Twins Cap Off Impressive Homestand With Blowout Win Over Detroit
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins head into the All Star break after an impressive homestand capped off by a 7-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers.
The Twins won six games in their seven-game homestand, including taking three of four from the third place Tigers.
After blowing up for seven runs in the first three innings against Detroit starter Alfredo Simon on Saturday, the Twins touched up Tigers starter Shane Greene for seven runs in the first five innings on Sunday.
Rookie Miguel Sano got the Twins on the board with his second career home run -- a two-run shot in the first inning -- to give Minnesota an early lead that they wouldn;t surrender.
Minnesota added four more runs in the fourth inning, highlighted by a two-run triple by Danny Santana.
For good measure, Trevor Plouffe hit his 11th home run of the season -- a line drive solo shot into the bullpen in left-centerfield -- to make the score 7-1.
Twins starter Kyle Gibson continued his impressive stretch of performances by allowing just one run on only four hits to pick up his eighth win of the season while lowering his ERA to 2.85.
With the win, the Twins end the first half of 2015 at 49-40 -- four games behind the Kansas City Royals in the A.L. Central and one game up in the Wild Card standings.