Minnesota 6, Baltimore 4

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 8:10 PM
Location - Target Field
Temperature - 90°
Umpires - Home Plate - Brian O'Nora, First Base - Chad Fairchild, Second Base - Alfonso Marquez, Third Base - Tom Hallion,
Attendance - 32202

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Baltimore 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 4 9 1
Minnesota 0 0 0 1 3 0 2 0 6 12 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Baltimore 46-44 23-22 23-22 L3
Minnesota 38-52 19-28 19-24 W2

Recap


Twins 6, Orioles 4:
Joe Mauer recorded three hits and an RBI and Ben Revere singled in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning as host Minnesota came from behind to knock off Baltimore for the second straight night.

After piling up a Target Field-record 19 runs on Monday, the Twins got two RBIs from Ryan Doumit and one apiece from Brian Dozier and Jamey Carroll to erase an early deficit. Five relievers combined to yield three hits in 4 2/3 scoreless innings to seal it.

Revere fouled off a pair of fastballs at 99 mph before getting a 1-2 slider from Pedro Strop. Revere turned on the off-speed pitch and lined it into right field to plate Carroll from third with the go-ahead run. Mauer followed and made it a two-run cushion with an RBI single to left-center.

Alex Burnett (3-2) got credit for the win and Jared Burton worked the ninth for his third save.

Luis Ayala (2-3) was saddled with the loss.

Zach Britton made his season debut for the Orioles and was handed a 4-1 lead in the fifth when Adam Jones slugged a three-run homer. The young left-hander immediately gave up the edge, allowing a hit and two walks to load the bases in the bottom half before being removed.

Doumit singled in two runs off Ayala and Dozier knotted it at 4-4 with a single to left.

Britton was charged with four runs and six hits while walking six in four-plus innings.

Samuel Deduno made his second major-league start for Minnesota and was reached for four runs - three earned - and six hits while walking five and striking out five in 4 1/3 frames.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Minnesota 3B Trevor Plouffe extended his hitting streak to 15 games with a single in the second. … Orioles RF Nick Markakis went 3-for-4 with a walk. He has recorded three hits in three of the last four contests. … The Twins placed closer Matt Capps on the disabled list Tuesday with a rotator cuff injury. He spent 15 games sidelined with a right shoulder injury earlier in the month. … Minnesota RHP Carl Pavano (shoulder) threw from 150 feet Tuesday and is scheduled to throw from a mound Sunday. … Baltimore recalled RHP Brad Bergesen from Triple-A Norfolk and optioned Miguel Socolovich.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Baltimore   Minnesota
Zach Britton Player Samuel Deduno
No Decision W/L No Decision
4.0 IP 4.1
1 Strikeouts 5
6 Hits 6
9.00 ERA 6.23
Hitting
Baltimore   Minnesota
Nick Markakis Player Joe Mauer
3 Hits 3
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
3 TB 4
.750 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Baltimore 9 1 12 .273 22 11 3 7 0 1
Minnesota 12 0 15 .333 28 3 6 8 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Baltimore. The Twins have a W/L % of .432 after a win and .415 after a loss.
  • Baltimore will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The Orioles have a W/L % of .522 after a win and .500 after a loss.