Minnesota vs Washington Recap - Nationals Over Twins 5-4
Washington got 1 inning of work from Tyler Clippard en route to a 5-4 victory over Minnesota on Sunday at Nationals Park.
Washington was favored by -122 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 8.5.
Washington got 3 innings from Nate Karns, who gave up 4 earned runs on 5 hits, while striking out 2. Tyler Clippard earned the victory, while the Nationals got 2 RBIs from Jayson Werth in the win.
Minnesota's starting pitcher Samuel Deduno worked 5 innings, giving up 6 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 2 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Chris Herrmann in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Washington as they had 10 hits, while Minnesota only had 8.
The game was closed out by Rafael Soriano who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 1 hit, 1 walk and fanned 1 batter to earn the save.
Next game, Washington takes its act on the road to face Colorado looking for another win. For Minnesota, they head home to face Philadelphia.