Los Angeles vs Minnesota Wrap - Minnesota Wins 10-9
Once the Twins bats started making contact, it turned into a long game for Los Angeles pitchers as Minnesota earned a 10-9 win on Thursday at Target Field.
The Twins were a +129 underdog in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 7.5.
Minnesota got 5 innings from Francisco Liriano, who gave up 5 earned runs on 7 hits, while striking out 2. Jeff Gray earned the victory, while the Twins got 3 RBIs from Joe Mauer in the win.
Los Angeles' starting pitcher Dan Haren worked 5 innings, giving up 9 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 2 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Maicer Izturis in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Minnesota as they had 20 hits, while Los Angeles only had 13.
Matt Capps pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 0 and allowed 3 hits in his outing.
Next game, Minnesota takes its act home to face Texas looking for another win. For Los Angeles, they head on the road to face New York.