Compiled by Ken Chia
Before Friday, Felix Hernandez had made 17 starts vs. the Twins and lasted at least seven innings in 14 of them and at least eight innings in 10, including his previous six. He had held the Twins to three or fewer earned runs 16 times, two or fewer 13 times and one or fewer 10. In other words, what happened Friday (six runs in six innings vs. the AL’s worst team) was a bit of a shock.
Memorial Day means day baseball, so even though the Twins remain on the West Coast they play under the sun in their series opener at Oakland (3:05 p.m., ESPN).
“Having watched members of my family struggle to remain sober for many, many years, I know that this battle is never completely won. I wish to send my support to Allen and wish him the best in the future. Stay strong, keep moving forward!”
“vegasgal” on Twins coach Neil Allen on startribune.com.
“My mentor, my idol, but most importantly my Dad. Your legacy and impact on others will live on forever. Love you Dad”
— Tyler Oakes, son of Gophers pitching coach Todd Oakes, who died last week at age 55.