LEADING OFF: Twins run into extra trouble, Chisox rake LHPs

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Seattle Mariners' J.P. Crawford (3) best the throw to first base as Minnesota Twins' Miguel Sano (22) reaches for he ball during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, April 10, 2021, in Minneapolis. Seattle won 4-3 in the 10 innings. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

A look at what’s happening around the majors Sunday:


The Twins have lost three times this season -- all of them in 10th inning with the automatic runner on second base.

“The game, as we are used to playing it, does change, and we have to adapt to that,” Minnesota manager Rocco Baldelli said.

Seattle topped the Twins 4-3 in the 10th on Saturday, helped when Minnesota reliever Taylor Rogers couldn’t get a clean grip on a bunt.

“We’re talking bunts. We’re talking choppers. We’re talking putting the ball in play, making a play in the field, and that’s the difference between a win or a loss. Sometimes it stings,” Baldelli said.


AL MVP José Abreu and the White Sox will try to win their 18th straight game facing a left-handed starter. That would tie the major league record set by Atlanta from 2004-05.