The game was somewhat competitive until the Twins got into the Tigers’ bullpen, then the floodgates opened.
Jorge Polanco got the game started quickly with a solo HR in the first inning. Brian Dozier added a second run the 2nd inning on a single. In the 4th, Zack Granite tacked on another run on a sac fly. The two Ed’s both picked up RBI’s in the 5th to make it a 5-0 lead.
Berrios had been doing well in the game, but in the 5th he wavered. Andrew Romine scored on a wild pitch, and then Alex Presley (former Twin) hit an RBI single to make it 5-2. Berrios limited the damage to 2 and completed the 5th, but his day was done. His final line was: 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K.
Chad Bell replaced the Detroit starter Buck Farmer, and then all the runs happened. Joe Mauer hit a 2 run single, and Eduardo Escobar blasted a 3-run HR (his 20th on the season) to push the lead to 10-2.
Then nothing much else happened. Both bullpens held the score to 10-2 (and literally as I wrote that, Michael Tonkin gave up a 2-run HR in the 9th). The Twins had 10, so they won. MIND BLOWING ANALYSIS.
Our magic number is 3 now, and that’s pretty cool.
Joe Mauer: 2-5, 2 RBI
Jorge Polanco: 2-4, HR, 1 RBI
Eduardo Escobar: 2-5, HR, 4 RBI
NO DUDS TWINS WIN!
Robot Roll Call:
|8||less cowbell, more 'neau||14|
|10||Can't Read Good||7|