Brian Dozier got the Twins off to an early lead with an RBI double in the first. It didn't last long as Ryan Howard hit a solo HR to the center field t
rees uh, prairie putting green and a sac bunt by Freddy Galvis put the Phillies up 2-1
Top of the 4th, Odubel Herrera added another RBI to make it 3-1.
In the 5th, Juan Centeno drew a walk then Jerad Eickoff made an errant pickoff attempt which Centeno took advantage by scampering to second base. Eduardo Escobar hit line drive that deflected off of Herrera's glove and that allowed Centeno to get another Twins run.
Top of the 6th, Escobar made this fantastic catch to turn a double play. Byron Buxton almost made another spectacular catch at the wall, but it was almost a catch, Freddy Galvis hit an RBI triple instead.
Kevin Jepsen came in to get one out in the 7th... but then he stayed in the game for the 8th. Freddy Galvis (does that name sound familiar?) hit a HR with two runners on to pretty much cement the Twins fate. 7-2 Phillies.
Byung Ho park hit a sac fly in the bottom of the 9th, but that was all she wrote. Final 7-3 Phillies.
Trevor Plouffe left the game limping which is being called a groin strain per preliminary reports and he is day-to-day.
The good news? The Twins still win the series!
L: Nolasco (3-5, 6.2 IP, 10 H, 4 ER, 4 BB, 1 K, 5.40 ERA, 6.57 FIP)
W: Eickhoff (5-9, 6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K)
Dozier 1 RBI, 1 2B,
Escobar, 1 H, 1 RBI, 1 run, nice DP
Tonkin, 1 IP, 1 K, 0 ER
Nolasco, Jepsen, whoever else you want to toss in there.
ROBOT ROLL CALL!
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Comment of the Game:
You had to be there but be glad you weren't.