Sox got to Tommy Milone early scoring with a Todd Frazier solo HR in the 2nd and a Jose Abreu RBI grounder in the 3rd. Twins came back in the 4th with back-to-back, 2-out, solo HRs by Robbie Grossman (here) and Brian Dozier (and here) tying the game 2-2. Of course, the Twins can't have nice things so this didn't last long.
Bottom of the 4th wasn't a good inning for "Home" Milone. After giving up a lead off double to Brett Lawrie, everything went dark for Tommy, including a bases loaded walk. Three more runs for the bad guys and that was the end of Milone's day. Second game in a row since coming back from Rochester that he hasn't been able to get out of the 4th inning.
Twins came back in the 6th. After Byron Buxton legged out a double, he came home on a Eduardo Nunez RBI. Then another Dozier RBI brought the Twins within one run.
Twins tied it up again in the 7th on another Nunez RBI scoring Max Kepler but Nunez managed to get himself picked off at first in the process.
Fernando Abad was haunted by a 2-out walk to Garcia that JB Shuck brought home on a blooper to left field. Pale Hose up, 6-5.
Top of the 9th, the Twins had one last chance for bromance. But with two outs and a limping Kurt Suzuki on first, Danny Santana struck out with Joe Mauer on deck and Byung Ho Park sitting on the bench.
W: Jones 4-2, 1.1 IP 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
L: Abad 1-2, 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
SV: Robertson 0-1, 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
Milone 0-2, 3.1 IP, 9 H, 5 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
Rodon 2-6, 5.2 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 6K
Robbie Grossman HR
Brian Dozier 2-4, 2 RBI, HR
Eduardo Nunez 2-4, 2 RBI
Milone (see above)
Escobar 0-4, 2 K
Santana 0-4, 2 K, 2 LOB
Nunez for general base running nincompoopery
ROBOT ROLL CALL!
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