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Twins 3, Angels 2: Berrios gets back on track

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A pair of dongs, and a solid start by Jose Berrios propelled the Twins to a series win.

Minnesota Twins v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
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The Twins faced off against their old friend Ricky Nolasco today.

Jason Castro got the scoring started in this game on a solo home run (5) to right field in the top of the third.

The Angels got on the board on a 1st and 3rd double play ball in the third inning, tying the game at 1. They’d break that tie in the 4th, stringing together a few hits with Ben Revere driving in the run on a single. Berrios was able to get out of that inning with just the one run scoring, though.

The Twins struck again in the 6th on a 2-run homer by Miguel Sano off of Nolasco. Nolasco didn’t finish the 6th, his final line was: 5.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 7 K, 2 HR.

Jose Berrios came out after the 6th inning, his line was: 6 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K. It wasn’t always pretty, but he was able to get out of some tough jams without letting things get out of control. Tyler Duffy pitched a scoreless 7th, and Matt Belisle got Albert Pujols to hit into an inning-ending double play in the 8th.

In the top of the 9th, Eduardo Escobar stole 2nd but collided with Andrelton Simmons. Luckily, both players are ok (as of this writing).

Brandon Kintzler came out for the 9th, and pitched a scoreless inning. The game ended with Revere trying to steal 2nd but sliding off the bag and being tagged out.

Studs:

Jose Berrios and the bullpen.

Eduardo Escobar: 3-4

Miguel Sano: 2-4, HR, 2 RBI

Duds:

NO DUDS TWINS WIN!

COTG: James Fillmore

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