Aug 19, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Cody Allen (37) hugs catcher Yan Gomes (10) after their win against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. The Cleveland Indians win 7-5. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Twins Come Out Swinging, End Up Losing

The Minnesota Twins scored five runs in the first inning on Tuesday. With that kind of a start and Kyle Gibson on the mound, you’d think that the squad would emerge victorious, right? Well, the loveable losers are finding more and more ways to rip our hearts out it seems as the Twins dropped another one.

The scoring got kicked off with a Joe Mauer RBI ground-rule double. Kennys Vargas followed with an RBI single of his own. Oswaldo Arcia capped off the scoring for the inning, and sadly the game, with a three-run home run. So, if you’re keeping track that makes five.

The Cleveland Indians scored seven unanswered runs. Seven. Yan Gomes hit a solo homer, Zach Walters hit an RBI single, Michael Borne scored on a wild pitch from Kyle Gibson, Tyler Holt hit a two-run RBI double and Borne hit an RBI single for the scoring plays for the Tribe. All runs for Cleveland were scored between the second and sixth inning.

Gibson started the game and went 5.1 innings giving up five runs and eight hits in the outing. The loss was handed to Brian Duensing in his 0.2 inning outing in which he gave up two runs.

Here’s the boxscore.

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