The Twins' bullpen performed admirably in relief of Carl Pavano, who went just four innings. (AP)
By Kelly Thesier / MLB.com
Playing without an injured Justin Morneau and losing Jason Kubel to a first-inning foul ball off the knee, the Twins proved they had plenty of firepower, as Delmon Young homered among four RBIs as the Twins combined for seven in the sixth and seventh. Joe Mauer hit two solo homers.
BATTING 2B: Hamilton (15, Pavano). 3B: Blalock (4, Pavano). HR:
Kinsler (26, 3rd inning off Pavano, 2 on, 2 out). TB: Kinsler 4; Hamilton 2; Borbon 3; Young, M 2;
Blalock 3; Vizquel 2; Byrd. RBI: Hamilton (41), Kinsler 3 (69). 2-out RBI:
Kinsler 3. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Teagarden 2; Hamilton; Byrd 2; Blalock. GIDP:
Hamilton, Teagarden. Team RISP: 3-for-11. Team LOB: 10.
Borbon 3 (8, 2nd base off Pavano/Mauer, 2nd base off Pavano/Mauer, 2nd base off Pavano/Mauer), Hamilton (8, 3rd base off Pavano/Mauer),
Byrd (8, 2nd base off Pavano/Mauer), Murphy, Dv (7, 2nd base off Crain/Mauer).
Borbon (2, fielding). Outfield assists: Hamilton (Mauer at 2nd base). DP: