Brian Dozier homered twice and drove in four runs, Kyle Gibson pitched seven innings of five-hit ball for his first victory of the season, and the Minnesota Twins blanked the Chicago White Sox 4-0 Tuesday night. Dozier homered in his third straight game and extended his hitting streak to 10 games as the last-place Twins beat the White Sox for first time in seven tries. Gibson (1-5) struck out seven and walked one in his best performance since coming off the disabled list this month. Ryan Pressly and Brandon Kintzler each got three outs to finish the six-hitter for Minnesota's first shutout of the season.
166 runs were scored across Major League Baseball on Tuesday night, an average of 5.5 runs per team. We noted on Monday that offense, mostly because of home runs, is up again this season, but teams are still averaging under 4.5 runs per game, so Tuesday’s offense was quite the outlier. The Athletics and Giants were the big contributors, combining for 24 runs in a 13-11 victory for the visiting A’s. Unsurprisingly, a game at Coors Field also featured high octane offenses with the Blue Jays pulling out a 14-9 win over the Rockies. The first place Orioles’ offense remained red hot, beating the Padres 11-7 for their sixth consecutive win and their seventh consecutive game scoring five or more runs.