Twins sweep Orioles in doubleheader

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Renato Nunez smacked three home runs and drove in 4 in the sweep (Pic: Craig Landefeld)

The Twins took both ends of a doubleheader with 6-5 and 16-7 wins over the Orioles. The Twins used 10 home runs to score those 22 runs.

In game one, the Orioles collected three hits, but left 10 runners on base and went an awful 2-for-13 with RISP. The Orioles had a 3-2 lead, but Jimmy Yacobonis relieved Dan Straily in the sixth and allowed three runs in 2/3 of an inning.

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In game two, Alex Cobb came off the injured list and was promptly hammered by the Twins for nine runs on ten hits, including three home runs in just two and 2/3 innings pitched. Mike Wright came on things got out of hand. Brandon Kline came on the 7th and pitched a perfect inning in his major league debut, but came back out for the 8th and allowed to homers. Chris Davis came on in the 9th and allowed a home run to Jonathan Schoop, but otherwise pitched pretty good.

Renato Nunez was the hitting story for the Orioles, going 5-for-9 with three home runs and four runs batted in across both games.

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