Two out. Two on. An 0-2 count on Josh Willingham. It looked like another inning would end with a zero on the board. It’s the way Twins baseball has rolled this season.
“I was in battle mode from the get’’ Willingham said.
He took a ball then fouled off a 96-miles-per-hour fastball from Cleveland reliever Cody Allen. Then Allen threw a curveball on the outer half of the plate and Willingham didn’t miss it. The ball was crushed to right-center and past outfielder Drew Stubbs for a double as two runs scored.
The Twins were on their way to a 5-1 victory over Cleveland.
The worst team in the American League with runners in scoring position got a big hit to help put the game away. It also was a bounceback moment for Willingham who struck out with the bases loaded in the first.
“A big hit by Willingham which he needed and we needed to add on’’ Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said.
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