Carlos Silva had a patented Silva Start, lasting all 9 innings and giving up no runs. He allowed 8 hits but didn’t walk anybody, and struck out 2. He improved his record to 4-7 despite having 8 quality starts.

At least he had room to surrender some runs, maybe give Joe Nathan a chance at a save. The Twins scored 2 in the first on a ground out by Justin Morneau and a single by Torii Hunter, 1 in the 2nd on a Lew Ford homer, and 3 more in the third on back-to-back home runs by Morneau (2-run shot) and Hunter (solo). Michael Cuddyer was 3-for-4 and scored 2 runs. Nick Punto, Jason Bartlett, Luis Castillo, and Joe Mauer combined to go 2-for-14 with 1 run scored (Mauer), 1 walk (Bartlett), and 1 strikeout (Punto). Bartlett stole the only base for the team last night.

With those RBIs, Morneau and Hunter now have 50 and 53 RBI, respectively. That makes them the 2nd best RBI teammates in the American League, behind only Alex Rodriguez (66 RBI) and Jorge Posada (41 RBI) of the New York Yankees. Throw a third person in the mix, Michael Cuddyer for the Twins and Hideki Matsui for the Yanks, and the Twins’ trio have 40 dingers and 144 RBI while the New Yorkers have the same 40 homers but 1 less RBI.

Tonight is the final game of this ’91 World Series rematch, but instead of a 7-game series this is a 3-game series and instead of Jack Morris on the mound we’ll have Johan Santana. His record is currently 6-6, but I hope we can get him above .500 and the team 2 games above .500 and get on a little hot streak.

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