Rays, Damon Edge Twins 4-3
The Twins lost 4-3 at Tampa Bay Saturday afternoon. Joe Nathan blew his 2nd save of the season when Ben Zobrist hit a solo homerun off Nathan to lead off the 9th inning. Jose Mijares replaced Nathan and gave up a RBI single to Johnny Damon to end the game later in the 9th. Minnesota led 3-2 entering the bottom of the 9th. Scott Baker pitched well for the Twins throwing 7 innings with 4 hits and 1 earned run allowed. Matt Capps allowed a run in the 8th inning. Nathan’s ERA is now 8.44. Jason Kubel had 2 hits including his first homerun of the year for Minnesota. The Twins are 4-10 and will close out the 4-game series at Tampa Bay today at 12:40, pregame on WJON at 12:10. Lefthander Brian Duensing gets the start on the mound for the Twins and righthander Jeremy Hellickson toes the rubber for the Rays.