After the Twins were swept at home by the Houston Astros, the club has once again found success on the road by winning consecutive games against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and will now try to capture the series win on Sunday.
The Twins lost on Saturday, but are still a surprising 16-6 on the road after wins Thursday and Friday. Adalberto Mejia pitched well on Thursday, but (again) did not figure in the decision, while the much maligned Kyle Gibson finally pitched a good game Friday. He struck out six over five-plus innings while giving up two runs, both earned.
Tonight is the Kyle Gibson we've been hoping to see regularly for years. Command, attacking, getting some swings and misses, etc.
— Phil Mackey (@PhilMackey) June 3, 2017
With Ervin Santana taking the mound Saturday, it appeared the Twins had a good chance to get the series win. Instead, Santana was not sharp, giving up seven runs, all earned, over four innings. He also surrendered three home runs, including a grand slam and No. 600 to slugger Albert Pujols.
Jose Berrios gets the ball Sunday versus old friend Ricky Nolasco.
-The Twins turned a Miguel Sano to Brian Dozier to Joe Mauer triple play on Thursday, the club’s first since May 2006, according to MLB.com.
-Mauer had another nice game on Friday with four hits, including a home run. He’s now hitting .293.
-The Twins hit three, two-run home runs on Friday.
Albert Pujols not only joins the 600 club, he busts through the door with a GRAND SLAM
— LaVelle E. Neal III (@LaVelleNeal) June 4, 2017
Twins going all Astros on Angels.
— Patrick Reusse (@1500ESPN_Reusse) June 3, 2017