The Minnesota Twins came into today’s matinée with the Cleveland Indians looking for a single victory in the three game series. Having lost four straight, a win was badly needed. With staff ace, Phil Hughes on the mound, they found themselves in a great position to make that happen.
Scoring was broke open in the bottom of the fourth inning as rookie sensation, Kennys Vargas drove a home run 382 feet to left field. Vargas has displayed plenty of power since being called up a matter of weeks ago, and today’s home run was no different.
Cleveland made sure to quickly answer back in the form of a home run on their own. Zach Walters took a Hughes pitch over the right field wall in the top of the fifth inning to knot things up at 1.
The game wouldn’t stay tied for long however. In the bottom of the sixth inning, Trevor Plouffe doubled to left scoring both Vargas and Oswaldo Arcia on the play. Plouffe has turned his bat on of late, and today gave the Twins a 3-1 lead.
Finishing off the scoring for the Twins was Arcia. Although not another home run, the powerful right fielder doubled to right field scoring Eduardo Nunez and giving the Twins a 4-1 advantage in the bottom of the eighth.
Glen Perkins was called upon to close the game out in the top of the ninth. Striking out one, he slammed the door and picked up his 32nd save of the season.
Check out the box score for a full breakdown.
The Twins dropped the series winning only one of three games against the Indians. They welcome the Detroit Tigers to Target Field tomorr0w night. Robbie Ray will go for the Tigers and he will be opposed by Tommy Milone of the Twins. First pitch is set for 7:10pm central time.
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