Not only are the Minnesota Twins celebrating their latest AL Central crowd, but also the team’s 50th season in the Twin Cities. In Saturday’s 11-10 loss to the Detroit Tigers at Coamerica Park, the Twins marked the first time they have scored at least five runs in separate frames and lost since relocating from Washington. During the 13-inning marathon, the Twinkies scored five runs in the first inning, which included a grand slam by rookie third baseman Danny Valencia, and another five-spot in the fifth, which also included a solo dinger by Valencia to tie the game at 7-7. This remarkable (de)feat has happened only one other time in franchise history — back in 1907, when the Washington Senators suffered a 16-15 loss to the New York Highlanders, the predecessor to the New York Yankees. The Twins have dropped consecutive games to the Tigers to fall a game behind the Tampa Bay Rays for the AL’s best record.
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