Minnesota Twins Win Again, Beat Boston Red Sox 6-2
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Another day, another day dominated by news about Miguel Sano. On Saturday morning, the Twins announced that the prospect will need Tommy John surgery and will be out for the 2014 season. You can read more about that here.
The Twins did play an actual baseball game again and again they played against the Boston Red Sox. The same result from Friday occurred on Saturday with the Twins winning 6-2.
It looked like the Red Sox might want to avenge their loss from the day before when in the first inning Daniel Nava hit a solo blast to left field off of Twins starter Scott Diamond. But Diamond closed the door and only allowed one more hit in his two innings of work.
The Twins answered early in the bottom half of the inning, putting a three spot on the board. Brian Dozier hit a double off the wall and then first baseman Joe Mauer hit a patented RBI single to drive him in. Josh Willingham hit a double to advance Mauer to third. Chris Parmelee was hit by a pitch to load the bases which lead to Trevor Plouffe drawing a bases loaded walk for the RBI. Kennys Vargas hit a sac fly that scored Willingham to conclude the three-run inning for the Twins.
Boston got back on the board in the third stringing together a couple singles, leading to a Jonathan Herrera RBI single. That would conclude the Red Sox scoring for the day.
In the fifth inning, the Twins doubled their score with a Chris Parmelee three-run homerun after a Chris Colabello walk and a Darin Mastroianni single.
Brian Dozier impressed again going 2-for-2 on the day with a double and a single. Dozier in two spring games has gone 3-for-4.
Pitching for the Twins on Saturday were (all one inning of work unless noted): Scott Diamond (two innings) Ryan Pressly, Michael Tonkin, Glen Perkins, Jared Burton, Matt Hoffman, Deolis Guerra and Kris Johnson.
Twins play next on Sunday at noon central at the Tampa Bay Rays.