Watch: Eduardo Escobar retires Astros 1-2-3 in Twins pitching debut

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There weren't many highlights as the Twins dropped the first game of their doubleheader with the Houston Astros 15-7 at Target Field Thursday afternoon.

But everyone loves to watch a position player pitch during a Major League Baseball game. The fans came alive for a few brief moments late as shortstop Eduardo Escobar made his pitching debut for Minnesota.

As the Twins trailed 15-6 in the ninth inning, manager Paul Molitor lifted reliever Taylor Rodgers in favor of Escobar with no one out in the ninth.

Escobar responded with an impressive performance, retiring the Astros 1-2-3. Here was how it went down.

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Fans and the media were pretty impressed with what they saw from Escobar.

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