Chi. Cubs 8, Minnesota 2

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, June 10, 2012 2:10 PM
Location - Target Field
Temperature - 88°
Umpires - Home Plate - Scott Barry, First Base - Jerry Meals, Second Base - Gary Darling, Third Base - Paul Emmel,
Attendance - 37526

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. Cubs 20-40 12-15 8-25 W1
Minnesota 24-35 11-18 13-17 L1

Recap


Cubs 8, Twins 2
: Ryan Dempster tossed eight stellar innings and David DeJesus drove in three runs as visiting Chicago ended its four-game losing streak by salvaging the finale of the three-game interleague series.

Alfonso Soriano and Joe Mather each had an RBI double while Starlin Castro recorded three hits and scored three runs for the Cubs, who went 2-8 on their 10-game road trip.

Dempster (2-3) allowed only four singles and walked one while striking out six. The veteran has thrown 15 scoreless innings in winning each of his last two outings after a winless drought of 18 starts.

James Russell was unable to preserve the shutout, giving up two runs - both unearned - and three hits in the ninth.

DeJesus plated a run with a groundout in the sixth before adding a two-run double in the ninth to complete the scoring for Chicago, which had lost 20 of 24.

Soriano got the Cubs on the board in the first inning with his RBI double and Mather delivered his to cap a three-run sixth that gave Chicago a 4-0 lead. Jeff Baker lifted a sacrifice fly in the eighth and Darwin Barney hit a run-scoring single later in the inning to up the advantage to six.

Francisco Liriano (1-7) surrendered four runs and four hits over 5 2/3 innings. Liriano had yielded just one run in 12 frames over his previous two starts.

Pinch hitter Ryan Doumit and Jamey Carroll each drove in a run in the ninth for the Twins, who had their three-game winning streak snapped.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Cubs C Geovany Soto is expected to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Iowa on Monday. Soto, who underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee, has not played since May 16. ... Twins LF Josh Willingham went 0-for-3, ending his hitting streak at 12 games. Willingham hit a smash in the ninth inning to Chicago 3B Ian Stewart, who was unable to handle it and charged with an error. ... Minnesota has scored 125 runs over its last 23 games.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. Cubs   Minnesota
Ryan Dempster Player Francisco Liriano
Win W/L Loss
8.0 IP 5.2
6 Strikeouts 6
4 Hits 4
0.00 ERA 6.35
Hitting
Chi. Cubs   Minnesota
Starlin Castro Player Jamey Carroll
3 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
4 TB 3
.600 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. Cubs 9 0 13 .257 14 10 7 3 1 1
Minnesota 8 0 9 .242 16 6 2 1 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Philadelphia. The Twins have a W/L % of .417 after a win and .400 after a loss.
  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Cubs have a W/L % of .300 after a win and .350 after a loss.