Royce Lewis has played just 15 games in the majors since then. minnesota twins He was selected No. 1 overall in the 2017 draft. However, if his debut for the 2023 season is any indication, he has a flair for the dramatic
On Monday, on the one-year anniversary of a second ACL injury in his right knee, Lewis finally returned to the majors and helped hit a go-ahead three-run homer. Twins for a 7–5 win in Houston
Then on Thursday, in his first game in Minneapolis since injuring his knee after a highlight-reel grab over the warning track in center field, Lewis hit a two-run, game-tying home run in the eighth inning of a 7-6 win over Minnesota. Enjoyed win over cleveland.
Twins And Guardians Will look to win the second game of the four-match series on Friday. Minnesota’s Bailey Ober (3-2, 2.68 ERA) will oppose Cleveland’s Aaron Sivale (1-1, 2.94) in a matchup of right-handers
louis ran home Guardians Reliever Trevor Steffen went 421 feet on the grass field in dead center and landed about 25 feet below the spot where he had injured his knee the year before. It also set the stage for Willie Castro’s walk-off sacrifice fly later.
“It’s huge,” Lewis said of the comeback against the reigning American League Central champions. “It’s a big week for us. We got the (series) win against the World Series champs and then went on to beat our division rival…”
It was Lewis’s fourth home run in 53 career at-bats, with 11 career RBIs.
“He takes a nice, adult hack,” said Minnesota manager Rocco Baldelli. “We’ve seen some balls hit center field this year and not get out of the ballpark, but that didn’t stop him. He has something extra behind him.”
after the game, Twins Hall of Famer Rod Carew, a seven-time batting champion, tweeted about Lewis: “I’ve said it before. I’ll say it again. This kid is special.
Twinslost Byron Buxton (rib soreness), Carlos Correa (plantar fasciitis) and Max Kepler (migraine) midway through the game, yet managed to rally for a win against a Cleveland bullpen that had won two out of three games. Saw a lot of work while taking it. earlier this week in baltimore
Stephan gave up three runs in the eighth and loaded the bases on two walks (one intentional) and a double by Jorge Polanco before Eli Morgan hit the winning fly ball off Castro.
Cleveland catcher Mike Zunino said of the team’s relievers, “We’re heavy on them.” “You know, they’ve been great to us. Hopefully we can regroup and get off to a good start (Friday at Siwalle) and get it back.”
Siwale would make his first start since April 7 in a 5–3 loss to Seattle after he sustained a left oblique strain. He produced a 4.91 ERA in three rehab starts for Triple-A Columbus.
Civale is 1-4 with a 4.20 ERA in eight career starts. Twinsincluding 0-2 with a 4.39 ERA in five starts in Minneapolis
Meanwhile, Ober is 1–1 with a 1.64 ERA in four career starts against Cleveland.
big question for Twins How long will they last without Buxton, who was hit in the ribs by a Tanner BB, as well as Correa and Kepler at 97 mph
Baldelli said Buxton would undergo imaging of the ribs on Friday morning, but was hopeful for a positive result because the injury had not worsened since leaving the game.
Correa said he made the wrong move while throwing out to first baseman Alex Kirilloff in the middle of the inning, and the pain worsened during the inning.
“I wasn’t even feeling it today and that one step … just turned my day around,” Correa said on Thursday. “We’ll see how it goes tomorrow.”
– Field Level Media