Matt Garza threw 5 and 2/3 innings of decent ball, and Jason Bartlett and Torii Hunter each had homeruns over the Green Monster to get him an early lead. Bartlett’s was a 3-run shot, Torii’s was solo. Bartlett has two homeruns on the year, both of them 3-run homers that were important to the game.

Justin Morneau was 5-for-5 last night, raising his average 6 points to .326. He had an RBI and 2 runs scored, too. And oh by the way, since the All-Star Break, and with a requirement of at least 200 at bats over that period, Morneau has the third highest batting average in all of baseball. How’s that for MVP? Jason Bartlett and Jason Tyner are batting .324 and .321, respectively, since the ASB. Luis Castillo rounds out the Twins in the top 40 at place number 31, with a .314 average.

Michael Cuddyer was 1-for-5, but his hit was a double. He’s got just 10 more singles than he does doubles, triples, and homeruns combined. He has 39 doubles on the year now.

Rondell White, as much as I hate to talk about him, hit a sharp line drive that bounced off the wall in left field and scored a run.

In case you missed it, check out my Johan Santana Praise Post. Those stats were used before his last start, in which he got a no decision.

Thanks to an A.J. Pierzynski grand-slam, the White Sox beat the Tigers 7-0 last night. That brings us just .5 game back in the DIVISIONAL standings.

Torii fouled a pitch off of his ankle last night, and was taken out, but it’s believed that it was just a precaution and that he will be able to play tonight (because Torii wanted to stay in the game).

Boof Bonser pitches for us tonight; I sure hope he can give us 6 very good innings like he has, such as 6 IP, 4 hits, 1 run, 1 BB, 7 K, etc. etc.