Minnesota 6, Baltimore 5

Date - Saturday, April 6, 2013 7:05 PM
Location - Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Temperature - 51°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tom Hallion, First Base - Ron Kulpa, Second Base - Phil Cuzzi, Third Base - Chris Guccione,
Attendance - 40704

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 3-2 2-1 1-1 W1
Baltimore 3-2 1-1 2-1 L1

Recap


Twins 6, Orioles 5: Justin Morneau drove in the go-ahead run with a ninth-inning single against Baltimore closer Jim Johnson, and visiting Minnesota evened the series at a game apiece.

Orioles slugger Chris Davis went 1-for-3 with an RBI and had his home run streak snapped at four games. Nick Markakis was 4-for-5 and Adam Jones had two hits and three RBIs for Baltimore.

The Twins staked starter Vance Worley to a 5-2 lead with a four-run outburst in the third inning, but he couldn't make it hold up while allowing five runs (four earned) and 10 hits in five innings. The Orioles pulled even on Jones' two-run single in the fifth, and that's where it stayed until the ninth.

Aaron Hicks reached on Davis' error with one out in the ninth and moved up on Josh Willingham's walk before Morneau singled up the middle to plate the decisive run.

Josh Roenicke (1-0) earned the win with three innings of one-hit relief and Glen Perkins worked a perfect ninth for his first save.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Hicks, a rookie, went 0-for-5 in the leadoff spot and is 1-for-22 with 10 strikeouts. … Minnesota won in Baltimore for the first time since April 21, 2011. … Baltimore starter Chris Tillman was roughed up for five runs on seven hits over 3 2/3 innings. He walked four and allowed a two-run homer to Chris Parmelee that capped the Twins' third-inning rally.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Minnesota   Baltimore
Vance Worley Player Chris Tillman
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.0 IP 3.2
2 Strikeouts 4
10 Hits 7
7.20 ERA 12.27
Hitting
Minnesota   Baltimore
Justin Morneau Player Nick Markakis
3 Hits 4
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 6
.600 Avg .800

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Minnesota 9 1 13 .273 14 12 6 5 0 1
Baltimore 11 0 13 .297 17 4 4 2 0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Baltimore will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Orioles have a W/L % of .500 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Baltimore. The Twins have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .667 after a loss.