The rain fell down, but not on the Minnesota Twins’ home finale parade. There was an hour and five minute delay in the game, but the Twins help on to their lead that they built up early.
The main reason for the victory has to be Phil Hughes. Hughes completed eight innings of work before the rain came down and only allowed five hits and a run in his outing. Hughes finishes the season 16-10 with a 3.52 ERA.
The scoring by the Twins was done really quickly. In the first inning, Kurt Suzuki walked in a run to give the Twins a 1-0 lead. Trevor Plouffe hit a sac-fly in the second to give the Twins a 2-0 lead. David Peralta hit a sac-fly for the Diamondbacks in the sixth to cut the lead in half, but that’s all Arizona could muster.
Trevor Plouffe did have to leave the game after breaking his forearm.
The Twins now travel to Detroit for a four game series with the Tigers to conclude the season.