Twins Storm Back From 0-9 Start, To Win Fourth Straight
The Minnesota Twins started their 2016 campaign as one to forget, as they lost their first nine games. It wasn’t like they weren’t trying, just the games were not going in their favor.
Other than a 7-0 loss to the Kansas City Royals on April 9th, all of their other eight losses were by three runs or less.
On Opening day against the Baltimore Orioles, the Twins battled back from a 2-0 deficit to tie the game in the top of the ninth, only to lose the game in the bottom of the ninth inning on a walk-off single.
From that point on they just couldn’t get the timely hit or big stop on the mound to secure a victory.
But their fortunes changed last Friday, also known as Jackie Robinson Day, as they came back to tie the game at four in the seventh inning and secured their first win of the season with a run in the eighth to knock off the Los Angeles Angels.
The next day, the bats came alive with six runs on ten hits, as starter Ricky Nolasco tossed seven innings, allowing four runs on nine hits, while the bullpen shut down the Angels offense and secured the Twins second straight victory.
On Sunday, the Twins and Angels went to extra’s as Minnesota pulled out their third straight victory in the 12th inning with a walk-off single off the bat of Oswaldo Arcia to secure the sweep.
The weekend was a chance for the Twins to finally give their fans winning baseball and when the calendar changed to Monday, the winning ways did not cease.
With a rain storm in the area, the Twins continued to pour it on as they scored seven runs in six innings, against the Milwaukee Brewers pitching, but rains would wash away the game in the six inning, giving the Twins their fourth straight victory and most importantly momentum on a season that seemed lost just one week ago.
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