(Minneapolis, MN) — The Twins came up clutch in the 11th inning of their 4-3 victory over the San Diego Padres at Target Field. Alex Kirilloff hit a walk-off single in the frame to give Minnesota the win.
The Twins got an early 2-0 lead thanks to a home run from Max Kepler and an RBI double by Carlos Correa. Donovan Solano drove in the tying run in the bottom of the 10th inning to set up Kirilloff’s heroics in the 11th. Griffin Jax picked up his second win in relief as the Twins snapped a three-game losing streak.
Bailey Ober takes the mound in the rubber match of the series this afternoon.
In other Twins news, Kyle Farmer is back with the team less than a month after taking a fastball to the face. The Twins infielder was activated from the ten-day injured list yesterday. Farmer missed 25 games after he was hit in the face by a pitch from Lucas Giolito during Minnesota’s game against the White Sox on April 12th.
The 32-year-old needed 35 stitches and had four root canals. In a corresponding move, Minnesota sent Jose Miranda down to Triple-A St. Paul.