Aug 9, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Trevor May (65) throws to the Oakland Athletics in the first inning of their MLB baseball game at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports

Twins Gear up for Doubleheader with Tigers

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The Minnesota Twins made baseball look easy last night.  Putting up 20 runs en route to a 20-6 thumping of the AL Central division rival Detroit Tigers.  Detroit’s bullpen was hammered to the point that infielder Andrew Romine was tasked with closing the game out.

Home runs from Trevor Plouffe, Oswaldo Arcia, Eduardo Escobar, and Danny Santana all helped to pave the way.

Today the Twins are set to make up a game that was rained out back in April.  Yohan Pino will take the mound in the first game with the second game being pitched by Trevor May.  The Tigers will send Buck Farmer to oppose Pino with Justin Verlander making his return to the rotation, after missing a start due to injury, in game two.

Minnesota will look to snag another game from the remaining three in the series to at least watch the Tigers exit Target Field having held onto a series tie.

Last night’s offensive outburst for the Twins was a nice sign of the hitting potential the lineup does have.  While the Twins are void of any big name superstars, they have some solid pieces that should help to contribute in 2015 and beyond.

Look for Trevor May to try and nail down his first major league win in tonight’s nightcap over Verlander.  Having made strides in his last start, the key for May will be in continuing to limit walks and working on his command as he pounds the zone.  Against a lineup like the Tigers, May can’t afford to give away free bases.

It’s a full day of baseball at Target Field, and game one is already underway.  Tonight’s first pitch for game two is scheduled for 7:10pm central time.

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