The Minnesota Twins have won six games in a row and now have a three-game lead over the Chicago White Sox in the Central Division.
The Twins enjoyed six innings, three goals, a zero run by Randy Dobnak, who now has an ERA of 0.60 and a WHIP of 0.87 in three starts. That’s what kids call “video game numbers,” I believe.
That night, Dobnak kept the anemic composition of the Pittsburgh Pirates out of balance. Of the 18 outs recorded by Dobber, as he is now apparently affectionately known, only one came by hitting. He was also efficient and needed only 71 pitches while walking with zero tests.
The twins had their lead with 1: 0 until the ninth inning. After six impersonal passes from Dobank, Cody Stashak performed a perfect seventh inning with one punch, and Tyler Duffy did the same in the eighth, recording two Ks. With Sergio Romo warming up in the pen, the Twins set out to get insurance or two at the beginning of the ninth.
Byron Buxton, who had entered the game of the seventh as a defensive substitute, doubled on the left field line. After Araes jumped out and failed to move him, Garver left and Gonzalez came out again, driving an RBI single to the forefront.
Ehir Adrianza hit, but with two drops, Max Kepler made sure the Twins got a trio of extra insurance runs, beating their fourth home of the season to the right.
With the Twins up with 5: 0 Rocco Baldeli gave the ball to Jorge Alcala in the ninth inning. He gave up a home game in two games for Josh Bell, but the Twins held on to a 5-2 victory.
- As we mentioned, the Twins are already a full game in front of Chicago after the loss of (?) From the pale hose with 1: 0 from Milwaukee.
- The Yankees split head to head with Philadelphia, which means that the Twins are the first team to win 10 and currently have the best winning percentage in baseball! (Excluding the Marlins, who are only 5-1 after missing a game worth weeks due to their outbreak of COVID-19.)
- The Twins have just one more game against Pittsburgh this year, and that’s Thursday at the 12:35 CT scan.
- Randy drum: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, K, 0 BB
Marvin Gonzalez: 2-for-4, 2 RBI, R
Max Kepler: 1-for-4, 3 RBI, HR, BB
- Stashak & Duffey: Combined 2 IP, 3 K, 0 H, 0 BB, 0 R