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Twins 18, Mariners 4: Juggernaut



Tonight, the Twins scored 17 runs in the kid of drubbing that makes opposing fans wish for the mercy rule. It's the second time this season that Minnesota has scored into the double digits, and it's the second time this series alone. Once again, it has become a hit-and-kicker in the MLB.

After a quiet first inning, the Twins started the attack , The first five runs came off second-inning homers. C.J. Cron drove a solo shot – the 100th long ball of his career – to open the scoring. Later in the inning, Byron Buxton crushed his second career grand slam to open it.

Unsatisfied with the broken-open-ness of the game, C.J. Cron homered again next inning, and Miguel Sano made it 7-0 Twins with his first round-tripper of the 201

9 campaign. At this point, Seattle starred Wade LeBlanc what politely excused from the ballgame, having given up many runs as he had recorded outs.

Jonathan Schoop corked a three-shot shot to extend the lead to rudely welcoming Parker Markel into the rout.

Jason Castro and Buxton added another pair of runs in the fourth, and Cron and Sano combined for three RBI to make it 15-0 in the fifth.

At this point Minnesota's own Jose Berrios, who has been through a four-run fifth inning for Seattle after getting a bit too cold in the dugout waiting for the Midwest hit parade to dry up. He failed to qualify for the win

The Twins scored in their fifth straight inning when Schoop smacked a two-run homer – completing a home run cycle for Minnesota (a solo shot, two-run shot, three-shot shot, and grand slam in the same game.)

After a qui et seventh, eddie rosario notched his third hit of the night, to RBI single to push the Minnesota lead to 14 in the eighth. In the home helped Austin Adams – no, that's Austin Adams – made his first major league appearance in three years.

Backup catcher Tom Murphy got mop-up duties in the ninth for Seattle, and proved to be the most

Adams finished out the ballgame, and about 1:00 AM Central time, the Twins finally locked down the win. [19659012] Notes!

For the Twins, it was the third time this season in which they popped the top off of six home runs. They stand alone in that respect, as no other team has multiple 6+ HR games. It's already the fifth time in which they've hit 5+ homers, and their fourth time accruing 17+ hits in a single game.

Amidst all the chaos inherent in a game with 20+ combined runs, utility man and recent call -up Luis Arraez made his major league debut.

The win tonight marks five straight for the club, a first in 2019. Later today (happy Sunday), they'll go for a four-game road sweep of the M's.

STUDS:

SS-2B Luis Arraez (1-for-2, R, 2B, first major -league hit, and a nice diving play)

2B Jonathan Schoop (3-for-5, 2R, 2RR, 5RBI)

1B Marwin Gonzalez (3-for-6, R, 2B) [19659020] LF Eddie Rosario (3-for-6, R, RBI)

DH CJ Cron (3-for-6, 3R, 2B, 2HR, 4RBI, 10TB)

CF Byron Buxton (2-for-4, 2R, HR, 5RBI)

RP Tyler Duffey ( 1.1 IP, H, 3K)

RP Austin Adams (2 IP, H, 4K)

DUDS:

No duds! Twins win!

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