The Twins routed the Indians last night, scoring 6 runs in the first inning on their way to an 11-4 win.

 

Scott Baker wasn’t very sharp, but he picked up his 7th win of the year by tossing 5 innings. He allowed 5 hits and 3 runs, had 3 walks with 5 strikeouts, and also allowed a solo homer. Jesse Crain would allow a run later on in the game, but everyone else who pitched didn’t allow any runs.

 

Brian Buscher highlighted the first inning with a 3-run bomb, his third of the year. The Twins were aided by 3 walks in that first inning. Buscher finished the day with 3 hits and 5 RBI.

 

Justin Morneau was 2-for-3 with 2 walks and 2 runs scored, and his batting average is up to .319, just 1 point below Joe Mauer‘s.

 

Jason Kubel and Delmon Young each added 2 RBI, with Delmon scoring twice and Kubel just once.

 

Francisco Liriano pitches today…for the Rochester Red Wings. It’s become rather outrageous that he isn’t pitching for the Twins. Something has to be done to give the poor kid some confidence. He knows he’s tearing it up, but what does he have to show for it? AAA pitching awards? Who cares. He needs to be with the big club to help us win games, now.

 

Nick Blackburn is pitching right now, trying to help Minnesota win this series.

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