Compiled by Ken Chia
Before Saturday, the biggest shutout in Twins history was 16-0 over Boston at the Metrodome on May 25, 1990. It was the only shutout of Roy Smith's career; the Twins had 19 hits but no home runs; the Red Sox had as many hits as errors (four); and the game took 2 hours, 20 minutes.
The last time the Twins saw Tampa Bay, they blew a ninth-inning lead and lost in 15 innings, setting up an awful series with Houston that followed. And like nearly every team in the AL, the Rays still have playoff hopes (6 p.m., FSN).
"OL looked much better this preseason when Boone was not in there, His best years were behind him and he lost that nasty edge he was supposed to have when he came here."
"vikeforlife" on the release of Alex Boone at startribune.com.
"Can never say thank you enough. thank you to the Minnesota Vikings for allowing a kid from Brooklyn to live out his dreams!"
— Jaleel Johnson, after the fourth-round pick made the Vikings roster.