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Twins first triple play in a decade, rally in final inning

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

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Gino Terrell is the Director of Content at Hidden Valley Culture Blog/In-Depth section. Terrell covered local artists and reviewed mainstream shows in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area under the Twin Cities Daily Planet (2014-15). He also freelanced for MinnPost and interned at Pioneer Press, KSTP TV (the Minneapolis ABC News Affiliate) and American Public Media Group. He's accumulated over 30 awards from the Associated Collegiate Press, Society of Professional Journalists and National Association of Black Journalists and founded award winning student-magazine Pipers In-Depth at Hamline University (St. Paul, Minnesota). He was once the sports editor for the school newspaper, The Oracle. Follow him on Twitter: @Gin026

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