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Rays 7, Twins 5: Can't avoid those Longoria home runs

Evan Longoria hit two move home runs in today's game against the Twins. Yes folks, that's FIVE home runs this series hit by just ONE player.

DAMN IT!!!!!
DAMN IT!!!!!
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I'm not even sure if I should say Twins' starter Tyler Duffey had a bad game or not. Duffey lasted 5.2 innings, giving up four earned runs on seven hits and two walks. He even had eight strikeouts! Except oh yeah: three of those hits were home runs. Duffey surrendered another dinger to Logan Morrison and TWO bombs to Evan Longoria. That means Evan Longoria, in this four game series against Minnesota alone, hit FIVE home runs.

There was some good news for the Twins. Byung Ho Park hit a home run, his first since he hit two on May 13th. Robbie Grossman hit own immediately after Park, and Eduardo Nunez joined in the fun later in the game. Byron Buxton went 3-for-4 with a show off double triple.

Amazingly, despite all the Longoria balls leaving the park, the Twins had this game tied 5-5 going into the 9th inning. Unfortunately, that means Kevin Jepsen is coming in the game, and we all know what happens when Kevin Jepsen comes into the game.

The Twins lost, 7-5.


  • Eduardo Nunez: 2-for-4, one home run and 2 runs scored.
  • Byron Buxton: 3-for-4 with 1 RBI.


  • Brian Dozier: 0-for-5, 2 strikeouts.
  • Kevin Jepsen: Don't even get me started.


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