RP - PHI
José Álvarez picked up the win after pitching one inning, surrendering a solo home run but striking out three as the Angels beat the Twins 7-4.
Álvarez' outing looked shaky at first, serving up a game-tying homer to the first batter he faced, moments after Brian Dozier had knocked out starter Garrett Richards with a three run shot of his own. But Álvarez would settle down, punch out the next three batters he'd face, limiting the damage and picking up the win as the pitcher of record when the Angels responded in the bottom of the sixth. He's been really good for the Halos out of the pen, pitching to a clean 1.47 ERA and 0.98 WHIP. He's now 2-0 on the season.
Jose Alvarez got a strikeout and was made a winner by Albert Pujols' RBI.
Alvarez picked up the win last night against the Dodgers to avoid the sweep. In his last five outings, he has a combined three innings pitched while only giving up three hits and no earned runs. Look for Alvarez to be used more heading into this playoff race when they start to pull starting pitchers at earlier signs of struggling.