The Royals handed the Twins this 99th loss this season Monday night when Kansas City rallied to beat the Twins 7-3. Minnesota led 3-1 in the 5th before Kansas City scored 4 runs in the 6th inning. Michael Cuddyer went 2-4 with a 2-run homerun, his 20th this season. Kevin Slowey started the game and allowed 10 hits and 5 earned runs in 5 2/3 innings to take the loss.
The Twins lost 7-3 to the Kansas City Royals Wednesday afternoon to get swept in 2 straight games. Michael Cuddyer went 2-3 with 2 runs scored and 1 RBI, Danny Valencia had 2 hits and 1 RBI and Liam Hendriks threw 5 innings with 5 earned runs allowed to take the loss and drop to 0-2. Luke Hochevar allowed 2 earned runs in 6 innings to get the win.
The Baltimore Orioles beat the Twins 6-1 Wednesday night. The Twins have lost 4 straight games and are 55-74. Justin Morneau doubled in the lone Twins' run and Jason Kubel was 1-4 with a run scored. Minnesota managed just 6 hits. Kevin Slowey threw 4 2/3 innings with 7 hits and 5 earned runs allowed to take the loss and drop to 0-2. Jeremy Guthrie threw 7 innings with 1 earned run allowed to get the win.
The Twins defeated the Angels in Anaheim 11-4 Wednesday night. Minnesota knocked out 5 homeruns led by Michael Cuddyer with 2 homeruns and 5 RBIs. Cuddyer broke the 4-all tie in the 5th inning with a grand slam homerun. Delmon Young added 2 homeruns and 3 RBIs for the Twins and both Jason Kubel and Ben Revere each had 3 hits and 2 runs scored.
The Rangers scored early and often to beat the Twins 20-6 in Texas Monday night. Texas scored 3 runs in the first, 2nd and 3rd innings, 5 runs in the 4th and 4 more runs in the 5th. Nick Blackburn allowed 11 hits and 9 runs (6 earned) in 2 2/3 innings to take the loss and drop to 7-7.
The Major League Baseball All Star game is tonight in Phoenix, Arizona and outfielder/first baseman Michael Cuddyer will be the lone Twins representative playing the American League team. Cuddyer is batting .298 with 13 homeruns and 43 RBIs this season.
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