The Twins made one last gasp but August has been a rough month for them. They’ve lost four straight and they now sit just 2 1/2 games ahead of the last place Royals. Of course when your disabled list contains a host of position players and pitchers, it’s always going to be tough no matter how good your team is. What’s worst is they’ve now dropped three games to the Orioles who are one of the worst teams in the American League.
Yesterday was the third straight game they were held to one run. The lone run came on a Justin Morneau double in the third inning. He and Jason Kubel were the lone Twins to reach base twice with a hit and a walk each.
Kevin Slowey was roughed up and he fell to 0-2 on the season. He gave up five runs on seven hits and one walk with three strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings. The pen pitched solid enough but you can’t get past scoring just one run.
The Twins try to avoid the sweep this afternoon. Francisco Liriano throws against Jo Jo Reyes.
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