Johan Santana went 7 innings with 7 hits, 3 runs (all earned), 0 walks and 6 strikeouts while Jose Contreras also went 7 innings and gave up 7 hits, but gave up 4 earned runs and walked 2 while striking out 5. Both pitchers gave up 2 homeruns.

A mix of expected power and surprise power powered the Twins to a win that guarantees them a series win against Chicago. Power lefty Jason Kubel hit his 8th homer of the year, a solo shot in the top of the 2nd, and 9th-hitting Jason Bartlett hit a 3-run, go-ahead homerun in the 7th.

Joe Mauer and Michael Cuddyer both went hitless, and Joe‘s league-leading average is down to .375.

The Twins threatened in the first with a leadoff infield hit by Luis Castillo, followed by a stolen base and a Nick Punto single, a popout and another stolen base to have runners on 2nd and 3rd with 1 out. Michael Cuddyer struck out and Justin Morneau followed with the 3rd out of the inning.

Joe Nathan came in in the 9th to get just his 20th save of the year. He struck out 1 and also walked 1, and his season stats are 61 Ks with 6 walks (2 intentional) for a 15-to-1 K-to-BB ratio.

I also added a hit counter, but it’s kind of invisible because wordpress is not very customizable. Under the links section, if you click Site Meter, it should have accurate stats as of now. If it doesn’t, please comment and say so. Also, I encourage daily readers to sign up with WordPress. It’s fast, easy, all that jazz and I think there’s some different features you get along with it.

Fellow Twins blogger Aaron Gleeman gets his website to show on Google when you search “jennifer aniston’s butt”. I figured I need something like that too, so here are some pictures of Angelina Jolie and her lips. Angelina Jolie’s lips are thought to be real, but frankly I do not care because it’s only to get more search engine hits. By the way, tomorrow’s game is a 12:30 PM start, so most of you will miss it. I should have a report up by dinner time. Without further ado, Angelina Jolie’s lips:

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