April 24 – This Day in Twins History

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Twins record on April 24 games is 

 

2016 – The Twins lose to the Washington Nationals 6-5 in 16 innings and strike out a team record 20 times. The Twins young studs Miguel Sano, Byron Buxton, and Eddie Rosario each struck out four times. The Twins had several opportunities to win this game but came up short each time. The game, played at Nationals Park lasted 5 hours and 56 minutes. Just a day earlier the Twins had struck out 18 times in a nine inning game. The Twins offense centered around Eduardo Nunez who was 4 for 7 with a stolen base and scored two runs while Brian Dozier was 2 for 6 with a run scored, 3 RBI and a dinger. Stephan Strasburg had 10 K’s for the Nats and Yusmeiro Petit added six more K’s for the Nats. Box Score

Eduardo Nunez

Brian Dozier

 

 

 

 

 

1996 – Greg Myers and Paul Molitor each had five RBIs as the Minnesota Twins set a team record for runs and routed the Detroit Tigers 24-11 at Tiger Stadium. Myers was 5 for 6 with two doubles, five RBI plus he scored three times and Matt Lawton was 4 for 6 with 4 runs scored. The fourth inning was the only inning that the Twins failed to score a run. The Tigers went through seven pitchers and the Twins scored off of each one of them. It was the most runs against the Tigers in 84 years, matching the mark set in a 24-2 loss to the Philadelphia Athletics on May 18, 1912. Erik Bennett picked up the win in relief for the Twins. Box Score

Greg Myers – Credit: Getty Images

Paul Molitor

Matt Lawton

 

 

 

 

 

1961 – The Twins come from behind by scoring 3 in the top of the 9th to tie and 4 in the top of the 10th when Earl Battey hits a bases-clearing double and Reno Bertoia follows with another double to score Battey and the Twins go on to beat the KC A’s 10-6 at Municipal Stadium. The A’s starter in this game was Don LarsenBox Score

Earl Battey

Reno Bertoia 1961

 

 

 

 

 

1956 – Metropolitan Stadium was opened with a capacity of 18,200 as the new home of the AAA Minneapolis Millers, a farm club for the New York Giants.

 

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