Suzuki Leads Twins’ Surge With 6 RBIs in 14-10 Win
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kurt Suzuki went 4 for 5 with a career-high six RBIs, including a two-run homer, to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 14-10 victory over Philadelphia on Tuesday night that handed the Phillies their eighth straight defeat.
Trevor Plouffe hit a two-run triple in a four-run first inning against starter Aaron Nola (5-7), Brian Dozier went 3 for 5 with two RBIs and the Twins beat their season scoring high by five runs.
Mikael Franco drove in four runs for the Phillies, including a three-run homer in a four-run eighth against Michael Tonkin that pulled them within 11-10. But Suzuki's two-run double into the left-field corner in the bottom of a three-run inning for the Twins pushed the lead back to four.
Buddy Boshers (2-0) relieved Tyler Duffey and pitched two innings for the win, moving into a seven-way tie for second place on the staff with two.
Game two tonight, 6:30 pre-game on 1340 KROC AM.