Minnesota 4, Baltimore 3

Date - Sunday, April 7, 2013 1:35 PM
Location - Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Temperature - 57°
Umpires - Home Plate - Ron Kulpa, First Base - Phil Cuzzi, Second Base - Chris Guccione, Third Base - Tom Hallion,
Attendance - 34431

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 4-2 2-1 2-1 W2
Baltimore 3-3 1-2 2-1 L2

Recap


Twins 4, Orioles 3: Rookie Aaron Hicks' second hit of the season drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning as visiting Minnesota took two of three in Baltimore.

Justin Morneau, who knocked in the deciding run in Saturday's game, had a two-run double and Chris Parmelee added a sacrifice fly in Minnesota's two-run seventh inning.

Reliever Anthony Swarzak (1-0), activated from the 15-day disabled list earlier Sunday,  pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings in relief of Pedro Hernandez, who gave up three runs on four hits in five innings in his second major league start. Glen Perkins struck out two in the ninth for his second save.

Right-hander Jason Hammel (1-1) gave up four runs and four hits in 6 2/3 innings. He was burned for two runs when center fielder Adam Jones lost Morneau's two-out fly ball in the sun in the third inning that cut the deficit to 3-2.

Parmelee's pinch-hit sacrifice fly in the seventh tied it at 3-3 before Hicks, mired in a 1-for-25 slump, delivered the winning run with a single into right-center. Jones had two hits for Baltimore, raising his average to .538.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Orioles LF Nolan Reimold left the game with tightness in his right hamstring and will be re-evaluated on Monday. ... RH Daniel McCutchen, a pitcher for Baltimore's Triple-A affiliate in Norfolk, was suspended 50 games Saturday for use of a banned substance. He spent parts of the past four seasons with Pittsburgh. ... Parmelee's sacrifice fly gave him an RBI in four straight games. ... Baltimore hits the road for six games starting Monday with three each against AL East rivals Boston and New York, while the Twins will open a three-game series in Kansas City on Monday.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Minnesota   Baltimore
Pedro Hernandez Player Jason Hammel
No Decision W/L Loss
5.0 IP 6.2
3 Strikeouts 3
4 Hits 4
5.40 ERA 5.40
Hitting
Minnesota   Baltimore
Joe Mauer Player Adam Jones
1 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
1 TB 3
.333 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Minnesota 4 0 5 .148 11 6 4 4 0 1
Baltimore 7 1 11 .219 13 8 3 4 0 1

Upcoming Games

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