Minnesota Twins Win Series Against Detroit


Just a little quick, in case you missed it: the Minnesota Twins won a series last night. The Twins found themselves in a two-run hole before they even had a chance to put a toe into the batter’s box.

Kyle Gibson surrendered a pair of RBI singles to give the Detroit Tigers a 2-0 lead, but Gibson was helped out in the bottom of the inning. Brian Dozier and Trevor Plouffe both hit RBI singles and then Kurt Suzuki followed up with an RBI double to give the Twins a 3-2 lead.

The good Gibson still wouldn’t appear in the second inning when he gave up RBI hits to Torii Hunter and Miguel Cabrera to give the Tigers back a one-run lead.

The Twins then turned it on in the sixth. Danny Santana notched an RBI double, Brian Dozier an RBI triple and Joe Mauer hit an RBI double to retake the lead 6-4. Santana and Mauer both added more with RBI singles in the eighth to give the Twins the final victorious score of 8-4.

Despite the rough first couple of innings, Gibson picked it up in the latter portion of his outing. Gibson lasted six inning and only gave up the four runs on seven hits.

Offensive MVP of the  night goes to the shortstop playing center: Danny Santana. Santana went three-for-five while scoring three and registering two RBI. Santana is hitting .324 at the major league level this season.

The series winning boxscore can be found here.

The Twins now kick off a series with the Cleveland Indians on Friday. Check out our series preview right here.