Rain delays are not an everyday occurrence in baseball, I suspect that two rain delays in the midst of a single game is pretty rare. The Minnesota Twins and Chicago White Sox encountered two rain delays on Sunday afternoon, the first one lasted for 40 minutes and came around during the middle of the third at-bat of the ballgame. The second delay was exactly an inning later, but only lasted for five minutes. It was weird weather and we had some weird baseball in the later innings.
The Twins took the lead after the rain delay when Kennys Vargas got hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to give the Twins a 1-0 lead. In the fourth, the White Sox took the lead 3-1 via a Dayan Viciedo two-run homer. The Twins added a couple more in the sixth to take the lead 4-3. The eighth inning the Twins went to the backroom and opened a can of whoop ass.
Minnesota scored nine runs in the eighth inning alone, all of which very manufactured runs. After the inning the Twins found themselves up 13-3. The ninth inning saw the power of the Twins with the gang hitting back-to-back-to-back home runs off of the bats of Chris Parmelee, Oswaldo Arcia and Eric Fryer to lead the Twins to a 16-3 lead.
The offensive star of the game for the Twins has to be handed out to Danny Santana. Santana went five-for-six with four RBI and a double and a triple.
On the pitching side of things, the good Kyle Gibson showed up in Chicago. Gibson went seven innings, giving up three runs on six hits while notching six strikeouts.
Here’s the boxscore featuring all of the run details on the big day for the Twins offense.