Twins Skid Continues
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Adam Jones broke out of a long slump in a big way, delivering the go-ahead, two-run single in the ninth inning after a towering homer in the fifth to lead the Baltimore Orioles to a 5-3 victory over the skidding Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.
Manny Machado also went deep while going 3 for 3 with two walks to raise his batting average to .365, and Zach Britton earned his eighth save for the Orioles. Kevin Jepsen (2-4) intentionally walked Machado in the ninth to get to Jones, who made him pay.
Trevor Plouffe homered and drove in three runs for the Twins, who have lost six straight games. Jose Berrios gave up three runs on eight hits and struck out six in five innings.
Orioles-Twins rainout will be made up on July 28
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The scheduled game between the Baltimore Orioles and Minnesota Twins that was postponed because of bad weather Monday will be played on July 28.
The Twins announced the change on Tuesday. The first pitch is scheduled for 6:10 p.m. CDT.
The Twins initially preferred to have a day game in the middle of a homestand. But the Orioles will be flying into town after a night game on July 27 and are not expected to land until 3 a.m. They also have to start a series in Toronto on July 29.
To accommodate that schedule, the Twins agreed to make it a night game.
It's the fourth Orioles game that's had to be rescheduled already this season.