Twins edge White Sox, Liriano pitches against them tonightMinnesota Sports
-- Minnesota's Jamey Carroll hit a sac-fly in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Twins a 7-6 win over the White Sox in the first of a three-game series at Target Field last night.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota's Jamey Carroll hit a sac-fly in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Twins a 7-6 win over the White Sox in the first of a three-game series at Target Field last night.
Ryan Doumit and Danny Valencia plated two runs apiece for the Twins, who have won four straight. Glen Perkins was credited with his second win. Nick Blackburn will toe the rubber against former Twins pitcher Francisco Liriano in tonight's second installment.
Liriano is making his first start since being traded to Chicago over the weekend. First pitch tonight is 7:10 p.m.
There could be more player movement today ahead of the Major League Baseball trade deadline. The non-waiver deadline to deal players is at 3 p.m. today. Among some of the names reportedly in the mix to land with new teams are Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee and outfield teammates Shane Victorino and Hunter Pence. Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster could still be on the move after a reported trade to Atlanta last week never materialized. Rays pitcher James Shields has also been the subject of rumors. The Brewers dealt pitcher Zack Greinke to the Angels last week. There is apparently some interest from other teams in Twins outfielder Denard Span.
Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig is in Minnesota today delivering the keynote speech at a luncheon designed to celebrate baseball's revival in the inner city. Selig's address will focus on the "RBI Program." The program is aimed at providing baseball opportunities for children in underserved and diverse areas that traditionally don't have the resources to help kids who want to play baseball. Twins Hall of Famers Bert Blyleven, Paul Molitor, and Rod Carew will also be attending the luncheon at Target Field.