Odorizzi takes no-hit bid into 8th as Twins top Yankees 3-1

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) As he inched closer to a no-hitter, Jake Odorizzi was ready to throw 140 pitches if needed. He was nearing his career high against the New York Yankees, but was confident he could talk Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor into leaving him in for the ninth inning if it got to that point.

Odorizzi never made it that far.

His no-hit bid was broken up when Greg Bird laced a run-scoring double with one out in the eighth, and the Twins beat the Yankees 3-1 Wednesday night to take two of three from New York.

The Yankees' lead over Oakland for the top AL wild card was cut to one game as they completed a 4-5 trip.

A tiring Odorizzi walked Luke Voit before Bird lined the next pitch deep into the left-center gap. Odorizzi was immediately pulled and he tipped his cap to the crowd as he walked off to a standing ovation.

''It's been a tough year. There's no if ands or buts about it,'' Odorizzi said. ''So it's good to have one of these outings toward the end, feel the energy, show them kind of what I'm capable of doing.''

Odorizzi (6-10) struck out five and walked three, matching his big league high of 120 pitches set while pitching for Tampa Bay against the Twins on June 3, 2016.

There was no hesitation on Molitor's part as he went to take out his starter after Odorizzi finally allowed a hit in the eighth. Odorizzi needed just seven pitches to get through the seventh, but that brought his pitch count to 109 entering the eighth.

''It was a good kind of stress for me, trying to negotiate with Jake in between innings,'' Molitor said. ''No one wants to see anyone get hurt, but he's a veteran. He said he felt great, and I know he would be smart about trying to find ways to take it a pitch at a time, a hitter at a time.''

Taylor Rogers relieved Odorizzi and promptly struck out Gleyber Torres before Trevor Hildenberger fanned Andrew McCutchen. Hildenberger finished for his sixth save.

Luis Severino (17-8) allowed one run and four hits in 5 2/3 innings, dropping to 3-6 in his last 11 starts. Severino unsuccessfully tried to persuade manager Aaron Boone to keep him in the game in the sixth.

''He wanted to stay in the game. I'm fine with my guys wanting to stay in the game,'' Boone said. ''He was very pitch efficient. Obviously it wasn't a pitch count issue, it was just starting to get a little away and he's in the fight right now. I respect the hell out of that.''

Severino permitted one hit in the first five innings, then gave up a one-out single to Max Kepler in the sixth followed by Ehire Adrianza's go-ahead double.

Joe Mauer's single put runners at the corners, Jorge Polanco struck out on a wild pitch that advanced Mauer, and David Robertson relieved and retired Eddie Rosario on a groundout.

''My confidence is always up,'' said Severino, tagged with the loss in consecutive starts. ''I've had some struggles but that's nothing I can't fix. So I was going to go give 110 percent and compete for my team.''

Minnesota opened a 3-0 lead in the seventh when Willians Astudillo hit an RBI single and scored on Kepler's double.

Twins catcher Mitch Garver was removed after two innings. He took a foul tip to the mask in the second, and the team said initial tests did not indicate a concussion.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Yankees: All-Star closer Aroldis Chapman could return next week from nearly a month on the disabled list. Chapman has not pitched since Aug. 21 because of left knee tendinitis, which has bothered him throughout the season. The 30-year-old left-hander threw a bullpen Wednesday and was to return to New York for treatment. Boone anticipates another bullpen session this weekend, then a return.

Twins: 3B Miguel Sano (left leg) said he hopes to play again before the end of the season. ''I want to finish strong,'' he said. Sano was hurt last week when he slid awkwardly into second base against Houston.

UP NEXT

Yankees: RHP Masahiro Tanaka is to start Friday against Toronto. Tanaka has won consecutive starts in September after going winless in August.

Twins: LHP Stephen Gonsalves will make his fifth big league start Thursday at Kansas City.

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A. Hicks CF40000000.244.363.455.8180.0
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D. Gregorius SS40000002.267.331.485.8160.0
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G. Bird 1B30110011.196.286.385.6712.5
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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    E. Rosario DH40000012.287.323.479.802-0.5
    R. Grossman LF30000010.262.351.369.720-0.5
    L. Forsythe 2B30000020.235.312.299.612-1.0
    J. Cave CF31100010.261.308.473.7812.5
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    E. Adrianza 3B30110011.251.304.376.6812.5
      BATTING
      • 2B - G. Bird (15)
      • RBI - G. Bird (36)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. McCutchen, D. Gregorius, L. Voit, G. Bird
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Cave (13), M. Kepler (29), E. Adrianza (16)
      • RBI - W. Astudillo (9), M. Kepler (50), E. Adrianza (33)
      • 2-Out RBI - W. Astudillo (6), M. Kepler (19)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Rosario 2 (2), E. Adrianza
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - G. Sanchez
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Severino-Gregorius-Bird)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      L. Severino (L, 17-8)5.24110503.461.147.5
      D. Robertson1.13220202.980.99-1.0
      Z. Britton1.00000103.711.263.5
      PITCHERSIP
      L. Severino (L, 17-8)5.2
      D. Robertson1.1
      Z. Britton1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Odorizzi (W, 6-10)7.11113504.411.3228.5
      T. Rogers (H, 14)0.10000102.900.980.5
      T. Hildenberger (S, 6)1.11000104.061.219.5
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Odorizzi (W, 6-10)7.1
      T. Rogers (H, 14)0.1
      T. Hildenberger (S, 6)1.1
      PITCHING
      • WP - L. Severino (7)
      • Pitches-Strikes - L. Severino 83-52, D. Robertson 32-22, Z. Britton 12-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Severino 7-4, D. Robertson 2-0, Z. Britton 2-0
      • Batters Faced - L. Severino 20, D. Robertson 7, Z. Britton 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Odorizzi 120-69, T. Rogers 4-3, T. Hildenberger 20-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Odorizzi 6-11, T. Hildenberger 1-2
      • Batters Faced - J. Odorizzi 26, T. Rogers, T. Hildenberger 5
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      A. Hicks CF40000000.244.363.455.8180.0
      M. Andujar 3B40100000.299.332.518.8511.0
      G. Stanton LF30000111.264.339.499.8380.5
      D. Gregorius SS40000002.267.331.485.8160.0
      G. Sanchez C20000111.186.281.411.6922.5
      L. Voit DH21000112.289.366.567.9331.5
      G. Bird 1B30110011.196.286.385.6712.5
      G. Torres 2B30000011.275.344.495.839-0.5
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        J. Mauer 1B40200000.274.345.375.7192.0
        J. Polanco SS40000023.277.329.404.734-1.0
        E. Rosario DH40000012.287.323.479.802-0.5
        R. Grossman LF30000010.262.351.369.720-0.5
        L. Forsythe 2B30000020.235.312.299.612-1.0
        J. Cave CF31100010.261.308.473.7812.5
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        M. Kepler RF31210000.231.324.420.7445.0
        E. Adrianza 3B30110011.251.304.376.6812.5
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          BATTING
          • 2B - G. Bird (15)
          • RBI - G. Bird (36)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. McCutchen, D. Gregorius, L. Voit, G. Bird
          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Cave (13), M. Kepler (29), E. Adrianza (16)
          • RBI - W. Astudillo (9), M. Kepler (50), E. Adrianza (33)
          • 2-Out RBI - W. Astudillo (6), M. Kepler (19)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Rosario 2 (2), E. Adrianza
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - G. Sanchez
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Severino-Gregorius-Bird)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          L. Severino (L, 17-8)5.24110503.461.147.5
          D. Robertson1.13220202.980.99-1.0
          Z. Britton1.00000103.711.263.5
          Total8.0733080---
          PITCHERSIP
          L. Severino (L, 17-8)5.2
          D. Robertson1.1
          Z. Britton1.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          J. Odorizzi (W, 6-10)7.11113504.411.3228.5
          T. Rogers (H, 14)0.10000102.900.980.5
          T. Hildenberger (S, 6)1.11000104.061.219.5
          Total9.0211370---
          PITCHERSIP
          J. Odorizzi (W, 6-10)7.1
          T. Rogers (H, 14)0.1
          T. Hildenberger (S, 6)1.1
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • WP - L. Severino (7)
          • Pitches-Strikes - L. Severino 83-52, D. Robertson 32-22, Z. Britton 12-8
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Severino 7-4, D. Robertson 2-0, Z. Britton 2-0
          • Batters Faced - L. Severino 20, D. Robertson 7, Z. Britton 3
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - J. Odorizzi 120-69, T. Rogers 4-3, T. Hildenberger 20-11
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Odorizzi 6-11, T. Hildenberger 1-2
          • Batters Faced - J. Odorizzi 26, T. Rogers, T. Hildenberger 5
          • 8TH INNING
            Bird doubled to left center, Voit scored13
          • 7TH INNING
            Kepler doubled to left center, Astudillo scored03
            Astudillo singled to center, Cave scored02
          • 6TH INNING
            Adrianza doubled to deep right, Kepler scored01
          • 9TH INNING
            • T. Hildenberger Pitching:
            • A. Hicks: Strike swinging, Ball, Hicks lined out to right
            • M. Andujar: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Andujar singled to right
            • G. Stanton: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Stanton lined out to right
            • D. Gregorius: Ball, Andujar to second on fielder's indifference, Ball, Strike swinging, Gregorius grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
            • G. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
            • L. Voit: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Voit walked
            • G. Bird: Bird doubled to left center, Voit scored
            • Taylor Rogers relieved Jake Odorizzi
            • G. Torres: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Torres struck out swinging
            • Trevor Hildenberger relieved Taylor Rogers
            • A. McCutchen: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, McCutchen struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Zach Britton relieved David Robertson
            • J. Mauer: Strike looking, Ball, Mauer grounded out to first
            • J. Polanco: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Polanco struck out swinging
            • E. Rosario: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Rosario grounded out to second
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
            • M. Andujar: Strike looking, Andujar grounded out to pitcher
            • G. Stanton: Ball, Stanton popped out to second
            • D. Gregorius: Strike looking, Ball, Gregorius flied out to deep left
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Robertson Pitching:
            • R. Grossman: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Grossman struck out swinging
            • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Forsythe grounded out to second
            • J. Cave: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Cave doubled to right
            • W. Astudillo: Strike looking, Astudillo singled to center, Cave scored
            • M. Kepler: Strike looking, Ball, Kepler doubled to left center, Astudillo scored
            • E. Adrianza: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Adrianza struck out swinging
            • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
            • G. Torres: Strike looking, Ball, Torres flied out to deep center
            • A. McCutchen: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, McCutchen flied out to deep left
            • A. Hicks: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Hicks flied out to deep center
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • L. Severino Pitching:
            • W. Astudillo: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Astudillo grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Kepler: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Kepler singled to left
            • E. Adrianza: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Adrianza doubled to deep right, Kepler scored
            • J. Mauer: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Mauer singled to left, Adrianza to third
            • J. Polanco: Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Strike swinging, Mauer to second on wild pitch
            • David Robertson relieved Luis Severino
            • E. Rosario: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Rosario grounded out to pitcher
            • End of the 6th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
            • D. Gregorius: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Gregorius grounded out to pitcher
            • G. Sanchez: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Sanchez walked
            • L. Voit: Ball, Strike swinging, Sanchez stole second, Voit lined out to left
            • G. Bird: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul tip, Bird struck out on foul tip
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • L. Severino Pitching:
            • R. Grossman: Strike looking, Grossman flied out to center
            • L. Forsythe: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Forsythe struck out swinging
            • J. Cave: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Cave struck out swinging
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
            • A. Hicks: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Hicks grounded out to second
            • M. Andujar: Ball, Ball, Foul, Andujar lined out to center
            • G. Stanton: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Stanton struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • L. Severino Pitching:
            • J. Mauer: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Mauer grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Polanco: Ball, Ball, Polanco flied out to deep right
            • E. Rosario: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Rosario flied out to deep center
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • Willians Astudillo catching
            • G. Bird: Ball, Foul, Ball, Bird flied out to deep right
            • G. Torres: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Torres flied out to left
            • A. McCutchen: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, McCutchen struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • L. Severino Pitching:
            • W. Astudillo: Foul, Astudillo grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Kepler: Strike looking, Kepler grounded out to first
            • E. Adrianza: Adrianza grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
            • G. Stanton: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Stanton walked
            • D. Gregorius: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Gregorius popped out to second
            • G. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Sanchez reached on fielder's choice to third, Stanton out at second
            • L. Voit: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Voit struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • L. Severino Pitching:
            • R. Grossman: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Grossman lined out to shortstop
            • L. Forsythe: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Forsythe struck out swinging
            • J. Cave: Cave grounded out to second
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
            • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, McCutchen grounded out to third
            • A. Hicks: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Hicks popped out to second
            • M. Andujar: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Andujar grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • L. Severino Pitching:
            • J. Mauer: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Mauer singled to shallow center
            • J. Polanco: Ball, Strike looking, Polanco grounded out to shortstop, Mauer out at second
            • E. Rosario: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Rosario struck out swinging
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)