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Twins Vs. Cubs Score Update: 6-Run Fourth Inning Boosts Minnesota To 8-0 Early Lead

The Minnesota Twins are following up their Friday night walk off win with a hit parade on Saturday and lead the Chicago Cubs 8-0 after just four innings.

The Twins banged out nine hits against Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija, chasing him from the game after 3.2 innings with a 7-0 lead. The Twins added one more on a Joe Mauer double off reliever Casey Coleman to put the lead to 8-0, all runs charged to Samardzija. Seven of those hits and six runs came in the fourth inning in which the Twins batted around.

The M&M brothers, Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau, each have two hits for the Twins. Every Twin except for Jamey Carroll has a hit and every single batter in the lineup has been on base.

Meanwhile, on the mound, Scott Diamond continues to pitch well. He has scattered five hits in five innings and has four strike outs opposite zero walks.

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Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.