Orioles Edge Twins 4-3
The Twins lost 4-3 to Baltimore Thursday afternoon. Minnesota led for much of the day before Baltimore scored 2 runs in the 8th inning. Mark Reynolds had a 2-run single in the 8th inning to give Baltimore the lead. Alex Burnett walked 2 and allowed 2 earned runs in 1/3 of an inning to take the loss. Justin Morneau went 2-4 with a run scored. Josh Willingham had a RBI single and Trevor Plouffe contributed a RBI double for the Twins.
Minnesota is 38-54 and is 12 games back of the White Sox for first place in the American League Central. The Twins begin a 3-game series at Kansas City at 7:10 tonight, pregame on WJON at 6:40. Righthander Nick Blackburn (4-5) gets the start on the mound for the Twins and righthander Luke Hochevar (6-8) toes the rubber for the Royals.