Forsythe has 3 RBIs in Twins' 6-4 win over Pirates

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Logan Forsythe may be best known by Minnesota fans as the player who replaced fan favorite Brian Dozier.

The lone major leaguer of the three players the Dodgers sent to the Upper Midwest on July 31 for the second baseman, Forsythe has filled in capably.

Forsythe had three RBIs, the Minnesota bullpen tossed 5 1/3 shutout innings and the Twins beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-4 Wednesday.

In 13 games with Minnesota, Forsythe is hitting .386 with six multi-hit games. He had eight in 70 games this season with the Dodgers.

''It's about consistency and these guys throwing me out there every day and letting me play my game is luckily paying off getting some hits and playing some good ball,'' he said.

Oliver Drake, Gabriel Moya (3-0), Tyler Duffey and Taylor Rogers allowed five hits and struck out three before Trevor Hildenberger picked up his third save in four chances.

Minnesota is 16-4 in its past 20 home games.

Josh Harrison had three hits for the Pirates, who were 2 for 15 with runners in scoring position. Pittsburgh has dropped three straight.

Forsythe's two-run single off reliever Edgar Santana (2-2) highlighted a three-run sixth as the Twins took a 5-4 lead.

''He just has a calmness about situational hitting. He knows how to execute, he knows how to put the ball in play for a chance to get guys in from third, hits the ball up the middle really well,'' Twins manager Paul Molitor said.

Pirates starter Chris Archer retired 10 straight batters before giving up back-to-back singles, including an RBI by Jorge Polanco, to start the sixth, ending his day.

Acquired from Tampa Bay on July 31, Archer allowed four earned runs and six hits in five innings. In his first three starts with the Pirates, Archer has allowed nine earned runs in 14 1/3 innings.

''They had some productive at-bats,'' he said. ''They fouled some, they had some good takes. But I got to be better than that. I am better than that. And I will be better than that.''

Minnesota starter Jose Berrios allowed four runs - three earned - as he labored through 3 2/3 innings, his shortest start since April 29.

After a 1-2-3 first, Pittsburgh had at least two runners on in three straight innings, with a two-run single by Gregory Polanco putting the Pirates up 4-2 in the fourth. Elias Diaz homered to start the inning.

Berrios has allowed nine earned runs in 12 2/3 innings in three August starts.

NIGHT AND DAY

Berrios is 8-2 with a 2.79 ERA in 13 nights starts this season, but 3-6 with a 4.91 ERA in 12 day starts. Both his complete games have been during the day.

ROUGH DAY

Pittsburgh C Francisco Cervelli was hit by a pitch for a team-high 11th time in the second inning. One inning later, he fouled a ball off his foot - and took a minute to walk it off - before striking out on a called third strike at the knees. He briefly jumped up and down and said a few words to umpire Doug Eddings.

In the fifth, Cervelli tagged Joe Mauer on what he thought was a third strike and took a couple of steps to the dugout. However, Eddings called it a ball, leading to another discussion.

WEST IS SECOND BEST

Umpire Joe West worked his 5,164th career game, passing Bruce Froemming for second all time. Bill Klem worked 5,375.

''We got Dom Perignon for him. The base he worked. It'll never happen again, ever. ... It's history. No one is close enough to ever get there again,'' Eddings said.

TRAINERS ROOM

Pirates: CF Starling Marte missed the game with an illness. ... SS Jordy Mercer, who left Tuesday's came with left calf discomfort, did not play.

Twins: OF Robbie Grossman, on the disabled list since Aug. 6 with a right hamstring strain, will go to Triple-A Rochester on a rehab assignment. The plan is for him to DH Thursday, then play a couple of games in the outfield before being evaluated.

UP NEXT

Pirates: Face division-leading Chicago at PNC Park Thursday to begin a four-game series with RHP Ivan Nova (7-6, 4.42 ERA) scheduled to start the opener.

Twins: RHP Ervin Santana (0-1, 6.53) takes to the hill Thursday when Minnesota opens a four-game home series against Detroit.

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PIT61-60
0103000004121
MIN56-63
02000310X692
  • W: G. Moya (3-0)L: E. Santana (2-2)S: T. Hildenberger (3)
  • HR: PIT - E. Diaz (9), MIN - B. Wilson (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Dickerson LF50200002.303.334.484.8193.0
A. Frazier CF40000112.279.346.426.7720.5
G. Polanco RF50220002.242.332.483.8154.0
J. Bell 1B40000114.266.349.413.7620.5
F. Cervelli C41100022.255.382.460.8432.0
E. Diaz DH31211211.299.351.479.8298.5
J. Harrison 2B51300003.260.302.368.6704.0
C. Moran 3B31200012.269.335.389.7242.5
a- D. Freese PH-3B10000002.298.350.474.8250.0
A. Hechavarria SS40000028.258.290.345.635-1.0
  • a-flied out for Moran in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Mauer DH40000012.269.349.353.702-0.5
E. Rosario RF41100010.295.336.493.8291.5
J. Polanco SS41110000.285.352.396.7483.0
M. Sano 3B41100031.221.292.422.7141.5
M. Kepler CF41100011.234.322.424.7462.5
L. Forsythe 2B31230110.241.304.316.6206.5
J. Cave LF40100012.273.298.448.7460.5
E. Adrianza 1B30000023.243.303.370.672-1.0
B. Wilson C31221010.177.232.285.5177.5
    BATTING
    • 2B - C. Dickerson (25)
    • HR - E. Diaz (9)
    • RBI - G. Polanco 2 (67), E. Diaz (29)
    • 2-Out RBI - G. Polanco 2 (20)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Bell 4 (4), F. Cervelli 2 (2), A. Hechavarria 6 (6)
    BATTING
    • 2B - M. Sano (14), M. Kepler (25)
    • HR - B. Wilson (2)
    • RBI - J. Polanco (16), L. Forsythe 3 (19), B. Wilson 2 (16)
    • 2-Out RBI - B. Wilson (7)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Mauer 2 (2), J. Cave, E. Adrianza
    FIELDING
    • E - A. Frazier (5)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Polanco-Forsythe-Adrianza)
    • E - J. Polanco (5), E. Rosario (8)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Archer5.06440704.491.428.5
    E. Santana (L, 2-2) (BS, 5)1.02110102.821.10-4.5
    K. Kela1.01110013.161.101.0
    K. Crick1.00001302.361.183.5
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Archer5.0
    E. Santana (L, 2-2) (BS, 5)1.0
    K. Kela1.0
    K. Crick1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Berrios3.27432413.751.13-1.0
    O. Drake1.11001206.541.672.0
    G. Moya (W, 3-0)1.13000004.341.237.0
    T. Duffey (H, 2)0.20000005.521.090.0
    T. Rogers (H, 10)1.01000103.581.112.5
    T. Hildenberger (S, 3)1.00001104.581.299.5
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Berrios3.2
    O. Drake1.1
    G. Moya (W, 3-0)1.1
    T. Duffey (H, 2)0.2
    T. Rogers (H, 10)1.0
    T. Hildenberger (S, 3)1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Archer 96-64, E. Santana 15-9, K. Kela 12-8, K. Crick 20-12
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Archer 5-3, E. Santana 1-1, K. Kela 1-2
    • Batters Faced - C. Archer 21, E. Santana 5, K. Kela 4, K. Crick 4
    PITCHING
    • HBP - J. Berrios (11)
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Berrios 86-57, O. Drake 21-12, G. Moya 35-25, T. Duffey 6-6, T. Rogers 16-10, T. Hildenberger 14-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Berrios 4-3, T. Hildenberger 1-0
    • Batters Faced - J. Berrios 21, O. Drake 6, G. Moya 7, T. Duffey 2, T. Rogers 4, T. Hildenberger 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    C. Dickerson LF50200002.303.334.484.8193.0
    A. Frazier CF40000112.279.346.426.7720.5
    G. Polanco RF50220002.242.332.483.8154.0
    J. Bell 1B40000114.266.349.413.7620.5
    F. Cervelli C41100022.255.382.460.8432.0
    E. Diaz DH31211211.299.351.479.8298.5
    J. Harrison 2B51300003.260.302.368.6704.0
    C. Moran 3B31200012.269.335.389.7242.5
    a- D. Freese PH-3B10000002.298.350.474.8250.0
    A. Hechavarria SS40000028.258.290.345.635-1.0
    Total38412314828-----
    • a-flied out for Moran in the 7th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Mauer DH40000012.269.349.353.702-0.5
    E. Rosario RF41100010.295.336.493.8291.5
    J. Polanco SS41110000.285.352.396.7483.0
    M. Sano 3B41100031.221.292.422.7141.5
    M. Kepler CF41100011.234.322.424.7462.5
    L. Forsythe 2B31230110.241.304.316.6206.5
    J. Cave LF40100012.273.298.448.7460.5
    E. Adrianza 1B30000023.243.303.370.672-1.0
    B. Wilson C31221010.177.232.285.5177.5
    Total3369611119-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - C. Dickerson (25)
      • HR - E. Diaz (9)
      • RBI - G. Polanco 2 (67), E. Diaz (29)
      • 2-Out RBI - G. Polanco 2 (20)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Bell 4 (4), F. Cervelli 2 (2), A. Hechavarria 6 (6)
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Sano (14), M. Kepler (25)
      • HR - B. Wilson (2)
      • RBI - J. Polanco (16), L. Forsythe 3 (19), B. Wilson 2 (16)
      • 2-Out RBI - B. Wilson (7)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Mauer 2 (2), J. Cave, E. Adrianza
      FIELDING
      • E - A. Frazier (5)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Polanco-Forsythe-Adrianza)
      • E - J. Polanco (5), E. Rosario (8)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Archer5.06440704.491.428.5
      E. Santana (L, 2-2) (BS, 5)1.02110102.821.10-4.5
      K. Kela1.01110013.161.101.0
      K. Crick1.00001302.361.183.5
      Total8.09661111---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Archer5.0
      E. Santana (L, 2-2) (BS, 5)1.0
      K. Kela1.0
      K. Crick1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Berrios3.27432413.751.13-1.0
      O. Drake1.11001206.541.672.0
      G. Moya (W, 3-0)1.13000004.341.237.0
      T. Duffey (H, 2)0.20000005.521.090.0
      T. Rogers (H, 10)1.01000103.581.112.5
      T. Hildenberger (S, 3)1.00001104.581.299.5
      Total9.01243481---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Berrios3.2
      O. Drake1.1
      G. Moya (W, 3-0)1.1
      T. Duffey (H, 2)0.2
      T. Rogers (H, 10)1.0
      T. Hildenberger (S, 3)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Archer 96-64, E. Santana 15-9, K. Kela 12-8, K. Crick 20-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Archer 5-3, E. Santana 1-1, K. Kela 1-2
      • Batters Faced - C. Archer 21, E. Santana 5, K. Kela 4, K. Crick 4
      PITCHING
      • HBP - J. Berrios (11)
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Berrios 86-57, O. Drake 21-12, G. Moya 35-25, T. Duffey 6-6, T. Rogers 16-10, T. Hildenberger 14-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Berrios 4-3, T. Hildenberger 1-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Berrios 21, O. Drake 6, G. Moya 7, T. Duffey 2, T. Rogers 4, T. Hildenberger 3
      • 7TH INNING
        Wilson homered to left46
      • 6TH INNING
        Forsythe singled to center, Polanco and Kepler scored45
        Polanco singled to right, Rosario scored43
      • 4TH INNING
        Polanco singled to right, Harrison and Moran scored, Frazier to third, Polanco to second on right fielder Rosario fielding error42
        Diaz homered to left22
      • 2ND INNING
        Wilson singled to right, Forsythe scored, Cave to third12
        Forsythe singled to right, Sano scored11
        Moran reached on an infield single to second, Cervelli scored, Harrison to third on shortstop Polanco throwing error10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Trevor Hildenberger relieved Taylor Rogers
        • F. Cervelli: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Cervelli struck out looking
        • E. Diaz: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Diaz walked
        • J. Harrison: Strike looking, Harrison grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Diaz out at second
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Taylor Rogers relieved Tyler Duffey
        • C. Dickerson: Strike looking, Dickerson flied out to left
        • A. Frazier: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Frazier lined out to third
        • G. Polanco: Ball, Polanco singled to right center
        • J. Bell: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bell struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Kyle Crick relieved Keone Kela
        • M. Sano: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Sano struck out swinging
        • M. Kepler: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Kepler struck out swinging
        • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Forsythe walked
        • J. Cave: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Cave struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • G. Moya Pitching:
        • F. Cervelli: Foul, Ball, Ball, Cervelli singled to center
        • E. Diaz: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Diaz singled to right center, Cervelli to second
        • J. Harrison: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Harrison flied out to center
        • David Freese hit for Colin Moran
        • Tyler Duffey relieved Gabriel Moya
        • D. Freese: Strike looking, Freese flied out to center
        • A. Hechavarria: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Hechavarria flied out to right
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Keone Kela relieved Edgar Santana
        • B. Wilson: Wilson homered to left
        • J. Mauer: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Mauer grounded out to second
        • E. Rosario: Strike looking, Rosario popped out to shortstop
        • J. Polanco: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Polanco lined out to shortstop
        • End of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Gabriel Moya relieved Oliver Drake
        • C. Dickerson: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Dickerson singled to left
        • A. Frazier: Pickoff attempt, Frazier flied out to center
        • G. Polanco: Ball, Ball, Polanco fouled out to third, Dickerson to second
        • J. Bell: Strike swinging, Bell flied out to center
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • E. Rosario: Rosario singled to center, Rosario to second on center fielder Frazier fielding error
        • J. Polanco: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Polanco singled to right, Rosario scored
        • Edgar Santana relieved Chris Archer
        • M. Sano: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Sano struck out swinging
        • M. Kepler: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Kepler doubled to left, Polanco to third
        • L. Forsythe: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Forsythe singled to center, Polanco and Kepler scored
        • J. Cave: Pickoff attempt, Cave flied out to deep left
        • E. Adrianza: Foul, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Adrianza grounded out to first
        • End of the 6th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 5TH INNING
        • O. Drake Pitching:
        • F. Cervelli: Ball, Cervelli flied out to right
        • E. Diaz: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Diaz walked
        • J. Harrison: Ball, Foul, Harrison reached on bunt single to pitcher, Diaz to second
        • C. Moran: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Moran struck out swinging
        • A. Hechavarria: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Hechavarria struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • E. Adrianza: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Adrianza struck out swinging
        • B. Wilson: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Wilson struck out swinging
        • J. Mauer: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Mauer struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • J. Berrios Pitching:
        • E. Diaz: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Diaz homered to left
        • J. Harrison: Ball, Foul, Harrison singled to left
        • C. Moran: Moran singled to left, Harrison to second
        • A. Hechavarria: Hechavarria flied out to right, Harrison to third
        • C. Dickerson: Dickerson popped out to shortstop
        • A. Frazier: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Frazier walked, Moran to second
        • G. Polanco: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Polanco singled to right, Harrison and Moran scored, Frazier to third, Polanco to second on right fielder Rosario fielding error
        • Oliver Drake relieved Jose Berrios
        • J. Bell: Bell flied out to left
        • Middle of the 4th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 1 Error)
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • M. Kepler: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Kepler flied out to center
        • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Forsythe struck out swinging
        • J. Cave: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Cave grounded out to second
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • J. Berrios Pitching:
        • C. Dickerson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Dickerson doubled to deep right
        • A. Frazier: Frazier grounded out to second, Dickerson to third
        • G. Polanco: Ball, Polanco popped out to shortstop
        • J. Bell: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bell walked
        • F. Cervelli: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Cervelli struck out looking
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • E. Rosario: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Rosario struck out swinging
        • J. Polanco: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Polanco grounded out to second
        • M. Sano: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Sano struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • J. Berrios Pitching:
        • J. Bell: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Bell grounded out to first
        • F. Cervelli: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Cervelli hit by pitch
        • E. Diaz: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Diaz struck out swinging
        • J. Harrison: Strike swinging, Harrison singled to left, Cervelli to second
        • C. Moran: Ball, Strike looking, Moran reached on an infield single to second, Cervelli scored, Harrison to third on shortstop Polanco throwing error
        • A. Hechavarria: Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Hechavarria struck out on foul tip
        • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • M. Sano: Sano doubled to deep left
        • M. Kepler: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Kepler grounded out to first, Sano to third
        • L. Forsythe: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Forsythe singled to right, Sano scored
        • J. Cave: Foul, Strike looking, Cave singled to left center, Forsythe to second
        • E. Adrianza: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Adrianza struck out swinging
        • B. Wilson: Strike looking, Wilson singled to right, Forsythe scored, Cave to third
        • J. Mauer: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Mauer lined out to left
        • End of the 2nd (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • J. Berrios Pitching:
        • C. Dickerson: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Dickerson grounded out to third
        • A. Frazier: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging
        • G. Polanco: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Polanco grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Jose Berrios pitching
        • J. Mauer: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Mauer grounded out to shortstop
        • E. Rosario: Rosario grounded out to second
        • J. Polanco: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Polanco lined out to center
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)