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Twins 8, Tigers 1 - Yay, Big Day Jorge

And also Gibson, but that rhymes less.

Minnesota Twins v Detroit Tigers
“Try hitting 38 more, Jorge.”
Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images

Robbie Grossman batted 3rd today. Robbie Grossman. Then the Twins scored 8 runs and won. Still, Robbie Grossman.

The Twins started the game with a Brian Dozier single (which brought his hit streak to a career high 17 games) followed by a Jorge Polanco double. Professional 3rd hitter, Robbie Grossman then singled the pair in. Damn. In the bottom of the inning, Cameron Maybin’s one out double allowed Miguel Cabrera to knock him in with a single of his own. Crazily enough, this would be the last run the Tigers would score.

4 of the other Twins runs were to the credit of Polanco, who smacked a two-run homer in the 3rd, and a 2 RBI base knock in the 4th. Kurt Suzuki plated Grossman with a sac-fly in the 3rd as well. The final Twins run came in the 8th, when Kennys Vargas (A.K.A Varags the Half-Orc Barbarian.) smashed a solo shot.

Kyle Gibson pitched 8 whole innings of 1-run ball, striking out 4 whilst giving up 5 hits and 3 walks. He ran into some trouble more than once, but managed to get himself out of it. Go Kyle!

The Twins get their prestigious 54th win of the season. Robbie Grossman.

STUDS: Polanco (3-4, 4 RBI, 1 HR) Dozier (3-4) Grossman (Grossman) and Gibson (8 IP, 1 ER)

DUDS: NO DUDS TWINS WIN (but still kinda Buxton who was 0-4)


Robbie Grossman, though.