Victory! As the Minnesota Vikings played, um, not so well against the New England Patriots on Sunday afternoon, the Minnesota Twins were playing their little baseball hearts out in Chicago. The Twins found themselves as victors.
Trevor Plouffe kicked off the scoring in the first inning with a solo homer. Eduardo Escobar hit a sac-fly to add another run to the lead in the second. In the fourth, Jordan Schafer hit a two-run homer to give the Twins a 4-0 lead, but as is always the case, the Twins’ opponent made a comeback.
Kurt Suzuki was clutch for the Twins, though. In the seventh Suzuki hit an RBI double to give the Twins a two-run lead. In the ninth, Suzuki hit a sac-fly to give the Twins a 6-3 lead.
Glen Perkins gave up a homer to Jose Abreu in the ninth, but the damage was only one run allowing the Twins to reign victorious by a 6-4 score.
Trevor May showed some improvement in his start on Sunday. May pitched six innings while only allowing three runs over five hits while striking out ten.
Offensive MVP goes to Kurt Suzuki for the clutch late-inning RBI.
Here’s Sunday’s boxscore.