Minnesota Twins postgame report: Twins complete sweep over Texas Rangers
By Chris Schad
Martin Perez and Sam Dyson let Texas back in it
Although the Twins had an early lead, the Twins’ pitching staff wouldn’t allow that to last long thanks to a fourth-inning that would see Martin Perez get the first two outs easily. After Hunter Pence led off the inning, he would work his way to third on a single by Delino DeShields Jr.
After a wild pitch allowed DeShields to move to second base, Jeff Mathis would collect a two-RBI single to chip into the lead. Perez’s day would end after a clean fifth inning allowing two runs on five hits, four walks and a pair of strikeouts.
Zack Littell would pitch a clean sixth inning, but Sam Dyson would come into the game in the seventh and continue his rocky start with the organization. Shin-Soo Choo would lead off the inning with his 20th home run of the year to tie the game and it was just the fourth home run that Dyson has allowed all season.
With a tie game, it was the third time on the road trip that the bullpen has blown a lead, but the Twins would make up for it in the top of the eighth.