Cubs Beat Twins 8-2 to Avoid Sweep
The Twins lost 8-2 home to the Chicago Cubs Sunday afternoon. Minnesota was trying for a sweep of the 3-game series. Ryan Dempster threw 8 shutout innings with 4 hits allowed to get the win and improve to 2-3. Francisco Liriano allowed 4 hits, 3 walks and 4 earned runs allowed to take the loss and drop to 1-7. Jamey Carroll was 2-4 with 1 RBI and Trevor Plouffe was 2-4 for the Twins.
Minnesota is 24-35 and has the day off today. The Twins will host Philadelphia Tuesday night beginning a 3-game series at 7:10, pregame on WJON at 6:40. Righthander Nick Blackburn (2-4) gets the start on the mound for the Twins and righthander Kyle Kendrick (2-5) toes the rubber for the Phillies.