Both teams hit the snot out of the ball(s) tonight, scoring a combined 24 runs on 28 hits. Both starters went a mere 3 innings with Tyler Duffey giving up 6 runs, while Aaron Nola one upped (one downed?) him by allowing 7.
To Philadelphia's credit, they hit a lot of homers today. "Gorgeous" Peter Bourjos will be in all of our dreams tonight after hitting a majestic 2-run shot in the 2nd. The next inning Tommy Joseph and Cameron Rupp went back to back for a grand total of 3 runs. Later, all the way in the 8th, Maikel Franco would match that himself with a 3-run laserbeam homer. 8 runs of 4 homers is usually enough to win a game, but despite doing that and more, the Twins still did a little better.
Thanks to Kurt Suzuki who launched yet another home run (His 4th, 2 runs) as well as twice hitting 2-run doubles. That's 2 2R 2Bs or the 2-2-2 which is something I find amazingly fun to say because I'm weird. Brian Dozier and Trevor Plouffe both had RBI triples, and Eduardo Escobar padded the lead with a nice little pinch hit single in the 8th.
The final score would be Minnesota 14, Philadelphia 10. Buddy Boshers got his 2nd win. The loss went to Nola. Brandon Kintzler picked up his 3rd save.
Kurt Suzuki: 4 for 5, 6 RBI, 2 Runs and a Homer.
Brian Dozier: 3 for 5, 2 RBI and 2 Runs.
Twins relief pitchers not named Michael Tonkin: No runs allowed.
Tyler Duffey: Allowed 6 runs in just 3 innings. By my calculations that's a One billion jillion ERA.
NO DUDS (except Tyler) TWINS WIN
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