Adrianza went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in Friday's 7-1 win over the Mariners. Adrianza opened the scoring with a solo home run in the third inning, and then knocked in first baseman C.J. Cron with a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning. The infielder started at third base and batted eighth in the contest. Adrianza is hitting .200 with three homers, six RBI and 10 runs scored over 65 at-bats this season.
Adrianza will start at second base and bat seventh Sunday against the Tigers, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports. Adrianza was in the lineup for both halves of Saturday's doubleheader, finishing the day 1-for-6 with a pair of walks. Though he'll stick in the starting nine Sunday in place of a resting Jonathan Schoop, Adrianza likely won't be in store for a more extended run in the lineup anytime soon while he maintains a .423 OPS on the season.
Adrianza went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Monday's 1-0 win over Houston. Adrianza's third-inning shot off Houston starter Justin Verlander proved to be the only run of the game. It's his only extra-base hit in 32 at-bats this season as he works in a utility role.
Adrianza is hitting eighth and starting at shortstop Wednesday against Kansas City, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Jonathan Schoop will have the day off Wednesday, which gives Adrianza his first start of the year. Adrianza will be the main middle-infield utility reserve with Marwin Gonzalez starting the year as the primary third baseman, so if either Schoop or shortstop Jorge Polanco go down, Adrianza should be the next man up.
Adrianza went 2-for-3 with two home runs and four RBI in Friday's spring game against Baltimore. Adrianza slugged a pair of two-run homers on the day, one in the second inning and another in the sixth on the way to a 12-9 victory for the Twins. The 29-year-old shortstop continues to piece together a strong spring and is now 11-for-28 with two home runs, six RBI and seven runs scored.
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