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Twins 7, Orioles 0: Jose Berrios throws complete game shutout

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Jose Berrios, backed by early offense, pitched his first complete game and shutout.

MLB: Minnesota Twins at Baltimore Orioles Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

Brian Dozier got the game off to a good start with a solo HR to left on the first pitch. Later, Eduardo Escobar hit an RBI double, driving in Joe Mauer. A wild pitch allowed the third run to score, and then Byron Buxton hit an RBI single to right to make it 4-0 going to the bottom of the first. They added 3 more runs on 3 solo homeruns by Dozier (a quiet 2 HR game), Sano, and Escobar to push the lead to 7-0.

This was more than enough for Jose Berrios, who efficiently ousted the Orioles lineup all day. It was a complete game shutout, allowing just 3 hits, 1 walk, while striking out 6. He entered the 9th with a 1-hitter, but Chance Sisco got a bunt hit to break that up. The CGSHO is Berrios’ first of his career, and first for the Twins since Ervin Santana did it last year.

Other nuggets:

STUDS:

Jose Berrios (DUH) (1-0, 0.00 ERA)

Brian Dozier - 2 HR (.357)

Joe Mauer - 1-2, 2 BB (.364)

Eduardo Escobar - 2-4, HR, 2 RBI (.333)

DUDS:

NO DUDS TWINS WIN!

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