Twins break losing streak by plucking OriolesMinnesota Sports
-- The Minnesota Twins bashed out 20 hits and scored seven in the first on their way to a 19-7 drubbing of the Orioles at Target Field last night.
(Minneapolis, MN) -- The Minnesota Twins bashed out 20 hits and scored seven in the first on their way to a 19-7 drubbing of the Orioles at Target Field last night.
Denard Span was 3-for-5 with five RBI and Joe Mauer hit a solo homer and drove in two for Minnesota. Ben Revere added four hits and three RBI while Justin Morneau had four hits and three runs scored. Scott Diamond was the beneficiary of the run support as he gave up five runs in six innings to get the win. The Twins snapped a five-game slide with the victory.
Chris Tillman recorded just two outs before he was pulled and gave up seven runs, six of which were unearned, for Baltimore. Mark Reynolds went 3-for-4 with four RBI which included a three-run homer and Endy Chavez hit a two-run shot. Nick Markakis and Adam Jones also had three hits each as the O's lost their fifth in six games.
The same two teams play tonight in Minneapolis. Here are the scheduled pitching pairings for the remaining games of the four-game series between Minnesota and Baltimore (Twins starter listed first):
Tuesday - Samuel Deduno (0-0, 5.06 ERA) vs. Zach Britton (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
Wednesday - Francisco Liriano (3-8, 4.93 ERA) vs. TBD
Thursday - Cole DeVries (2-2, 4.37 ERA) vs. Wei-Lin Chen (7-5, 3.80 ERA)
Former Twin and current Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz injured his right Achilles during Monday's 5-1 win over the White Sox. The injury happened when Ortiz was rounding second base on Adrian Gonzalez's three-run homer in the eighth inning. Ortiz is scheduled for an MRI on Tuesday to determine the extent of the injury. Manager Bobby Valentine indicated that the injury wasn't serious. The Red Sox just recently got outfielders Carl Crawford and Jacoby Ellsbury back from injuries.