The Twins’ offense finally woke up Wednesday with 12 hits, including two home runs, to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 10-6. It was a much-needed win because the Twins regained the second wild card spot in the American League, and have a little momentum going into their four-game road series with the Kansas City Royals.
Biggest win for Twins since Game 5 of ALDS in Oakland in 2002.
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Brian Dozier hit his team-leading 29th home run, while Ehire Adrianza belted a three-run home run in the second inning. The Twins also got extra-base hits from Eduardo Escobar, Robbie Grossman and Jorge Polanco.
Starter Aaron Slegers did nothing special, allowing five runs in four innings, but the bullpen did. Buddy Boshers surrendered a run, but Ryan Pressly, Taylor Rogers and Trevor Hildenberger pitched scoreless ball the rest of the way. Rogers got the win and improved to 6-3.
The Twins are now 72-67, while the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are 72-68.
Kyle Gibson, who has pitched very well of late, gets the ball Thursday versus the Royals.