The Twins got on the board right away with a two-run homer by Jorge Polanco in the 1st, giving Kyle Gibson an early lead to work with. The White Sox answered back with their own set of solo dingers by Nicky Delmonico and Tim Anderson to knot things up at 2-2 by the end of the 4th.
Things only got worse from there as the Sox roughed Gibby up for 5 runs in the 5th, starting with a two-run homer by Adam Engel. A walk, and a costly fielding error by Logan Forsythe lead to another run. A wild pitch and an intentional walk lead to two more runs off the bat of Matt Davidson, and the end of the day for Gibson. A Twins bullpen combination of Moya Magill, Reed, and Drake did an alright job of keeping the White Sox off the board for the remainder of the game.
There was also this:
Mitch Garver just really likes watching baseball, I guess?#MNTwins pic.twitter.com/ijg9aZ69YI— Tom Froemming (@BaseballByTom) August 22, 2018
But fortunately Matt Magill was able to induce a double play and get a strikeout to end the inning unharmed.
The Twins had a couple small opportunities, but Carlos Rodon and the Sox pen pretty much kept the Twins in check after the 1st. A double by Max Kepler in the 7th lead to an RBI single from Forsythe. In the 9th, the Twins had a couple runners on, but were unable to capitalize.
The Twins split the series and head home to face the hot Oakland A’s for a four-game series starting tomorrow at 7PM.
Logan Forsythe (3-5, RBI)
Jorge Polanco (1-4, HR, 2 RBI, BB)
Sano, Austin, Grossman, and Cave all 0-3
Midweek Work Day Roll Call:
Rodon’s name always makes me think of “Rodan”
A giant flying pterodactyl from the golden age of Japanese monster movies.