Not a lot of good things happened (for the Twins) in this game so let's get right to it.
Jose Berrios continued to struggle today, lasting only 2.2 innings. In that time he gave up 4 walks, 3 hits, 5 R (3 earned). Most of that damage came off the bat of Carlos Santana on a 3 run homer in the second inning. In the 3rd, James Beresford couldn't handle a pickoff throw from Berrios, allowing Francisco Lindor to score. I heard from my parents that the ball went through the webbing of his glove, but I have no evidence of this. It does seem plausible.
Berrios struck out the next batter, but was taken out in favor of Pat #1 (Dean). A hit by Tyler Naquin scored another run, making it 5-0 and closing the book on Berrios.
The Twins offense was really quiet today, and Cory Kluber was the reason. Their only run came in the 4th on a Byron Buxton single, scoring Eduardo Escobar. Kluber finished the day with a line of: 7 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 10 K.
Trevor May gave up a couple runs, so Pat (#2) Light finished off the 7th. Tommy Milone pitched a clean 8th, and Andrew Albers pitched a scoreless ninth. That brings us to the final score of 7-1.
Buxton. He had two hits, and almost made a diving catch.
Brian Dozier extended his hit streak to 15, on an infield single. He was also hit by a pitch, and was pinch hit for in his next at bat. Hopefully he's okay, and they were just getting Robbie Grossman a plate appearance.
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