Young's homer helps Twins end losing streakMinnesota Sports
-- The Minnesota Twins ended a five-game losing streak with a 4-2 victory at Kansas City.
KANSAS CITY - The Minnesota Twins ended a five-game losing streak with a 4-2 victory at Kansas City.
Delmon Young hit a go-ahead homer in the seventh, as the Twins avoided being swept in back-to-back series for the first time since 2003. Drew Butera and Alexi Casilla each had an RBI for the Twins. Scott Baker went five innings in the start, allowing two runs on six hits. He also struck out nine and walked four. Matt Guerrier pitched one-and-two-third scoreless frames to pick up the win.
The Twins kick off a four-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays starting tonight at Target Field. Despite the recent losses, the Twins are just one game behind Tampa Bay for home field advantage throughout the American League playoffs.
Twins first baseman Justin Morneau plans to workout with the team today at Target Field. Manager Ron Gardenhire said he still isn't sure if Morneau would be ready to play by the playoffs. Morneau has been out since July 7th because of a concussion. Gardenhire says Morneau has had four straight days of good workouts, so he's encouraged, but also guarded in his optimism about the slugger's return.