Jose Berrios didn’t have his best stuff tonight, but he did have his good enough stuff and sometimes that’s all you need. He struggled with his command much of the night throwing a wild pitch and hitting a batter. He got himself in a jam in the 3rd inning after he hit Adam Jones between the shoulder blades to load up the bases, but he escaped by inducing Trumbo to ground out to short.
The Orioles struck first, scoring a couple of runs in the 2nd. Adam Jones got on base due to a Miguel Sano fielding error, and after a wild pitch, Mark Trumbo hit one that landed in the center field
trees short grass prairie to put the O’s up by two.
Twins struck back hard in the bottom of the 3rd, scoring all six of their runs. With bases loaded, Sano hit a line drive single to right to plate Jason Castro. Then Max Kepler hit a two-RBI single to left. Following him, Eduardo Escobar hit a triple to deep right field, that was almost an inside the park home run, bringing home Sano and Kepler. Jorge Polanco made it 6-2 with an RBI fielder’s choice-ground out to first base.
Orioles scored another run in the 4th on a Paul Janish RBI ground out with runners on the corners.
O’s scored again in the 6th on a Hyun Soo Kim sac fly to left to bring them within two runs, 6-4 Twins.
Tyler Duffey replaced Berrios in the 7th. After getting the first two outs, he loaded the bases walking Adam Jones, but he managed to escape unscathed getting the batter to ground out to Polanco.
Taylor Rogers pitched a scoreless 8th and Brandon Kintzler came in for the save in the 9th and sealed the deal.
W: Berrios (8-2) 6.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
L: Bundy (8-8) 5.0 IP, 5 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
SV: Kintzler (23)
Escobar - 2 for 4, 3B, 2 RBI
Kepler - 2 RBI
Berrios - not his best start, but good enough for a “stud” rating
None, Twins win! But I am worried Dozier is injured or something.
ROBOT ROLL CALL!
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