Tuesday, May 21

Nationals held to simply three hits in loss to Twins

MINNEAPOLIS — Jorge Polanco homered and Bailey Ober pitched three-hit ball into the sixth inning, serving to the Minnesota Twins beat the Washington Nationals 3-1 on Sunday.

Michael A. Taylor additionally linked for Minnesota, which received for simply the second time in eight video games after a 10-4 begin. Polanco had three hits, and Ryan Jeffers and Jose Miranda every had two.

Washington completed with three hits after it had 15 in Saturday’s 10-4 win. Keibert Ruiz hit an RBI double within the first to account for the group’s solely run.

Polanco opened the fourth with a drive off the left-field foul pole for his first homer of the season. Taylor added a two-out shot to heart for his fourth homer.

Polanco, who missed the primary 19 video games due to left knee irritation, made it 3-1 with an RBI single within the fifth.

Caleb Thielbar and Jorge López mixed for two 1/3 hitless innings for Minnesota earlier than Jhoan Duran had a 1-2-3 ninth for his fifth save.

Recalled from Triple-A St. Paul, Ober (1-0) made his first begin of the season for the Twins. He struck out 4 and walked three in 5 2/3 innings.

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