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Recap: Mauer and Hughes Lead The Way, Twins Win 6-4

Joe had three hits and drove in four runs. Phil Hughes was Phil Hughes.

Patrick Smith

After setting a record low of comments in our gamethread (seriously is it a record?) our Twins took care of business Monday afternoon, defeating the Baltimore Orioles 6-4. Despite DHing for the 4th straight day, Joe Mauer had a great day at the plate going 3-4 and drove in four. After five scoreless innings, Minnesota would get on the board in the sixth when Danny Santana and Brian Dozier stroked back-back one-out singles. Both Santana and Dozier moved up one base on a wild pitch from Kevin Gausman, while our messiah Mauer laced a triple clearing the bases. Kennys Vargas would hit a sacrifice fly, and the Twins were up 3-0.

Phil Hughes collected his 15th win and was damn near perfect, other than a 3 run moonshot to Nick Hundley which tied the game in the 7th. However the Twins would put up another crocked number, as once again, Joe Mauer and Kennys Vargas were taking care of business. Mauer hit a 2-RBI single and Vargas would then drive him in and the Twins retook the lead.

Other than Nelson Cruz juicing one off Glen Perkins and big emphasis on the juicing. Minnesota hung on and defeated the red hot O's 6-4. Despite scoring 6 six runs, Minnesota only received production from the top half of the lineup. Hitters 5-9 in the lineup went a combined 0-18. So everyone give a round of applause to Joe and Kennys and be nice. For now.






Everyone after Kennys