MINNEAPOLIS — Zack Greinke sure hasn’t looked like his Cy Young-winning self early this season. Greinke walked five in just five innings, getting out-pitched by Scott Baker in the Kansas City Royals’ 10-3 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Friday in the first night game at Target Field. Michael Cuddyer drove in three runs for Minnesota, while his new teammates J.J. Hardy and Orlando Hudson each had 2 RBIs.
Twins 2, White Sox 1 Jason Kubel hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the seventh inning and Scott Baker pitched seven sharp innings, leading the Minnesota Twins to a 2-1 victory over the Chicago White Saturday.
Hideki Matsui drove in the go-ahead run in the fifth and added an eighth-inning homer in his dynamic Angels debut, and Jered Weaver pitched six strong innings for Los Angeles in a 6-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night.
Twins 6, Tigers 5; Yankees next for Twins tonight in New York The Metrodome erupted in a jet-like roar as Carlos Gomez zoomed home with the winning run to finish off an AL Central race — and a thrilling tiebreaker — that didn’t want to end.
The AL Central showdown didn't decide much. Scott Baker had a strong start and got plenty of run support, helping the Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 8-3 Thursday to avoid elimination from playoff contention.
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