Jose Berrios, we missed you.
Berrios, who had struggled of late after starting the season strong, looked like his old self Tuesday after he struck out 10 over seven-plus innings to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-1. The Twins are 3-0 this season versus the Cards and will go for win number four Wednesday.
Berrios improved to 4-4 with a 4.05 ERA after he allowed one run on two hits with one walk and 10 strikeouts. He was followed by set-up man Addison Reed, who struck out two batters, then Fernando Rodney pitched a scoreless inning to record his eighth save.
The Cardinals actually scored first in Tuesday’s game, then the Twins rallied for four runs in the sixth and seventh innings. In all, they banged out nine hits, including a home run from catcher Bobby Wilson and a double from Logan Morrison, who has yet to crack the Mendoza line.
Lance Lynn gets the ball Wednesday.
-The Twins face a potentially tough pitcher on Wednesday named Miles Mikolas. Mikolas is 5-0 with a 2.51 ERA.
-After Tuesday night’s action, the Cleveland Indians lost, but the Twins won and the Tigers won, too. The Tribe are 20-21, the Twins 18-20 and the Tigers are 19-22. Baseball’s weakest division is up for grabs.