Remember how bad it felt last week? Just a week ago, the Twins had lost three straight games to the Yankees in the final at bat. Just five days ago, the Twins had lost six straight games to open their road trip, 4 to the Yankees and 2 to the rival White Sox. Then the Twins won 20-1 and were headed back home and we all felt much better. Following that, the Twins dominated the Brewers in a 3-game sweep and suddenly our spirits are soaring again.
Joe Mauer, Joe Crede, and Justin Morneau all homered in Sunday's game. Mauer's and Crede's were both monster shots, and Morneau's was a grand slam with two outs in the eighth that gave the Twins some much-needed breathing room. It came right after a disputed hit by pitch call on Mauer. Originally the umpire ruled it a foul ball, though replays (and Mauer's reaction) showed that it definitely hit him on the hand. The call was overturned and he was awarded first base. Crede was also hit on the hand earlier and eventually had to leave the game because of it.
Scott Baker pitched very well and entered the ninth having allowed just one run. He only got one out in that inning, though, before Prince Fielder hit a two-run homer, meaning all the runs in the game were scored via the long ball. Joe Nathan then came in to nail the game down, despite it not being a save situation, and wasted no time in striking out the two batters he faced.
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