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Twins Get Swept In Day/Night Doubleheader

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The Twins got swept by the Tampa Bay Rays in a day/night doubleheader Thursday.  Ben Zobrist had 4 hits and drove in 8 runs in the game 1 for the Rays.  Michael Cuddyer was 2-3 with a homerun for the Twins and Nick Blackburn allowed 8 hits and 5 earned runs in 3 1/3 innings to take the loss and drop to 1-4.  The Twins lost 6-1 to Tampa Bay in the nightcap.  Jeff Niemann threw 7 innings with 2 hits and 1 earned run allowed to get the win.  Anthony Swarzak threw 5 1/3 innings with 5 earned runs allowed to take the loss and drop to 0-1.  The Twins are 9-15 this season.  Minnesota will play at Kansas City to begin a 9-game road trip and 3-game series tonight at 7:10, pregame on WJON at 6:40.  Righthander Scott Baker (1-2) gets the start on the mound for the Twins and lefthander Bruce Chen (3-1) toes the rubber for the Royals.

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