Hector Santiago got out-dueled in a 2-1 loss, before Kyle Gibson surrendered a grand slam in a five-run inning - his only, albeit a big, mistake - allowing the Tigers to overcome a 3-0 deficit to win 5-3. He struck out four after lasting just 1 2/3 innings in a start at Chicago last week. Dan Jennings got the win with an inning of relief, while David Robertson threw a flawless 9th with a pair of strikeouts en route to his 2nd save of the year. Now, all White Sox need to do is trade for Brett Anderson, and then they'll have a full house.
Mejia was in control early and the Twins took the lead in the bottom of the second inning as Jason Castro's groundout scored Max Kepler, who doubled and reached third on a passed ball. The Twins will have RHP Ervin Santana (2-0, 0.69 ERA) on the mound for Saturday afternoon's game against White Sox LHP Jose Quintana (0-2, 6.17). That's when Willy Garcia was summoned from Triple-A Charlotte to replace Melky Cabrera, who will be gone on paternity leave for the weekend.
Chicago will start three Garcias in the outfield against the Twins, with Avisail in right, Leury in center and Willy in left field.
Davidson combined for four hits with Avisail Garcia in what has become one of the most unexpected dynamic duos in (April) baseball.
The hard-throwing Pressly had not given up a run in three appearances this season, with many in the Twins organization seeing him as a future closer.
Matt Davidson hit an opposite-field home run in the seventh inning to provide the winning margin and rookie starter Dylan Covey was steady in his major league debut.
Covey won't get a vehicle dealer sponsorship with his work Friday (5 1/3 innings, five hits, one earned run, three walks, one strikeout), but for most teams, it's a stretch to even carry a Rule 5 pick on their roster all year, let alone have them turn over a batting order multiple times in his big league debut.
Chicago White Sox, catcher Omar Narvaez, right, returns to his position after a chat with pitcher Jose Quintana who wipes his chin after giving up a walk to the Minnesota Twins to load the bases in the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, April 15, 2017, in Minneapolis.