North Battleford’s Albers gets first start of MLB season

By Nathan Kanter
August 31, 2016 - 12:00pm

North Battleford’s Andrew Albers had a no-decision in his first start of the MLB season on Tuesday, August 30, giving up four runs on six hits for the Minnesota Twins in two-plus innings of work.

The left-handed Albers struck out two batters in his eleventh career start, as the Twins eventually lost 5-4 to the Cleveland Indians.

Albers’ last MLB start came back in 2013, in a loss to the Indians, this time on September 26 when he threw 102 pitches in just over five innings of work, giving up three earned runs. 

A highlight this season for Albers came last Friday, when he pitched in relief for the Twins against the Blue Jays in Toronto, playing on his home soil for the first time.

Albers pitched for Canada during the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto, helping the hosts top the United States 7-6 in the Gold Medal game.

With the Twins out of contention thanks to a 49-83 record thus far, Albers may yet receive another chance to start this season.

 

Nathan Kanter is battlefordsNOW’s sports reporter and voice of the Battlefords North Stars. He can be reached at [email protected] or tweet him @NathanKanter11.

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