MINNEAPOLIS After finally earning his first win in a Twins uniform last time out, Minnesota right-hander Vance Worley took another step forward Friday. Unfortunately for Worley, it didn't result in his second straight victory.
Worley allowed just one unearned run in six innings Friday against Boston and left with a one-run lead. But the Twins went on to lose 3-2 in extra innings, meaning Worley earned a no-decision.
Still, Worley believed Friday was a step in the right direction.
"It felt good," Worley said. "We worked on a few things this last week in our bullpens and I felt like it carried over. They took a lot of good pitches that I threw today and the ones I wanted them to swing at, I just wasn't getting any swings."
Keeping the ball down was key for Worley, who induced three double plays in his six innings of work. Shortstop Pedro Florimon and second baseman Brian Dozier worked well up the middle, turning all three of the double plays.
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