Yu Darvish’s latest no-hit bid got broken up in a big way when Chris Herrmann hit a tying, two-run homer in the seventh inning and Justin Morneau followed with a home run that sent the Minnesota Twins over the Texas Rangers 3-2 Friday night.
To say yesterday was a bad day for Houston Astros catcher Max Stassi is an understatement. First, he was tagged out by the ol' hidden ball trick, then he was beaned in the face by Texas Rangers pitcher Tanner Scheppers.
Thanks to another strong outing from Kevin Correia, the Minnesota Twins are ahead of where they were at this point last season. Way ahead. Correia pitched eight sharp innings, Justin Morneau homered and the Twins beat Texas 5-0 Sunday.
For Pedro Hernandez, a big grin said it all. The left-hander pitched five shutout innings for his first major league win, Josh Willingham homered and the Minnesota Twins beat the Texas Rangers 7-2 Saturday to end a three-game slide.
The Texas Rangers have finalized a one-year deal with free agent catcher A.J. Pierzynski. Manager Ron Washington says Pierzynski will be the primary catcher, pushing Geovany Soto to the backup role after he re-signed as a free agent.
According to sources, free agent outfielder Josh Hamilton agreed Thursday to a contract with the Los Angeles Angels. The contract is being reported as a five year deal that will land Hamilton in LA. In 2010, Hamilton won the MVP, however, injuries and questions about his ability to combat his previous…