The 30-year-old Lynn held the White Sox to two runs on eight hits, no walks and seven strikeouts in six innings. Dick Bremer said it pretty well: "They hesitate all over the place and Mauer comes in to score".
"I wasn't thinking about [a no-hitter] until the end there", Shields said. "Those are little games within the game". "I'm sure they all enjoyed watching it".
"I was thinking we could do this", he said.
I'm getting a good feel for it right now. "I knew that out at first or second was closing in, so I was able to have an opportunity to sneak one in there". The Twins' outfielder has now homered in two straight games, and he has produced 10 runs over his last two starts.
Eddie Rosario went 4-for-5 with a double, a home run and five RBIs to match a career high, and the Minnesota Twins rolled to an 8-4 win over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday night at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago. Reynaldo Lopez had his worst start of the season as the Twins tallied four earned runs against him.
"It's one of the things we try to preach here, just running hard all the time", Mauer said.
"It's been feeling pretty good", Shields said.
"Remember the play Joe did in NY as a catcher a long time ago?" The tear is small and manager Paul Molitor expressed optimism that Castro will be ready to return when he's eligible. "He might have had the out at first, but he knew if he threw it (Brett Gardner) was going to score".
"He was calmed down today and was hitting all his spots".
A victory Sunday would give the Twins their first series win since April 9-11 against the Houston Astros. He also had an RBI single in the first inning, a homer in the third, an RBI double in the fourth and then the single in the ninth.
The White Sox shaved the deficit to 3-1 on a run-scoring single by Jose Abreu before Minnesota struck again.
Logan Morrison's seventh-inning double off lefty reliever Luis Avilan left his bat at just 84.1 miles per hour, but it looped down the right-field line to score the tying and go-ahead runs in a seesaw game.
The first baseman fought off a pitch from lefthander Luis Avilan that landed just inside the right-field foul line for a go-ahead, two-run double with two out in the seventh inning.
The Twins offense has slashed.245/.321/.419 on its way to 4.3 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.3 runs per game against divisional foes and 5.4 per game over the team's last five contests (3-2 SU). Kyle Gibson turned in a quality start, Eddie Rosario had another big game and Fernando Rodney picked up another save.