The Twins stay hot at the plate with 10 hits, including 6 extra-base hits, on top of taking 6 walks and win game 2 of the four-game series 8-5. They scored at least once in each of the first five innings and Ervin Santana was just ok enough to come away with the victory.
WARNING! Due to budget restraints and an ill-timed nap, the majority of this game recap will be reenacted through comments from sporting guru Rahil Modi.
The Twins got things going early..
“Rosario with a sac fly to left, scoring Dozier!
We’re off and running 1-0!” ~ Rahil Modi
“Royals plagiarize the Twins and tie the game on a sac fly from Melky Cabrera” ~ Rahil Modi
So then Brian Dozier...
“Dozier crosses up the Royals defense with an oppo single, scoring Eduardo!
We lead 2-1!” ~ Rahil Modi
“EDDIE ROSARIO WITH A SOLO DONGOSAURUS!” ~ Rahil Modi
The next inning Rosario again...
“Eddie with a 2-run single to center!
We now lead 5-1!” ~ Rahil Modi
But then the Royals...
“Hosmer with a solo shot
Royals cut the lead to 5-2” ~ Rahil Modi
So then other Twins Eddie...
“ESCY WITH A SOLO SHOT!
We get the 4-run lead back! Twins leading 6-2” ~ Rahil Modi
But uh oh.....
“Merrifield doubles to left-center
Royals cut the lead to 6-4” ~ Rahil Modi
And then Byron Buxton made an awesome play....
“ Byron Buxton saves the lead! Twins 6, Royals 4” ~ Rahil Modi
Then not much was happening so we got a Wild Card update..
“AL wild-card race scoreboard update; brought to you by the amazing and awesome JOEL HERNANDEZ! (home team in CAPS):
INDIANS 5, Orioles 0 – F
RED SOX 9, Rays 3 – T9
RANGERS 7, Yankees 5 – T6
Angels 2, MARINERS 0 – T1
Let’s go Red Sox, Rangers, and Mariners!” ~ Rahil Modi
Then Mr. Modi had to leave and we were left without a beacon for a while...
“I'll be back later fellas
Gotta clean up the surgery lounge that I volunteer at” ~ Rahil Modi
Then I think Joe Mauer hit an RBI double and Robbie Grossman hit an RBI triple but I’m not positive...
“Mr. Carlson’s game recap: "And then in the 8th, I’m not sure if anything happened in the game." ~montanatwinsfan
But then Mr. Modi came back to finish off a fine gamethread performance...
“TWINS WIN! Final Score: Twins 8, Royals 5
W: E. Santana (15-7)
L: Kennedy (4-11)
S: Belisle (7)
Minnesota improves to 74-67, while Kansas City falls to 69-71.
Player of the game: Eddie Rosario (2-for-4, 4 RBI, 1 run)” ~ Rahil Modi
Studs: Rosario, Escobar, Grossman, Dozier, Mauer
Duds: No Duds Twins Win!!
(shhhh......Buxton (0-5),Kepler (0-4), and Castro (0-3) were duds)
Roll Call !!! Sponsored tonight by Joel Hernandez
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Have a great weekend, somebody!
PS: Thank you Rahil for all you do!