The Minnesota Twins have been white hot as of late winning five straight games. A stretch in which they’ve averaged nearly eight runs a game.
Last night during Star Wars Night, Phil Hughes picked up his first win of the season against the Oakland Athletics. The Force was not strong with Hughes in the first inning, as he gave up a grand slam. Hughes battled but, managed to last six innings, giving up five runs on nine hits.
Luckily for Hughes, the Twins offense backed him. Torii Hunter stayed hot as he launched a three-run home run in the sixth inning and had the best bat-flip ever. Jordan Schafer had his best game of the season going 3-3 with two RBIs and a double.
The Twins will look to stay hot tonight with Trevor May on the mound. The Twins have won the last three games in which May has started. May made his first career start against the A’s last year and lasted just two innings. May is a different pitcher now and will look to put another solid start under his belt.
The Twins are currently 14-12 and are tied with the Tampa Bay Rays for the second Wild Cart spot in the American League. Their current five-game winning streak is currently the longest streak in the American League. The Twins will look to make it six straight tonight. After a 1-6 start, did anybody think the Twins would be two games over .500 this season? Paul Molitor and company have turned it around and it’s been fun to watch.
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