Orioles Edge Twins 5-4
The Twins lost 5-4 in Baltimore Wednesday night. Minnesota fell behind 5-1 before scoring 2 runs in the 6th inning and adding 1 more run in the 8th. Danny Valencia led the Twins at the plate going 2-4 with 3 RBIs, Jason Kubel was 2-4 with a run scored and Michael Cuddyer hit his first homerun this season. Nick Blackburn threw 7 innings with 7 hits and 5 earned runs allowed but takes the loss for Minnesota. He’s 1-3. Both Justin Morneau and Delmon Young sat out the game because of the flu. The Twins are 6-12 and are 7 games back of Cleveland for first place in the American League Central. Minnesota will close the 4-game series at Baltimore tonight at 6:05, pregame on WJON at 5:35. Righthander Scott Baker (0-2) gets the start on the mound for the Twins and righthander Jeremy Guthrie (1-2) toes the rubber for the Orioles.