Twins third. Luis Arraez singles to shallow center field. Jorge Polanco reaches on a fielder's choice to first base.
Mitch Haniger and Ty France singled before Seager hit a 3-2 pitch over the wall in right-center field to give Seattle its first lead. Seattle relievers Will Vest, Drew Steckenrider (1-1) and Rafael Montero combined for four hitless innings. Montero earned his second save of the season.
That the Tigers might return him to the Twins — the primary option if Detroit chooses not to retain Baddoo on the 26-man active roster during all of 2021 — isn’t likely, as Derek Falvey, president of baseball operations for the Twins, all but conceded during an interview last week with Twins media members. Part of the transcript follows: ► Is Akil Baddoo now a bigger regret than trading Lance Lynn? Yeah, Akil, great kid, through and through, one of the greatest makeup kids we have in the system.