In a Major League Baseball first, the White Sox fielded an outfield full of Garcias Friday.
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. Davidson's third homer of the year reached the upper deck in right field off Twins reliever Ryan Pressly (0-1) and David Robertson picked up his second save.
Dan Jennings (1-0) pitched one inning of scoreless relief. He appeared to be in some discomfort during the game, however, and allowed six hits, two runs and struck out four batters over six innings and 87 pitches.
Yankees 4, Cardinals 3: For a stretch Friday night in New York, Masahiro Tanaka looked like the Yankees' ace for the first time this season.
According to Elias Sports Bureau, no team has ever started three players with the same last name in their outfield.
Dylan Covey is scheduled to make his Major League Baseball debut on Friday. Willy Garcia was called up with OF Melky Cabrera going on the paternity leave list. Outfielder Willy Garcia added a double in his first major league at-bat after being recalled earlier in the day. Willy Garcia, Leury Garcia and Avisail Garcia all manned a spot for Chicago from left to right.
"Everybody talked about it", manager Rick Renteria said Friday. The game was delayed 35 minutes by rain and the threat was present most of the night. And Todd Frazier, who missed two games in Cleveland with illness, is back in the lineup at designated hitter. Steady showers fell again in the second and third innings, but the teams were able to keep playing. Chicago's starters had a 2.40 ERA in the previous eight games.
The Chicago White Sox will be looking to build on their current 3-game winning streak that includes a 2-1 win over Minnesota in the series opener. The Twins had five extra-base hits against Quintana. Buxton struck out swinging after that and went 0 for 3. Santana ranks fifth in the American League in ERA, with just one run allowed in his first two starts.