April 26 – This Day in Twins History

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Twins record on April 26 games is 


1986 – The game between the California Angels and Twins is delayed for 9 minutes when strong 60 MPH wind gusts tear a hole in the Metrodome roof during a thunderstorm, causing suspended lights and speakers to sag toward the field and scare the wits out of 31,966 fans. The roof is re-inflated and California rallies for 6 runs in the 9th to win 7-6. Ron Davis comes in to relieve Frank Viola and gives up two home runs and the Twins can do nothing in the bottom of the ninth and snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Greg Gagne and Kirby Puckett had hit home runs for the Twins earlier in the game but it was not enough. LA Times description of events can be found here. Box Score

Ron Davis – (courtesy of the Minnesota Twins)

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