What an ugly day for the Twins. They struck out 25 times surrendered four home runs and went 1-for-18 with runners in scoring position.
Oh and swept a doubleheader for the first time since last September.
The normally power-challenged Twins launched seven home runs in two games six of them solo shots and one grand slam by Justin Morneau and rode the U.S. Cellular Field jet stream to 7-5 and 3-2 comeback victories over the last-place White Sox.
All 10 Twins runs over the two games were driven in by homers just as five of Chicago’s seven runs were. Morneau bashed two homers including his first grand slam since 2009 to win the first game and Oswaldo Arcia cannoned a baseball into the seats in each game the second one breaking a 2-2 tie in the 10th inning of the nightcap.
“This is a place where you know you don’t have to overswing” Morneau deadpanned after connecting on the 13th and 14th home runs of his career in the homer-friendly home of the White Sox. “I was lucky enough to come...