Minnesota Twins get bats rolling in rout of Detroit Tigers
In the midst of a 2-game losing streak, the Minnesota Twins find their offensive rhythm to beat the Detroit Tigers 11-5.
When it finally seemed as if the hot bats of the Minnesota Twins had cooled off, they get back on track with a 6-run rout of the Detroit Tigers. Led by 3 home-runs by Grossman, Kepler and Sano, the Twins get some confidence back with an 11-5 victory over the Detroit Tigers.
With all-star pitcher Jordan Zimmerman on the mound for the Tigers, the Twins knew they had their hands full in game 3 of this series. After falling behind 2-0, the bats got red hot and ended Zimmerman’s day early after just 4.2 innings pitched and 5 earned runs allowed.
The bats got rolling beginning with a 2-run home-run by Robbie Grossman in the 3rd inning to tie the ball game. The Minnesota Twins took the lead in the 4th inning with an RBI single by Eddie Rosario and never looked back.
Two more home-runs by Max Kepler and Miguel Sano helped to push the Twins lead out to 11-2. A 2-run home-run by Justin Upton closed the gap to 11-4, but the Tigers only got one more run before the finish of this game.
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This is the kind of victory that should give the Minnesota Twins a lot of confidence going forward. Defensively, the Twins have been solid all year long, but the offense has been stagnant at times. An 11-run explosion should help build confidence for a young team trying to find their rhythm.
The Minnesota Twins now sit at 6-3, tied atop the AL Central with the Tigers. Next up, the Twins will have a 3-game home series against the Chicago White Sox over the weekend. Minnesota will look to build off this strong performance heading back home to try to capture the lead in the AL Central once again.