This one turned out to be a "laugher" today. Tommy Milone was only in there for 5 innings, but he only gave up 2 runs, walked 3, and struck out 3. Neil Ramirez gave up the other three Ranger runs late in the game, but the Rangers never really got close (at least, not for very long) in this game.
The Twins offense scored 1 in the 4th, 5 in the 5th, 7 in the 7th and finally two more in the 8th for a grand total of 15 runs.
Kennys Vargas kicked off the scoring with a solo home run in the 4th. This year Kennys has not hit a single, as he has 3 home runs, and 6 doubles. Makes for a pretty crazy SLG% and ISO.
In the 5th inning, the big blow came from Max Kepler who hit a grand slam off of AJ Griffin.
The Rangers got 2 runs in the bottom of the 5th cutting the lead to 4, but that's as close as they would get. The Twins tacked on 7 insurance runs in the 7th. The inning included home runs by Brian Dozier and Eduardo Escobar. Also driving in runs: Robbie Grossman, Kurt Suzuki, and Eddie Rosario.
Two more "just in case" runs in the 8th (fueled by 3 Rangers errors) increased the lead even more, and the Twins took this game easily 15-5.
Everyone in the lineup had a hit and a run, and only Miguel Sano did not have an RBI. Suzuki, Grossman, and Rosario all went 3-5 today. The box score is just fun to look at so I'd recommend checking it out.
Miguel Sano: No RBIs? Come on, man, get with the program!