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Twins split doubleheader in strange one-day road trip to St. Louis

 

September 9, 2020

Jeff Roberson • Associated Press

Willians Astudillo and Luis Arraez scored on a home run by Josh Donaldson, center, in the third inning of Game 1 on Tuesday in St. Louis.

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Jose Berrios pitching well, that surprised nobody. The Twins' sluggers taking turns hitting them out, that's not an unusual occurrence. Even splitting a doubleheader with the Cardinals, disappointing as it was, is hardly a bombshell.

No, the improbable mystery of Minnesota's one-day road trip to Busch Stadium, which produced a 7-3 victory and a 6-4 loss to the Cardinals, is a simple one: What the heck happened to Randy Dobnak?

The rookie righthander, a ground-ball machine who has turned into the Twins' most reliable starter during this strange season, was cruising along as usual in Game 2, the Cardinals hitless and a double play erasing their lone baserunner, until the third inning. And then Dobnak, who normally appears like he can throw strikes blindfolded, abruptly lost control like he never has before.

https://www.startribune.com/bombas-back-berrios-as-twins-win-game-1-in-st-louis/572352622/

 

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