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Twins 13 Tigers 5: A good old fashioned whoopin’

This one was never even close

Minnesota Twins v Detroit Tigers Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images

The Twins scored lots of runs. The Tigers didn’t. In my estimation, that’s a butt whoopin’. On a day that the Kyle Gibson didn’t have his best stuff, the offense made sure that it didn’t matter.

Here are all of the ways the Twins scored today:

single, single, fielder’s choice, forceout, double, sacrifice fly, ground out, passed ball, force out, three-run homer, single.

The Twins took the early lead, putting four runs on the board in the first inning. Kyle Gibson gave up two runs of his own in the first. In the second, the Twins scored two while Gibby allowed another one to the Tigers. Two more in the third and four in the fourth lead to the Twins totalling 12 runs in four innings, in support of their beleaguered starter. By the end of the fourth, the game was largely over, so no guilt trip here if you tuned out. Gibson ended up completing five innings, giving up ten hits and four runs. Like I said, not his best, but good enough. Duffey, May, and Romo each pitched a scoreless inning, and the only blemish on the bullpen tonight was solo dong surrendered by Sam Dyson in an eighth inning that saw the two squads trade runs.

Max Kepler returned to the line up in a big way, going 2-5 with a walk and three runs scored. Eddie Rosario, Nelson Cruz, and C.J. Cron also hit well tonight.


  • Max Kepler: 2-5, walk, RBI
  • Eddie Rosario: 2-5, 3 RBI
  • Nelson Cruz: 3-4, 2 RBI
  • CJ Cron: 2-5, 3 RBI


Nah, Twins win!

Roll Call

# Commenter # Comments
1 Mrmumph 28
2 Joefishy 28
3 CG19 25
4 wayback 21
5 Uncle Lincoln 20
6 doomsdayshark 19
7 Lars in SLP 10
8 CCHOF5yearstoolate 8
9 Imakesandwichesforaliving 7
10 TwinBob 5
11 cpappa 4
12 Asthix 2
13 James Fillmore 2
14 2wins87 2
15 TJ Gorsegner 1
16 mefoolonhill 1
17 NoahRJ 1
18 Lestermilk 1
19 pdx_twins_fan 1
20 TheOneNKB 1

Thanks folks!