September 10, 2008 |
Toronto 3-8, at Chicago 1-2: Home runs by Marco Scutaro, Scott Rolen and Vernon Wells in the second game helped the Blue Jays sweep a day-night doubleheader and extend their winning streak to 10 games. The White Sox, whose AL Central lead over Minnesota was cut to one game, had only one hit in seven innings against A.J. Burnett (17-10) in the opener. at Minnesota 7, Kansas City 2: Denard Span had three hits and Justin Morneau homered for the Twins, who gained 1 1/2 games on first-place Chicago in the AL Central.
October 5, 2010
YANKEES VS. TWINS Game 1: Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. PDT New York (CC Sabathia, 21-7, 3.18) at Minnesota (Francisco Liriano, 14-10, 3.62) Game 2: Thursday, 3 p.m. New York (Andy Pettitte, 11-3, 3.28) at Minnesota (Carl Pavano, 17-11, 3.75) Game 3: Saturday, 5:30 p.m. Minnesota (Brian Duensing, 10-3, 2.62) at New York (Phil Hughes, 18-8, 4.19) Game 4: Sunday, TBA Minnesota (Nick Blackburn, 10-12, 5.42) at New York (Sabathia) Game 5: Oct. 12, TBA New York (Pettitte)
June 18, 2011 |
You'll never guess which team is tied for the most wins — and has by far the best earned-run average — in the majors this month. Give up? It's the Minnesota Twins, who lost their first game in June, then won 12 of the next 14. And in their last four games heading into the weekend, Twins starters have allowed just three runs, getting complete games from Carl Pavano and Scott Baker, a seven-inning no-hitter from Francisco Liriano and eight shutout innings from Nick Blackburn.
May 11, 2009 |
With one swing, Ken Griffey Jr. tied the score, roused the Seattle Mariners and sent a virtual Mother's Day card sailing over the right-field wall. "It's a cheap way of me not buying my mom a gift," Griffey joked after Seattle's 5-3 comeback victory over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday ended the Mariners' six-game losing streak. Griffey's first and 400th home runs both came on his dad's birthday, and he hit No. 500 on Father's Day.
April 9, 2012 |
Three games into the 2012 season, the Angels are concerned that Vernon Wells is pressing to bounce back from his career-worst 2011, when the left fielder hit .218 with a .248 on-base percentage, 25 home runs and 66 runs batted in. Wells hit .154 (two for 13) with four strikeouts in the season-opening three-game series against Kansas City, whiffing twice on Sunday on pitches that were well above the strike zone. Wells was summoned by Manager Mike Scioscia for a brief closed-door chat before Monday's game, and he was not in the lineup for the road opener against the Minnesota Twins in Target Field.