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Sunday was one of those games that the Minnesota Twins made it look better than it really was. The New York Yankees had a 9-0 lead after four innings and the Twins just didn’t have enough outs to drag themselves out of the hole that they dug themselves. When I say they, you probably should read that as Ricky Nolasco.
Nolasco only lasted two innings in his start on Sunday giving up six runs to the Yankees in only 42 pitches. The Yanks dinked and dunked Nolasco for the first inning and into the second until Jacoby Ellsbury hit a three-run homerun to really put a mark on Nolasco’s horrid start.
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Anthony Swarzak got the nod in long relief of Nolasco and gave up three runs himself in three innings. All of Swarzak’s runs were surrendered in the fourth inning. The Twins started their non-triumphant comeback in the fourth with four runs themselves highlighted by a Chris Colabello two-run home run.
The Twins would add a single run in each of their last three times up, but still fell two runs short leading to a 9-7 loss on Sunday afternoon.
Eduardo Nunez, Oswaldo Arcia and Chris Colabello all registered two hits in the ballgame. Trevor Plouffe was the Twins offensive star of the day going 3-for-4 while scoring two, hitting in two and hitting a homerun in the futile comeback attempt.
Here’s the boxscore for the run fest.