The Twins must have expended all their energies on Tuesday night’s extra-innings win over the Chicago White Sox because they went quietly in a 3-1 loss to the South Siders on Wednesday.
It’s hard to imagine that a team that has set record after record for home runs this season could muster so little offense, but that’s exactly what happened. Eight Pale Hose pitchers combined to three-hit the Twins. The Twins still won the series, but their lead over the Cleveland Indians fell to four games.
With no run support, Jake Odorizzi took the loss, despite nine strikeouts over five-plus innings. He allowed two runs. The third run allowed came on a solo shot off Twins reliever, Brusdar Graterol.
Kyle Gibson gets the ball on Thursday for the first game in a four-game set with the Kansas City Royals. The Royals always seem game to play the Twins, so I hope the offense comes around and scores a few runs.
-The Twins need to win Thursday because Cleveland is not going to lose to Detroit. The terrible Tigers came close to winning on Wednesday, but still fell short in extra-innings and lost 2-1. It was the Tigers’ 16th consecutive loss to the Tribe. The Indians are 17-1 against the Tigers this season with one more game to go.