On this Day in Twins History – May 14

1972 – Twins starter Jim Kaat hits a 2 run home run off Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Skip Lockwood in the third inning at Met Stadium in a Twins 4-2 victory. It turns out that this is the last home run that a Twins pitcher has hit in a home game.

Matt LeCroy

2003 – Matthew LeCroy suffers a broken nose after being hit by a pitch from Kansas City’s Runelvys Hernandez in the 4th inning of a game at the Metrodome. Rick Reed pitches a shutout and the Twins win 7-0. LeCroy asked Twins manager Ron Gardenhire to put him back in the lineup as soon as possible, so he wouldn’t have time to develop any insecurity. LeCroy returned after one game and swung at the first pitch he saw.

2006 – On a Mother’s Day nationally ESPN broadcast game from the Metrodome the Twins lose 9-7 to the White Sox in a crazy game after scoring 7 runs in the bottom of the first inning and taking a 7-3 lead. White Sox Mark Buehrle became only the second ML pitcher to win a game after giving up 7 runs in the first inning. In the sixth inning, Twins 2B Luis Castillo hit into a triple play.

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