Game 80: Twins 2 (44-36), Rays 1 (46-33)

The fireworks, of course, appeared after the game at the Target Field. There was very little in the way of offense in the Twins’ 2-1 victory over the Rays. In fact, it was a nice pitcher’s duel. By the sixth inning, it figured to be a 1-0 game, but Delmon Young came through in the seventh, as did Jason Kubel and Danny Valencia, and the Twins beat David Price despite the fact that he had a no-hitter going into the middle innings.

Scott Baker conceded a run in the first, but settled down to provide the Twins with a very good start and win. If you take out Pavano’s performance on Thursday (which wasn’t terrible), that makes three consecutive good starts for Twins’ pitchers who had been struggling in the past few weeks. A good sign to be sure.

WPA Stars of the Game
1. Scott Baker
2. Danny Valencia
3. Delmon Young

Standings (through Friday)
1. Min 44-36, 372-320, –
2. Det 42-36, 354-352, 1.0
3. Chi 41-37, 340-344, 2.0
4. KC 35-45, 357-387, 9.0
5. Cle 31-48, 325-396, 12.5


2 Responses to Fireworks

  1. Alan says:

    What is the deal with all the white hats?

  2. Scot says:

    They are patriotic. Apparently there is some national holiday this weekend.

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