Torii Hunter rallied the Twins with his bat and delivered a series-opening win in Arizona with his legs Tuesday. Hunter's two solo home runs helped Minnesota overcome another rocky first inning by Brad Radke, and he scored the game-winning run in the ninth from second on a single by Jacque Jones.
After selecting Justin Upton with the No. 1 pick in the 2005 First-Year Player Draft earlier in the day, the Diamondbacks celebrated with a four-run outburst in inning No. 1 Tuesday. But the club couldn't make the lead stick as Arizona fell for the sixth time in seven games.
a-Flied out for Koplove in the 6th. b-Struck out for Clayton in the 8th. c-Homered for Snyder in the 8th. d-Popped out for Herges in the 8th.
BATTING 2B: Gonzalez, L (15, Radke), Green (13, Radke), Clayton (12, Radke). HR: Gonzalez, L (9, 5th inning off Radke, 0 on, 1 out), Clark (8, 8th inning off Rincon, 2 on, 2 out). TB: Counsell; Tracy 3; Gonzalez, L 6; Green 3; Cruz 2; Clayton 3; Clark 4. RBI: Gonzalez, L 3 (38), Green (26), Clayton (18), Clark 3 (30). 2-out RBI: Clayton; Clark 3. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Snyder; Clayton. GIDP: Gonzalez, L. Team LOB: 5.