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I don’t know if reveres déjà vu is a thing, but if it is a thing then it surely happened on Tuesday night in Seattle. The Minnesota Twins fell 2-0 on Monday night, but it was the Seattle Mariners that fell 2-0 on Tuesday night.
Monday was highlighted by two solo homers from the Mariners and Tuesday the Twins at least had one. Sam Fuld broke the 0-0 tie in the fifth inning with a solo homer. The other run for the Twins came in the eighth via Home Run Derby participant Brian Dozier who hit a sac fly that scored Eduardo Escobar.
Phil Hughes turned in a beautiful performance to lead the Twins to victory. Hughes went 7.1 shutout innings with eight hits and striking out eight as well. Chris Young, not the country singer sadly, turned in a nice little start for the M’s too. Young went seven innings, but gave up those two darn runs. Young was tonight’s Kevin Correia.
Sam Fuld went 3-for-3 on the night and is seemingly always on the list of good offensive performances for the Twins lately. Kendrys Morales was the only other Twin to notch multiple hits going 2-for-4.
Yesterday’s strikeout parade was less of a parade on Tuesday, but maybe just a long line. The Twins were strikeout victims seven times with only Josh Willingham striking out multiple times with him being put down twice.
Here’s the boxscore for win number 40 for the Twinkies.