The Minnesota Wild lost, but the Minnesota Twins are always right there for you.
The Minnesota Twins were the victorious Minnesota team on Wednesday night to the shock of many. While the Wild got spanked, the Twins got a sparkling performance from starting pitcher, I hope you are sitting down, Mike Pelfrey.
Pelfrey pitched seven, seriously, you better be sitting down, shutout innings of work against the reigning American League champion Kansas City Royals. Pelfrey allowed only five hits and two walks while striking out four in his stellar outing. This was Pelfrey’s first win since 2013.
Pelfrey got all the help he needed before he even got to the mound. The Twins scored all three of their runs in the top of the first inning in their victory.
The flip of Brian Dozier and Torii Hunter proved to be big again. The first run came via an RBI single from the cleanup hitter Dozier which scored Hunter. A batter later, Kennys Vargas hit an RBI single of his own to score Joe Mauer. Oswaldo Arcia then waddled up two batters later with the bases loaded and was hit by a pitch for an easy RBI giving the Twins their third run.
The top four of the lineup played well in the game. Danny Santana, Hunter, Mauer and Dozier all collected two hits in the game. Santana and Hunter collected a double a piece. The bottom three in the lineup did not do as well. Oswaldo Arcia, Kurt Suzuki and Jordan Schafer were all held hitless in the ballgame.
The Twins have an off-day on Thursday as they travel to Seattle to take on the Mariners. Phil Hughes takes the mound on Friday for the Twinkies.
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