Jose Berrios and Bartolo Colon locked up in an excellent pitcher's duel Sunday afternoon, with the Twins coming out on top with a 2-0 win at Target Field.
Berrios went seven innings and struck out a career high 12 batters while allowing just three hits. It's the fourth time this season he's struck out 10 or more batters, and his 12 strikeouts are the most for a Twins pitcher since Francisco Liriano struck out 15 batters in a July 2012 game.
"Every time when I warm [Berrios] up before the game, I have in my head that it's going to be a special day," Twins catcher Bobby Wilson said after the game, via the Twins' website. "He's just that electric of a pitcher and has that good of stuff. You just have a good feeling every time you see him on the mound."
Colon, who pitched for the Twins last season, wasn't as dominant, but was nearly as effective as he allowed just two runs on seven hits over seven innings for Texas.
Berrios was a 2-year-old child when Colon, now 45 years old, made his MLB debut in 1997.