In the first, the Twins jumped out to an early 2-0 lead. The first run scored on a strikeout and throwing error that allowed Luis Arraez to score from 3rd. Then Josh Donaldson hit a sacrifice fly RBI.
The Cubs answered with three consecutive 1-run innings to take a 3-2 lead. That including a couple of solo shots against Twins starter Griffin Jax.
The Twins answered the Cubs with 3 runs of their own in the 4th inning, 2 of them coming from Nick Gordon’s 2-run home run. They added on 2 more in the 5th with RBI’s from Donaldson and Kepler.
Chicago got a bit closer in the 6th with a 2-run single from Patrick Wisdom, but Jorge Alcala got Matt Duffy to lineout to stop the bleeding.
The Twins saw the 2 runs the Cubs got in the 6th and matched it in the 7th to make it a 9-5 game.
The 8th inning was the first time neither team scored a run, so it was a pretty eventful game. I haven’t described everything that happened, mostly because I’m only half watching the games at this point in the season.
The Twins loaded the bases in the top of the 9th but couldn’t get any more runs. Alex Colome got the save in the 9th, giving us the final score of 9-5.
Pretty much the entire offense but specifically:
- Donaldson: 3-3, 2 R, BB, 2 RBI
- Kepler: 3-5, 2 RBI
- Gordon: 3-5, HR, 2 RBI
- Mitch Garver: 3-5, RBI
NO DUDS TWINS WIN!
ROBOT ROLL CALL!
Thanks for joining us tonight! It was such a long game.