Rosario helps Twins extend Snell's woes, beat Rays 9-4

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins have beaten up on left-handed pitching and former Cy Young award winners in their rise to the American League's best record and majors' top offense.

A struggling Blake Snell was the latest victim.

Eddie Rosario had four hits, Willians Astudillo added three hits and Minnesota extended Snell's troubles in a 9-4 win against the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.

Jonathan Schoop and C.J. Cron hit solo homers for the Twins, who got to Snell (4-7) for seven runs and 11 hits in just 3 1/3 innings.

''I remember last year, I faced him twice, and he struck me out,'' Astudillo said. ''So after that, I said he won't strike me out again. Here we were again today, and we won the game.''

Kyle Gibson (8-4) allowed four runs and seven hits in seven innings as the Twins won for the third time in four games.

Minnesota owns a major league-best .303 average against lefties this season with 40 home runs and their .889 OPS is baseball's best mark against left-handers.

The Twins have also beaten five different Cy Young winners this season, including the two reigning winners in Snell and New York's Jacob deGrom.

''We go out there to compete and our guys go out there and have good at-bats no matter who it is,'' Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said. ''It doesn't mean you're going to win. It doesn't mean you're going to hit any home runs or square any balls up, but our guys are certainly confident in what they're doing and not afraid at all.''

Snell was coming off a disastrous six-run outing at the New York Yankees in which he only retired one batter. He started this one with a clean first inning, but Astudillo got Minnesota started with an RBI single in the second.

The Twins scored three runs in each of the third and fourth innings to chase Snell, with Rosario tallying an RBI single in each.

''Blake's stuff is totally equipped to go out there and have success against whatever offense it is,'' Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said. ''I know it's not happening right now for him, but we've got to get him back to that point for sure.''

Snell has won once in his last nine starts. In five starts in June, he has a 12.11 ERA and has given up six or more runs three times.

''People would think I'm crazy if I told them I feel better right now than I did last year,'' Snell said. ''And I really do. Yeah, it's frustrating. I'm going to continue to get better. I'm going to continue to focus on what I need to focus on and be the best me I can be. I can't say it enough. I'm very confident in the way I feel.''

Willy Adames had two hits, including a solo homer for Tampa Bay, which has lost six of eight and is 10-14 since the start of June.

GLASNOW SHUT DOWN

Rays right-hander Tyler Glasnow, on the 60-day disabled list with a right forearm strain, will be shut down as he experienced discomfort while throwing from 90 feet on Sunday. An MRI revealed right flexor inflammation and the team said he will be re-evaluated in three weeks.

''We'll shut him down three or four weeks and then get him built back up,'' Cash said. ''We've got to start seeing Tyler when he does get back where he's throwing, where he's throwing and feeling good the next day.''

Glasnow is 6-1 with a 1.86 ERA and 55 strikeouts in 48 1/3 innings this season and was named the AL pitcher of the month for April.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rays: INF Daniel Robertson underwent arthroscopic surgery on Monday to remove a loose body in his right knee. He's expected to miss four to six weeks. ... RHP Diego Castillo has been diagnosed with a right shoulder impingement and is expected to miss about two weeks. ... Cash said INF Yandy Diaz (right hamstring discomfort) could be activated from the injured list and back in the lineup on Thursday. ... LHP Jose Alvarado could rejoin the team during the upcoming homestand, according to Cash. Alvarado has been out since June 1 because of a family issue and he was moved to the restricted list.

Twins: OF Max Kepler left the game with a right elbow contusion after being hit in the arm by a pitch from Hunter Wood. Baldelli said Kepler had some swelling but was ''OK.'' Kepler had X-rays done on Tuesday that didn't show any issues and is slated for an MRI on Wednesday. ... OF Byron Buxton hit before the game and Baldelli said he felt good, so the team will have Buxton hit for a second straight day Wednesday. ... INF Ehire Adrianza is nearing a return from abdominal issues, according to Baldelli. ... OF Marwin Gonzalez is progressing from a right hamstring strain and ran at 75% before the game. ... Baldelli downplayed any concern over the blister developed by RHP Jose Berrios in his last start.

UP NEXT

Two of the AL's top pitchers in ERA match up on Wednesday night. Tampa Bay's Charlie Morton (8-1) leads the league in ERA at 2.31 and Jake Odorizzi (10-3) starts for Minnesota against his former team. Odorizzi is third in the AL - behind Texas' Mike Minor - with a 2.58 ERA. Odorizzi stumbled a bit in his past two starts, giving up eight runs in 10 innings in two games against Kansas City, but he threw six scoreless innings against Tampa Bay on June 2. Morton allowed two runs in seven innings in a win against the Twins on May 30.

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  • W: K. Gibson (8-4)L: B. Snell (4-7)
  • HR: TB - W. Adames (8), MIN - J. Schoop (13), M. Garver (12)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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T. Pham LF30100010.295.400.473.8730.5
G. Heredia LF10000011.230.325.350.675-0.5
J. Choi 1B30000011.266.343.437.7790.5
A. Meadows DH30000101.300.375.545.9211.0
A. Garcia RF40000012.289.347.470.817-0.5
K. Kiermaier CF40000010.244.294.420.714-0.5
T. d'Arnaud C41100000.207.262.360.6232.0
J. Wendle 3B-SS41100020.169.234.203.4382.0
W. Adames SS21211000.253.319.393.7127.0
M. Brosseau 3B11120000.333.333.500.8335.0
B. Snell P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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A. Kolarek P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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    J. Polanco SS32110100.326.383.539.9235.0
    M. Garver C52331022.305.389.6491.03810.0
    N. Cruz DH50100012.264.354.523.8770.5
    E. Rosario LF51420000.278.307.526.8348.0
    C. Cron 1B40110005.280.342.534.8772.0
    M. Kepler CF20000003.272.351.547.8981.0
    J. Cave PR-CF11000001.175.307.254.5611.0
    W. Astudillo RF41310000.271.290.395.6856.0
    M. Sano 3B41100033.211.298.523.8210.5
    J. Schoop 2B31111112.260.311.480.7906.5
    K. Gibson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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    T. Duffey P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Wendle (2), M. Brosseau
      • 3B - B. Lowe (2)
      • HR - W. Adames (8)
      • RBI - B. Lowe (47), W. Adames (22), M. Brosseau 2 (2)
      • 2-Out RBI - B. Lowe (19), M. Brosseau 2 (2)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Lowe, G. Heredia, A. Meadows
      BATTING
      • 2B - E. Rosario (14), W. Astudillo (7)
      • HR - M. Garver (12), J. Schoop (13)
      • SF - J. Polanco (4)
      • RBI - J. Polanco (39), M. Garver 3 (31), E. Rosario 2 (59), C. Cron (51), W. Astudillo (13), J. Schoop (34)
      • 2-Out RBI - W. Astudillo (4)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Garver 2 (2), J. Cave, M. Sano
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Choi; Adames-Lowe-Choi)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Polanco-Schoop-Cron)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      B. Snell (L, 4-7)3.111771415.011.34-13.0
      H. Wood1.22111202.351.220.0
      A. Kittredge1.01000001.931.502.0
      C. Roe1.00000104.501.753.5
      A. Kolarek1.01110014.761.451.0
      PITCHERSIP
      B. Snell (L, 4-7)3.1
      H. Wood1.2
      A. Kittredge1.0
      C. Roe1.0
      A. Kolarek1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      K. Gibson (W, 8-4)7.07441714.261.2519.5
      R. Harper1.00000102.271.013.5
      T. Duffey1.00000001.901.103.0
      PITCHERSIP
      K. Gibson (W, 8-4)7.0
      R. Harper1.0
      T. Duffey1.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - H. Wood
      • Pitches-Strikes - B. Snell 80-56, H. Wood 31-21, A. Kittredge 18-12, C. Roe 11-8, A. Kolarek 14-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Snell 2-3, H. Wood 1-1, A. Kittredge 1-2, A. Kolarek 1-2
      • Batters Faced - B. Snell 21, H. Wood 8, A. Kittredge 4, C. Roe 3, A. Kolarek 4
      PITCHING
      • HBP - K. Gibson (5)
      • Pitches-Strikes - K. Gibson 98-60, R. Harper 13-10, T. Duffey 10-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Gibson 8-5, R. Harper 2-0, T. Duffey 2-1
      • Batters Faced - K. Gibson 29, R. Harper 3, T. Duffey 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      B. Lowe 2B40110011.282.339.537.8763.5
      T. Pham LF30100010.295.400.473.8730.5
      G. Heredia LF10000011.230.325.350.675-0.5
      J. Choi 1B30000011.266.343.437.7790.5
      A. Meadows DH30000101.300.375.545.9211.0
      A. Garcia RF40000012.289.347.470.817-0.5
      K. Kiermaier CF40000010.244.294.420.714-0.5
      T. d'Arnaud C41100000.207.262.360.6232.0
      J. Wendle 3B-SS41100020.169.234.203.4382.0
      W. Adames SS21211000.253.319.393.7127.0
      M. Brosseau 3B11120000.333.333.500.8335.0
      B. Snell P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      H. Wood P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      A. Kittredge P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      C. Roe P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      A. Kolarek P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        J. Polanco SS32110100.326.383.539.9235.0
        M. Garver C52331022.305.389.6491.03810.0
        N. Cruz DH50100012.264.354.523.8770.5
        E. Rosario LF51420000.278.307.526.8348.0
        C. Cron 1B40110005.280.342.534.8772.0
        M. Kepler CF20000003.272.351.547.8981.0
        J. Cave PR-CF11000001.175.307.254.5611.0
        W. Astudillo RF41310000.271.290.395.6856.0
        M. Sano 3B41100033.211.298.523.8210.5
        J. Schoop 2B31111112.260.311.480.7906.5
        K. Gibson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        R. Harper P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        T. Duffey P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Wendle (2), M. Brosseau
          • 3B - B. Lowe (2)
          • HR - W. Adames (8)
          • RBI - B. Lowe (47), W. Adames (22), M. Brosseau 2 (2)
          • 2-Out RBI - B. Lowe (19), M. Brosseau 2 (2)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Lowe, G. Heredia, A. Meadows
          BATTING
          • 2B - E. Rosario (14), W. Astudillo (7)
          • HR - M. Garver (12), J. Schoop (13)
          • SF - J. Polanco (4)
          • RBI - J. Polanco (39), M. Garver 3 (31), E. Rosario 2 (59), C. Cron (51), W. Astudillo (13), J. Schoop (34)
          • 2-Out RBI - W. Astudillo (4)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Garver 2 (2), J. Cave, M. Sano
          FIELDING
          • DP - 2 (Choi; Adames-Lowe-Choi)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Polanco-Schoop-Cron)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          B. Snell (L, 4-7)3.111771415.011.34-13.0
          H. Wood1.22111202.351.220.0
          A. Kittredge1.01000001.931.502.0
          C. Roe1.00000104.501.753.5
          A. Kolarek1.01110014.761.451.0
          Total8.01599272---
          PITCHERSIP
          B. Snell (L, 4-7)3.1
          H. Wood1.2
          A. Kittredge1.0
          C. Roe1.0
          A. Kolarek1.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          K. Gibson (W, 8-4)7.07441714.261.2519.5
          R. Harper1.00000102.271.013.5
          T. Duffey1.00000001.901.103.0
          Total9.0744181---
          PITCHERSIP
          K. Gibson (W, 8-4)7.0
          R. Harper1.0
          T. Duffey1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • HBP - H. Wood
          • Pitches-Strikes - B. Snell 80-56, H. Wood 31-21, A. Kittredge 18-12, C. Roe 11-8, A. Kolarek 14-7
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Snell 2-3, H. Wood 1-1, A. Kittredge 1-2, A. Kolarek 1-2
          • Batters Faced - B. Snell 21, H. Wood 8, A. Kittredge 4, C. Roe 3, A. Kolarek 4
          PITCHING
          • HBP - K. Gibson (5)
          • Pitches-Strikes - K. Gibson 98-60, R. Harper 13-10, T. Duffey 10-6
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Gibson 8-5, R. Harper 2-0, T. Duffey 2-1
          • Batters Faced - K. Gibson 29, R. Harper 3, T. Duffey 3
          • 8TH INNING
            Garver homered to left center49
          • 7TH INNING
            Lowe tripled to deep right center, Brosseau scored48
            Brosseau doubled to right, d'Arnaud and Wendle scored38
          • 6TH INNING
            Adames homered to left center18
          • 5TH INNING
            Polanco hit sacrifice fly to left, Cave scored08
          • 4TH INNING
            Rosario singled to right center, Polanco scored, Garver to third, Cruz to second07
            Garver singled to left, Astudillo and Sano scored, Polanco to second06
          • 3RD INNING
            Cron singled to right, Garver scored, Rosario to third04
            Rosario singled to left, Polanco scored, Garver to second03
            Schoop homered to left02
          • 2ND INNING
            Astudillo reached on an infield single to shortstop, Rosario scored01
          • 9TH INNING
            • Tyler Duffey relieved Ryne Harper
            • K. Kiermaier: Kiermaier grounded out to shortstop
            • T. d'Arnaud: Ball, Foul, Ball, d'Arnaud flied out to right
            • J. Wendle: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Wendle grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Ryne Harper relieved Kyle Gibson
            • J. Choi: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Choi struck out swinging
            • A. Meadows: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Meadows grounded out to second
            • A. Garcia: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Garcia grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Adam Kolarek relieved Chaz Roe
            • J. Polanco: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Polanco flied out to deep right
            • M. Garver: Strike looking, Ball, Garver homered to left center
            • N. Cruz: Ball, Cruz grounded out to shortstop
            • E. Rosario: Ball, Ball, Rosario lined out to third
            • End of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • K. Gibson Pitching:
            • A. Garcia: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
            • K. Kiermaier: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Kiermaier struck out swinging
            • T. d'Arnaud: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, d'Arnaud singled to left
            • J. Wendle: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Wendle doubled to right, d'Arnaud to third
            • M. Brosseau: Foul, Ball, Brosseau doubled to right, d'Arnaud and Wendle scored
            • B. Lowe: Lowe tripled to deep right center, Brosseau scored
            • G. Heredia: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Heredia struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 7th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Chaz Roe relieved Andrew Kittredge
            • W. Astudillo: Strike looking, Astudillo fouled out to first
            • M. Sano: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Sano struck out swinging
            • J. Schoop: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Schoop lined out to second
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • K. Gibson Pitching:
            • W. Adames: Strike looking, Ball, Adames homered to left center
            • B. Lowe: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Lowe grounded out to second
            • T. Pham: Ball, Pham singled to center
            • J. Choi: Choi reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Pham out at second
            • A. Meadows: Ball, Meadows grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Mike Brosseau at third base
            • Guillermo Heredia in left field
            • Andrew Kittredge relieved Hunter Wood
            • N. Cruz: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Cruz fouled out to catcher
            • E. Rosario: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Rosario singled to left
            • C. Cron: Cron reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Rosario out at second
            • J. Cave: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Cave lined out to left
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • K. Gibson Pitching:
            • K. Kiermaier: Ball, Foul, Kiermaier flied out to left
            • T. d'Arnaud: d'Arnaud grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Wendle: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Wendle struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • H. Wood Pitching:
            • M. Kepler: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Kepler hit by pitch
            • Jake Cave ran for Max Kepler
            • W. Astudillo: Ball, Ball, Astudillo singled to left, Cave to second
            • M. Sano: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Sano struck out swinging
            • J. Schoop: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Schoop walked, Cave to third, Astudillo to second
            • J. Polanco: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Polanco hit sacrifice fly to left, Cave scored
            • M. Garver: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Garver struck out swinging
            • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • K. Gibson Pitching:
            • T. Pham: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Pham struck out swinging
            • J. Choi: Strike looking, Ball, Choi hit by pitch
            • A. Meadows: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Meadows walked, Choi to second
            • A. Garcia: Ball, Garcia grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Meadows out at second
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • B. Snell Pitching:
            • W. Astudillo: Ball, Astudillo doubled to left center
            • M. Sano: Sano reached on an infield single to shortstop, Astudillo to third
            • J. Schoop: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Schoop struck out swinging
            • J. Polanco: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Polanco walked, Sano to second
            • M. Garver: Ball, Garver singled to left, Astudillo and Sano scored, Polanco to second
            • N. Cruz: Strike swinging, Ball, Cruz singled to right, Polanco to third, Garver to second
            • Hunter Wood relieved Blake Snell
            • E. Rosario: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Rosario singled to right center, Polanco scored, Garver to third, Cruz to second
            • C. Cron: Strike looking, Foul, Cron grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Rosario out at second
            • End of the 4th (3 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • K. Gibson Pitching:
            • T. d'Arnaud: Ball, d'Arnaud fouled out to right
            • J. Wendle: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Wendle struck out swinging
            • W. Adames: Ball, Adames reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • B. Lowe: Ball, Ball, Lowe popped out to second
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • B. Snell Pitching:
            • J. Schoop: Foul, Foul, Schoop homered to left
            • J. Polanco: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Polanco singled to left
            • M. Garver: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Garver singled to right center, Polanco to third
            • N. Cruz: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Cruz struck out looking
            • E. Rosario: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Rosario singled to left, Polanco scored, Garver to second
            • C. Cron: Foul, Strike looking, Cron singled to right, Garver scored, Rosario to third
            • M. Kepler: Foul, Kepler lined into double play first, Cron out at first
            • End of the 3rd (3 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • K. Gibson Pitching:
            • A. Meadows: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Meadows flied out to center
            • A. Garcia: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Garcia grounded out to third
            • K. Kiermaier: Foul, Ball, Kiermaier popped out to third
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • B. Snell Pitching:
            • E. Rosario: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Rosario doubled to right
            • C. Cron: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Cron flied out to center
            • M. Kepler: Kepler grounded out to second, Rosario to third
            • W. Astudillo: Astudillo reached on an infield single to shortstop, Rosario scored
            • M. Sano: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Sano struck out swinging
            • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • K. Gibson Pitching:
            • B. Lowe: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Lowe struck out looking
            • T. Pham: Ball, Pham grounded out to third
            • J. Choi: Strike looking, Ball, Choi grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • B. Snell Pitching:
            • J. Polanco: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Polanco flied out to center
            • M. Garver: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Garver struck out looking
            • N. Cruz: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Cruz grounded out to third
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)