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"You know how special it is," he said, "but I did not know there was only 18 perfect games in Major League Baseball history. It shows you how tough it is, how incredibly tough it is."
Baker said he received a several messages from friends after his gem, including a couple of buddies who couldn't believe he lost the no-no on a blooper by Mike Sweeney and not on a hard-hit ball.
Sweeney, by the way, was booed every time he batted Saturday.
Class AAA Rochester righthander Kevin Slowey, who will be called up to start Tuesday, gave up three runs over four innings Friday on seven hits, a walk and four strikeouts in a 10-7 loss to Buffalo. He threw 67 pitches.
Rochester lost to Buffalo 6-5 on Saturday night, eliminating the Red Wings from International League playoff contention.
Rookie league Elizabethton beat Danville 5-1 Friday to win the Appalachian League championship.
Outfielder Eli Tintor, from Hibbing, was sent home recently from Class A Beloit for what Twins director of minor leagues Jim Rantz called "a distraction." He used the same word to describe why Class A Fort Myers third baseman Danny Valencia was benched in recent games.
|Los Angeles - H. Ryu||12:05 PM|
|NY Yankees - H. Kuroda|
|Baltimore - C. Tillman||12:08 PM|
|Detroit - R. Porcello|
|Miami - J. Fernandez||2:40 PM|
|Arizona - T. Cahill|
|San Diego - E. Stults||2:45 PM|
|San Francisco - M. Bumgarner|
|Los Angeles - C. Capuano||6:05 PM|
|NY Yankees - P. Hughes|
|Washington - G. Gonzalez||6:05 PM|
|Philadelphia - K. Kendrick|
|Kansas City - L. Mendoza||6:05 PM|
|Cleveland - J. Masterson|
|Colorado - J. Nicasio||6:07 PM|
|Toronto - M. Buehrle|
|NY Mets - S. Marcum||6:10 PM|
|Atlanta - K. Medlen|
|Pittsburgh - J. Locke||6:10 PM|
|Cincinnati - B. Arroyo|
|Tampa Bay - J. Hellickson||6:10 PM|
|Boston - R. Dempster|
|Oakland - T. Milone||7:05 PM|
|Texas - J. Grimm|
|Chicago WSox - C. Sale||7:10 PM|
|Minnesota - K. Correia|
|Milwaukee - K. Lohse||7:10 PM|
|Houston - E. Bedard|
|Chicago Cubs - E. Jackson||7:15 PM|
|St. Louis - J. Westbrook|
|Seattle - J. Saunders||9:05 PM|
|LA Angels - C. Wilson|
|Chivas USA||9:00 PM|
|Montreal||6/20/13 6:00 PM|
|Winnipeg||6/20/13 6:00 PM|
|Calgary||6/20/13 9:00 PM|
|Edmonton||6/21/13 9:00 PM|
|Montreal||6/27/13 8:00 PM|