Phillies 10, Twins 4
Game 6 - Friday Night, April 5th in Philadelphia
Record - 5-1, 1st place, 1/2 game ahead of the Mets
One Sentence Summary: A five-run 1st inning propelled the Phillies to an eventual 10-4 win over the Twins on a cold, rainy night in South Philly.
What It Means: Throughout the first five innings of this game, it absolutely poured rain and it's amazing to me the teams played through it and the game went a full 9 innings.
What Happened: Twins starter Jake Odorizzi was chased after retiring just two batters with the big blow being Maikel Franco's bases clearing double. Aaron Altherr added a pinch-double in the 5th, and Rhys Hoskins capped the scoring with a 3-run single in the 7th. The third run came courtesy of aggressive base running from Bryce Harper, who scored from first on the hit.
Nick Pivetta got the win, laboring through 5 innings of work. He gave up a pair of home runs, 9 total hits and 4 runs (3 earned).
Featured Card: Hoskins had been somewhat left out of the early season hit parade from the Phillies offense, so his 3 for 4 night with 4 RBIs was a welcome sight.