May, coming off back issue, threw 16 pitches.
Jepsen threw 20.
Boyer/Tonkin 15 each.
Perkins threw 4. Might he close in Game 2?
Boyer and Cotts are up.
Pelf at 83 pitches in teh 6th.
Boyer sits down.
#MNTwins pitchers fWAR:
Perkins, Hughes, Santana 0.7
Boyer and Perkins warming
#MNTwins have received 1.5 rWAR from Blaine Boyer at a cost of $850,000, including bonuses.
Pinch hitter Dixon Machado with slow roller to score first run.
4-1, 1 down in the 5th.
Boyer warming. Pelfrey is a different pitcher with runners on base
Boyer in for Pelfrey to start the sixth. Twins lead 4-1,
That's it for Mike Pelfrey after five innings. He gave up one run on six hits while tying his career-high with 7 Ks. Twins up 4-1. Boyer in.
Scoreless 6th for Boyer.
Works around 2-out single by JDM.
Now Boyer warming
Blaine Boyer in
Wrestling singlets was this year's theme. Jensen and Boyer spearheaded the project. #MNTwins
After Molitor nixed their first idea, Boyer and Jepsen found wrestling singlets at Worldwide Sport Supply (http://t.co/WwrTmU3m6I).
Postgame Twinsights: Rookie initiation project required some late scrambling by veterans Boyer, Jepsen. #MNTwins
Milone done at 82 pitches and 5 2/3 innings.
Boyer in to face Santana.
That's it for Milone after 5.2 innings and 82 pitches. Blaine Boyer coming in. Twins have to be pleased
Boyer gets Santana on grounder to second. Inning over.
4-2 #MNTwins through 6.
If either starter gets in early trouble today, Boyer has been told to be ready. Molitor already in postseason mode. #MNTwins
Blaine Boyer warming. One out in the sixth, but Lindor is on second base for the third straight time.
Boyer still warming.
Gibson line: 6-4-0-0-2-9 on 104 pitches
Now pitching: Blaine Boyer
Blaine Boyer in for the seventh with the Twins up 6-0
Boyer: 15.2 scoreless innings since coming off the DL
3 of first 4 batters reached on singles vs. Boyer.
Here's Molitor ...
Kipnis with an RBI single and the Indians are on the board. It's 6-1. First ER allowed by Boyer since Aug. 8, a span of 15 appearances
Boyer up as Perkins falls behind 3-1.
Boyer also warming
Nice performance from Tommy Milone, who gives up 1 ER over 6 IP. Blaine Boyer in for the Twins in the 7th
Just the 2nd meeting between Boyer and Zobrist