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Twins 7, Brewers 2: Enns’ eve ends early; but all ends swell

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Twins small ball sweeps Suds Duds despite split Enns.

Minnesota Twins v Milwaukee Brewers
How SWEEEP it is!
Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images

Dietrich Enns’ MLB pitching debut started out well enough, getting his outs on groundouts and flyouts in the first two innings. He did give up a solo homer to Keon Broxton in the 2nd, but was okay other than that. In the 3rd, things broke down. He loaded the bases after he made a throwing error and gave up a pair of singles, then walked in a run by Jesus Aguilar. Molitor then brought in the bullpen which shut down the Brewers offense for the night. Enns did manage to get his first major league hit before he has struck out a major league batter.

The Twins offense scored most of their runs in the 2nd and 3rd innings Piranha-style on a collection of singles, sac flies and a Brewers fielding error. Six runs all together. Joe Mauer hit and RBI single in the 7th to make it 7-2, Twins.

The Twins winning streak is now at five in a row, and with the Royals losing, they are now in 2nd place in the AL Central, 3.5 games behind the Indians and one game back in the Wild Card chase.

Odds and Enns:

W: Alan Busenitz (1-0) 2.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

L: Zach Davies (13-6) 5.2 IP, 11 H. 7 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 3 K

Enns 2.1 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K

STUDS:

Byron Buxton 3 for 4, 2 R, 2 RBI

Joe Mauer 3 for 5, RBI, run

Jorge Polanco 2 for 4, RBI

Eddie Rosario 1 R, 1 RBI, 2B

Bullpen 6.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K

Honorable mention:

Miguel Sano, Jason Castro

Duds:

People who didn’t get my Werner Herzog reference in the game thread.

ROBOT ROLL CALL!

CotGT:

Daniel Carlson: “It's not like he has anything better to do these days” In regards to Johan Santana’s boy walking service.