Twins Swept By Orioles
The Baltimore Orioles beat the Twins 6-1 Thursday afternoon to complete a 4-game sweep of the Twins this week. Jo Jo Reyes threw 6 innings with 1 earned run allowed to get the win. Francisco Liriano left the game early after 2 innings with a strained shoulder. Liriano was placed on the 15-day disabled list after the game. Anthony Swarzak allowed 8 hits and 5 earned runs in 3 1/3 innings to take the loss for Minnesota. Justin Morneau went 2-3 with 1 RBI and Trevor Plouffe was 2-4 with a run scored.
The Twins are 55-75 and have lost 5 games in a row. Minnesota will host Detroit beginning a 3-game series tonight at 7:10, pregame on WJON at 6:40. Lefthander Scott Diamond was called up from triple-A Rochester to replace Liriano and will get the start tonight for the Twins and righthander Rick Porcello (11-8) toes the rubber for the Tigers.