Dodgers Embarrass Twins 15-0
The L.A. Dodgers routed the Twins 15-0 Monday night to extend Minnesota's losing streak to 6 games. The Dodgers knocked out 25 hits including 13 of them against Nick Blackburn. Blackburn allowed 7 earned runs and 13 hits in 4 1/3 innings to take the loss and drop to 6-6.
Minnesota managed just 4 hits with Tsuyoshi Nishioka getting 2 of them. Chad Billingsley threw 6 shutout innings with 4 hits allowed to get the win. Minnesota falls to 32-45 and is now 10 games back of Detroit for first place in the American League Central.
The Twins will host the L.A. Dodgers at 7:10 tonight, pregame on WJON at 6:40. Lefthander Brian Duensing (4-7) gets the start on the mound for the Twins and lefthander Ted Lilly (5-7) toes the rubber for the Dodgers.