The Twins didn’t score again, and coughed up a 7-6 decision against Burlington on Wednesday night in an Appalachian League game.
It was the third loss in a row for the Twins (21-20), and they remained 1 1/2 games behind first-place Johnson City in the West Division.
THE END GAME
After chipping away from the fourth inning onward, Burlington got even in the seventh inning on a throwing error by catcher Janigson Villalobos.
In the bottom of the eighth inning, Burlington scored the winning run on Burle Dixon’s RBI single.
Elizabethton dropped a six spot on the Royals in its first inning at the plate.
Parker Phillips got the party started with an RBI single, and Trevor Jensen later added a bases-loaded sacrifice fly to make it 2-0.
Anthony Prato drove in a run with a single before Villalobos delivered the inning’s biggest hit. Villalobos clubbed a bases-clearing double to put the Twins up by a score of 6-0.
Jesus Atencio hit a three-run homer for Burlington in the fourth inning make it 6-3.
In the fifth inning, Maikel Garcia hit an RBI triple and Michael Massey drove him in with a single as the Royals closed within one run.
Phillips and Villalobos each had two hits for the Twins.
Burlington got three hits each from Garcia and Dixon.