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Twins 12, Tigers 1: Twins Trample Tumbling Tigs

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Dudebros destroy declawed Detroit

Minnesota Twins v Detroit Tigers
Joe Flippin Mauer
Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images

For the first 2 12 innings, it looked like it was going to be some kind of fly-ball, pitch-to-contact pitching duel. Tigers started things going with an RBI-double by Jeimer Calendario that scored Jose Iglesias who was on third after a Adelberto Mejia balk.

After that, it was all Twins.

Twins scored three in the 4th, one on an Eduardo Escobar double and another two on a Byron Buxton single to center.

Twins loaded the bases on two walks and a single and one out in the 5th. Eddie Rosario hit a line drive to right field to score a run, but two easy pop outs left ‘em loaded to end the inning.

Top of the 6th, Joe Mauer hit a Joe Mauer-esque double over the head of Mikie Mahtook of the North to bring in two more runs then scored a run on a Jorge Polanco RBI-single.

In the 7th, Robbie Grossman hit a sac fly to make it 8-1 Twins.

Twins scored four more runs in the 8th on RBI doubles by Max Kepler and Jason Castro and it was 12-1 Twins.

Mejia seemed to pitch fairly well, he was pulled in the 5th because Miguel Cabrera was up next, per LaVelle E. Neal III. Mike Berardino agreed and said it was a “smart move.” The Little Sweat had walked Miggy in the 1st but got him to strike out swinging in the 3rd. [Shrug emoji] Update: Molly said as much in his post-game interview.

  • Joe Mauer hit his 400th career double
  • Joe Mauer scored his 950th career run, tying him for 3rd with Rod Carew on the Twins all-time list, behind Kirby Puckett and Harmon Killebrew
  • Joe Mauer had 3 hits tonight
  • Joe Mauer is hitting .406 over his last 40 games
  • Jan Brady: “Mauer! Mauer! Mauer!”
  • Twins batters walked 10 times and hung not even a single dong
  • Los Angeles Angels lost - E# 8

W: Gee (3-2)

L: Zimmermann (8-13) 4.0 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K

Mejia (ND) 4.1 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K

STUDS:

MInnesota Twins

Duds:

None

Robot Roll Call!

Comment of the Game: (tie)

Joel HernandezSorry only click on articles with videos”

Brandon BrooksThe Angels just lost”

Tie-breaker dance-off contest time and date TBD