Twins 14, Phillies 10
Game 72 - Tuesday Night, June 21st in Minneapolis
Record - 30-42, 4th place, 13 games behind the Nationals
One Sentence Summary: The Phillies found their bats, but Aaron Nola suffered his third straight early exit and the Twins won a 14-10 slugfest.
What It Means: For the third straight start, Nola failed to make it out of the fourth inning. He has a 15.83 ERA in that span, allowing 17 earned runs in 9 2/3 innings. The Phillies are mired in an eight-game losing streak.
What Happened: Peter Bourjos (2), Tommy Joseph (8), Cameron Rupp (5) and Maikel Franco (12) all homered for the Phillies. Bourjos and Cody Asche both had three hits. Nola's shaky start put the Phillies in an early hole and David Hernandez allowed three runs in the eighth to put the game out of reach.
Featured Card: Manager Pete Mackanin joked before the game that the Twins had retired his #14 after he had worn it. This is partially true, as Mackanin wore that number for his final two seasons in the Majors in 1980 and 1981. Immediately after Mackanin wore the number, it was inherited by Kent Hrbek who wore it between 1982 and 1994 before the Twins retired it in his honor . . . and not Mackanin's.
Be sure to check out the 2016 Season Summary page with game results and links to game summary posts.