In other years, this game might have felt like the Twins made a statement today, coming back from a disappointing loss to win the game in decisive fashion. This year, it just feels like it was supposed to happen.
I love this team.
The Twins never trailed today, striking early in the first with a Mitch Garver RBI double, and then Nelson Cruz’s third homer in as many days, putting them up by a score of 3-0 before Detroit came up to bat.
The Tigers did get one back in the first, the only run that Cy Young candidate Jake Odorizzi gave up all day. That one snuck in on a double-play ball, so not exactly troublesome.
The Twins blew it open in the fourth inning though. Miguel Sano hit his 6th dong of the season. Jorge Polanco pushed a runner home with a sac fly, Eddie Rosario collected an RBI, and C.J. Cron collected two.
The runs just kept coming, and the Twins never let up, scoring again in the fifth, sixth (twice!) and seventh. Nelson Cruz notched the first of these with a RBI single. Byron Buxton stroked a two-run dong, and Eddie Rosario wrapped up the tater mashing with one of his own.
The Tigers would also score another meaningless run in the seventh, but by then they pretty much didn’t have a chance.
Jake Odorizzi has the best ERA in AL. I love this team.
Jake Odorizzi: 6IP, 1 run, 8K, 1BB
Nelson Cruz: 3-6, HR, 3 RBI
Byron Buxton: 2-5, HR, 2 RBI
Eddie Rosario: 3-6, HR, 2 RBI
C.J. Cron: 2-5, 3 RBI
No Duds, Twins Win!
He’s 6-8 with a home run at Triple-A since being sent down.
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