Aug 23, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Twins center fielder Danny Santana (39) hits a triple in the fourth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Twins Split Doubleheader With Tigers

The Minnesota Twins scored 32 runs in the course of 24 hours, so I’m sure someone somewhere fell over dead because of that fact. On Friday night, the Twins put up 20 runs against the Tigers which is the most runs in a MLB game this season. Minnesota’s boys of summer followed that up by scoring 12 runs in the first game of their doubleheader on Saturday.

The Twins beat up on starter Buck Farmer, I’m not kidding, who gave up seven runs in only 1.1 innings of work. Everyone in the lineup notched a hit other than Chris Parmelee. Only four Twins total didn’t register multiple hits in the first matchup of the day.

Some highlights on the offensive of side were Joe Mauer going 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI and Jordan Schafer notched three RBI with a bases-clearing triple.

The offensive star of the game for the Twins though was no-doubt Kennys Vargas. Vargas went 2-for-4 with two doubles while registering five RBI in the game. Color me impressed.

Yohan Pino got the start for the Twins in game one and registered the victory after going 5 innings while giving up four runs.

Here’s the boxscore for game one.

Game two was a different tune for the Minnesota Twins as they faced Justin Verlander and would eventually fall in their first loss of the series. Verlander went 5.2 innings of four run ball over eight hits to register the victory.

The Twins sent out Trevor May who is still in search of his first MLB victory. May lasted 5.1 innings, but allowed five runs on 11 hits to position him with the loss.

It was still a respectable game for a Twins team that’s seen an offensive outburst as they fell, 8-6. The Twins held a lead in the third inning following a pair of two-run doubles from Joe Mauer and Trevor Plouffe to make it 4-2. The Tigers would add to their total in every inning from the fifth through the eighth to put the game out of reach.

The Twins tried to rally against former closer Joe Nathan, but Nathan only allowed one run via a Brian Dozier double.

Offensive star of the game gets split between Plouffe and Dozier. Dozier went 2-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI while Plouffe went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI.

The boxscore for game two can be found here.

Twins and Detroit face off again on Sunday. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10.

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