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Twins 4, Angels 2: Tripling Twins Win

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Twins turn triple play, win with 9th inning rally.

Minnesota Twins v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
The Hokey Pokey is what it’s all about
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Well, that was worth staying up for. I wouldn’t really call it a pitching duel, it was kind of a pitching-defensive-solo-home-run duel for most of the game.

Miguel Sano hit a solo shot into the center field trees off of our old friend, Alex Meyer in the 2nd and put the Twins on the board first. Sano also started this around-the-horn triple play to bring the bottom half of the 4th to a sudden stop.

Kole Calhoun hit a couple of solo homers in the game, one off of Adalberto Mejia in the 6th and another in the 8th off of Taylor Rogers to put the Angels on top going into the 9th. 2-1 Angels.

Top o’ the 9th with one out, Jorge Polanco hit what looked like a routine pop out to the first baseman, but safely got on base on an error. Eddie Rosario then doubled to left field, Polanco rounded third and headed for home, but Gene Glynn held up the stop sign and Polanco got back to third on a close play. Molitor sent in Eduardo Escobar to PH for Byron Buxton, but Angels’ manager, Scioscia had him intentionally walked, loading the bases for Jason Castro. Castro hit a single to the left corner, plating both Polanco and Rosario and putting the Twins up 3-2. The Twins loaded the bases again and Joe Mauer lazily picked up another walk to put the Twins up 4-2.

Brandon Kintzler came in and got the Angels to hit the balls to Twins for the save.

Mejia and Meyer both had similar games, pitching well enough to pitch six innings of 1-run ball with a little help from their teammates.

  • Rod Carew stopped by the booth for a chat with Dick and Bert.
  • Albert Pujols is still at 599.

W: Rogers (3-1)

L: Alvarez (0-2)

SV: Kintzler (14)

Mejia, 6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K

Meyer, 6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K

STUDS:

Sano 2 for 4, HR, BB, started triple play

Castro 1 for 4, 2 RBI

Mejia one solo HR, 6 innings, not bad

Brian Dozier not much at the plate today, but some great defensive plays, like this one.

Mauer walks the walk

Gene Glynn good air traffic control

Duds:

None Twins win!

ROBOT ROLL CALL!

Comment of the Game: Daniel CarlsonRIP”

DANCE PARTY!