Every Opportunity

Game 70: Brewers 7 (30-40), Twins 5 (40-30)

The Twins had a golden chance to put more than three runs on the board in the first inning but let it slip away. That came back to bite them when the Brewers’ offense kicked in by the fourth inning.

It wasn’t all in the first inning, however. Scott Baker didn’t pitch particularly well, and Alex Burnett gave up a couple of runs out of the bullpen. The big shot was Casey McGehee’s three-run home run that tied the game in the fourth inning. From Joe C.’s game story:

“You don’t expect a guy to drive a ball like that that’s down,” Baker said. “But at that point, I wasn’t really throwing my breaking ball for strikes, so they were basically able to eliminate that pitch.”

WPA Stars of the Game
1. John Axford
2. Jim Edmonds
3. Kameron Loe

Standings (through Tuesday)
1. Min 40-30, 334-281, –
2. Det 38-31, 315, 309, 1.5
3. Chi 35-34, 303-316, 4.5
4. KC 29-43, 324-365, 12.0
5. Cle 26-43, 288-348, 13.5

The White Sox won again and suddenly its a three-team race in the AL Central.

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