Odorizzi, 3 homers lift Twins to sweep of Orioles

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) When you get home after a disastrous road trip, it's nice to have the worst team in baseball waiting for you.

Jake Odorizzi pitched six scoreless innings and Mitch Garver, Eduardo Escobar and Brian Dozier homered as the Minnesota Twins completed a four-game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles with a 10-1 victory on Sunday.

The Twins went 1-8 on a nine-game swing through Chicago and Milwaukee and had lost six straight after being swept by the Cubs and Brewers. But they took out their frustrations on the hapless Orioles, who lost for the 12th time in 13 games and fell to 24-65 on the season.

''We're just trying to establish a little bit of something here as we head into our last week before break, and the guys responded,'' Twins manager Paul Molitor said. ''I think there's been a lot of encouraging signs, from nice starts from the rotation to some bats that contributed.''

The Twins remain 9 1/2 games behind Cleveland in the AL Central, but they picked up 3 1/2 games on the Indians this weekend and have a chance to cut the lead further as series with Kansas City and Tampa Bay round out their last homestand before the All-Star break.

Odorizzi (4-6) turned in his third consecutive strong outing, allowing just five hits and a walk while striking out five. In his last three starts, the Twins' opening day starter has allowed just two earned runs over 17 innings.

''The final score was kind of deceiving, but it was a close game for five or six innings,'' Odorizzi said. ''Garver and I worked really well, tried to keep them off-balance, do what we do.''

Orioles starter Alex Cobb (2-11), Odorizzi's former teammate in Tampa Bay, kept the Twins at bay for the first four innings but still ended up taking the loss. That ties him with Kansas City's Jason Hammel for the most in the major leagues.

''Alex was really good in the first four innings,'' Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. ''We're just not scoring runs, (which) creates a lot of pressure on pitchers to be perfect.''

Garver's home run broke up a scoreless game in the fifth, and the Twins poured it on with an eight-run sixth to put the game away. After three close wins to start the series, Minnesota enjoyed a rare laugher with its largest margin of victory this season.

However, as promising as the four-game sweep was for the Twins, their manager cautioned them to keep things in perspective.

''Enjoy today, (but) be ready to play tomorrow,'' Molitor said. ''We're not in a position to let our guard down, by any means.''

GARVER GOES DEEP

Garver's home run was aided by the process he went through in his first at-bat of the game. With two on and two out in the second inning, Garver fell behind Cobb 0-2 before working the count full. Then he hit a line drive but was robbed by Manny Machado, who made a diving catch at shortstop to end the inning.

The next time around, after Max Kepler drew a leadoff walk, Garver again worked the count full before slamming a fastball high and deep down the left field line, just inside the foul pole, for his fourth home run of the season.

''He had an opportunity to see the arsenal, the knuckle curve and the rising fastball,'' Molitor said of Garver. ''He worked it to where he got what he could handle. I think you're always learning in-game about just the approach that might work out best for you.''

EIGHT IS GREAT

The Twins took command with their eight-run sixth. Dozier led off with a double and Eduardo Escobar followed with a 426-foot home run onto the plaza in right field for his 14th homer of the season.

Minnesota strung together four singles and an error to score three more runs before Dozier capped the inning with a three-run shot to the second deck in left-center off reliever Ryan Meisinger.

DAVIS SPOILS SHUTOUT

Baltimore's Chris Davis homered off reliever Matt Magill with two outs in the ninth for the Orioles' only run. It was a bit of payback for Davis, who was called out on strikes with two on and two out in the first and sixth innings.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Orioles: Showalter said that RHP Chris Tillman, who has been on the DL since May 11 with a strained lower back, is expected to make a minor-league rehab start on Tuesday at Class A Frederick. . Cobb left the game during Minnesota's eight-run sixth with a blister on his right index finger, but he said after that game that he doesn't think it will affect his next start.

Twins: 1B Joe Mauer got the day off. The 35-year-old had started the last six games, and with the Twins not getting a day off until the All-Star break Molitor said he was looking for a good spot to give Mauer a rest.

UP NEXT

Orioles: Baltimore hosts the Yankees for a doubleheader on Monday afternoon. The Orioles have not yet named a starter for the opener, while rookie RHP Yefry Ramirez (0-2, 2.51 ERA) will start the second game.

Twins: Minnesota's homestand continues with a three-game series against the Royals, who have the second-worst record in the majors and have lost nine straight. RHP Jose Berrios (8-7, 3.54) will start the opener for the Twins.

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  • W: J. Odorizzi (4-6)L: A. Cobb (2-11)
  • HR: BAL - C. Davis (9), MIN - E. Escobar (14), B. Dozier (13), M. Garver (4)
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M. Trumbo DH30100120.260.323.471.7931.0
C. Davis 1B41111024.157.230.280.5105.0
J. Schoop 2B40200000.216.256.381.6372.0
D. Valencia RF40000002.256.317.426.7420.0
T. Mancini LF30000010.224.297.369.665-0.5
C. Joseph C30000010.188.208.308.516-0.5
C. Sisco C00000000.197.313.296.6090.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Polanco SS50110021.269.345.346.6911.0
    E. Rosario LF50000024.301.342.536.878-1.0
    B. Dozier 2B42231001.222.305.402.70811.0
    W. Astudillo 2B00000000.357.357.500.8570.0
    E. Escobar 3B41121020.270.326.524.8496.0
    L. Morrison 1B41100000.192.289.357.6462.0
    R. Grossman DH41200000.241.320.355.6753.0
    M. Kepler RF32200100.229.313.407.7215.0
    M. Garver C32121102.268.339.395.7349.0
    J. Cave CF41110011.267.302.483.7852.5
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Jones (23), M. Machado (19)
      • HR - C. Davis (9)
      • RBI - C. Davis (28)
      • 2-Out RBI - C. Davis (16)
      BATTING
      • 2B - B. Dozier (18)
      • HR - B. Dozier (13), E. Escobar (14), M. Garver (4)
      • RBI - J. Polanco (3), B. Dozier 3 (38), E. Escobar 2 (52), M. Garver 2 (13), J. Cave (9)
      • 2-Out RBI - B. Dozier 3 (15)
      FIELDING
      • E - M. Machado (8)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Polanco-Dozier-Morrison)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Cobb (L, 2-11)5.07541526.571.620.5
      P. Fry0.23420103.601.00-4.5
      R. Meisinger0.11110016.001.67-2.0
      M. Castro1.00000003.141.393.0
      B. Brach1.00001103.931.692.5
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Cobb (L, 2-11)5.0
      P. Fry0.2
      R. Meisinger0.1
      M. Castro1.0
      B. Brach1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Odorizzi (W, 4-6)6.05001504.281.4224.5
      M. Belisle1.00000006.201.383.0
      T. Rogers1.00000004.331.253.0
      M. Magill1.02110113.511.110.5
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Odorizzi (W, 4-6)6.0
      M. Belisle1.0
      T. Rogers1.0
      M. Magill1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Cobb 94-62, P. Fry 15-14, R. Meisinger 13-7, M. Castro 8-6, B. Brach 14-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Cobb 5-5, P. Fry 2-0, M. Castro 1-2, B. Brach 2-0
      • Batters Faced - A. Cobb 23, P. Fry 6, R. Meisinger 2, M. Castro 3, B. Brach 4
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Odorizzi 101-66, M. Belisle 11-8, T. Rogers 8-5, M. Magill 21-15
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Odorizzi 7-5, M. Belisle 2-1, T. Rogers 2-1
      • Batters Faced - J. Odorizzi 23, M. Belisle 3, T. Rogers 3, M. Magill 5
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      T. Beckham 3B-SS40000000.211.259.278.5370.0
      A. Jones CF30100000.283.309.434.7432.0
      J. Peterson 3B10000000.195.311.328.6390.0
      M. Machado SS30200001.313.382.560.9433.0
      J. Rickard CF10000000.188.258.376.6350.0
      M. Trumbo DH30100120.260.323.471.7931.0
      C. Davis 1B41111024.157.230.280.5105.0
      J. Schoop 2B40200000.216.256.381.6372.0
      D. Valencia RF40000002.256.317.426.7420.0
      T. Mancini LF30000010.224.297.369.665-0.5
      C. Joseph C30000010.188.208.308.516-0.5
      C. Sisco C00000000.197.313.296.6090.0
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        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        J. Polanco SS50110021.269.345.346.6911.0
        E. Rosario LF50000024.301.342.536.878-1.0
        B. Dozier 2B42231001.222.305.402.70811.0
        W. Astudillo 2B00000000.357.357.500.8570.0
        E. Escobar 3B41121020.270.326.524.8496.0
        L. Morrison 1B41100000.192.289.357.6462.0
        R. Grossman DH41200000.241.320.355.6753.0
        M. Kepler RF32200100.229.313.407.7215.0
        M. Garver C32121102.268.339.395.7349.0
        J. Cave CF41110011.267.302.483.7852.5
        Total36101193279-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - A. Jones (23), M. Machado (19)
          • HR - C. Davis (9)
          • RBI - C. Davis (28)
          • 2-Out RBI - C. Davis (16)
          BATTING
          • 2B - B. Dozier (18)
          • HR - B. Dozier (13), E. Escobar (14), M. Garver (4)
          • RBI - J. Polanco (3), B. Dozier 3 (38), E. Escobar 2 (52), M. Garver 2 (13), J. Cave (9)
          • 2-Out RBI - B. Dozier 3 (15)
          FIELDING
          • E - M. Machado (8)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Polanco-Dozier-Morrison)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          A. Cobb (L, 2-11)5.07541526.571.620.5
          P. Fry0.23420103.601.00-4.5
          R. Meisinger0.11110016.001.67-2.0
          M. Castro1.00000003.141.393.0
          B. Brach1.00001103.931.692.5
          Total8.011107273---
          PITCHERSIP
          A. Cobb (L, 2-11)5.0
          P. Fry0.2
          R. Meisinger0.1
          M. Castro1.0
          B. Brach1.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          J. Odorizzi (W, 4-6)6.05001504.281.4224.5
          M. Belisle1.00000006.201.383.0
          T. Rogers1.00000004.331.253.0
          M. Magill1.02110113.511.110.5
          Total9.0711161---
          PITCHERSIP
          J. Odorizzi (W, 4-6)6.0
          M. Belisle1.0
          T. Rogers1.0
          M. Magill1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - A. Cobb 94-62, P. Fry 15-14, R. Meisinger 13-7, M. Castro 8-6, B. Brach 14-8
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Cobb 5-5, P. Fry 2-0, M. Castro 1-2, B. Brach 2-0
          • Batters Faced - A. Cobb 23, P. Fry 6, R. Meisinger 2, M. Castro 3, B. Brach 4
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - J. Odorizzi 101-66, M. Belisle 11-8, T. Rogers 8-5, M. Magill 21-15
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Odorizzi 7-5, M. Belisle 2-1, T. Rogers 2-1
          • Batters Faced - J. Odorizzi 23, M. Belisle 3, T. Rogers 3, M. Magill 5
          • 9TH INNING
            Davis homered to right110
          • 6TH INNING
            Dozier homered to left, Garver and Cave scored010
            Polanco grounded out to first, Kepler scored, Garver to third, Cave to second07
            Cave singled to shallow left, Grossman scored, Kepler to third, Garver to second06
            Garver reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Morrison scored, Grossman to third, Kepler to second on shortstop Machado fielding error05
            Escobar homered to right, Dozier scored04
          • 5TH INNING
            Garver homered to left, Kepler scored02
          • 9TH INNING
            • Matt Magill relieved Taylor Rogers
            • J. Rickard: Ball, Rickard flied out to deep left
            • M. Trumbo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Trumbo struck out swinging
            • C. Davis: Ball, Davis homered to right
            • J. Schoop: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Schoop singled to shallow right
            • D. Valencia: Strike looking, Valencia lined out to center
            • Middle of the 9th (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Taylor Rogers relieved Matt Belisle
            • C. Joseph: Foul, Ball, Joseph grounded out to second
            • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Beckham popped out to shortstop
            • J. Rickard: Ball, Ball, Peterson grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Tim Beckham at shortstop
            • Joey Rickard in center field
            • Brad Brach relieved Miguel Castro
            • Chance Sisco catching
            • M. Garver: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Garver walked
            • J. Cave: Ball, Cave reached on fielder's choice to second, Garver out at second
            • J. Polanco: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Polanco struck out swinging
            • E. Rosario: Rosario grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Willians Astudillo at second base
            • Matt Belisle relieved Jake Odorizzi
            • J. Schoop: Strike looking, Ball, Schoop flied out to right
            • D. Valencia: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Valencia grounded out to shortstop
            • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Mancini grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Miguel Castro relieved Ryan Meisinger
            • Jace Peterson at third base
            • L. Morrison: Strike looking, Morrison flied out to left
            • R. Grossman: Grossman fouled out to catcher
            • M. Kepler: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Kepler grounded out to second
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
            • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Beckham grounded out to pitcher
            • A. Jones: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Jones grounded out to second
            • M. Machado: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Machado doubled to shallow center
            • M. Trumbo: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Trumbo walked
            • C. Davis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • A. Cobb Pitching:
            • B. Dozier: Ball, Ball, Dozier doubled to deep left
            • E. Escobar: Ball, Foul, Escobar homered to right, Dozier scored
            • L. Morrison: Morrison reached on bunt single to shortstop
            • Paul Fry relieved Alex Cobb
            • R. Grossman: Grossman singled to shallow left, Morrison to second
            • M. Kepler: Strike looking, Ball, Kepler singled to shallow left, Morrison to third, Grossman to second
            • M. Garver: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Garver reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Morrison scored, Grossman to third, Kepler to second on shortstop Machado fielding error
            • J. Cave: Strike looking, Cave singled to shallow left, Grossman scored, Kepler to third, Garver to second
            • J. Polanco: Strike swinging, Polanco grounded out to first, Kepler scored, Garver to third, Cave to second
            • E. Rosario: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Rosario struck out swinging
            • Ryan Meisinger relieved Paul Fry
            • B. Dozier: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Dozier homered to left, Garver and Cave scored
            • E. Escobar: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Escobar flied out to left
            • End of the 6th (8 Runs, 7 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
            • D. Valencia: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Valencia flied out to right
            • T. Mancini: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Mancini grounded out to third
            • C. Joseph: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Joseph struck out looking
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • A. Cobb Pitching:
            • M. Kepler: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Kepler walked
            • M. Garver: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Garver homered to left, Kepler scored
            • J. Cave: Ball, Foul, Cave grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Polanco: Strike looking, Ball, Polanco grounded out to first
            • E. Rosario: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Rosario lined out to center
            • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
            • M. Trumbo: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Trumbo struck out swinging
            • C. Davis: Davis flied out to deep left
            • J. Schoop: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Schoop grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • A. Cobb Pitching:
            • E. Escobar: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Escobar struck out swinging
            • L. Morrison: Ball, Morrison grounded out to pitcher
            • R. Grossman: Foul, Strike swinging, Grossman grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
            • C. Joseph: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Joseph fouled out to first
            • T. Beckham: Foul, Beckham lined out to left
            • A. Jones: Ball, Foul, Ball, Jones doubled to left
            • M. Machado: Strike looking, Ball, Machado grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • A. Cobb Pitching:
            • J. Cave: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Cave struck out looking
            • J. Polanco: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Polanco reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • E. Rosario: Ball, Ball, Ball, Rosario flied out to deep center
            • B. Dozier: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Dozier flied out to deep right
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
            • J. Schoop: Ball, Ball, Schoop singled to shallow right
            • D. Valencia: Strike looking, Valencia grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Schoop out at second
            • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • A. Cobb Pitching:
            • E. Escobar: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Escobar struck out swinging
            • L. Morrison: Strike looking, Ball, Morrison popped out to second
            • R. Grossman: Strike looking, Strike looking, Grossman reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • M. Kepler: Strike looking, Ball, Kepler singled to right, Grossman to second
            • M. Garver: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Garver lined out to shortstop
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
            • T. Beckham: Beckham lined out to third
            • A. Jones: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Jones fouled out to catcher
            • M. Machado: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Machado singled to shallow left
            • M. Trumbo: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Trumbo singled to shallow left, Machado to second
            • C. Davis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • A. Cobb Pitching:
            • J. Polanco: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Polanco struck out swinging
            • E. Rosario: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Rosario struck out swinging
            • B. Dozier: Dozier grounded out to third
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)