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Twins 8, Royals 5: Rosario and Escobar continue to swing big sticks

Rosario has big night as Twins top Royals 8-5

Minnesota Twins v Kansas City Royals
Eduardo Escobar wonders if he left the iron on at home after hitting a HR.
Photo by Brian Davidson/Getty Images

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

But then....

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

Soon after...


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...


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

Have a great weekend, somebody!

PS: Thank you Rahil for all you do!