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Minnesota vs Cincinnati Game Final 5-4 - Nick Blackburn Earns Win

Minnesota got 5 innings of work from Nick Blackburn en route to a 5-4 victory over Cincinnati on Friday at Great American Ball Park.

Minnesota won as a +166 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 9.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Nick Blackburn earned the victory for the Twins, throwing 5 innings of work, striking out 2, walking 2, and allowing 5 hits and 4 earned runs. That effort was supported by 1 RBI from Denard Span in the win.

Cincinnati's starting pitcher Homer Bailey worked 5 1/3 innings, giving up 8 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 3 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Scott Rolen in a losing cause.

Minnesota outhit their counterparts 10-9 in the game.

Glen Perkins pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 2 and allowed 2 hits in his outing.