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Twins 6, Tigers 3: Justin Morneau Carries the Team on his Back

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After Joe Mauer was scratched late for dizziness, Justin Morneau hit a home run and drove in four runs overall to carry the team to victory over the AL Central first place Tigers.

GO, GO, GO, JUSTIN MORNEAU! ROUNDIN'  THIRD AND HEADING FOR HOME!
GO, GO, GO, JUSTIN MORNEAU! ROUNDIN' THIRD AND HEADING FOR HOME!
Duane Burleson

Justin Morneau was the star tonight for the Twins, going 4-for-5 and driving in 4 runs against the AL central leading Tigers. Morneau hit his 7th home run of the month in the top of the 4th inning to give the Twins the first lead--and they never lost it.

The bad news from this game, however, is that Twins stud Joe Mauer has landed on the 7-day DL with a concussion. He was originally slotted to play first base, but got dizzy during batting practice and was scratched from the line-up. Mauer took about 6 foul-tips off his mask during Monday's game against the Mets.

Twins Starting Pitcher Mike Pelfrey also had a strong night, giving the Twins his second quality start of the season. Pelfrey gave up 3 earned runs over 6.2 innings--which in the Twins world of starting pitching, is pretty amazing.

The other highlight: Pedro "P-Flo" Florimon hit a solo dinger in the 6th inning.

It was a surprisingly nice game--wasn't it?

STUDS

  • Justin Morneau: 4-for-5, 1 HR, 2-run double, 4 RBI, only a triple short of the cycle.
  • P-Flo: 1-for-3, 1 HR, 1 walk, 2 runs.
  • Glen Perkins: 1 hit, 1 walk--but good for the save (striking out MIGUEL CABRERA!)
DUDS
Notes
  • Joe Mauer has been placed on the 7-day DL. Chris Colabello has been recalled to take Joe's place.
  • Oswaldo Arcia was scratched from the game with a sore wrist; he is day-to-day, and could possibly end up on the DL.
  • Samuel Deduno has a sore shoulder and is questionable for his scheduled start Friday.

Win Expectancy Graph


ROLL CALL!

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