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Twins 13, Indians 5: The offensive barrage continues

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This whole “score more runs than the other team” thing is a pretty neat deal.

Minnesota Twins v Cleveland Indians Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images

What did I say in the game thread? The Twins just had to show some patience with Trevor Bauer and they’d take advantage of his wildness. That was exactly what happened as they coaxed five walks out of him, leading to eight runs in under three full innings as the Twins won 13-5.

This marks the first time in franchise history that the team has scored 10+ runs in three consecutive games in a series. So much went on in this game that it’s hard to write a recap for it. Every time the Indians tried to claw back, the Twins stomped on the accelerator and sped off into the sunset. After watching their lead get cut to 3-2 after the second inning, the Twins scored five in the third inning, highlighted by a two-run double from Joe Mauer and a two-run single from Max Kepler.

Then, even though the Indians later made the score 8-4 and 9-5, the Twins added on an insurance run in the 8th and just for good measure a 3-run homer from Brian Dozier in the 9th. The offense helped overshadow another mediocre pitching performance from Tyler Duffey as he gave up five runs in six innings.

WP: Tyler Duffey (6-8)

LP: Trevor Bauer (7-5)

Studs

Too many to name

Duds

Tyler Duffey (6 IP, 8 H, 5 ER, 0 BB, 6 K)