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The Twins lost but in the process bested the Yankees for the most home runs ever hit in a season.

Minnesota Twins v Kansas City Royals
Jason Castro hits homer #307. A single season record.
Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images

Bullet point recap today! Thought I’d change things up on possibly (hopefully not) my last recap of 2019. Speaking of changing things up, Ehire Adrianza was the manager for the Twins today.

  • The Twins jumped out to a 1st inning 3-0 lead, thanks to back-to-back homers by C.J. Cron (a 2 run shot), and Jake Cave.
  • The Royals got their first run on a Jorge Soler bomb in the bottom of the 1st.
  • Nick Dini and Erick Mejia tied the game in the 4th with RBI hits.
  • Jason Castro untied the game, and the bomba race, with a solo shot to center field.
  • Ryan O’Hearn tied the game at 4 in the 8th inning with a double against Lewis Thorpe.
  • The Royals walked off the Twins, hitting Brusdar Graterol with a double, single and a sac fly by Brett Phillips. A nice moment in Ned Yost’s final game.
  • The Yankees finished their season at 306 homers, with the Twins at 307, making the Twins the bomba kings.

Martin Perez, in maybe his final start as a Twin: 5.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 5 SO. He never seemed to be able to get back to the pitcher he was at the start of the year.

The Twins, who finish 101-61, await a big challenge in New York this Friday.

Studs:

Cron, Cave, and Castro for hitting bombas.

Gibson, Stewart, and Romero were effective out of the pen.

Duds:

No Duds, we’re bomba kings!

Robot Roll Call:

# Recs Commenter Comment Link
5 Uncle Lincoln Greetings from the K!
5 Lars in SLP For which team?
5 SooFoo Fan I think the Twins
5 SooFoo Fan Adrianza is the manager today
4 Imakesandwichesforaliving FIRE BALDELLI
4 SooFoo Fan Got Win Sgo
4 Joel Hernandez This is my warm up game as I expect to be the starter on here for the first playoff game
3 DBTwinsfan This is always one of the worst days of the year.
3 TeamCrazyMatt As always, G'O TWIM'S G'O
3 darren004 Really good to see from CJ
3 gonzobob [no title]
3 Imakesandwichesforaliving GO TWIMS GO
3 Coach Farmer GO BOMBAS GO
3 James Fillmore The night they clinched, Rocco was almost unable to speak
3 Brandon Brooks GO TWINS GO
2 Uncle Lincoln Not sad:
2 James Fillmore Never stopped Paul Molitor
2 TeamCrazyMatt The Yost with the most
2 TeamCrazyMatt TWINS ARE BOMBA CHAMPS
2 SooFoo Fan BOMBA KINS
2 pdx_twins_fan I'll take the Bomba Championship
2 SooFoo Fan 306-305
2 DBTwinsfan Bam! Bam! Bombas!!
2 SooFoo Fan Enjoy the game!
2 cpappa Hope we somnehow smack 8 HR's and put the Yanks in their place
2 darren004 OK, take that Yankees
2 Brandon Brooks We have the lead against New York!
2 SooFoo Fan Since the Vikings are doing Vikings things
2 SooFoo Fan Hopefully we'll be saying that again
1 DBTwinsfan Sum bitch.....
1 TeamCrazyMatt still up 1. Yankees with 2 outs in top 9th
1 DBTwinsfan One more triple play left in this year's tank???
1 DBTwinsfan Would like to have seen 102....
1 SooFoo Fan KINGS
1 TeamCrazyMatt DONGKING KONG
1 gonzobob dongkings!
1 James Fillmore Educators debate constantly about what courses should be "required reading" for students
1 DBTwinsfan Still screwing us even when he's gone....
1 gonzobob Betty Grable had awesome gams...
1 Asthix I don't give a Whit about no, oh he got taken out of the game already
1 Joel Hernandez Nepotism strikes again
1 gonzobob I agree.
1 Imakesandwichesforaliving my hamster
1 DBTwinsfan Mo' BOMBAS!!
1 Imakesandwichesforaliving WET BLANKET BOMBA
1 gonzobob Oh, I see the pattern...
1 Joefishy Go win
1 SooFoo Fan CASTRO
1 Imakesandwichesforaliving TMI
1 TeamCrazyMatt moar bombaz
1 James Fillmore But you don't know for sure, do you?