Twins got on the board first with Brian Dozier scoring from third on a Joe Mauer RBI ground out to the short stop in the 1st. They scored again in the 4th when Jorge Polanco hit a 2-run RBI double off of the Green Monster with two outs to give the Twins a 3-0 lead.
Red Sox would get one back in the bottom half when Mookie Betts hit a solo homer over said Green Monster.
It was the bottom of the 5th that was Kyle Gibson’s and the Twins’ undoing. A lead-off walk to Hanley Ramirez immediately haunted after Jackie Bradley Jr. doubled to bring him home. After a fielding error (a sharp ground ball hit by Christian Vazquez was blocked by Polanco who appeared to be screened by Bradley) a couple of ground outs and a single gave the Sawx a lead they never gave up. 3-4 Red Sox.
Kyle’s night was over after Hanny was being Hanny and hit a solo dinger to center with two out in the 6th.
In the 7th, Tzu-Wei Lin hit a ball deep into the right field corner that Max Kepler nearly caught, but since “nearly” doesn’t count in baseball, he got a triple out of the deal. He would score on a Deven Marrero RBI double to put the Sox up 3-6.
Phil Hughes returned as a reliever and threw 25 pitches over 1.2 innings. He gave up only one hit while striking out two.
Craig Kimbrel came in for the save to end the game.
W: Price (3-2) 7.0 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 7 K
L: Gibson (4-6) 5.2 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
SV: Kimbrel (22)
Polanco - 2B, 2 RBI
Hughes - Kept the Sawx off the board for 1 2⁄3 innings
Mauer - 2 for 4, 1 RBI
Dozier - 2 for 4, 2B, 1 R
Gibson - Did okay until the 5th
Kepler - 0fer 4, 3 K Sehr schlecht
Sano - 0fer 4, 3 K Maybe he doesn’t like being DH
ROBOT ROLL CALL!
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Comment of the Game: kenzertz: "it looks like that in the Fallout universe they played 10 inning baseball games." - SooFoo Fan*
*No citation given for SooFoo Fan quote.
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