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Twins 4, Athletics 7: Twins fall, Sano dies

The ol' 4 seagull outfield shift. #Moneyball
The ol' 4 seagull outfield shift. #Moneyball
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In a game that was closer than the final score might suggest, the Twins jumped out to an early lead in the top of the 2nd on back-to-back 2-out doubles by Superstar Robbie Grossman and Byung Ho Park. However, in the bottom of the inning the A's got a run of their own on a Miguel Sano assisted triple off the bat of Billy Burns Master Blaster.

In the top of the 3rd, Sano came up with the bases juiced and 1 out. Determined to make up for his outfield misadventures, Sano knocked in a run on a fielders choice, narrowly beating out the double play. Unfortunately he also injured himself on the play and was taken out with a "Left hamstring strain." 

The lead given by his suicidal heroics would unfortunately be short lived, as in the bottom of the very same inning Danny Valencia would hit a 2-run dinger, bringing the score to 2-3 in favor of Oakland. The Grossman/Valencia show would continue until they almost single-handely (double-handedly?) brought the game to a 4-5 score. The A's would tack on another 2 in the 8th on a Stephen Vogt double off the normally stellar Fernando Abad. Minnesota would then fail to muster up anything in the 9th, losing with a final score of 4-7.

Tyler Duffey would be saddled with loss, bringing him to 2-4 for the season. In happier news, Joe Mauer got his 1749th career hit, tying that air-condition salesman guy for 4th on the Twins all time list.


Robbie Grossman: (3 for 4, 3 doubles, 2 runs and 1 RBI)


Tyler Duffey: (5 earned runs on 10 hits over 4.2 innings.)

Pick the Stick Winner:

less cowbell, more 'neau (Mauer/Suzuki) 5 whole points! Congrats to you and your whole family.


# Commenter # Comments
1 SooFoo Fan 62
2 Rahil Modi 53
3 less cowbell, more 'neau 45
4 Brandon Brooks 36
5 James Fillmore 31
6 sioux1337 27
7 montanatwinsfan 23
8 Imakesandwichesforaliving 18
9 Daniel Carlson 18
10 TawnyFroggy 11
11 myjah 8
12 The GIF Oracle 1
13 Name-Game 1
14 Gunnarthor 1
15 big boy lee 1
# Recs Commenter Comment Link
4 montanatwinsfan I know it's funny to make fun of the ladies of Jesus
3 less cowbell, more 'neau Bilateral leg ebola
2 TawnyFroggy I discovered I could have the announcer say "Goose Moose"
2 SooFoo Fan Stopping, and then letting the ball get by you is the new market innefficiency
2 montanatwinsfan really - he looks like the ass at the nightclub who played high school football 12 years ago and wants to make sure you know it goddamnit.
2 TawnyFroggy Eww don't be GROSS, man
2 Brandon Brooks Back when Aaron Hicks wasn't on the MLB roster yet, but was in a roster I used for MLB: The Show,
2 sioux1337 reactions to Sano AB
2 less cowbell, more 'neau Stop the WAR
1 less cowbell, more 'neau While It Falls Safely?
1 less cowbell, more 'neau It's after midnight
1 sioux1337 gratuitous Dick pic
1 Daniel Carlson Years from now his legendary production there will cause everyone to just call it the "G-spot"
1 less cowbell, more 'neau Not too far from The Fillmore
1 Daniel Carlson Stat Beane uses against twins - TAETBILP
1 The GIF Oracle [no title]
1 less cowbell, more 'neau And he's been against him ever since
1 Brandon Brooks You have much to peel young bananawan
1 James Fillmore 5300 miles from Over, Cambridgeshire
1 SooFoo Fan A young padawan
1 less cowbell, more 'neau That's Twins Rule #19
1 Daniel Carlson FALANDAG
1 SooFoo Fan A young banadawan
1 montanatwinsfan his balls dont break as sharply as most pitchers
1 montanatwinsfan can you "TM" that?
1 less cowbell, more 'neau Where's The Big Unit when we need him
1 montanatwinsfan Rahil, you're a bit too literal.
1 SooFoo Fan Grand Theft Auto
1 Daniel Carlson 0 Valencia!
1 James Fillmore What does iron ore have to do with rock and roll?
1 James Fillmore Maybe the A's will take Buston for him
1 SooFoo Fan I remember back when we were good (it was so long ago)
1 SooFoo Fan Duffy blew it, now there's Semien on second
1 montanatwinsfan oh gawd
1 Daniel Carlson There needs to be a new term for that like TOOTBLAN
1 Brandon Brooks A seagull pooped on it
1 sioux1337 too bad it had that exhaust port
1 less cowbell, more 'neau HE SANO'D IT!!!
1 montanatwinsfan oh gawd