Skip to main content

Nolasco struggles; Twins lose 90th game of season

  • Author:
  • Updated:

Starter Ricky Nolasco struggled as the Twins lost their 90th game of the season, 6-2, to the Arizona Diamondbacks Monday night at Target Field.

This is the fourth season in a row that Minnesota has reached the 90-loss mark, and they were defeated by a team with an even worse record – Arizona has 94 losses so far this season and has the worst record in baseball, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Nolasco had been pitching better lately, and started off with four scoreless innings against the Diamondbacks.

But he fell apart in the fifth, giving up three straight hits, including an RBI double to Didi Gregorius, who scored later on a wild pitch. Mark Trumbo hit a two-run homer to give Arizona a 5-1 lead, according to, and Nolasco was pulled in favor of A.J. Achter.

"It's been a terrible year," Nolasco said after the game, according to "I'm just trying to finish the year healthy. But there's nothing I can do to fix it from here on out."

Nolasco, who is finishing the first year of a four-year, $49 million contract, is now 5-12 with a 5.47 ERA, notes

The Twins opened the scoring with a run in the third on a two-out RBI single from Chris Herrmann. But they didn't score again until the seventh inning. Kurt Suzuki led off the inning with a double, and Josmil Pinto brought him home on an RBI single. But that was all they could muster en route to their third straight loss. 

The Twins have two more games against Arizona at Target Field. They've seen their average home attendance drop to 27,750, according to the Pioneer Press, which would be their lowest season-ending figure since 2005, when they were still playing in the Metrodome. They close out the season in Detroit with a four-game series beginning Thursday.

Next Up

minnesota state fair

How to save money at the Minnesota State Fair this year

The fair released its money-saving tips Thursday, including on parking, admission and entertainment.

Motel 6 Rochester

Threat of 'potential overdoses' among youths prompts Motel 6 raid

Rochester police says fentanyl pills were among the items seized.

boyd huppert

Boyd Huppert, Twin Cities TV stations among Murrow Award winners

The KARE 11 personality known for his 'Land of 10,000 Stories' feature was among the national winners.

Bar beer

Study: Excessive drinking cost Minnesotans almost $8 billion in 2019

The study was published by the Minnesota Department of Health Thursday.


Price of Disney+ is going up, unless you want ads

The ad-free version of Disney+ will increase from $7.99 per month to $10.99 per month, effective Dec. 8.


Mall of America shooting suspects arrested in Chicago

The two suspects were spotted leaving a barber shop.

Flickr - minneapolis police officer close-up belt camera - Tony Webster

Walz: Increased state law enforcement presence to stay in Twin Cities

A multi-agency effort to curb crime will go on until further notice.


Bloomington PD to provide update on Mall of America shooting investigation

There's unconfirmed reports the suspected gunman and an accomplice have been arrested.

Screen Shot 2022-08-11 at 3.14.27 PM

Motorcyclist found dead behind guardrail 6 hours after crash

The crash happened before sunset Wednesday, but no one called 911.