Star shortstop Andrelton Simmons went down this week, too.

You can’t replace those guys, but at the same time, the games don’t stop, Kinsler said, adding: Close ball games build character.
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Blake Parker pitched a perfect ninth inning for his Lee Roy Selmon Jersey sixth save in seven attempts. Robbie Grossman gave the Twins a 2-1 edge with Nick Vannett Authentic Jersey a solo homer in the sixth against starter Garrett Richards, but Noe Ramirez (2-2) and Jose Alvarez set up Parker with some shut-down relief. The Angels bullpen recorded 11 outs, with five strikeouts.

Fifteen of their last 27 games have been decided by one or two runs, and they’re just 6-9 in those games. For the season, they’re 3-12 in one-run games, which, as Molitor said, is a big reason why we are where we are.

The Angels are 6-1 in June, trying to keep up in the fast-paced AL West race with Seattle and Houston.

We’re going to grind it out, Richards said. We’re going to find ways to win.

Mets: RHP Seth Lugo (1-1, 2.04) makes his second start and 23rd appearance of the season. He’s been especially effective against lefty hitters, holding them to a .117 batting average (7 for 60).J.D. Martinez hits 21st HR as Red Sox beat White Sox 4-2

BOSTON J.D. Martinez looked bad on a swing, went to the video, took some hacks in the cage and made sure he didn’t miss his pitch the next time up.

Martinez hit a tiebreaking two-run homer, David Price pitched six solid innings to win his fifth straight decision and the Boston Red Sox rebounded from a series-opening loss with a 4-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday.

Whatever it is that I want to work on, I go in the cage and work on it before my next at-bat, said Martinez, who hit his team-leading 21st homer. I felt like early in the game I was jumping off my back side. I was just kind of going into the cage and working on staying on my back side, not twisting.