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Twins 6, Tigers 3: Dozier dinger dooms Detroit

Dozier’s three run blast gave the Twins the lead, and they never looked back.

Detroit Tigers v Minnesota Twins Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

With the 2nd wild card spot locked up, the Twins sought to hone their claws against the Tigers. Things didn’t start very well as Kyle Gibson gave up 3 runs in the 1st inning, 2 on a home run by Nick Castellanos.

If you ever felt unathletic (I know I have), just know that Brian Dozier tripped running around 2nd base. That turned what would’ve been a triple into a very funny double. Eduardo Escobar followed that with a double to score the Twins first run, 3-1.

The next inning, Dozier blasted a 3-run homer (34) to give the Twins a 4-3 lead (no tripping this time). Then Escobar hit a solo blast (21) to make it 5-3.

Once again, Kyle Gibson was bailed out by his offense. He settled down, but didn’t complete 4 innings as the bullpen got some work in tonight. Sounds like he was on a pitch count tonight, which makes sense.

Escobar picked up a 3rd RBI with a single in the 6th, giving us the final score of 6-3. The last thing of note: Miguel Sano got an AB in the 7th, tapping out to the pitcher.

Matt Belisle picked up the save, his 9th on the year.


Brian Dozier: 2-3, HR, 2B, 3 RBI, 2 BB

Eduardo Escobar: 3-5, HR, 2B, 3 RBI

Bullpen: 5.1 IP, 0 R, 0 ER, 8 K



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