Saturday, March 23, 2013

Cellar Dwellars


Bloomington: The Twins and Royals faced off for a one game matchup between the cellar dwellers of the American League West.  Just a week ago the Twins nearly got swept by the Royals in a four game set.  For this game it was a light rain and a balmy 70°.  Carew was named MVP of the game with a stinging triple in the 2nd inning off Royal’s starter Hassler (0-4).  To lead off the second, Wynegar doubled off the wall down the first base line.  Wolfe flied out and Randall, in a surprise move by Mauch, ordered him to bunt.  Wynegar was thrown out at third while Randall was at first.  Norwood walked on four pitches, which set up the triple by Carew.  Ford singled to right and Carew scored leaving it KC 2 Min 5.   

The Royals not going down easy scored two more in the top of the third to bring them within one.  The Twins put up another insurance run in the bottom of the third to make it KC 4 Min 6.  After the third neither team good bring a runner in.  The Royals’ LaCock went 4-4 and raised his batting average to .619.  The Royals had 11 hits, but Hassler’s 6 runs (5 earned) in 3 innings pitched would even make it difficult for the ’27 Yankees to win.  Thormosgard (3-8, 4.63 ERA) did not pitch spectacular, but good enough to get the much needed victory. Iron man, Mike Marshall picked up his first save.

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