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The loss was the Twins' first in a week, and they went without a home run for the first time since May 5.
The 22-year-old minor league batting champion has impressed the Twins manager with his ability to square the baseball with his bat.
The Twins became the highest-scoring team in the major leagues on Saturday night, blasted six home runs to take the top spot in that category, too, in an 18-4 rout of the Mariners, the Twins' fifth straight win.
"I feel like a rookie again," the 80-year-old Twins Hall of Famer said.
Helped by singles, Martin Perez became the team's third six-game winner.
The Twins put the designated hitter on the 10-day injured list because of a sore left wrist.
Luis Arraez was angry about being part of three losses as a member of the Rochester Red Wings -- until he found out he was being called up to the Twins.
Michael Pineda pitched seven strong innings and the Twins hit four home runs in the first four innings while Miguel Sano went 2-for-5 in his 2019 Twins debut.
As C.J. Cron sat on the team's flight Thursday, part of Jake Odorizzi's meal kept dropping into his lap. And so began what Cron figures will be years of ridicule.
Nelson Cruz's sore wrist caused the Twins to pinch-hit for him in a key situation and Martin Perez suffered his first loss of the season after he left the game with a bruised heel.