Twins Use Long Ball to Notch Yet Another Win Over Baltimore
Minneapolis (Learfield News Service) - The Minnesota Twins hit five home runs in a 6-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles in the series opener Friday night at Target Field.
Nelson Cruz, Eddie Rosario, and CJ Cron hit three straight homers off O's starter Alex Cobb in the first inning. Max Kepler went deep in the fourth inning and Cruz added a second home run in the fifth. Cobb gave up four runs over four innings to fall to 0-2. Twins left-hander Martin Perez pitched six innings of one-run ball to improve to 3-0 this season. Trevor May entered the game in the eighth inning with the bases loaded and stranded the Baltimore runners.
The Twins and Orioles are scheduled to play Saturday (1:10 PM). Jose Berrios gets the start for Minnesota against O's right-hander Dan Straily.
The Twins are holding their third-annual tribute to the late Minnesota music icon Prince on June 14th. Fans can purchase special theme night packages for Prince Night at Target Field against the Kansas City Royals. The first 10,000 fans will receive a purple Prince Twins jersey, those with a theme night package will get a Prince/Twins hats with a metallic gold Love symbol and paisley print under the visor. Prince-themed fireworks will follow the end of the Twins-Royals game. The teams says co-branded Twins and Prince merchandise will be available soon exclusively at the Majestic Twins Clubhouse Store at Target Field. Prince fans from around the world are in Minnesota this weekend for "Celebration 2019," a tribute to the "Purple One" on the third-anniversary of his death.