Twins blow three-run lead, but still end five-game losing streak
April 16, 2021
An emergency siren interrupted Michael Pineda's start on Thursday, and as if summoned by the blare, trouble soon struck the Twins. But perhaps the loud warning paid off, because the Twins managed to avert disaster in the end.
Max Kepler looped a single into shallow center field and Luis Arraez, on base with his fourth hit of the day, raced around third base and belly-flopped on home plate, setting off a jubilant celebration among his teammates who were clearly relieved to earn their first win in a week, 4-3 over the Red Sox.
"It's a wonderful feeling. It's elation. It's just fantastic," Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said after the Twins snapped their five-game losing streak. "All of us are grown men, and we get to be a part of it still, like we were when we were younger. It was a great day."