Minnesota Twins post game: Bombas lift Twins to victory
By Tyler Kruse
The Minnesota Twins beat the Texas Rangers by a score of 4-3 behind a couple of 2-run blasts and a solid effort from the pitching staff.
Jake Odorizzi got the start for the Minnesota Twins as he faced off against Rangers ace Mike Minor. Backed by a pair of 2-run homers, Odorizzi allowed 3 earned runs in 5 and 2/3 innings while striking out 5. A job well done by the relief corps tonight as Tyler Duffey, Sam Dyson, Taylor Rogers, and Sergio Romo finished the game off for the Twins. The four out of the bullpen allowed zero runs to cross the plate. Dyson would take the win with Romo earning the save.
Twin Takeaway – The good
While it’s tough to pick any one particular thing that the Twinkies did well tonight, I’ll give this one to the bomba squad. Max Kepler regained sole possession of the club’s home run lead by clobbering his 33rd of the season to put the Twins up 2. While down 3-2 in the top of the 7th, Jonathan Schoop, put Minnesota up for good with a 2-run blast of his own.
Marwin Gonzalez led the way for the Twins in the number of hits department yet again with 3 on the evening. It seems Marwin gets better as the season goes on which bodes well for a team striving for the division title.
Twin Takeaway – The not-so-good
Honestly there’s not much that I can even nitpick tonight. Sure some guys had 0-fers at the plate but all around it was a nice victory for the Minnesota Twins.
Oh, did i mention the Indians lost? While it seems insignificant now, the Twins have a very easy schedule the next few weeks meaning more separation can be created. Let’s see if Jose Berrios will bounce back from a couple rough outings in a big way for the Twins. He will face off against Ariel Jurado for the Rangers.