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Phillies, Blanton Beat Twins 6-1

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The Twins lost 6-1 at home to the Philllies Thursday night.  Philadelphia takes 2 out of 3 this week from the Twins at Target Field.  Joe Blanton threw a complete-game with 7 hits and 1 earned runs allowed to get the win.  Scott Diamond allowed 5 hits and 4 earned runs in 6 innings to take the loss for the Twins.  Jim Thome hit a 3-run homerun for the Phillies and Trevor Plouffe hit a solo homerun for the Twins.  Alexi Casilla and Joe Mauer each had 2 hits for Minnesota.

The Twins are 25-37 and will host Milwaukee beginning a 3-game series tonight at 7:10, pregame on WJON at 6:40.  Lefthander Francisco Liriano (1-7) gets the start on the mound for the Twins and righthander Yovani Gallardo (5-5) toes the rubber for the Brewers.

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