Mark Appel is proof that even for a No. 1 draft pick, the road to the major leagues is sometimes a bumpy one.
The struggling Minnesota Twins have arrived in Toronto without regular right fielder Max Kepler and relief pitchers Emilio Pagán, Caleb Thielbar and Trevor Megill.
Justin Verlander missed out on his fourth no-hitter by five outs but still faced the minimum through eight innings, and the Houston Astros beat the Minnesota Twins 5-0 for their eighth straight win.
A day after six major league games were rained out, the weather could still cause scheduling problems in some places this weekend.
The Minnesota Twins avoided a daunting injury when it was determined star shortstop Carlos Correa’s right middle finger is not broken as was initially feared after he was hit by a pitch this week.
The Minnesota Twins have avoided a scare with star shortstop Carlos Correa.
Carlos Correa has declared the postseason “his time,” and the Minnesota Twins hope all that October experience can turn around the fortunes of a snake-bitten franchise.