What to Watch for: 6.9.13 – Game 2
Minnesota Twins (27-32) vs. Washington Nationals (30-31)
RHP Sam Deduno (2-1, 3.44) vs. RHP Nathan Karns (0-1, 6.00)
Jordan Zimmermann’s seven innings of scoreless, two-hit ball led Washington to a 7-0 victory in Game 1 of this split twin-bill. Ian Desmond hit safely in each of his first three at-bats and Anthony Rendon plated three to lead the offense. Nathan Karns will look to deliver a sweep of the doubleheader and a series win as he takes the hill in his fourth Major League start at 1:05 p.m.
1. Span CF
2. Bernadina LF
3. Zimmerman 3B
4. Werth RF
5. LaRoche 1B
6. Desmond SS
7. Rendon 2B
8. Solano C
9. Karns RHP
GAME 1 NOTES
Anthony Rendon has now reached base safely in eight straight big leagues games, going 10-for-26 (.385) with six walks, three doubles, two runs scored and three RBI…Ian Desmond has hit safely in 11 straight games at a .349 clip (15-for-43) with a walk, three doubles, two homers, six runs scored and six RBI…the streak matches the longest of his career (June 5-17, 2011). Meanwhile, defensively Desmond has played a career-high 42 consecutive errorless games…Jordan Zimmermann has not lost since May 17 of last season, a span of 19 starts. Zimmermann is 11-0 over that stretch at home, and the Nationals have not lost a game he has started in his last 13 outings in D.C.
Enjoy this GIF of Anthony Rendon’s fist-pump from Game 1.