MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Miguel Sano hit a pair of homers and Kenta Maeda pitched six scoreless innings in his home debut for Minnesota as the Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 3-0 on Saturday.
Eddie Rosario added a solo homer for Minnesota, which got another strong start from a veteran newcomer to its starting rotation. Maeda (2-0) retired 13 of the first 14 batters he faced and didn’t allow a hit until Bradley Zimmer beat out a weak ground ball to second base in the fifth inning.
”I think we are gonna get those types of performances from Kenta, and that type of preparation, execution, regardless of who we’re playing,” Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said. ”Knowing that Kenta’s gonna see these guys a lot, and watching him go out there and his initial visual was very, very impressive.”
Carlos Carrasco (1-1) gave up six hits in six innings for Cleveland and was done