Cruz homers twice as Twins blast White Sox 14-2
By: Mike Stiles - Monday, July 27, 2020

(CHICAGO) – Jake Cave hit a grand slam, Nelson Cruz homered twice and Kentra Maeda was strong in his debut with his new team, helping the Minnesota Twins bea the Chicago White Sox 14-2 on Sunday. Cruz added two doubles and drove in seven runs for the reigning AL Central champion Twins, who won two of three. Maeda (1-0), a Japanese right-hander who was traded in February from the Los Angeles Dodgers, allowed two runs and struck out six in five innings. Highly touted rookie Luis Robert hit his first career home run and right-hander Reynaldo López (0-1) and left fielder Eloy Jiménez exited early with injuries for the White Sox. Cave hit his second career grand slam in the first. Jiménez crashed into the fence chasing the ball and left the following inning because he was light headed. Robert hit a first-pitch, two-run homer off Maeda to cut the Twins' lead to 10-2 in the fifth. López exited with right shoulder tightness after recording just two outs, throwing 38 pitches and allowing four runs. Lopez was 0-3 with a 9.60 ERA in three starts against the Twins last season.