July 10, 2008 |
BOSTON -- The triple play that wasn't would have been just what the Minnesota Twins needed to get out of trouble. When the outs all disappeared, so did their chances of avoiding a series sweep. Dustin Pedroia hit a three-run double as the Red Sox scored seven times in the seventh inning -- all of them after a triple play was taken off the board -- and Boston beat Minnesota, 18-5, on Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep.
October 4, 2009 |
The Detroit Tigers dropped into a first-place tie with Minnesota, losing to Freddy Garcia and the Chicago White Sox, 5-1, Saturday. Manager Jim Leyland made two pitching changes in the second inning, trying to find a way to end his team's slump. Instead, Detroit lost for the fifth time in seven games. Detroit and Minnesota are tied with 85-76 records. The Tigers will start ace Justin Verlander today against the White Sox. If the Tigers and Twins are still tied after today, there will be a one-game playoff Tuesday in Minnesota.
May 19, 2009 |
Mark Teixeira homered from both sides of the plate, combining with Alex Rodriguez for back-to-back drives in a six-run first inning, and the New York Yankees won their sixth consecutive game Monday night, completing a four-game sweep of Minnesota with a 7-6 victory over the Twins. After stringing together three consecutive walk-off victories for the first time since 1972, the Yankees overcame a 2-0 first-inning deficit and hung on to extend their season-best winning streak.
July 13, 2009 |
Carlos Gomez drove in a career-high five runs and the Minnesota Twins had an unusually productive game against Mark Buehrle, beating the Chicago White Sox ace, 13-7, Sunday. Buehrle (9-3) gave up eight runs and 10 hits in 3 1/3 innings, his shortest outing this season. Gomez, Brendan Harris and Denard Span each hit home runs against Buehrle, who has beaten Minnesota more times than any other opponent. Before Sunday, Buehrle was 23-13 with a 3.
August 9, 2009 |
Minnesota 11, at Detroit 0 : Carl Pavano (10-8) gave up five hits over seven innings in his debut for the Twins, Denard Span was five for five, Joe Mauer homered and drove in three runs and Minnesota moved to within 4 1/2 games of the first-place Tigers in the Central Division. at Chicago 8, Cleveland 5 : Jim Thome hit a two-run home run, his 562nd, and Gordon Beckham had a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the sixth inning to help the White Sox rally from a three-run deficit.
July 29, 2008 |
MINNEAPOLIS -- Kevin Slowey pitched a six-hitter, Denard Span hit the first home run of his career and the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox, 7-0, Monday to strike first in a key American League Central series. Slowey (7-7) struck out five and walked one, and the Twins moved within 1 1/2 games of the first-place White Sox. The teams play six more times this season, all at the Metrodome, including three more games this week.