The Minnesota Twins were the only team in the MLB to score less than six runs in every game this season heading into Saturday afternoon’s game against the Cleveland Indians so when the final scoreboard read 10-3, in favor of the Twins, it probably surprised more than a few fans of both teams.
As spectacular as the offense was — at least when looking at the rest of the Twins’ season — starting pitcher Brian Duensing wasn’t so bad himself as he gave up just one run in his seven innings on the mound while striking out three and walking just one batter.
As far as the Minnesota offense is concerned, Alexi Casilla broke out of his season-long slump by reaching base (and getting home) twice to lead a couple of Twins’ rallies that ended up with a myriad of RBIs. The final box score credited Jason Kubel and Michael Cuddyer with 3 apiece while Justin Morneau, Jason Repko and Danny Valencia each drove two runners across home plate.
The Indians’ lone run while the game was still in question came in the third inning when Asdrubal Cabrera hit a double before eventually scoring on a fielder’s choice.