After a lengthy road trip the Twins kicked off their ten game homestand with a opening series win over the Tigers. Every starter but Brian Dozier (who did reach twice) collected a hit as Minnesota put up crooked numbers in the first and second inning. Trevor Plouffe drove in Joe Mauer and Miguel Sano to get the scoring going with a double in the first inning. Torii Hunter and Kurt Suzuki adding to the party too with RBI singles of their own. After the four run first, Miguel Sano and Eduardo Escobar had RBI of their own in the second which chased Detroit starter Kyle Lobstein. Lobestein lasted just 1.2 innings allowing seven hits, six earned runs and walked two.
With great run support, Tyler Duffey continued to impress. Duffey went into seventh inning before being pulled giving up seven hits, one run and struck out seven batters. For fifth time in his last six starts, the young righty allowed two runs or less. Pretty impressive considering the rough major league debut he had in early August. One Twins Way is being carfeul with how they will use Duffey the rest of the way as he never thrown this many innings in his young career. Casey Fien had a powerful outing striking out three and Neal Cotts pitched the ninth for the win.
Four Twins players collected multiple hits in the win, which included a three hit night for Joe Mauer and another big night for Escobar who had an OPS of 1.062 coming into tonight's game. He has helped solidified the shortstop position after months of ineffectiveness. With the win are just one game out of the final playoff spot.
Everyone, EVERBODY WAS A STUD
Everyone for watching the Vikings "performance" tonight