Minnesota Twins (9-2)

Mon. 8/3 Tue. 8/4 Wed. 8/5 Thu. 8/6 Fri. 8/7
vs. Pit
W 5-4
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vs. Pit
W 7-3
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Min 1 - 0 Pit
Bot 7th
@ Pit
10:35 AM PT11:35 AM MT12:35 PM CT1:35 PM ET13:35 ET17:35 GMT1:35 10:35 AM MST12:35 PM EST1:05 PM VEN21:35 UAE12:35 PM CT
@ KC
5:05 PM PT6:05 PM MT7:05 PM CT8:05 PM ET20:05 ET0:05 GMT8:05 5:05 PM MST7:05 PM EST7:35 PM VEN4:05 UAE (+1)7:05 PM CT

Pirates turn to Williams hoping to cool scorching Twins

The Pittsburgh Pirates will turn to right-hander Trevor Williams to try and snap a six-game losing streak when they begin a five-game homestand on Wednesday night against Nelson Cruz and the red-hot Minnesota Twins.

The Pirates own baseball's worst record at 2-9 and ended a five-game road trip by getting swept in a two-game series at Minnesota, capped by a 7-3 loss on Tuesday afternoon.

Williams (0-2, 5.40 ERA), who has never faced the Twins, started the road trip with a 6-3 loss to the Cubs in Wrigley Field on Friday, allowing three runs on four hits and three walks over 4 2/3 innings while striking out six.

AVG: N. Cruz.395
HR: N. Cruz3
RBI: N. Cruz15
SB: M. Kepler1
W: K. Maeda2
ERA: K. Maeda1.64
Saves: T. Rogers3
K: J. Berríos13
AL Central
Minnesota 92.818-
Chi White Sox 74.6362
Cleveland 66.5003.5
Detroit 55.5003.5
Kansas City 39.2506.5
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General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .237 (15)
Runs: 58 (6)
Hits: 82 (14)
Home Runs: 16 (7)
Stolen Bases: 1 (28)
OBP: .317 (14)
SLG: .410 (15)
Total Bases: 142 (14)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 2.76 (4)
Runs Allowed: 31 (6)
Saves: 6 (1)
Strikeouts: 99 (10)
OpBA: .206 (6)
OBP: .284 (8)
SLG: .339 (4)
Run Support: 5.33 (8)
Date Player Transactions
8/3 R. Hill Placed on 10-Day IL (Left shoulder fatigue)
8/3 C. Thielbar Purchased From Minors
8/3 L. Wade Jr. Sent to Minors
8/2 H. Bailey Placed on 10-Day IL (Right biceps tendinitis)
8/2 S. Poppen Called Up from Minors
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Date Player Status
8/1 J. Donaldson Right calf tightness (day-to-day)
7/31 R. Hill Left shoulder fatigue (on 10-day IL)
7/31 Z. Littell Strained left hamstring (on 10-day IL)
7/30 H. Bailey Right biceps tendinitis (on 10-day IL)
7/20 J. Odorizzi Right intercostal strain (on 10-day IL)
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