The Minnesota Twins offense and bullpen were strong in a tight win against the Phillies
The Minnesota Twins played the second game of their series against the Phillies and eked out a win. The Twins have now won 3 in a row after losing 5 in row.
The Twins have improved to 23-48 on the year.
Kyle Gibson had the start for Minnesota. He lasted 6 innings and gave up 5 runs, 4 of them earned.
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He surrendered two home runs. In spite of his struggles and a costly error from Max Kepler, Gibson was able to keep things from getting ugly.
He kept the team in the game and saved the bullpen by eating up 6 innings.
Offensively, had contributions from the whole lineup. Trevor Plouffe singled home a run in the 1st, Eduardo Nunez singled home Byron Buxton in the 2nd, Eduardo Escobar tripled home two runs in the 5th, also in the 5th Max Kepler singled in a run and Kepler added a sac fly in the 7th to put the Twins ahead.
MVT: Eduardo Escobar
The Twins will play the final game of their set against the Philadelphia Phillies at Target Field later today. First pitch is at 12:10 PM CT. Ricky Nolasco gets the start for the Twins.