If only Sidney Ponson could face the Devil Rays each start. The embattled veteran pitcher now has two victories this season, both coming against Tampa Bay. With his roster spot perhaps in jeopardy, Ponson responded with his best performance of the season by allowing just one run over seven innings.
As Twins starter Sidney Ponson loves to face the Rays, Tampa Bay starter Edwin Jackson (0-4) would rather not face Minnesota. Two of Jackson's losses this season have come against the Twins, and both outings have been forgettable. After lasting just three innings vs. Minnesota on April 14, Jackson made it through only 1 1/3 innings Tuesday.
BATTING HR: Young (4, 2nd inning off Ponson, 0 on, 0 out). TB: Baldelli; Young 4; Upton 2; Harris. RBI: Young (14). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wigginton 2; Navarro; Harris 2. GIDP: Pena. Team LOB: 8.
BASERUNNING CS: Dukes (3, 2nd base by Ponson/Mauer).
FIELDING E: Jackson (1, throw), Upton (7, fielding). Outfield assists: Baldelli (Cuddyer at 3rd base). DP: (Harris-Upton-Pena).