You knew it was going to be "one of those games" when Mookie Betts took Tyler Duffey's very first pitch yawd for a home run. "But," I thought to myself, "maybe he'll do a Radke here, get his solid compostable waste in order, the Twins will score a few and maybe..." Nope, not tonight. Duffey got knocked out early, Sox getting six earned runs off of him before he was given the hook early in the 3rd.
On the other side, Steven Wright had a no-hitter going through 4 innings until Max Kepler broke it up with a single to left. Kennys Vargas hit a ground-rule double that advanced Kepler to third. A Robbie Grossman RBI ground out brought in Kepler and a wild pitch and a dropped ball combo by Wright let Vargas score. That was pretty much the Twins highlights right there, unless you count this Mauer-Dozier collision.
Trevor May came in in the bottom of the 7th and doused the dumpster fire with a bucket of gasoline, giving up another five runs. It was probably more fun being outside avoiding heat stroke and mosquitoes than watching this one in an air conditioned room. Every Twins pitcher gave up at least one run.
W: Wright, (12-5) 8.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 9 K
L: Duffey, (5-7) 2.1 IP, 9 H, 6 ER, 1 BB, 0 K
STUDS: Max Kepler, 2 for 4, 1 R
DUDS: Pretty much everyone else in a Twins uniform.
Mauer 0 for 4, 2 K
May, we traded Ben Revere for this?
ROBOT ROLL CALL!
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