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Twins 9, Angels 5: Meija solid, Kepler and Mauer provide fireworks

Twins figure out how to win at home

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Minnesota Twins
Twins bring the BOOM!
Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

Adalberto Meija had a great night keeping the Angels in check and the offense kept the fuse lit all night as the Twins win 9 - 5 at home.

After a balk scored Jorge Polonco , Joe Mauer decided to really get the party started with a 2 run shot to left, his 5th Home Run of the year giving the Twins an early 3-0 lead in the 2nd.

Max Kepler provided some max BOOM tonight going 4 - 4 with 3 RBIs. The first came on a double in the 3rd inning scoring Miguel Sano followed by a line drive solo home run in the bottom of the 5th. He would later drive in Eduardo Escobar on a soft single to SS capping off an impressive night.

Migeul Sano also had a good night at the plate going 3 - 5 including a 2 run double in the 6th bringing his RBI total up to 60 for the year.

The Angels would make things interesting in the 8th with a 2 run home run by Martin (not related to Candy) Maldonado off of Tyler Duffey to bring th game within 2 but the Twins would add a couple more and hold on as they take the first game of the series 9-5.

W Meija (4-3) L Meyer (3-5)

Box Score

STUDS: Adalberto Meija, Joe Mauer ,Max Kepler, Miguel Sano

DUDS: No duds today Twins win!

Yappy Yappersons

The Cool Kids Comments

# Recs Commenter Comment Link
9 SooFoo Fan Oh crap, did I stumble into an adult films studio?
5 montanatwinsfan I swear to god I never invited him n a double date
5 TwinsDingers God bless vodka!
4 Louie Opatz Hi
4 gintzer It is vile and wrong to cheer for any Wisconsin team. Even a team that has always sucked such as the Brewers. Wrong, just wrong to cheer for a Wisconsin team. Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong.
4 montanatwinsfan Misread that
4 CG19 Famous people never come to Target Field
4 Daniel Carlson Joel has his off days....
3 montanatwinsfan It just amazes me that some Minnesotans aren't rooting for Joe.
3 SooFoo Fan Only Alex Meyer could walk Eddie Rosario on 4 pitches
3 less cowbell, more 'neau "We are living in a digital world."
3 Brandon Brooks I'm anticipating 0 recs tonight
3 MNWildcat It's been really frustrating how little coverage he gets.
3 montanatwinsfan you should accompany me on my dates then
3 Brandon Brooks This game is a little closer now
3 Joel Hernandez Joel Hernandez
2 TJ Gorsegner None of the beat guys on Twitter have suggested either thing, its just me speculating
2 TawnyFroggy It is a bit infuriating.
2 Brandon Brooks Right. Say he continues at this two-win pace for another five years.
2 less cowbell, more 'neau Who's your Addy?
2 Brandon Brooks Foul balls I get, homers, sure,
2 montanatwinsfan LOL Gladden: "Hear a lot about launch angle right now. Some people like it and some people don't"
2 Joel Hernandez Not making me proud
2 Brandon Brooks Easy. 57 ERA+. That was Johan's number.
2 Joel Hernandez It's kind of like seeing your ex at the bar looking pretty and happy
2 less cowbell, more 'neau I hope the Twins can bunt him over to 3rd
2 Brandon Brooks Eight
2 Joel Hernandez No
2 Brandon Brooks It is nicely trimmed
2 SooFoo Fan I like the little dance the 1st base ump did
2 MNWildcat I sit corrected. :disappointed:
1 Brandon Brooks The Nats pen is mind-boggingly bad.
1 less cowbell, more 'neau Cause we are living in a digital world
1 MNWildcat Dick just reminded me that Vance Worley was a Twin.
1 MNWildcat Boy, this has received a big ol' rec from me.
1 less cowbell, more 'neau IT'S A SIGN!!!!
1 montanatwinsfan He started 10 of 10 games. That's 100%
1 MNWildcat I sit corrected again. :disappointed:
1 gintzer I am still traumatized by having season tickets for four seasons in the Metrodome in the 1990s. 1st row in the end zone.
1 less cowbell, more 'neau Our friendly 'Sconie neighbors to the east?
1 MNWildcat I'll wait while you explain which part of this Worley line is "fine."
1 less cowbell, more 'neau Please.
1 less cowbell, more 'neau WINS TWIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
1 Joel Hernandez Geico insurance runs
1 Brandon Brooks We have one of the three outs required to end the inning
1 SooFoo Fan Rally runs!
1 SooFoo Fan You are a gentleman and a scholar
1 Coach Farmer Wow, DP with Revere and Maybin!
1 Brandon Brooks Yeah, Sano!
1 less cowbell, more 'neau That's obtuse
1 Joel Hernandez use the SAP button
1 Joel Hernandez I am usually not comfortable doing that with a guy
1 Joel Hernandez please rec
1 less cowbell, more 'neau Low energy Joel
1 montanatwinsfan meh
1 SooFoo Fan I think some take the approach of
1 SooFoo Fan He is
1 less cowbell, more 'neau Buxaroo Banzai!
1 Devereaux For Byron Buxton to frolic in
1 SooFoo Fan "If you're keeping score at home, why?"
1 CG19 Did any of you guys see that play in the Brewers-Orioles game today?
1 Brandon Brooks Someone should tell them that batting average is just a percentage in decimal form
1 kenzertz I like his wife.
1 SooFoo Fan Alex Meyer
1 less cowbell, more 'neau If it was any other team besides the Nats...

Have a great and safe holiday everybody!