I can’t figure this team out: The Twins swept the Toronto Blue Jays, lost both series to the Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians, and won Sunday to sweep those pesky Kansas City Royals. So, will this team put it all together or not?
If this team has flipped a switch, they’ve done it at the right time because they now head to Cleveland to play a four-game set. Sweep that series and the Twins are in it, for sure.
Meanwhile, the Twins beat the Royals 6-5 on Sunday. The Twins scored six runs on 11 hits, getting two hits apiece from Robbie Grossman (who hurt himself in Sunday’s game), Miguel Sano, newcomer Logan Forsythe and Max Kepler. But the big blow came when outfielder Jake Cave hit his first career grand slam home run.
Ervin Santana again didn’t figure in Sunday’s decision, so reliever Gabriel Moya picked up his second win and closer Fernando Rodney now has 24 saves.
Kyle Gibson gets the ball Monday.
-After Sunday’s win, the Twins improved to 6-6 this season against the Royals.
-The Twins play four games at Cleveland, then stay on the road to play three games at Detroit. Then they come home to play two games against the Pittsburgh Pirates, four more against the Tigers and three against the White Sox, one of which is a makeup game at home, followed by two games on the road. All of these are winnable games, right?