Jose Berrios, the Twins top-prospect who also was also making his second MLB start tonight, pitched 5.1 strong innings. It was enough for him to record his first major league win as he carried the Twins 6-2 over reigning cy young winner Dallas Keuchel and the Houston Astros.
Obviously, with a score like 6-2, the Twins got some much needed help from their offense. Brian Dozier was on fire, going 5-3 with a double and two runs scored. Byung Ho Park also hit a very satisfying 2-RBI triple in the top of the 5th to help widen the Twins lead. Eduardo Nunez hit a solo home run in the 6th and somehow didn't even lose his helmet while rounding the bases! Can we play the Houston Astros every day!?
One of the more interesting parts of the game: Starting catcher John Ryan Murphy was ejected from the game in the fifth inning after sticking up for the crappy strike zone the umps were giving Berrios. It was almost a bit A.J.-esque...
Fernando Abad, who continues to be anything but an abad pitcher, came in for Berrios in the 5th and pitched through the 6th brilliantly for the Twins. Kevin Jepsen, for once, was able to cleanly close the game for the Twins.
Again--could we face the Astros everyday!?
- Brian Dozier: 3-for-5, 1 double, 2 runs scored.
- Byung Ho Park: 2-for-3, 2 RBI, 1 run scored, 1 walk.
- Ryan Pressly: 1 IP, 2 strikeouts, 0 earned runs.
- Danny Santana: 0-for-5, 2 strikeouts.
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