It is difficult to summarize this game without a certain level of redundancy.
Tonight, the Twins scored 17 points in the kind of hype that makes the opposing fans dream of the rule of mercy. This is the fourth time this season Minnesota has scored twice, and this is the second time in this series. Once again, this is the kind of hype driven by crazy people that fans of the territory of the Twins have miraculously used to testify to one of the best MLB offenses.
After a quiet first round, the Twins started the attack. The first five points were scored in the second set. Cron shot a solo shot – the 100th ball of his career – to open the scoring. Later in the round, Byron Buxton crushed his second career Grand Slam to break it.
Unsatisfied with the broken opening of the game, CJ Cron still dominated in the next round, and Miguel Sano scored a 7-0 double with Twins in his first round of the 2019 season. At this point, Seattle's starter Wade LeBlanc was politely exempted from the match, having yielded as many points as he had recorded.
In the same heat, Jonathan Schoop scored a three-point shot to advance to ten, hitting Parker roughly in the rout.
Attempts by Jason Castro and Buxton added another pair of points in the fourth, and Cron and Sano combined for three runs produced to reach the score of 15-0 in the fifth.
At the moment, the evening has begun to fall in the face of Jose Berrios of Minnesota, who played in a fifth round for Seattle after being a little too cold in the canoe, waiting for the end of the Midwest charts. He failed to qualify for the victory and left the game after allowing four runs on eight hits.
The Twins scored for the fifth time in a row when Schoop scored a two-run homerun, completing a home run for Minnesota (a solo shot, a two-point shot, a three-point shot and a grand slam in the same match.)
After a quiet seventh place, Eddie Rosario took his third shot of the night, a RBI single to push the Minnesota lead to 14 points in the eighth. In the half at home, Austin Adams – no, not that Austin Adams – made his first major league appearance in three years.
Reserve Warden Tom Murphy performed cleaning duties on the ninth for Seattle and turned out to be the most effective pitcher of the night. He allowed Kepler to line up and then prompted players to leave Sano and Castro.
Adams finished the game and around 1:00 am Central Time, the Twins finally won.
For the Twins, it was the third time of the season that they found themselves at the top of six circuits. They are alone in this respect, no other team having to play more than 6 games HR. This is the fifth time they have scored more than five homers, and their fourth total is over 17 hits in one game.
In the midst of all the chaos inherent in a game with more than 20 games combined, Luis Arraez made his debut in the majors. He narrowly missed a double on the left field line in his first game, but doubled the gap on his second appearance in the eighth inning.
Tonight's win marks five straight games for the club, a first in 2019. Later today (happy Sunday), they will sweep the M-road of the four games.
SS-2B Luis Arraez (1 for 2, R, 2B, first major shot and a beautiful dive game)
2B Jonathan Schoop (3 for 5, 2 R, 2 HR, 5 RBI)
1B Marwin Gonzalez (3 for 6, R, 2B)
LF Eddie Rosario (3 for 6, R, RBI)
DH C.J. Cron (3 for 6, 3 R, 2B, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 10 TB)
CF Byron Buxton (2 for 4, 2 R, HR, 5 RBI)
RP Tyler Duffey (1.1 IP, H, 3 K)
RP Austin Adams (2 IP, H, 4 K)
No failures! The twins win!
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