Jimmy Rollins knocked in a run during the eighth inning with a fielder’s choice to break a two-all tie and help give the Phillies a 3-2 win over the Twins in Minnesota. Justin Morneau [[ more-no ]] knocked in two runs for Minnesota, which is now 6-and-5 this month. Jared Burton took the loss in relief.
Twins Host Tigers This Weekend
The Twins open up a three-game weekend series with the Detroit Tigers tonight at Target Field. Scott Diamond will take the mound for Minnesota. He is 4-and-5 with a 5.19 ERA in 11 starts this season. The Tigers will counter with Rick Porcello, who is 3-and-3 with a 4.86 ERA.
Coverage begins at 6:40pm on AM 1350 KCHK.
Twins Sign Two Draft Picks
The Twins signed two of their draft picks on Thursday. The club inked catchers Stuart Turner, a third round pick, and Brian Navaretto, a sixth round selection. In other team news, the Twins signed pitcher Cody Eppley to a minor league contract and assigned him to Triple-A Rochester.