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Twins Score In The Middle Innings, Win 7-2

(Sports Network) – Delmon Young went 4-for-4 with a two-run homer to help back seven strong innings from Scott Baker, as the Minnesota Twins beat the Baltimore Orioles, 7-2, in the continuation of a four-game set.

Baker (8-9) was efficient and effective, throwing 61 of his 89 pitches for strikes. He gave up two runs and four hits, walked one, and struck out eight in snapping a two-start losing streak.

Young, who drove in three overall, recorded his second four-hit game of the season. Danny Valencia added three hits and drove in one for the Twins, who have won three of four.

Orioles starter Brian Matusz (3-11) labored through five innings, in which he threw 96 pitches. The left-hander gave up six hits, walked three and got in a number of potentially dangerous situations, but limited the damage to three runs.

However, every Orioles pitcher after Matusz let in at least one run as Baltimore lost for the seventh time in its last nine games.

Luke Scott went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer to power the Orioles’ offense.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.