There was a rain delay that saw no rain at Target Field then a downpour during play and another rain delay with actual rain. It was a wet one in downtown Minneapolis and if more people still gave a damn about the team, some tears might’ve been mixed in there too.
Tommy Milone only last 1.1 innings in his first home start as a Twins hurler. Milone did have to pitch in a downpour that the team did not seem too happy about when the game. Milone comes out responsible for six earned runs and seven overall off of four hits and two walks.
The Royals did most of their damage in the second inning when Kansas City scored seven runs. It was an old fashioned rally in the inning with three of the scoring plays coming off of RBI singles. The other scoring play came on a Brian Dozier error.
After the big second inning, the game became a home run derby between the two squads. Five home runs were hit after the inning, one of those off of the bat of former Twin Josh Willingham. Twins homers came from Joe Mauer, Kennys Vargas and Oswaldo Arcia.
The offensive star of the rain-soaked day for the Twins was rookie Kennys Vargas. Vargas went 3-for-4 with a double, the mentioned double and a total of three RBI.
It’s a rare wraparound series, so the Twins and Royals face off again on Monday evening.
Here’s the boxscore from a rainy Sunday afternoon.
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