Twins’ Offense Backs Trevor May’s Quality Start


The Minnesota Twins picked up their 21st win of the season behind Trevor May‘s quality start. The Twins dropped the Rays, 6-4 and moved to 14-5 at Target Field.

May pitched a career-high 6.2 innings, giving up three runs on seven hits. Before today’s outing, May had only pitched into the seventh inning three other times. May retired the first six batters he faced before giving up a leadoff triple in the third. May worked around the leadoff triple by recording a strike out and getting two fly outs. After only pitching four innings and giving up six earned runs in his last start, May needed a solid outing today to get his confidence back.

May’s strong outing was backed by a four-hit performance by Eduardo Escobar. Escobar went 4-4 with a pair of doubles and an RBI.

Eddie Rosario got the Twins on the board first with an RBI single in the bottom of the second. Rosario has now driven in a run in five of the eight games he’s started. Danny Santana continued the scoring in the second with a two run broken bat single.

Kurt Suzuki‘s sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh gave the Twins a 4-3 lead. Brian Dozier extended his hitting streak to eight games with his solo home run in the bottom of the eighth.

The bullpen was once again effective for the Twins. Brian Duensing picked up the win, despite only throwing one pitch. Blaine Boyer extend his scoreless streak to 16 innings. Glen Perkins gave up a run, but picked up his 13th save of the season.

Don’t look now, but the Twins have the sixth best record in baseball with a 21-16 mark.  They’ve won seven of eight games at Target Field. They’ll look for the sweep tomorrow with Kyle Gibson on the mound.

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