The Twins lost again. For those keeping track at home, that makes ten in a row, eclipsing the nine game losing streak that started this year. At that time someone probably said “Oh, well it couldn’t possibly get worse than this!” I blame that person. You know who you are.
This game started out pretty good. A four run 5th, capped off by a two run single by Miguel Sano, gave Kyle Gibson a 5-2 lead going into the bottom of the inning.
Gibson proceeded to give up two runs in the 6th. First, on a solo-homer by Troy Tulowitzki. Another, on a single by Devon Travis. Enter: Pat Light.
Pat Light, which I can only assume is his stage name, got out of the 6th, but trouble loomed in the 7th. Jose Bautista and Josh Donaldson went “single, homer” to take a 6-5 lead. Two outs and a Tulo-single later, J.T. Chargois got his turn against the Jays. He walked Kevin Pillar, and then Melvin Upton Jr. doubled, scoring two more runs. The four run 7th made it an 8-5 ball game.
In the 8th, Donaldson whacked his third dinger of the game, prompting the Jays’ fans to throw their hats onto the field in protest. Which I guess isn’t the worst thing you can throw onto a field (that would be the Twins’ defense).
The Twins pushed a run across in the 9th, and even brought the tying run to the plate, Miguel Sano, but he struck out to end the game, 6-9.
Studs: Mauer (2-3, 2 BB, RBI, R), Kepler (2 RBI), Plouffe(2-5, RBI, R), Sano (2-5, 2 RBI)
Duds: The pitchers.
Danny Santana was put on the 15-day DL after colliding with Robbie Grossman today. Logan Schafer is being called up.
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