Twins Split Saturday Doubleheader; Guaranteed to Win Sunday

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The Twins and the Tigers played a doubleheader today/tonight and Detroit was able to keep the smouldering bats of the Minnesota lineup relatively quiet in game 1… so predictibly, it was bombs away in game 2.

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It was a huge day for CJ Cron, who finished the day 5-8 with 4 RBI, 2 Runs and 2 HR. After many were talking about his offensive struggles recently, he now has a .261 batting average, is tied for 2nd in team homeruns, and 3rd in RBI.

The Twins pitching staff came up big again, too. Game 1 wasn’t as smooth as hoped. The Twins gave up 5 runs but Pineda had his best start yet. Unfortunately, Trevor Hildenberger struggled again, giving up 2 runs in the top of the 9th, after the offense had tied the game at 3-3 just before that. You can’t win them all, though.

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And of course after losing game-1, game-2 wasn’t even worth watching if you’re a Tigers fan. The Twins dominated the entire thing and didn’t even have to use a regular pitcher. They went from Kohl Stewart (who pitched 6 solid innings), into Matt Magill, Mike Morin, and finished with Tyler Duffey.

We stayed atop the MLB standings with the split and took command of the 4-game series, 2-1.

Tomorrow afternoon will be the game-4, and the final one of this series vs Detroit. It will also be a Twins win.


Our new Cy Young lefty, Martin Perez, is scheduled to take the mound and he just had a kid this week so he is riding high on new daddy confidence. There is absolutely NO CHANCE the Tigers have a shot of splitting this series tomorrow. The Twins might win by double-digits and Perez might throw a no-hitter.

Call me crazy now. Just make sure you hit that subscribe/follow button when I’m right.

Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan

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