The Twins scored 2 12th inning runs to win at Cleveland Tuesday night. Alexi Casilla and Pedro Florimon each had RBI singles in Minnesota's 2-run 12th. Tyler Robertson threw 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief to get the win. Glen Perkins threw the 12th innings with 1 earned run allowed to get the save. Joe Mauer went 3-4 with 1 RBI and is batting .325. Denard Span went 3-6 with 2 runs scored for the Twins. P.J. Walters threw 5 innings with 8 hits and 2 earned runs allowed.
Cleveland downed the Twins 6-2 in Cleveland Wednesday to salvage the final game of the 3-game series and snap their 11-game losing streak. Brian Duensing allowed 11 hits and 6 runs (4 earned) in 7 innings to take the loss and drop to 2-7. Justin Masterson threw 7 innings with 3 hits and 2 earned runs allowed to get the win. Alexi Casilla hit a 2-run homerun supplying the Twins with their only runs. Minnesota managed just 4 hits.
The Twins lost 4-3 in Anaheim to the Los Angeles Angels Monday night. Minnesota fell behind 4-0 before scoring 3 runs in the 8th inning but they came up short. Alexi Casilla went 3-4 with a run scored, 1 RBI and 2 stolen bases and Danny Valencia was 2-4 with 1 RBI for the Twins. Nick Blackburn threw 6 innings with 7 hits and 3 earned runs allowed to take the loss and drop to 0-3. C.J. Wilson threw 7 1/3 innings with 5 hits and 3 earned runs allowed to get the win. Former Twin Torii Hunter hit a 2-run homerun for the Angels.
The Twins avoided salary arbitration with 2nd baseman Alexi Casilla by agreeing to a 1-year contract worth $1.382 Million. Casilla hit .260 with 2 homeruns and 21 RBIs in 97 games playing 2nd base and shortstop for the Twins in 2011.
The Twins got 2nd baseman Alexi Casilla and first baseman Justin Morneau back Friday night but it appears to be too late. The Twins are 9 1/2 games back of Detroit, 13 games under 500 and need to catch 3 teams in the standings. If Morneau and Casilla were back when the Twins are just 5 games back in the standings things would be different but there not. It will seem surreal to see Mauer and Morneau hitting back to back in the lineup.
The Twins activated 2nd baseman Alexi Casilla from the 15-day disabled list after the game Wednesday night and optioned infielder Trevor Plouffe to triple-A Rochester. Casilla has been out with a hamstring strain. Twins Manager Ron Gardenhire says the Twins will activate 1st baseman Justin Morneau off the 15-day disabled list Friday.
The Twins have placed 2nd baseman Alexi Casilla on the 15-day disabled list with a hamstring injury. He is likely to miss 2 to 3 weeks. The Twins called up infielder Luke Hughes from triple-A Rochester to replace Casilla on the active roster.
The Twins beat the Texas Rangers 5-4 Thursday night at Target Field when Alexi Casilla singled in Luke Hughes from 2nd base with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th inning. The Twins took a 4-1 lead when Michael Cuddyer hit a 3-run homerun.
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