SP,RP - MIN
Minnesota Twins right-hander Kenta Maeda threw six innings of two-run ball in a 3-2 win over the Tigers on Wednesday. Maeda struck out six and walked one in the win.
Maeda gave up a solo homer to Wilson Ramos in the fifth inning but mostly cruised besides that. The veteran now has a 1-0 record, 2.61 ERA, and 11 strikeouts in 10 1/3 innings of work. He will take on the Red Sox in his next start.
Minnesota Twins right-hander Kenta Maeda turned in a solid effort in a 6-5 loss to the Brewers on Opening Day. Maeda allowed two runs (one earned) over 4 1/3 innings of work while striking out five and walking two. He did not factor into the decision.
Maeda threw 88 pitches in the game, hence the early hook. Next, the veteran hurler is lined up to take on the Tigers in an excellent matchup.
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.