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In the lineups and first impressions piece I said that I felt a Kendrys Morales home run coming on Wednesday night, that didn’t happen. Morales did have three RBI in the game, so my gut feeling was almost right. Let’s face it, if any part of me is out of shape it’s my gut, so I’ll take it.
Morales opened up the scoring for the Twins on an RBI double in the first and the Twins scored eight unanswered runs through the fourth inning. Robinson Cano hit an RBI double to break up the shutout in the seventh, but that is the only run Seattle could muster in the 8-1 Minnesota Twins victory.
The redemption game for Kyle Gibson was quite redeeming with the hurler going six shutout innings while allowing seven hits and a walk. Roenis Ellis will need a redemption game in his next outing though. The Mariners’ starter only lasted 3.1 innings giving up seven runs, six earned, on seven hits and three walks.
Despite the high score for the Twins, it wasn’t exactly a hit parade. The Twins only notched nine hits on Wednesday night with only six walks. Brian Dozier, Kurt Suzuki and Chris Colabello all notched multi-hit days with Dozier’s two and one of Colabello’s being doubles.
The game was over by the fourth inning and that’s a fun thing to say about a Twins victory every now and then. The Twinkies have now won two in a row and will look to make it three and a series win in Seattle on Thursday night.
The boxscore for the 41st Minnesota Twins victory of 2014.