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Twins seeks fourth consecutive win

May 26, 2007 - 1:53 PM Toronto (21-26) at Minnesota (23-24) 7:10 pm EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (Ticker) - The Minnesota Twins will try to reach .500 when the host the Toronto Blue Jays in the second game of a weekend series Saturday.

Ramon Ortiz (3-4, 5.36 ERA) hopes to get out of his personal funk for Minnesota. The righthander allowed five runs and 10 hits in 4 1/3 innings for a no-decision at Milwaukee.

Ortiz has posted a lackluster 0-4 record since starting the season on a three-game winning streak. He is 4-7 through 13 career starts against Toronto.

Michael Cuddyer had two RBI and Justin Morneau and Tim Hunter both drove in a run as the Twins came away with a 4-3 triumph in Friday's series opener.

Minnesota has won three straight games.

The Blue Jays will counter with Tomo Ohka (2-4, 5.52), who makes his first appearance on the hill since May 14. Ohka needs a good outing as he and rookie Jesse Litsch are fighting for the fifth spot in the rotation.

In his last outing, the righthander gave up three runs and five hits in five frames at Baltimore but did not figure into the decision before leaving without a decision.

Ohka is 0-1 with an 8.10 ERA in two lifetime starts against the Twins.

Blue Jays designated hitter Frank Thomas homered on Friday, surpassing Lou Gehrig and Fred McGriff for 21st place on the all-time list. Thomas is 6-for-13 with two home runs against Ortiz.






  • webdh Damn, Twins gave it all they had tonight.

    Blue Jays vs. TwinsMay 26 11:22 PM


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    MINNESOTA 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 3
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    TORONTO 0 1 0 1 9 15 0
    MINNESOTA 0 1 0 0 8 17 1 (FINAL 13)

    BATTERIES: TOR

    May 26 11:04 PM
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    Blue Jays vs. TwinsMay 26 10:57 PM


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    AT MINNESOTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY LYLE OVERBAY SCORED ROYCE CLAYTON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, L OVERBAY ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 9
    MINNESOTA 8 TOP, 13TH
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: V WELLS (.268, 2-FOR-6)

    Blue Jays vs. TwinsMay 26 10:55 PM
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    AT MINNESOTA - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY JUSTIN MORNEAU SCORED JASON BARTLETT.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J MORNEAU ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 8
    MINNESOTA 8 BOTTOM, 11TH
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: T HUNTER (.316, 2-FOR-5)

    Blue Jays vs. TwinsMay 26 10:26 PM
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    AT MINNESOTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY ALEX RIOS (11) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT IN THE
    11TH OFF PAT NESHEK.
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 8, MINNESOTA 7
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: L OVERBAY (.259, 2-FOR-5, HR, 3 RBI)

    Blue Jays vs. TwinsMay 26 10:12 PM
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    AT MINNESOTA - MID INNING UPDATE
    PLAY: R Roberts ran for F Thomas.
    SITUATION: 0 RUNS IN, R ROBERTS ON FIRST, 0 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 7
    MINNESOTA 7 TOP, 10TH
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: M Stairs (.325, 2-FOR-3, HR, 2 RBI)

    May 26 9:53 PM


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    AT MINNESOTA - MID INNING UPDATE
    PLAY: J Nathan relieved J Miller.
    SITUATION: 0 RUNS IN, NONE ON, 0 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 7
    MINNESOTA 7 TOP, 10TH
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: F Thomas (.224, 0-FOR-3)

    May 26 9:50 PM


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    AT MINNESOTA - PITCHING CHANGE
    MIN: JOE NATHAN (1-1, 2.11) STARTING THE 10TH
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 7, MINNESOTA 7
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: F THOMAS (.224, 0-FOR-3)

    May 26 9:50 PM


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    AT MINNESOTA - MID INNING UPDATE
    PLAY: N Punto at third base.
    SITUATION: 0 RUNS IN, NONE ON, 0 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 7
    MINNESOTA 7 TOP, 10TH
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: F Thomas (.224, 0-FOR-3)

    May 26 9:50 PM


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    AT MINNESOTA - MID INNING UPDATE
    PLAY: J Bartlett at shortstop.
    SITUATION: 0 RUNS IN, NONE ON, 0 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 7
    MINNESOTA 7 TOP, 10TH
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: F Thomas (.224, 0-FOR-3)

    May 26 9:49 PM


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    TORONTO 2 0 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 7 11 0
    MINNESOTA 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 3 7 15 1 (TOP 10)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: TOR - JASON FRASOR
    MIN - JASON MILLER

    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: F THOMAS (.224, 0-FOR-3, BB)
    M STAIRS (.325, 2-FOR-3, BB, HR, 2 RBI)
    A HILL (.274, 1-FOR-4)

    May 26 9:49 PM


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    AT MINNESOTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MICHAEL CUDDYER SCORED LUIS CASTILLO AND JASON
    BARTLETT.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, M CUDDYER ON FIRST, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 7
    MINNESOTA 7 BOTTOM, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: J MORNEAU (.286, 2-FOR-4, RBI)

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    AT MINNESOTA - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY JEFF CIRILLO SCORED NICK PUNTO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J CIRILLO ON SECOND, L CASTILLO ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 7
    MINNESOTA 5 BOTTOM, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: M CUDDYER (.281, 2-FOR-3, BB, HR, 3 RBI)

    Blue Jays vs. TwinsMay 26 9:38 PM


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    AT MINNESOTA - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY MICHAEL CUDDYER (7) TO RIGHT CENTER
    WITH 0 OUT IN THE 8TH OFF CASEY JANSSEN SCORED JEFF CIRILLO.
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 7, MINNESOTA 4
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: J MORNEAU (.288, 2-FOR-3, RBI)

    Blue Jays vs. TwinsMay 26 9:14 PM


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    AT MINNESOTA - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY MATT STAIRS SCORED JOHN MCDONALD.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M STAIRS ON SECOND, F THOMAS ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 7
    MINNESOTA 2 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: A HILL (.275, 1-FOR-3)

    Blue Jays vs. TwinsMay 26 9:00 PM


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    AT MINNESOTA - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY ROYCE CLAYTON (1) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 6TH OFF RAMON ORTIZ SCORED AARON HILL.
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 6, MINNESOTA 2
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: S FASANO (.154, 1-FOR-2)

    Blue Jays vs. TwinsMay 26 8:30 PM


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    AT MINNESOTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY MATT STAIRS (6) TO LEFT CENTER WITH 2 OUT
    IN THE 6TH OFF RAMON ORTIZ.
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 4, MINNESOTA 2
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: A HILL (.271, 0-FOR-2)

    Blue Jays vs. TwinsMay 26 8:28 PM


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    AT MINNESOTA - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY JUSTIN MORNEAU SCORED JEFF CIRILLO.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J MORNEAU ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 3
    MINNESOTA 2 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: T HUNTER (.312, 0-FOR-1)

    Blue Jays vs. TwinsMay 26 7:56 PM


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    AT MINNESOTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MICHAEL CUDDYER SCORED LUIS CASTILLO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M CUDDYER ON FIRST, J CIRILLO ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 3
    MINNESOTA 1 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: J MORNEAU (.286, 1-FOR-1)

    Blue Jays vs. TwinsMay 26 7:53 PM


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    AT MINNESOTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY LYLE OVERBAY SCORED SAL FASANO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, L OVERBAY ON FIRST, A RIOS ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 3
    MINNESOTA 0 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: V WELLS (.264, 0-FOR-1)

    Blue Jays vs. TwinsMay 26 7:41 PM


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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
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    TORONTO 2 2 2 0
    MINNESOTA 0 0 1 (BOT 1)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: TOR - TOMO OHKA
    MIN - RAMON ORTIZ

    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: L CASTILLO (.336, 0 HR, 7 RBI)
    J CIRILLO (.196, 1 HR, 5 RBI)
    M CUDDYER (.274, 6 HR, 31 RBI)

    Blue Jays vs. TwinsMay 26 7:17 PM