Skip to main content

Twins rally to beat the Rays, but lose Rosario to ankle sprain

Minnesota can't afford to lose any more outfielders.

The Twins rallied for a 6-4 win on Wednesday evening, but they also lost another outfielder in Eddie Rosario to an injury.

Rosario was diagnosed with an ankle sprain after rounding first base in the third inning. He's listed as day-to-day. Considering Minnesota is already without Byron Buxton, there is some cause for concern.

Buxton is on the injured list, dealing with a wrist injury, while fellow outfielder Max Kepler left Tuesday's game with an elbow contusion. He did end up coming into Wednesday's game as a defensive replacement, but he didn't have an at-bat.

The good news is Buxton is progressing well, as he's been hitting in the cages with no discomfort. Do-Hyong Park of MLB.com notes he'll hopefully get some pregame time in the field on Thursday if the weather cooperates. 

Nonetheless with Marwin Gonzalez also on the injured list and if Kepler can't play a full game, the Twins might have to trot out an outfield of Jake Cave, Willians Astudillo and Luis Arraez, which is not encouraging.

After blowing a 3-0 lead, the Twins trailed 4-3 in the bottom of the seventh but Nelson Cruz delivered a bases-clearing double to give Minnesota the 6-4 lead.

Jake Odorizzi started for the Twins but was pulled after 91 pitches through 5.1 innings. Odorizzi allowed three runs, on four hits, with seven strikeouts and two walks.

Blake Parker and Taylor Rogers preserved the lead in the eighth and ninth innings to secure the win.

With the victory, the Twins improve to 52-27 on the season and will close out the series with Tampa on Wednesday, with first pitch at 12:10. Martin Perez will start on the mound.

Follow Bring Me The Sports on Facebook

Next Up

Semi into house near Sturgis, South Dakota

Semi drives into house near Sturgis, South Dakota

The force from the semi was so strong that the foundation of the house was moved.

ambulance

18-year-old from Zumbrota dies in Goodhue County crash

The crash happened in rural Goodhue County around 8:45 a.m. Wednesday.

thomas beach, bde maka ska - lake calhoun

3 Minneapolis beaches closed due to E. coli contamination

No illnesses have been reported, according to the MPRB.

Hockeyland1

'Hockeyland' documentary debuting in Minnesota movie theaters

The documentary has received great reviews at numerous film festivals.

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Former Minnesota Olympic runner accused of driving drunk in Eden Prairie crash

Police said the man's blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit.

ATV

Man, 79, killed in ATV rollover near Faribault

The man was declared dead at the scene.

minneapolis police

Woman fighting for her life after shooting in Minneapolis

The woman was shot only about a half-hour after a 14-year-old suffered critical injuries in an apparent accidental discharge.

prior lake high school

Two students face discipline over racist messages at Prior Lake High School

Families and students were largely uncooperative with the investigation.

Sharon and Herb Vasser

Cause of Hopkins house explosion that killed couple revealed

Sharon and Herb Vassar were killed in the explosion. Herb built the home back in 1962.

Arrows on target

Charges: Minnesota camp counselor fired arrows at kids, injuring boy

An 8-year-old boy was shot in the arm with an arrow.

North Shore Mayor Chris Swanson.

Two Harbors votes overwhelmingly to recall Mayor Chris Swanson

The mayor had been scrutinized for several things leading up to the vote Tuesday.

Screen Shot 2022-08-10 at 8.43.50 AM

Suspected gunman at large after homicide near Albert Lea

The 32-year-old suspect was last seen in a 2004 white Ford F-150 with Minnesota license number EUZ-057.

Related

Blake_Snell,_Wilson_Ramos_(41371609524)

Twins and Rays would be ideal trade partners this winter

There's multiple starting pitchers Minnesota could trade for.

33738332258_7dc5bda568_k

How many Twins players should start in the All-Star Game?

Also, how many reserve All-Stars could the Twins have?

Eddie Rosario

Eddie Rosario's grand slam helps Twins snap losing streak

The 4-2 win over the Brewers ended a four-game skid.

Eddie Rosario

Report: Twins place Eddie Rosario on outright waivers

The outfielder's time with the team appears to be coming to an end.