The Minnesota Twins completed a four-game sweep of the Chicago White Sox on a beautiful Sunday afternoon at Target Field, by dropping them, 13-3. For the second time in the series the Twins offense broke out for ten or more runs.
The Twins batted around in the third inning, scoring seven runs off John Danks. The scoring was highlighted by Trevor Plouffe’s first career grand slam.
The next inning the Twins scored four runs. Plouffe drove in his fifth RBI of the day off an RBI single. Oswaldo Arcia, Chris Hermann and Jordan Schafer drove in the other three runs.
The Twins outscored the White Sox in the series, 31-8. Kyle Gibson pitched a gem on Friday night. Gibson pitched eight scoreless innings, allowing just four hits.
While the offensive outburst in the series was a team effort. It was Brian Dozier and Torii Hunter who stole the show.
Dozier went 7-22 with five RBIs, a home run and a triple. Hunter had his best series of the season going 8-17 with a homer and two RBIs. Hunter also had three, multi-hit performances.
The win today pushed the Twins over the .500 mark for the first time this season. After starting the season with a 1-6 record it was possible the Twins wouldn’t be over the .500 mark all season. They’ve gone 12-6 their last 18 games and will look to keep the momentum going with the Oakland Athletics coming to town for a four-game series.