8/23/2014 5:45 P.M. ET
Pino wins as Twins' 26th man for twin bill
By Rhett Bollinger / MLB.com
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Twins officially recalled right-hander Yohan Pino from Triple-A Rochester to be the club's 26th man on the roster for Game 1 of Saturday's split doubleheader against the Tigers. He earned his second career big league win, giving up four runs (one earned) on six hits and two walks over five innings in Minnesota's eventual 12-4 win.
Pino was called up to start Game 1 against the Tigers on regular rest, as he last pitched on Monday for the Red Wings. He was able to get out of a bases-loaded jam in the fifth inning.
"Pino battled really hard," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. "He got through it. He got into a tough situation in the fifth with the bases loaded -- and you can either leave him in to get the win or take him out. And we gave him his shot and he got the big out there."
The right-hander was solid in his last start at Triple-A, allowing just two runs over seven-plus innings to improve to 10-2 with a 2.47 ERA for Rochester. His last start with the Twins before Saturday came on Aug. 12, when he gave up seven runs over 4 1/3 innings against the Astros.
Pino was optioned to Rochester on Aug. 15, so he had to be optioned back to Triple-A after his start on Saturday. Players must spend 10 days in the Minors after being optioned before being called up again. But the rule didn't apply to his start on Saturday because he came up as the club's 26th man.
Pino, though, said he remains hopeful he'll be called up again once rosters expand in September.
"I'm fine," Pino said. "I'll go down there and pitch -- and hopefully be back up here in September."
Arcia spends night at hospital with his infant
MINNEAPOLIS -- Twins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia was held out of the lineup for Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Tigers, after spending most of the night at the hospital to tend to his baby, Oswell, who was sick.
Oswell, who was born on July 29, is fine after staying the night in the hospital, according to Twins manager Ron Gardenhire. But Arcia got only about an hour of sleep.
"He was at the hospital pretty much all night," Gardenhire said. "Everything is fine and the baby is fine. But him and his wife were at the hospital pretty much all night. So he's here, but he's just a little gassed right now and is working on just an hour of sleep last night."
Arcia has been on a hot streak recently, with six homers and 14 RBIs over his last 10 games entering Saturday. He was back in the lineup for Game 2, starting in right field and hitting fifth.