he takes the sphere, however we’re not sitting right here pondering he’s going to overlook a variety of time due to this.”
Brewers: 2B Kolten Wong was again within the leadoff spot after getting hit in the correct hand with a pitch within the ninth inning of Thursday’s opener.
“The pinkie’s good, a bit stiff, nevertheless it’s my backside hand so it received’t have an effect on me an excessive amount of,” Wong stated.
UMP, TRAINER HURT
House-plate umpire CB Bucknor was hit by a pitch within the neck with two outs within the ninth inning. As Bucknor was getting handled, Brewers assistant coach Dave Yeager appeared to break down earlier than getting up and strolling to the dugout.
The Brewers and Twins conclude their three-game sequence Sunday with a matchup of right-handers. Minnesota begins Michael Pineda (2-0, 3.38 ERA in 2020) whereas Milwaukee counters with Adrian Houser (1-6, 5.30).