Dodgers Complete Sweep Of Twins Behind Puig
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Scott Van Slyke and Drew Butera homered in the 12th inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers held on to beat the Minnesota Twins 4-3 to earn a sweep of the day-night doubleheader on Thursday night.
Adrian Gonzalez also homered for the Dodgers, who stranded 16 runners in the 5 hour, 11-minute game.
Yasiel Puig tied a career high with four hits in Los Angeles’ 9-4 Game 1 win and added two more in the nightcap. Before grounding out in the fifth, Puig had reached base in nine consecutive plate appearances.
Joe Mauer had three hits for the Twins, who walked 12 in the second game and 18 in both games.
Van Slyke led off the 12th and lined a 2-1 pitch from Brian Duensing (0-1) into the bullpen in left-center field. Butera hit his first homer since July 12, 2012, two batters later.
Jamey Wright (2-1) didn’t allow a run in three innings of relief.