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Buehrle Baffles Twins

Kevin Slowey pitched a very good game, his best game of the season, in fact, against the White Sox on Monday.

He still lost, as Mark Buehrle was stellar, leading Chicago to a 3-0 victory at Cellular One Field.

Slowey went 7 innings, only giving up 6 hits and two earned runs in a very strong performance. Unfortunately for him, Buehrle was better, going 7.2 innings, limiting the Twins to just four singles all night long.

Without Joe Mauer, who has been battling a sore neck, and Justin Morneau, who has a sore shoulder, the Twins weren’t able to muster any offense at all. The Twins were able to get runners in scoring position in the 2nd, 4th, 6th and 8th, but once again, they weren’t able to get the one hit that might start a rally.

In every instance, there were two outs when the Twins got a runner to second, and in every instance, the next batter couldn’t get it done, as the Twins went 0-4 with runners in scoring position.

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