Minnesota 5, Cincinnati 4

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, June 22, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Great American Ball Park
Temperature - 88°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jerry Layne, First Base - Dan Bellino, Second Base - Bob Davidson, Third Base - Mike Muchlinski,
Attendance - 33531

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Minnesota 0 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 5 10 0
Cincinnati 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 9 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 28-41 13-22 15-19 W1
Cincinnati 38-31 20-14 18-17 L4

Recap


Twins 5, Reds 4: Ryan Doumit tied a career high with four hits, including a solo homer, as the Twins handed host Cincinnati its fourth straight loss.

Nick Blackburn (4-4) earned the win after giving up four runs over five innings, and Glen Perkins worked around two baserunners in the ninth inning for his second save.

Chris Heisey gave the Reds an early lead with a two-run homer in the first, but Minnesota tied the game in the third and moved ahead on Doumit’s blast in the fourth. Doumit’s 12 career home runs against the Reds are the most against any opponent in the majors.

Cincinnati retook the lead in the bottom of the fourth on Scott Rolen’s two-run homer, but Homer Bailey (5-5) ran into trouble in the sixth.

Bailey loaded the bases before he was replaced by Bill Bray, who walked in a run and allowed Jamey Carroll to score the go-ahead run on Ben Revere’s sacrifice fly.

Revere had four hits and two stolen bases for the Twins, who won for just the third time in their last nine games.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Home plate umpire Jerry Layne left the game in the fourth inning after being hit on side of his head by the barrel of a broken bat. … Twins C Joe Mauer walked as a pinch hitter in the sixth inning after missing the last three games with a bruised right quadriceps. … Doumit improved to 8-for-16 lifetime against Bailey. …Twins closer Matt Capps was unavailable because of shoulder inflammation that has kept him out of action since June 16.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Minnesota   Cincinnati
Nick Blackburn Player Homer Bailey
Win W/L Loss
5.0 IP 5.1
2 Strikeouts 3
5 Hits 8
7.20 ERA 6.75
Hitting
Minnesota   Cincinnati
Ryan Doumit Player Scott Rolen
4 Hits 3
1 RBI 2
1 HR 1
8 TB 6
1.000 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Minnesota 10 1 14 .286 15 7 5 4 2 0
Cincinnati 9 2 17 .265 15 5 4 3 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Cincinnati will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Reds have a W/L % of .513 after a win and .600 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Cincinnati. The Twins have a W/L % of .370 after a win and .429 after a loss.