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Called up from his rehab assignment at Class AAA Rochester on Wednesday, Miguel Sano might want to be 'Superman.' But the Twins don't need him to be a hero.
Los Angeles railed for three runs in the ninth, when the Angels batted around and had the bases loaded before Shohei Ohtani grounded into a force play to end the game.
The catcher, having a great start, will be out because of a high ankle sprain suffered Tuesday night.
The Twins took a four-run lead through four innings, then hung on — including play at the plate that injured catcher Mitch Garver in the eighth inning — to nip the Angels.
A struggling Jose Berrios, coupled with a sputtering offense in the late innings, led to a 5-4 loss to the Angels at Target Field.
There's no question Marwin Gonzalez can handle any defensive assignment Twins manager Rocco Baldelli asks of him.
Cruz said he could try to swing a bat as soon as Tuesday but will be smart about testing the injury.
Since Martin Perez joined the Twins starting rotation on April 15, the unit has a 3.08 ERA and is one of a few reasons why the team enters Friday's weekend home series with the best record in baseball.
The Twins on Wednesday hit four more home runs, and Kyle Gibson turned in an 11-strikeout gem for the team's 23rd win. Minnesota has the best record in baseball.
Mitch Garver was struck by part of a shattered bat in the first inning, then smashed a second-deck home run to lead the Twins to a 3-0 victory. Jose Berrios pitched seven innings of the shutout.