Minnesota Twins Game Grades: Make it Eight
The Minnesota Twins won their 8th straight spring game with a victory against the Red Sox
The Minnesota Twins improved to 19-10 on the spring with a 7-4 win over the Red Sox today.
Kyle Gibson started today, getting in his last work before the season begins.
Gibson allowed 4 earned runs, 1 walk, 7 hits, 2 home runs and struck out 3 over 5 innings.
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Trevor May, Ryan Pressly, Fernando Abad, and Marcus Walden followed Gibson with scoreless innings of relief to hold the Red Sox at 4 runs. Those four limited Boston to just 2 hits, no walks and they struck out 5.
Offensively, the Twins got on the board in the 4th inning trailing 3-0 at the time. Eddie Rosario hit a loud solo shot that frame. In the 5th Danny Santana notched an RBI single. In the 7th, the Twins broke out for a 5 run outburst which put them ahead. Santana and Mastroianni had RBI singles, Mastroianni scored on a pickoff attempt error and Reynaldo Rodriguez hit a 2 RBI triple.
Byron Buxton made a sensational leaping catch at the track showing the primary reason why he is the team’s opening day center fielder
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The Twins will depart from Florida and face the Washington Nationals tomorrow at Nationals Park. First pitch is at 5:05 PM CST. Phil Hughes will get the start the Twins. The game will be available on MLB.TV