Minnesota Twins Bullpen Blows Game To Angels


Stop me if you’ve heard this before. The Minnesota Twins built up a lead and held it until the ninth inning. After four innings, the Twins had a 5-3 lead after a Eduardo Escobar two-run homer, a Chris Parmelee solo shot and an Aaron Hicks two-RBI single. The Twins bullpen has caught up to the rest of the team in being horrible by allowing five runs in the last two innings.

Casey Fien and Jared Burton combined to give up the five runs that would give the Halo’s a 8-5 win. In the eighth, Howie Kendrick hit an RBI triple and Eric Aybar hit a sac fly to tie the game up at fives. The ninth saw a two-RBI double by Albert Pujols to give the Angels the lead. Howie Kendrick added another run with an RBI single to top of the scoring.

In injury news, Danny Santana left the game in the bottom of the second inning with a strain in his lower left back.

Phil Hughes put in a nice performance again. Hughes went seven innings only allowing three runs on seven hits while striking out eight.

Four Twins registered two hits: Chris Parmelee, Joe Mauer, Aaron Kicks and Eduardo Escobar. Escobar in the offensive star of the game with a homer while scoring two runs and driving two in.

Here’s the boxscore for Saturday’s game.