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Twins 8, Red Sox 4: Minnesota Splits the Series in Boston

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The Twins have the Red Sox to thank for today's win just as much as themselves. Going into the 9th inning tied at 4 apiece, a major error on behalf of the Red Sox led a 4-run inning for Minnesota. Pablo Sandoval mishandled a throw after a Joe Mauer bunt (yes, a Mauer bunt in the 9th inning in a tie game. Yes.), which opened the gates for the Twins to score the last 4 runs of the game. Luckily for Minnesota, there are only two columns - win and lose, and neither of them depend on if it's an ugly result.

To be fair, the Twins offense did show a little spark today, as Torii Hunter hit a 3-run blast in the 5th inning, cutting the Red Sox lead to one run. Kurt Suzuki's single in the 6th tied the game 4-4, and the rest was history in the 9th. Hunter, for the record, was 3-for-5 today, with 3 RBI. Suzuki ended the day 3-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI as well.

Today's game also featured 6 Twins pitchers on the mound. Tommy Milone pitched 5 innings, giving up 9 hits and 4 runs, only 2 of them earned (did I mention there were 5 total errors in this game? UGLY). Milone only walked one, but did give up two bombs (Blake Swihart in the 3rd and Dustin Pedroia in the 4th). The Twins bullpen - Ryan Pressly, Brian Duensing, Casey Fien, Aaron Thompson, and Glen Perkins - all combined for a scoreless four innings after Milone's departure.

Glen Perkins remained awesome and had a 1-2-3 bottom of the 9th to seal the Twins win and the series split.

Roll Call

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1 less cowbell, more 'neau 75
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3 WestRiverTwinsFan 56
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5 ColossusOfRhode 26
6 Christian Ryan 24
7 Brananorama 22
8 vanimal power 18
9 NoahRJ 17
10 kenzertz 17

What's Next

The Twins take on the Brewers at Target Field tomorrow night, as Kyle Gibson takes the mound for Minnesota against former Twin Kyle Lohse goes for Milwaukee. Game time is 7:10 pm CST sharp. Get excited for the Twins also facing former teammate Matt Garza on Saturday!