So things started out well, as Twins games sometimes do. Then, well, threads came loose, as Twins games often do. Derek Holland struck out Brian Dozier to start the game. He then walked the next batter and seemed to get frustrated when what he thought was a strike was called ball four, walking Miguel Sano. The Twins jumped all over him. Joe Mauer batted in Robbie Grossman from third. Then with two on, Eduardo Escobar hit a bomb over the left center field wall to make the score 4-0 Twins.
Meanwhile, Phil Hughes had a no-hitter going into the 4th and then someone on the gamethread thought it would be a good idea to talk about it. A walk and a double later, Todd Frazier hit a fly ball to center field that Byron Buxton dropped to get the White Sox on the scoreboard. The Socks scored another run before Matt Davidson TOOTBLANed to make the third out at third base. 6-2 Twins.
Escobar doubled in Sano to get the Twins another run in the 5th. In the bottom half, Hughes gave up four more hits including a 3-run blast to Melky Cabrera to make it 7-5 Twins and a close ball game. Tyler Duffey came in to get the last out of the inning.
Our old friend and Bigfoot hunter, Anthony Swarzak came in for the Pallid Leggings in the 6th and had a 1-2-3 inning. Davidson hit a solo homer off of Duffey to bring the Sox within one run.
Ryan Pressly came in for the Twins in the 7th and struck out the side, but in the 8th, Molitor went with Matt Belisle for some reason and he was only able to get one out. So Brandon Kintzler came in to get the last five outs and he did and the Twins lived happily ever after.
W: Pressly (1-2)
L: Holland, 5.0 IP, 6 H, 7 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 3 K
SV: Kintzler (8)
Hughes 4.2 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
Escobar 2-4, 3-run HR, 4 RBI, 2B
Kintzler 5-out save, 3 K
Pressly 1.0 IP, 3 K
Sano 1-2, HR, 2 R, 2 BB
Dozier HR, BB
Buxton Oh-fer 4, K, big fielding error
Rosario 0-4, K, 2 lobsters
Hughes - Everything was swell until the 4th inning
Belisle - You had one job...
ROBOT ROLL CALL!
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Comment of the Game: Brandon Brooks “There is no truer hell than being surrounded by happy White Sox fans”