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Twins Vs. Orioles: 2-Run Eighth Dooms Minnesota In 4-3 Loss

Alex Burnett was credited with two runs allowed in the top of the eighth as the Orioles rallied for a win and series split Thursday in Minneapolis.

Cole De Vries bounced back with a solid start for the Twins, allowing one earned run over six innings and leaving with a 3-1 lead. The Twins took a 2-0 lead in the first inning after RBI hits from Josh Willingham and Trevor Plouffe. De Vries' lone run allowed came on a solo home run in the second inning.

Alexi Casilla hit a sac fly in the fourth inning to extend the lead to 3-1, but things unraveled when De Vries left. The Orioles scored a run in the seventh on a fielder's choice and throwing error from Plouffe. In the eighth, Burnett allowed two walks after recording a popout. He was relieved by Tyler Robertson who recorded a groundout. Anthony Swarzak relieved Robertson, but allowed a two-RBI single from Mark Reynolds. Jones was hit with the loss, while Swarzak was credited with a blown save.

Justin Morneau went 2-for-4 with a run scored as the only Twins player with multiple hits.

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