Aug 31, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Minnesota Twins teammates Brian Dozier (2) and Joe Mauer (7) celebrate after scoring in the ninth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The Orioles defeated the Twins 12-8. Mandatory Credit: Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports

Rookies Shine But The Minnesota Twins Lose In Extras

It was a long night in Minneapolis, but it featured some fireworks. Rookie sensation Kennys Vargas hit a two-run homer in the first inning that scored fellow rookie Danny Santana to give the Twins a 2-0 lead, but a matching bomb would wipe away the rookie-given lead.

The very next half-inning, Tyler Flowers hit a two-run homer for the White Sox to tie it up. Carlos Sanchez followed up with an RBI-double to give the South Siders a one-run lead. Danny Santana answered the next half-inning. Santana match the White Sox double with an RBI double to tie the ballgame up after two.

It stayed tied until the 10th inning. The Twins had used up a great portion of their bullpen after Tommy Milone only lasted 3.2 innings of work, so the Twins had Lester Oliveros on the mound. Oliveros gave up three hits, all three of which scored, via two homers.

Danny Viciedo lead the charge with a solo shot to give the Sox the one-run lead. Tyler Flowers played déjà vu by hitting another two-run homer on the night to give the Sox a 6-3 lead and a final score.

The Twins registered nine hits during the game with only two of Minnesota’s boys getting multiple hits. Danny Santana went 2-for-5 with an RBI. Our Twins offensive MVP of the night goes to Jordan Schafer who went 3-for-4 on the night.

Here’s the boxscore for Tuesday’s extra-inning loss.

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