Twins CF Ben Revere made one of the best defensive plays of the year for the Twins, but it wasn’t enough as Minnesota fell to lowly Baltimore 4-1. He robbed Vladimir Guerrero on a shot to deep center in the top of the 7th, preventing a run from scoring.
Hey, at least J.J Hardy homered for the Tw—…what? Ooooohhhhh, that’s right. The Twins let Hardy leave and go to Baltimore…where he hit his 24th home run tonight.
Did I mention that the Twins are one of the worst home run hitting teams in all of baseball? Yeah.
Zach Britton, just off the disabled list, bested Twins ace Carl Pavano. Pavano wasn’t bad, giving up four earned runs in 7 innings, but it wasn’t good enough to top Britton, who went 5 innings and only gave up 1 run.
The Twins had decent scoring opportunities in the third, fourth, fifth, and seventh inning, but could only push one run across the plate, and that was a fielder’s choice force out in the third. On the night, the Twins went 0-7 with runners in scoring position.
Game two continues tomorrow night at Target Field.