Twins Offense Leads May to First Win


Trevor May has gotten the proverbial monkey off of his back.  With respectable innings last night against the Chicago White Sox, the rookie prospect earned his first major league win.

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The scoring was early and often for the Twins.  In the first, hits by Eduardo Nunuez, Joe Mauer, and Oswaldo Arcia pushed three runs across against Chicago.

Minnesota would continue to hold the shutout through nearly four innings.  With May still on the mound, Dayan Viciedo got his pitch and deposited a two run home run over the left field wall.  Avisail Garcia scored on the play bringing the White Sox within one.

In the fifth inning, both teams pushed more runs across.  After an Adam Eaton single scoring Marcus Semien the Twins broke the game open.  Kennys Vargas singled, Oswaldo Arcia grounded into a fielder’s choice, Eduardo Escobar tripled, and Jordan Schafer reached on an error.  Each play brought runs across the board and the Twins found themselves up 8-3 entering the top of the 6th.

Vargas clubbed his sixth home run plating Mauer and putting the Twins up 10-3 in the bottom of the 6th.

Semien would drive in another run for the White Sox, while a Nunez RBI would score another for the Twins.  When the dust settled, Minnesota found themselves with an 11-4 victory.

Check out the full box score here.

The Twins are back in action tonight against the Los Angeles Angels.  First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 pm central time from Target Field.  Weather could be an issue once again tonight.