Philadelphia 6, Minnesota 1

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, June 14, 2012 8:10 PM
Location - Target Field
Temperature - 67°
Umpires - Home Plate - Manny Gonzalez, First Base - Greg Gibson, Second Base - Gerry Davis, Third Base - Phil Cuzzi,
Attendance - 32205

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Philadelphia 31-34 12-19 19-15 W2
Minnesota 25-37 12-20 13-17 L2

Recap


Phillies 6, Twins 1:
Jim Thome smacked a three-run homer and Joe Blanton pitched his second complete game of the season to lead visiting Philadelphia.

Thome’s three-run homer in the third inning was the 607th of his career and snapped a 1-1 tie as the Phillies won for just the third time in 12 games.

Trevor Plouffe homered in the second for Minnesota’s lone run. The third baseman has gone deep five times over his last six contests.

Blanton (6-6) allowed one run and seven hits while winning his second straight start. He struck out seven and walked none en route to his eighth career complete game.

Ty Wigginton homered in the second off Minnesota starter Scott Diamond to give Philadelphia a 1-0 lead. Plouffe tied the score in the bottom of the inning with his 12th shot of the year.

Jimmy Rollins doubled for one of his three hits and Hunter Pence walked prior to Thome delivering a mammoth blast to center that gave the Phillies a 4-1 lead.

Carlos Ruiz added a run-scoring double in the eighth and Placido Polanco delivered an RBI single in the ninth.

Diamond (5-2) allowed four runs and five hits in six innings.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Thome is thriving as a designated hitter in American League ballparks as he is 11-for-24 with three homers and 13 RBIs in Philadelphia’s last six games. … Plouffe is 11-for-24 with 10 RBIs during a six-game hitting streak. … Blanton allowed 29 earned runs in 26 1/3 innings over his previous five starts. … Minnesota’s Josh Willingham struck out three times in four hitless at-bats to see a career-best 15-game hitting streak end.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Philadelphia   Minnesota
Joe Blanton Player Scott Diamond
Win W/L Loss
9.0 IP 6.0
7 Strikeouts 1
7 Hits 5
1.00 ERA 6.00
Hitting
Philadelphia   Minnesota
Jimmy Rollins Player Alexi Casilla
3 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
4 TB 3
.600 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Philadelphia 8 2 16 .235 8 3 6 4 1 0
Minnesota 7 1 11 .206 9 7 1 0 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Milwaukee. The Twins have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .405 after a loss.
  • Philadelphia will play their next game on the road against Toronto. The Phillies have a W/L % of .516 after a win and .441 after a loss.