Twins win first game of season in walk off fashion
Up until the ninth inning, the Twins offense was a non-factor. Three hits and a lone scratch run in the seventh inning had fans thinking ‘here we go again'. Those same fans who waited until the ninth inning saw the home town team's offense finally come to life in a come from behind 3-2 win over Detroit.
Then came the ninth inning and trailing 2-1, the squad started the final frame with a lead-off walk by Trevor Plouffe and a Brian Dozier single setting up runners at first and third with one out.
Then came Eduardo Escobar.
Pinch hitting in his second straight game, Escobar put a charge into the first pitch he saw from Phi Coke and crushed a double to left-center field scoring Jamey Carroll who ran for Plouffe and Dozier for the walk-off win.
Kevin Correia pitched seven strong innings allowing two runs on seven hits while striking out two. Closer Glen Perkins picked up the win in a scoreless ninth inning.
The Twins and Tigers finish their three-game series at noon. Mike Pelfrey makes his Twins debut facing the Tigers Rich Porcello.