Hendriks gets in gear in Triple-A

Hendriks gets in gear in Triple-A

MINNEAPOLIS -- Right-hander Liam Hendriks made his first start with Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday after struggling in four starts with the Twins.

Hendriks, ranked as the Twins' No. 8 prospect, allowed one run on three hits over 5 2/3 innings against Pawtucket. It was a better result for Hendriks, who posted a 9.00 ERA in 18 innings with Minnesota.

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire heard good reports about Hendriks' outing, and was happy to see him bounce back in his first start with the Red Wings.

"It was crisp," Gardenhire said. "He threw 90 pitches, so it was still a lot of pitches for 5 2/3, but he did his job. He did a nice job. It seemed like he had control of the game. He only gave up three hits."