The Minnesota Twins ought to collectively pool their cash and purchase some lottery tickets this week, as a result of every thing is popping up their manner. 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 day without work on Monday, the Twins began a collection 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 discipline 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. However 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 Sport 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, however it was a significant win the standings.
The Twins have now received 5 straight video games and out of the blue sit on high 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 actually ought to have been the second out to the suitable fielder. What a method to lose for Detroit.
The Twins underachieved final yr after two straight seasons of taking part in no less than .600 ball, however after including Carlos Correa over the offseason, Minnesota is perhaps again to AL contender standing. At the very least that would be the case in the event that they preserve catching breaks like this.