Cruz hits 2 of 4 homers by Twins in 8-5 win over Royals

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) With the Minnesota Twins facing an early deficit, Nelson Cruz fixed that with one big swing.

The 39-year-old designated hitter has sure had his hand in a lot of this team's remarkable success.

Cruz hit two of Minnesota's four home runs and matched his season high with five RBIs, igniting another impressive power display by the Twins during an 8-5 victory on Thursday night over the Kansas City Royals to keep their American League Central lead at four games - with nine games to go.

''I think everyone looks forward to every at-bat that he has,'' Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said.

Miguel Sano homered and hit the tiebreaking RBI double in the fifth following the ejection of Royals starter Mike Montgomery, who started that inning by giving up a home run to Mitch Garver. The Twins have 293 homers, one more than New York in the chase for the major league record set last season by the Yankees with 267.

Far more importantly in the pennant race, the Twins trimmed their magic number for clinching the division to six, meaning any combination of their wins and Cleveland losses would give them the title. The Indians completed a three-game sweep of Detroit on Thursday.

''They're in first place for a reason,'' Montgomery said. ''They took advantage of my mistakes.''

Sano, who reached the third deck above left field for the second time in three games, has 31 home runs, as does Garver. Cruz pushed his team lead to 39 homers with a two-run shot in the seventh that landed halfway up the wall of junipers that make up the batter's eye behind center field. Cruz now has 399 career home runs, tied for 57th place on the all-time list with Andres Galarraga and Al Kaline.

''It's definitely something that you really appreciate after the season, because we're really fighting for something bigger than that,'' Cruz said.

Cruz, who has played in just 113 games due to two stints on the injured list for a strained left wrist, joined Eddie Rosario above the 100-RBI mark. The Twins haven't had two players get there since Jason Kubel and Justin Morneau in 2009, and Josh Willingham was the last one to reach the mark in 2012. The Twins also set their single-season club record with 885 runs and counting. None of these feats would have been quite as prolific without Cruz, who signed for a market-bargain $14 million this year and has been equally valuable in the clubhouse as a mentor to many.

''That's part of my job,'' he said, smiling. ''I'm the oldest guy on the team.''

GIBSON STRUGGLES

The home run derby sure bailed Twins starter Kyle Gibson out. He walked in back-to-back runs in the second inning before being removed with a 3-0 deficit. Dealing all year with ulcerative colitis, a digestive track disease, Gibson has faltered down the stretch and put his spot in a potential postseason rotation in question. That's bad timing for the Twins, with the suspension of Michael Pineda for a banned diuretic, but Gibson has been able to savor what the offense has done behind him.

''You can't possibly come back to the dugout and not enjoy what's going on,'' he said.

Lewis Thorpe (4-2), the second of six relievers, worked four innings for the win. Tyler Duffey pitched a perfect seventh, stretching his baseball-best scoreless streak to 20 2/3 straight innings. Taylor Rogers recorded his 28 saves with two strikeouts in a perfect ninth.

THE FOUL MONTY

Montgomery allowed seven hits and five runs in four innings, his outing cut short by a brief but heated argument with home plate umpire Manny Gonzalez. During a visit to the mound by pitching coach Cal Eldred after Garver's home run, Gonzalez approached to urge them to wrap it up. Montgomery complained about the strike zone to Gonzalez, who warned the left-hander before quickly giving him the heave-ho when Montgomery kept jawing at him. He chucked the ball toward the plate on his walk off the mound and slammed his glove against the bench upon reaching the dugout.

''Look, umpires are human. He had a bad night. It's more the fact that I felt like he was intentionally doing it because I had mentioned a few things earlier in the game about some calls I thought were strikes,'' said Montgomery, who was particularly irked by his 0-2 cutter in the third that was called a ball one pitch before Cruz tied the game with his three-run opposite-field drive.

Jacob Barnes (1-3) relieved Montgomery and gave up the double to Sano that center fielder Erick Mejia nearly caught after a long run but had pop out of his glove. As for Montgomery, well, his mind was drifting to the bigger picture after the game about the future of umpiring altogether.

''They need to be objective, and if they can't be, I hate to say it: We've got to go to automated zones,'' Montgomery said. ''I've never been one that wants or advocated for that, but after seeing it, I think it's definitely something that the league should consider.''

UP NEXT

Royals: LHP Eric Skoglund (0-1, 8.36 ERA), who has taken the place of RHP Jakob Junis in the rotation, will pitch on Friday night for his first start since Aug. 30. Junis was shut down at 175 1/3 innings as a precaution due to his season workload. Skoglund pitched four innings in relief on Sunday.

Twins: Manager Rocco Baldelli named rookie RHP Randy Dobnak (0-1, 2.12 ERA) the starter for the second game of the series, likely to be succeeded by a parade of relievers as the Twins patch together Pineda's spot.

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  • W: L. Thorpe (3-2)L: J. Barnes (1-3)S: T. Rogers (28)
  • HR: MIN - N. Cruz 2 (39), M. Sano (31), M. Garver (31)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
W. Merrifield RF40100114.303.351.465.8161.5
A. Mondesi SS40020123.265.294.428.7222.0
J. Soler DH30010123.256.344.553.8981.0
H. Dozier 3B50000035.280.351.533.884-1.5
A. Gordon LF51200000.266.341.399.7403.0
R. McBroom 1B50200031.271.327.354.6811.5
E. Mejia CF21100200.222.429.222.6514.0
M. Viloria C21110102.215.263.289.5524.0
N. Lopez 2B42310002.231.263.300.5636.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Garver C33211210.279.370.6461.01710.5
    J. Polanco SS51100013.299.360.491.8512.5
    N. Cruz DH42252000.299.384.6261.01015.0
    E. Rosario RF41200010.279.302.502.8042.5
    M. Sano 3B31221101.242.341.562.90210.0
    M. Gonzalez 1B40000013.263.322.415.737-0.5
    L. Arraez LF30000100.346.412.446.8591.0
    L. Wade LF00000000.161.366.290.6560.0
    J. Schoop 2B40000022.255.305.474.780-1.0
    R. LaMarre CF30100110.300.417.6001.0170.5
      BATTING
      • 2B - R. McBroom (4)
      • SF - M. Viloria (3)
      • RBI - A. Mondesi 2 (61), J. Soler (110), M. Viloria (13), N. Lopez (26)
      • 2-Out RBI - A. Mondesi (15), J. Soler (45), N. Lopez (11)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - W. Merrifield (45), J. Soler (48), H. Dozier 2 (55)
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Polanco (38), M. Sano (19)
      • HR - M. Garver (31), N. Cruz 2 (39), M. Sano (31)
      • RBI - M. Garver (67), N. Cruz 5 (102), M. Sano 2 (71)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Sano 2 (32)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Polanco (41), M. Gonzalez (38), J. Schoop (54)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - R. LaMarre
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - L. Arraez (2)
      • DP - (Polanco-Gonzalez)
      • E - M. Garver (6)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Montgomery4.07551335.001.610.5
      J. Barnes (L, 1-3)1.02110006.751.70-5.0
      H. Fillmyer1.00000207.841.604.0
      J. Newberry1.01222213.901.43-1.0
      J. Staumont1.00002004.081.641.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      K. Gibson1.23334204.881.43-6.0
      Z. Littell0.10000002.971.230.0
      L. Thorpe (W, 3-2)4.06221406.151.7112.0
      T. Duffey (H, 14)1.00000102.351.023.5
      T. May (H, 15)0.21001203.131.09-1.0
      S. Romo (H, 16)0.10000003.571.120.0
      T. Rogers (S, 28)1.00000202.300.9811.0
      PITCHERSIP
      K. Gibson1.2
      Z. Littell0.1
      L. Thorpe (W, 3-2)4.0
      T. Duffey (H, 14)1.0
      T. May (H, 15)0.2
      S. Romo (H, 16)0.1
      T. Rogers (S, 28)1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Montgomery 88-50, J. Barnes 21-11, H. Fillmyer 18-13, J. Newberry 27-13, J. Staumont 27-14
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Montgomery 4-4, J. Barnes 2-1, H. Fillmyer 1-0, J. Staumont 1-2
      • Batters Faced - M. Montgomery 19, J. Barnes 5, H. Fillmyer 3, J. Newberry 6, J. Staumont 5
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - K. Gibson 52-25, Z. Littell 4-2, L. Thorpe 72-50, T. Duffey 12-7, T. May 20-11, S. Romo 5-3, T. Rogers 14-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Gibson 2-0, Z. Littell 1-0, L. Thorpe 3-4, T. Duffey 1-1, S. Romo 1-0
      • Batters Faced - K. Gibson 12, Z. Littell, L. Thorpe 18, T. Duffey 3, T. May 4, S. Romo, T. Rogers 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      W. Merrifield RF40100114.303.351.465.8161.5
      A. Mondesi SS40020123.265.294.428.7222.0
      J. Soler DH30010123.256.344.553.8981.0
      H. Dozier 3B50000035.280.351.533.884-1.5
      A. Gordon LF51200000.266.341.399.7403.0
      R. McBroom 1B50200031.271.327.354.6811.5
      E. Mejia CF21100200.222.429.222.6514.0
      M. Viloria C21110102.215.263.289.5524.0
      N. Lopez 2B42310002.231.263.300.5636.0
      Total345105061120-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        M. Garver C33211210.279.370.6461.01710.5
        J. Polanco SS51100013.299.360.491.8512.5
        N. Cruz DH42252000.299.384.6261.01015.0
        E. Rosario RF41200010.279.302.502.8042.5
        M. Sano 3B31221101.242.341.562.90210.0
        M. Gonzalez 1B40000013.263.322.415.737-0.5
        L. Arraez LF30000100.346.412.446.8591.0
        L. Wade LF00000000.161.366.290.6560.0
        J. Schoop 2B40000022.255.305.474.780-1.0
        R. LaMarre CF30100110.300.417.6001.0170.5
        Total3381084579-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - R. McBroom (4)
          • SF - M. Viloria (3)
          • RBI - A. Mondesi 2 (61), J. Soler (110), M. Viloria (13), N. Lopez (26)
          • 2-Out RBI - A. Mondesi (15), J. Soler (45), N. Lopez (11)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - W. Merrifield (45), J. Soler (48), H. Dozier 2 (55)
          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Polanco (38), M. Sano (19)
          • HR - M. Garver (31), N. Cruz 2 (39), M. Sano (31)
          • RBI - M. Garver (67), N. Cruz 5 (102), M. Sano 2 (71)
          • 2-Out RBI - M. Sano 2 (32)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Polanco (41), M. Gonzalez (38), J. Schoop (54)
          BASERUNNING
          • CS - R. LaMarre
          FIELDING
          • Outfield Assist - L. Arraez (2)
          • DP - (Polanco-Gonzalez)
          • E - M. Garver (6)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Montgomery4.07551335.001.610.5
          J. Barnes (L, 1-3)1.02110006.751.70-5.0
          H. Fillmyer1.00000207.841.604.0
          J. Newberry1.01222213.901.43-1.0
          J. Staumont1.00002004.081.641.0
          Total8.01088574---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Montgomery4.0
          J. Barnes (L, 1-3)1.0
          H. Fillmyer1.0
          J. Newberry1.0
          J. Staumont1.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          K. Gibson1.23334204.881.43-6.0
          Z. Littell0.10000002.971.230.0
          L. Thorpe (W, 3-2)4.06221406.151.7112.0
          T. Duffey (H, 14)1.00000102.351.023.5
          T. May (H, 15)0.21001203.131.09-1.0
          S. Romo (H, 16)0.10000003.571.120.0
          T. Rogers (S, 28)1.00000202.300.9811.0
          Total9.010556110---
          PITCHERSIP
          K. Gibson1.2
          Z. Littell0.1
          L. Thorpe (W, 3-2)4.0
          T. Duffey (H, 14)1.0
          T. May (H, 15)0.2
          S. Romo (H, 16)0.1
          T. Rogers (S, 28)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Montgomery 88-50, J. Barnes 21-11, H. Fillmyer 18-13, J. Newberry 27-13, J. Staumont 27-14
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Montgomery 4-4, J. Barnes 2-1, H. Fillmyer 1-0, J. Staumont 1-2
          • Batters Faced - M. Montgomery 19, J. Barnes 5, H. Fillmyer 3, J. Newberry 6, J. Staumont 5
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - K. Gibson 52-25, Z. Littell 4-2, L. Thorpe 72-50, T. Duffey 12-7, T. May 20-11, S. Romo 5-3, T. Rogers 14-10
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Gibson 2-0, Z. Littell 1-0, L. Thorpe 3-4, T. Duffey 1-1, S. Romo 1-0
          • Batters Faced - K. Gibson 12, Z. Littell, L. Thorpe 18, T. Duffey 3, T. May 4, S. Romo, T. Rogers 3
          • 7TH INNING
            Cruz homered to center, Garver scored58
          • 5TH INNING
            Sano doubled to left center, Rosario scored56
            Garver homered to center55
            Viloria hit sacrifice fly to left, Gordon scored54
          • 4TH INNING
            Mondesi reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Lopez scored, Merrifield out at second44
          • 3RD INNING
            Sano homered to left34
            Cruz homered to right, Garver and Polanco scored33
          • 2ND INNING
            Soler walked, Lopez scored, Merrifield to third, Mondesi to second30
            Mondesi walked, Viloria scored, Lopez to third, Merrifield to second20
            Lopez singled to left, Mejia scored, Viloria to second10
          • 9TH INNING
            • Taylor Rogers relieved Sergio Romo
            • LaMonte Wade in left field
            • H. Dozier: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Dozier struck out swinging
            • A. Gordon: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Gordon lined out to center
            • R. McBroom: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, McBroom struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Trevor May relieved Tyler Duffey
            • M. Viloria: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Viloria walked
            • N. Lopez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Lopez singled to center, Viloria to second
            • W. Merrifield: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Merrifield struck out looking
            • A. Mondesi: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Mondesi struck out swinging
            • Sergio Romo relieved Trevor May
            • J. Soler: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Soler grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Josh Staumont relieved Jake Newberry
            • L. Arraez: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Arraez grounded out to pitcher
            • J. Schoop: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Schoop fouled out to right
            • R. LaMarre: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, LaMarre walked
            • M. Garver: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Garver walked, LaMarre to second
            • J. Polanco: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Polanco flied out to left
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Tyler Duffey relieved Lewis Thorpe
            • A. Gordon: Ball, Ball, Gordon flied out to deep center
            • R. McBroom: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, McBroom struck out looking
            • E. Mejia: Mejia grounded out to pitcher
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Jake Newberry relieved Heath Fillmyer
            • M. Garver: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Garver walked
            • J. Polanco: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Polanco flied out to deep right
            • N. Cruz: Foul, Cruz homered to center, Garver scored
            • E. Rosario: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Rosario struck out swinging
            • M. Sano: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Sano walked
            • M. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
            • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • L. Thorpe Pitching:
            • A. Mondesi: Ball, Strike swinging, Mondesi popped out to catcher
            • J. Soler: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Soler struck out swinging
            • H. Dozier: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Dozier struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Heath Fillmyer relieved Jacob Barnes
            • L. Arraez: Foul, Ball, Foul, Arraez grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Schoop: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Schoop struck out swinging
            • R. LaMarre: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, LaMarre struck out swinging
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • L. Thorpe Pitching:
            • A. Gordon: Strike looking, Gordon singled to right
            • R. McBroom: Ball, Strike looking, McBroom doubled to deep left, Gordon to third
            • E. Mejia: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Mejia walked
            • M. Viloria: Ball, Viloria hit sacrifice fly to left, Gordon scored
            • N. Lopez: Lopez flied out to left
            • W. Merrifield: Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Merrifield flied out to center
            • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Montgomery Pitching:
            • M. Garver: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Garver homered to center
            • Jacob Barnes relieved Mike Montgomery
            • J. Polanco: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Polanco flied out to left
            • N. Cruz: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Cruz grounded out to shortstop
            • E. Rosario: Ball, Ball, Ball, Rosario singled to right
            • M. Sano: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Sano doubled to left center, Rosario scored
            • M. Gonzalez: Ball, Gonzalez grounded out to pitcher
            • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • L. Thorpe Pitching:
            • N. Lopez: Strike looking, Foul, Lopez singled to center
            • W. Merrifield: Strike looking, Ball, Merrifield singled to right center, Lopez to third
            • A. Mondesi: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Mondesi reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Lopez scored, Merrifield out at second
            • J. Soler: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Soler struck out swinging
            • H. Dozier: Ball, Ball, Dozier grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Montgomery Pitching:
            • L. Arraez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Arraez grounded out to first
            • J. Schoop: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Schoop struck out swinging
            • R. LaMarre: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, LaMarre singled to left
            • M. Garver: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, LaMarre caught stealing second, catcher to second
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • Lewis Thorpe relieved Zack Littell
            • A. Gordon: Strike looking, Strike looking, Gordon singled to right
            • R. McBroom: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, McBroom struck out swinging
            • E. Mejia: Ball, Foul, Foul, Mejia reached on an infield single to shortstop, Gordon to second
            • M. Viloria: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Viloria grounded into double play shortstop to first, Mejia out at second
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Montgomery Pitching:
            • R. LaMarre: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, LaMarre flied out to deep center
            • M. Garver: Ball, Ball, Garver singled to left
            • J. Polanco: Polanco doubled to deep right center, Garver to third
            • N. Cruz: Foul, Foul, Ball, Cruz homered to right, Garver and Polanco scored
            • E. Rosario: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Rosario flied out to deep center
            • M. Sano: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Sano homered to left
            • M. Gonzalez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Gonzalez grounded out to second
            • End of the 3rd (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • K. Gibson Pitching:
            • A. Gordon: Ball, Foul, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Ball, Gordon grounded out to shortstop
            • R. McBroom: Ball, McBroom reached on an infield single to third
            • E. Mejia: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Mejia walked, McBroom to second
            • M. Viloria: Strike looking, Viloria singled to shallow left center, McBroom out at home, Mejia to third
            • N. Lopez: Ball, Lopez singled to left, Mejia scored, Viloria to second
            • W. Merrifield: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Merrifield walked, Viloria to third, Lopez to second
            • A. Mondesi: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Mondesi walked, Viloria scored, Lopez to third, Merrifield to second
            • J. Soler: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Soler walked, Lopez scored, Merrifield to third, Mondesi to second
            • Zack Littell relieved Kyle Gibson
            • H. Dozier: Foul, Ball, Ball, Dozier grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 2nd (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Montgomery Pitching:
            • E. Rosario: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Rosario singled to center
            • M. Sano: Ball, Ball, Sano lined out to center
            • M. Gonzalez: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Gonzalez reached on fielder's choice to third, Rosario out at second
            • L. Arraez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Arraez walked, Gonzalez to second
            • J. Schoop: Strike looking, Schoop flied out to left
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • K. Gibson Pitching:
            • W. Merrifield: Merrifield grounded out to second
            • A. Mondesi: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul tip, Mondesi struck out on foul tip
            • J. Soler: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Soler reached on catcher's interference
            • H. Dozier: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Dozier struck out looking
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Montgomery Pitching:
            • M. Garver: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Garver struck out swinging
            • J. Polanco: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Polanco struck out swinging
            • N. Cruz: Foul, Ball, Cruz grounded out to pitcher
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)