May 9 – This Day in Twins History

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Twins record on May 9 games is 

 

2017 – The Twins only score in two innings but both times with crooked numbers and they beat the White Sox 7-2 at Guaranteed Rate Field after trailing 2-0. Three Twins pitchers, Hector Santiago, Tyler Duffey and Taylor Rogers hold the mighty whitey’s to 2 runs on 4 hits and Santiago pockets the win. Byron Buxton has 3 hits including a double in 4 at bats and scores once and knocks in one. Box Score

Byron Buxton – Credit: (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Hector Santiago

 

 

 

 

 

 

1961 – Jim Gentile becomes the 4th player to hit grand slams in consecutive innings on consecutive pitches. (Tony Lazzeri in 1936, Jim Tabor in 1939, Rudy York in 1946 are the others) when he belts one off Pedro Ramos in the first and adds another off Paul Giel in the 2nd. His 8 RBI in consecutive innings set a ML record. Gentile also tacks on a sacrifice fly to give him 9 RBI in the 13-5 drubbing of the Twins at Met stadium. This is the first time in Twins history that they have given up 2 grand slam home runs in the same game. Chuck Estrada went 7 innings for the win for Baltimore and as you may have guessed, Pedro Ramos took the defeat. The Twins hit four home runs, two by Bob Allison and one each by Harmon Killebrew and Hal Naragon. Box Score

Jim Gentile

 

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