The Minnesota Twins flexed their offensive muscle on Thursday night in their series opener with the New York Yankees.
Minnesota waltzed into Yankee Stadium and put up nine first-inning runs before adding two more in the top of the third.
One star in particular had himself quite a night.
Second baseman Edouard Julien was playing in just his second game on Thursday.
Yet he contributed heavily to the Twins’ victory in the Bronx.
He picked up two hits, both of which came during the Twins’ nine-run first.
Those were the first two of his career, and one of them was one of three consecutive homers to cap off the first inning.
On Twitter, the Twins congratulated Julien on his banner night.
Milestones in the Bronx:
1st MLB hit, then the 1st MLB run scored for @edouardjulien7! pic.twitter.com/30G2u2Qxcs
— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) April 13, 2023
Julien certainly had a night to remember, as did the Twins.
Minnesota ended up taking the series opener by a final score of 11-2.
But for Julien, it was a day of many firsts.
He had his first career hit, scored his first career run, and also hit his first big-league home run.
The Twins improved to 9-4 on the season and maintained their perch atop the American League Central, putting a little more distance between themselves and the Cleveland Guardians.
They also hold the second-best record in the entire American League, as they sit just four games behind the undefeated Tampa Bay Rays for the top spot.
Julien got to be a part of something special on Thursday for the Twins.
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