By DJ Harding –
The Minnesota Twins would defeat Boston 10-4 after scoring seven of their ten runs in the first three innings.
Twins Pitcher Joe Ryan would gain his fourth win of the season and improve to 4-0 after pitching six innings allowing six hits and three runs. Ryan would strike out three batters before being replaced by Brent Headrick.
Headrick would pitch the final three innings and earn his first save of the season. He would allow one hit and one run while also striking out three batters.
For Boston Corey Kluber would get the start and in five innings allow six hits and seven runs. Kluber would also allow two home runs while also striking out four batters.
This is Kluber’s fourth loss and gives a record of 0-4 and keeps him winless on the season.
Boston’s four runs would come from a Raimel Tapia groundout which scored Triston Cass in the bottom of the third. The second of the four runs came from an Alex Verdugo ground ball that scored Jarren Duran despite that groundball being turned into a double play.
Enrique Hernandez would hit a home run in the bottom of the sixth inning which is his third on the season. This would be Boston’s lone home run of the season as Jarren Duran would hit a sac fly in the bottom of the ninth.
The Twins would get their scoring going early as in the top of the first inning a Trevor Larnach groundout would score Max Kleper. This was followed by a Edouard Julien two run homer.
The Top of the third inning would see the Twins extend their lead with a Jose Miranda single before Joey Gallo would hit his fourth home run of the season with a three run shot.
The Twins final innings of scoring would come in the top of the sixth inning with a Trevor Larnach three run homer.
The Twins have evened up the series at 1-1 with the tie breaker happening on April 20th.
Minnesota now sits at 11-7 which puts them at first in the AL Central.
Boston meanwhile now holds a record of 9-10 which is fifth in the AL East.