MIN 5, BAL 4: More Baltimore, Please
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Kyle Gibson: 60 Game Score, 7.0 IP, 3 ER, 9 K, 4 BB, 59.6% strikes
Bullpen: 2.0 IP, 1 ER, 2 K, 0 BB
Lineup: 3-for-8 w/RISP, 5 LOB
WPA of 0.1 or higher: Wilson .280, Kepler .164
WPA of -0.1 or lower: Rosario -.163, Dozier -.108
Bobby Wilson was 2-for-3 and drove in three runs since May 14, 2016.
The Twins were down 3-0 before they even got up to bat, but Gibby got rolling and Max Kepler hit a solo home run in the fifth to get the Twins on the board. Wilson had a run-scoring single later in that inning and the tying run came in to score on a bases-loaded wild pitch.
Wilson was up in a big spot again the very next inning. He hit a bases-loaded double that plated two more runs to give the Twins the lead.
Oh, and Jake Cave made another tremendous catch.
Trevor HIldenberger pitched a scoreless eighth inning before Fernando Rodney had a far too interesting ninth. He got the save, but it was an experience. The O’s got the game-tying run to second base, but Rodney got Tim Beckham to ground out to earn his 19th save.
Gibson hasn’t given up more than five earned runs all season, and this was his 14th start in 18 times out in which he’s surrendered three or fewer earned runs.
Postgame With Molitor
Here’s a quick look at the number of pitches thrown by the bullpen over the past five days:
AL Central Standings
MIN 38-48 (-11)
DET 39-51 (-12)
CHW 30-58 (-20)
KC 25-62 (-24.5)
Next Three Games
Sun vs. BAL, 1:10 pm CT: Jake Odorizzi vs. Alex Cobb
Mon vs. KC, 7:10 pm CT: TBD
Tue vs. KC, 7:10 pm CT: TBD
Last Three Games
MIN 6, BAL 2: Jake Cave Is the Hero We Deserve
MIN 5, BAL 2: Slegers, Cave Lift Twins Out of Slump
MIL 3, MIN 2: Pushing Against a Stone
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