Minnesota Twins turn their first triple play in 11 years in 4-2 win versus Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Snapping a four game losing streak and extending their road record to 15-5 is what the Twins did Thursday, June 1. A big contributor to this turn around was Twins third baseman Miguel Sano who hit a home run in the second inning and initiated the Twins first triple play since May 27, 2006.
Sano returned to play after sitting the last two games due to a stomach virus.
Top of the ninth inning with one out Twins were down 2-1. Jorge Polanco hit an infield pop fly that somehow didn’t get caught helping him reach first base. Eddie Rosario hit a double to left field, advancing Polanco to third base. When Twins called Eduardo Escobar to pinch hit for center fielder Byron Buxton he was intentionally walked.
Catcher Jason Castro hit a 2 RBI single over the Angels third baseman to put the Twins up 3-2. After Joe Mauer was walked with bases loaded the Twins added one more run and closed the game out in the bottom of the ninth on defense, winning 4-2.
The win lifts the Twins to a 27-23 record keeping them on top of the AL Central by a .002 percent winning percentage over the Cleveland Indians.
By Gino Terrell