The D-Backs got out to an early lead tonight off Ervin Santana, but the Twins chipped away until they finally blew the doors open en route to a 10 - 3 victory.
Santana looked a little shaky to start off the night giving up a couple runs in the first and a homer to David Peralta in the second as the D-Backs took a quick 3-0 lead.
But Santana would find his groove to allow the Twins offense to come alive tallying up 17 hits and 11 extra-base hits ( 4 doubles, 1 triple, 6 home runs) including a tremendous performance by Byron Buxton who was just a single away from hitting for the cycle.
Tonight’s highlight reel includes:
Byron Buxton (3-4) with a double, this triple, and this INSIDE THE PARK HOME RUN timed as the fastest in the Statcast era. Buxton nearly laced a single up the middle to complete the cycle but Arizona had the defense shifted over and spoiled the fun.
And the homer parade didn’t end there. Also joining the party were Max Kepler with a solo shot in the 3rd, Eduardo Escobar with a 2 run dinger in the 7th , and Brian Dozier with another solo “just in case” dong in the 8th.
The Twins bullpen also did a fine job by keeping the Diamondbacks off the basepaths from the 6th inning on.
You can see all the video highlights and boxscore by clicking.. HERE.
STUDS: Buxton, Sano, Rosario, Escobar, Dozier, Kepler, Santana , pretty much everybody
DUDS: NO DUDS TWINS WIN!!! (Castro was kinda duddy 0-4)
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