The week started off with an 11-3 thumping on the road at Century Link Sports Complex. The Rays never really stood a chance after surrendering eight runs in the second inning. The Twins sent thirteen hitters to the plate in the big inning and scored the eight runs with only two hits, the remainder of the baserunners were via walks and hit batters.
The Rays scored in the fourth as first round draft pick Garrett Whitley led off the inning with a triple, his first professional three bag hit. He then scored on a single by Oscar Rojas to put the Rays on the scoreboard.
Rojas picked up his second RBI of the afternoon in the sixth inning when he grounded out to drive home Joseph Astacio for the Rays second run of the game.
The Twins added a pair of runs in the seventh and another in the eighth to extend their lead to 11-2. Bryant Hayman, Ariel Montesino and Roni Tapia each collected an RBI to help the Twins offense.
The Rays added one more run for good measure in the top of the ninth. A single by Rafelin Lorenzo drove home Devin Davis. But it was too little too late as the Rays lost 11-3.
Jose Disla fell to 0-5 on the season with the loss. Eduardo Del Rosario was the winning pitcher for the Twins.