Evan Gattis capped a five-run fourth inning with a grand slam as the Braves topped the Twins, 8-3, to sweep the three-game series. Aaron Hicks went 3-for-4 with a home run and Oswaldo Arcia added a pinch-hit shot in the ninth for Minnesota, which has lost eight in-a-row. The Twins begin a four-game series with the Tigers tonight in Detroit. Coverage begins after playoff softball on 860 AM KNUJ and SAM 107.3.
Twins Option Worley To Rochester:
The Twins optioned pitcher Vance Worley to Triple-A Rochester following a disappointing outing on Wednesday in Atlanta. Worley was rocked for eight runs and 10 hits in just three-and-two-thirds innings as he fell to 1-and-5 on the season. His ERA is now 7.21 in 10 starts. The Twins will make a corresponding roster move on Friday.
Twins Place Plouffe On Seven-Day Concussion List:
The Twins placed third baseman Trevor Plouffe on the seven-day concussion disabled list on Wednesday and selected the contract of first baseman Chris Colabello from Triple-A Rochester. The team also transferred outfielder Darin Mastroianni to the 60-day DL.