Twins Triple the Disappointment in Detroit
The Minnesota Twins were in sole possession of first place in the Central Division when they departed Target Field for a three-city road trip. They returned home Sunday in third place in the division after getting swept in Detroit extending their skid to five straight losses. The series against the suddenly-hot Tigers was reduced to three games due to a variety of reasons. The missed game will be made up this coming weekend at Target Field.
Minnesota will open the eight-game home stand against the Chicago White Sox Monday, August 31 at 7:10 pm on AM 1390 KRFO. After three with first-place Chicago, Detroit will come in for a five-game set. The Twins are just a game-and-a-half out of first, behind the White Sox and Indians. Minnesota currently stands as the top wild card team.
Twins manager Rocco Baldelli told reporters, "The road trip was a rough one. Every time we felt like maybe we were getting something going, or on a little roll, maybe we wouldn't execute, maybe something wouldn't go our way. It wasn't pretty baseball from the beginning," the Star Tribune reported."
Kenta Maeda gave up a home run to former Twin Jonathan Schoop and took his first loss of the season on Sunday. Minnesota lost the game 3-2 and were held to five hits
The remaining schedule for the MN Twins. All games on AM 1390 KRFO/Owatonna:
- August 31-September 2, White Sox at Target Field
- September 4-7, Tigers at Target Field
- September 8 at St. Louis
- September 11-13, Indians at Target Field
- September 14-17 at Chicago White Sox
- September 18-20 at Chicago Cubs
- September 22-23 vs Tigers at Target Field
- September 25-27 vs Cincinnati at Target Field