GameChat – Twins@ Royals #4, 1:10pm

The Twins go for the sweep in Kansas City this afternoon with a lineup that still looks more like something that should be taking the field for the Red Wings than the Twins, but at least these guys are showing some life! Hopefully, the rest that Denard and Justin are getting this weekend will have them ready for Cleveland.

Revere, CF Gordon, LF
Casilla, A, SS Cabrera, Me, CF
Cuddyer, DH Hosmer, 1B
Valencia, 3B Francoeur, RF
Young, D, LF Butler, DH
Hughes, L, 1B Betemit, 3B
Repko, RF Aviles, 2B
Butera, C Pena, B, C
Tolbert, 2B Escobar, A, SS
Duensing, P Francis, P

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 6 9 1
Kansas City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1

That’s a SWEEP!

First sweep of a series longer than 2 games!

First four game winning streak!

Don’t look now, but that 16.5 game lead the Tribe had over the Twins last Thursday is now down to 12.5 and the Twins are headed in to Cleveland for a big series starting Monday!

It will be good to get Denard Span and Justin Morneau back, for sure, but this new generation of piranhas has been fun to watch this weekend. Alexi Casilla continued ripping the ball, Luke Hughes had a couple of hits and scored a couple of runs, and Jason Repko got in to the action, too, with a couple of hits and three RBI!

Brian Duensing hadn’t gotten a W in his past half dozen starts for the Twins, but he threw eight shutout innings, giving up just six hits and 1 walk, while striking out four Royals. For that performance, Brian is our BOD!

Brian Duensing