The Minnesota Twins got back into the win column by defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1. In Byron Buxton’s Target Field debut it was Tommy Milone who stole the show.
The left-handed starting pitcher gave up one run on five hits in seven innings. He struck out five batters and issued zero walks. It’s his second straight start in which Milone pitched seven innings. He is now 3-1 on the season with a 3.67 earned run average.
Eddie Rosario and Eduardo Nunez backed Milone’s strong outing. Rosario picked up two hits and scored a pair of runs. He picked up the first triple of his career in the eighth inning. Nunez hit a double and drove in two runs.
It wasn’t pretty, but Glen Perkins picked up his 23rd save of the season. He is now a perfect 23 for 23 in save opportunities. Perkins leads the American League in saves.
Byron Buxton didn’t have the Target Field debut he was hoping for. Buxton went 0-3 with two strikeouts in his home debut. He made a nice running catch that robbed Matt Carpenter of an extra-base hit.
Buxton will look to pick up his first hit at Target Field tomorrow when the Twins wrap up what’s been an entertaining series with the Cardinals.
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