Wednesday, May 15

Meneses, Abrams lead Nats over Twins 10-4 in 35-degree chill

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Joey Meneses tied a profession excessive with 4 hits, CJ Abrams hit his first residence run since Washington acquired him in a commerce final summer season and the Nationals beat the Minnesota Twins 10-4 on a chilly Saturday.

Washington (7-13) gained consecutive video games for under the second time this season after a pair of video games at Colorado on April 7 and eight. The Nationals had 15 hits, reaching double digits for the seventh time.

Mason Thompson (2-1) allowed an unearned run and two hits over 2 1/3 innings with 4 strikeouts in reduction of Chad Kuhl, who wanted 96 pitches to get 11 outs. Wearing brief sleeves, Kuhl gave up one run, three hits and 4 walks.

The gametime temperature of 35 levels was the coldest for the Nationals for the reason that group moved to Washington from Montreal for the 2005 season. The earlier low was 37 on Friday night time.

Minnesota has misplaced three straight and 6 of seven after a 10-4 begin, dropping to 11-10.

Pablo López (1-2) struggled in his first begin since agreeing to a $73.5 million contract protecting 2024-27, permitting 5 runs and eight hits in 4 innings. He tied his profession excessive of three hit batters, and his ERA rose from 1.73 to three.00.

An evening after his first homer for Washington began a comeback from a seventh-inning deficit, Meneses put the Nationals forward with an RBI single in a two-run first that included López’s run-scoring wild pitch. Meneses added one other run-scoring single in a two-run second wherein Luis García additionally singled in a run.

Byron Buxton homered within the third, reducing the deficit to 4-1. however Jeimer Candelario hit a sacrifice fly within the fourth.

After Carlos Correa singled in a run within the fifth, Abrams homered on a changeup from Simeon Woods Richardson for an 8-2 lead within the seventh. Abrams, acquired from San Diego on Aug. 2 within the commerce that despatched Juan Soto to the Padres, had not homered since July 11 at Coors Field off Colorado’s Jake Bird.

Trevor Larnach had a two-run double within the seventh off Hobie Harris.


With gametime temperature was the Twins’ coldest because it was 33 in opposition to Boston on April 13, 2021. The coldest recreation in Target Field historical past was 27 in opposition to Seattle on April 7, 2018.


Twins: RHP Kenta Maeda, anticipated by Baldelli to take his subsequent flip, was scheduled to do mild throwing Saturday and take part in a lightweight bullpen session Monday, the supervisor mentioned. Maeda left Thursday’s recreation at Boston within the second inning after a line drive off his left ankle.


LHP Patrick Corbin (1-2, 6.30) begins Sunday’s sequence finale for Washington and RHP Bailey Ober might be recalled fro Triple-A St. Paul to start out for Twins. He is 2-1 with a 2.55 ERA in 4 begins for the Saints.


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