Minnesota 11, Philadelphia 7

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 8:10 PM
Location - Target Field
Temperature - 68°
Umpires - Home Plate - Gerry Davis, First Base - Phil Cuzzi, Second Base - Manny Gonzalez, Third Base - Greg Gibson,
Attendance - 32622

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Philadelphia 0 0 0 4 0 3 0 0 0 7 14 1
Minnesota 1 4 0 1 2 1 2 0 11 17 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Philadelphia 29-34 12-19 17-15 L3
Minnesota 25-35 12-18 13-17 W1

Recap


Twins 11, Phillies 7: Trevor Plouffe belted a two-run homer to highlight a four-run second inning and Ben Revere, Jamey Carroll and Joe Mauer had a pair of run-scoring hits apiece as host Minnesota outslugged reeling Philadelphia.

Denard Span led off the first inning with a homer and Josh Willingham also went deep in the sixth for the Twins, who banged out 17 hits to record their 10th win in 13 games.

Nick Blackburn (3-4) picked up his third straight victory despite being touched for four runs in the fourth inning. Blackburn scattered eight hits over five frames in the win.

After Mauer's RBI double in the fourth gave Minnesota a 6-4 lead, Plouffe plated Ryan Doumit with an RBI single in the fifth before scoring on Carroll's double.

The Phillies were able to trim the deficit to one for the second time after former Twin Jim Thome's RBI single in the sixth inning, but Willingham went deep in the latter half of the frame. Carroll capped the scoring with an RBI single in the seventh.

Jimmy Rollins collected four hits - including a two-run double - for the Phillies, who have dropped nine of their last 10 to fall 9 1/2 games back of first-place Washington in the National League East.

Kyle Kendrick (2-6) permitted six runs on eight hits in four innings to suffer his second straight loss.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Phillies were playing their first game at the new Target Field. ... Second overall pick Byron Buxton participated in batting practice with Mauer and Justin Morneau prior to the game. Buxton belted a mammoth homer into the bullpen in left field, causing Twins general manager Terry Ryan to admit that he was impressed.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Philadelphia   Minnesota
Kyle Kendrick Player Nick Blackburn
Loss W/L Win
4.0 IP 5.0
2 Strikeouts 1
8 Hits 8
13.50 ERA 7.20
Hitting
Philadelphia   Minnesota
Jimmy Rollins Player Jamey Carroll
4 Hits 3
2 RBI 2
0 HR 0
6 TB 4
.800 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Philadelphia 14 0 17 .350 17 4 7 4 0 1
Minnesota 17 3 31 .425 15 8 11 4 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Philadelphia. The Twins have a W/L % of .417 after a win and .417 after a loss.
  • Philadelphia will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The Phillies have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .424 after a loss.