Twins-Baltimore series preview

  • Updated: July 15, 2012 - 11:15 PM


Monday, 7:10 p.m. • FSN, 1500-AM

LHP Scott Diamond (7-3, 2.62) vs. RHP Chris Tillman (1-0, 0.00)

Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. • FSN, 1500-AM

RHP Samuel Deduno (0-0,5.06) vs. LHP Zach Britton (0-0, 0.00)

Wednesday, 7:10 p.m. • FSN 1500-AM

LHP Francisco Liriano (3-8, 4.93) vs TBA

Thursday, 12:10 p.m. • FSN 1500-AM

RHP Cole De Vries (2-2, 4.37) vs. LHP Wei-Lin Chen (7-5, 3.80)


The disturbing trend has continued for the Twins this season at Target Field. After Oakland hit four more homers on Sunday, opponents are outhomering the Twins 57-43 at home this season. And opponents hit more homers than the Twins at Target Field in each of its first two seasons. ... Both Justin Morneau and Trevor Plouffe are bringing 13-game hitting streaks into the series. Morneau is batting .315 during his streak, and Plouffe is batting .308 during his. ... The Twins began the season by getting swept in a three-game series at Baltimore.


Jim Thome had three hits on Sunday and is batting .257 since being traded to Baltimore. He homered twice here during interleague play before the Phillies dealt him to the Orioles. He's hit 61 career homers against the Twins and 24 at Target Field. ... Outfielder Nick Markakis returned to action on Friday after being out since June 1 because of hamate bone surgery. ... Second baseman Brian Roberts, who has battled concussion symptoms for two seasons, now has a torn labrum in his right hip that could force him to miss the rest of the season.


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Atlanta - LP: J. Johnson 0 FINAL
Philadelphia - WP: K. Giles 1
NY Mets - LP: J. deGrom 1 FINAL
NY Yankees - WP: M. Pineda 6
Boston - WP: A. Ogando 7 FINAL
Baltimore - LP: B. Matusz 5
Cleveland - WP: D. Salazar 13 FINAL
Detroit - LP: S. Greene 1
Chicago Cubs - WP: J. Motte 7 FINAL
Cincinnati - LP: B. Badenhop 3
Washington - LP: T. Roark 2 FINAL
Miami - WP: B. Morris 3
Toronto - LP: R. Dickey 3 FINAL
Tampa Bay - WP: J. Dominguez 12
St. Louis - WP: C. Martinez 3 FINAL
Milwaukee - LP: M. Garza 0
Kansas City 2 Suspended
Chicago WSox 2
San Francisco - LP: C. Heston 4 FINAL
Colorado - WP: E. Butler 6
Pittsburgh - WP: G. Cole 4 FINAL
Arizona - LP: J. Collmenter 1
Houston - WP: L. Gregerson 5 FINAL
Oakland - LP: E. O`Flaherty 4
Texas - LP: K. Kela 2 FINAL
LA Angels - WP: G. Richards 3
Los Angeles - WP: Z. Greinke 3 FINAL
San Diego - LP: A. Cashner 0
Minnesota - LP: P. Hughes 0 FINAL
Seattle - WP: F. Hernandez 2
Houston 130 FINAL
Dallas 128
Toronto 99 FINAL
Washington 106
LA Clippers 73 FINAL
San Antonio 100
Ottawa 5 FINAL
Montreal 1
Pittsburgh 1 FINAL(OT)
NY Rangers 2
Minnesota 4 FINAL
St. Louis 1
New York City 0 FINAL
Chicago 1
FC Dallas 1 FINAL
Colorado 1
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