Bailey Ober started for the Twins and, at least early on, pitched well. In the 3rd inning Tucker Barnhart scored the first run of the game on a solo-homer to center.
Ryan Jeffers gave the Twins a 2-1 lead with a 2-run homer to left in the 4th inning.
Things unraveled a bit in the 5th though, as the Reds pushed across 3 runs to take a 4-2 lead. Those runs came after 2 singles, a walk, and a 2-run double, ending Ober’s day. Tyler Duffey came in, surrendered the 3rd run, with Jesse Winker thrown out at the plate to end the inning.
Another 3-run outburst against Alex Colome in the 8th gave the Reds a 7-2 lead. Two of those runs were unearned, as Miguel Sano misplayed a ball for an error.
The Twins answered back in the 8th. Max Kepler blasted a 2-run shot to center. Then Trevor Larnach hit a towering drive to right for a solo-HR. Ryan Jeffers hit a 1-out single, and then Miguel Sano came one inch from tying the game with a 2-run homer, but it hit the corner of the fence for a ground-rule double. Alex Kirilloff blasted (I’ve said blasted a few times here) a double off the scoreboard in right-center to tie the game at 7! Luis Arraez struck out to end the inning, stranding the go-ahead run at 2nd.
Hansel Robles came in to work the 9th and gave up a 1-out double to Nick Castellanos. Tyler Stephenson was then hit by a pitch. Tyler Naquin hit a 3-run homer to give the Reds a 10-7 lead. We can’t have nice things, I guess.
Amir Garret came in to close out the game, and did so, giving us a 10-7 Reds win. The 5 game winning streak for the Twins is ober. They will face Cleveland next, with an off day tomorrow.
Nelson Cruz, Trevor Larnach, Ryan Jeffers, Max Kepler, Alex Kirilloff
Alex Colome, Bailey Ober, Hansel Robles