The Minnesota Twins ought to collectively pool their cash and purchase some lottery tickets this week, as a result of every part is popping up their method. On Sunday, the Twins beat the Chicago White Sox on a walk-off, three-run homer from Byron Buxton that traveled 470-feet. After a time off on Monday, the Twins began a sequence towards one other AL Central rival within the Detroit Tigers and once more in some way pulled off an much more absurd mix of late-game magic to steal one other win.
Miguel Sano stepped to the plate with two on and one out within the backside of the ninth inning with Minnesota trailing by a run. Sano lined a shot into proper subject that bounced off the glove of Robbie Grossman and trickled to the outfield wall. Minnesota’s lead runner stopped at third and Sano pushed for second after the misplayed ball, which left teammate Gio Urshela in an uncomfortable place. But simply when the base-running mistake was set to doom the Twins’ night time, Tigers catcher Eric Haase threw the ball into the outfield and allowed each the tying run and go-ahead run to attain.
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The tweet right here is referring to the Minnesota Timberwolves’ heartbreaking Game 5 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Ja Morant’s buzzer-beater. No, this one didn’t have the identical stakes within the first month of the MLB season, but it surely was a significant win the standings.
The Twins have now received 5 straight video games and all of the sudden sit on prime of the AL Central at 9-8 general. The division favourite White Sox have misplaced eight video games in a row on the similar time and now maintain the worst run differential within the AL at -24.
The Tigers had been solely credited with one error (to Haase) on the ultimate sequence, however that basically ought to have been the second out to the best fielder. What a strategy to lose for Detroit.
The Twins underachieved final 12 months after two straight seasons of enjoying no less than .600 ball, however after including Carlos Correa over the offseason, Minnesota is perhaps again to AL contender standing. At least that would be the case in the event that they preserve catching breaks like this.