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Twins starter Kenta Maeda tossed five shutout innings on two hits and three walks while striking out five in Tuesday's no-decision against the Houston Astros in Game 1 of the Wild Card Round.
Maeda left with the lead on Tuesday but watched the bullpen allow four runs en route to a 1-4 loss. Maeda finished a strong season with a 2.70 ERA in 11 starts and did not disappoint in his first postseason start for Minnesota.
Twins manager Rocco Baldelli announced that Kenta Maeda will be the clubs' No. 1 starter entering the postseason.
Well deserved. Maeda enters Wednesday's start against the Tigers with a 2.52 ERA and a 0.76 WHIP in 10 outings. He'll be followed in the rotation by Jose Berrios and Michael Pineda, respectively.
Minnesota Twins right-hander Kenta Maeda allowed two runs in five innings in a 4-3 loss to the White Sox on Thursday. He struck out eight in the start.
Maeda escaped with a no-decision. The veteran has been one of the better starters in the AL, posting a 5-1 record, 2.52 ERA, 0.76 WHIP, and 71 strikeouts in 60 2/3 innings of work. He will face the Tigers for his last start of the regular season.
Minnesota Twins right-hander Kenta Maeda shut down the Indians in a 3-1 win on Friday. Maeda tossed seven shutout innings while striking out seven and walking two.
The win improves Maeda's record to 5-1 with a 2.43 ERA, 0.74 WHIP, and 63 strikeouts in 55 2/3 innings of work. Minnesota's trade to acquire him from the Dodgers looks like it was one of the top moves of this past offseason.
Minnesota Twins right-hander Kenta Maeda allowed three runs over six innings in a 4-3 win over the Tigers on Saturday. Maeda struck out eight and walked one in the win.
Maeda did not factor into the decision on the way to recording yet another quality start. The veteran hurler has been one of the best starting pitchers in the AL this season, posting a 4-1 record, 2.77 ERA, 0.72 WHIP, and 56 strikeouts in 48 2/3 innings of work. Maeda will face Cleveland in his next start.