Lowe blanks Twins on six hitsMinnesota Sports
-- Cleveland right-hander Derek Lowe threw a six-hitter as the Indians blanked the Twins 5-0 at Target Field yesterday.
Cleveland right-hander Derek Lowe threw a six-hitter as the Indians blanked the Twins 5-0 at Target Field yesterday. It was the first shutout for the 38-year-old since blanking the Cubs in 2005 as a member of the Dodgers. Lowe walked four and did not strike out a batter, throwing 127 pitches to improve to 6-and-1 on the season. Jason Marquis gave up all five runs in five frames to take the loss for Minnesota. He allowed three Indians homers in the fifth inning. Brian Dozier went 3-for-4 to highlight the Twins' attack. It was the Twins' fourth time they've been shutout this year. The Twins are at Detroit tonight.
Twins first baseman Justin Morneau will be activated from the 15-day disabled list prior to today's game against the Tigers. Morneau has been sidelines since May 1st due to a wrist injury. Minnesota optioned Chris Parmelee to Triple-A to make room on the roster. First-pitch tonight is at 6:05 p.m.
Former Twins outfielder Torii Hunter is on leave from the Angels after his son's arrest in a Texas sexual assault investigation. Seventeen-year-old Darius McClinton-Hunter is one of five Dallas-area high school students accused of felony sexual assault of a child. Hunter flew home to Texas several hours before last night's game against the A's and was placed on the restricted list for personal reasons. After leaving Angel Stadium, he tweeted "this is very tough for a father, thanks for ur prayers and support. Be blessed everyone." Thirty-six-year-old Hunter is the final season of a five-year contract with the Angels.