April 23 – This Day in Twins History

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2011 – The Twins beat the visiting Cleveland Indians 10-3 at Target Field and in the process score more than 5 runs in a game for the first time in 2011. The Twins have not scored more than five runs in any game this season (19 games), according to the Elias Sports Bureau, it is the longest such streak to start a season in Twins history, and the longest streak in franchise history (the 1909 Washington Senators failed to score more than five runs in their first 18 games).The Twins were the only team in Major League Baseball that hasn’t scored six-or-more runs in a game in 2011. Brian Duensing who was a starter back then goes 7 innings allowing just one run and gets the victory and third baseman Danny Valencia chips in with a home run to support the cause. Box Score

Brian Duensing Credit: (AP Photo/Tom Olmscheid)

Danny Valencia







1982 – The Twins beat the Seattle Mariners 12-4 at the Kingdome. Twins pitcher Roger Erickson recovers after a rough first inning where he gives up 3 runs on 5 hits and proceeds to pitch a complete game. Erickson strikes out no one and gives up 13 hits and walks two more in this unusual game. It marks the only time that Erickson pitched a complete game with no strikeouts. Twins hitters were no slouches themselves as they had 18 hits and drew 6 walks. Shortstop Ron Washington who was the number nine hitter had 4 hits and Bobby Mitchell and Gary Ward had 3 hits apiece. Box Score

Roger Erickson

Ron Washington






1980 – Angels pitcher Bruce Kison settles for a one-hitter when Minnesota’s Ken Landreaux rips a double with one out in the 9th inning of California’s 17-0 romp. For Landreaux, the hit marks the beginning of a 31-game hitting streak. The Twins are out hit 18 to 1 in the game. Box Score

Bruce Kison 1983

Ken Landreux






1961 – The Twins play their first 1-0 game in their short history and come up winners at Met Stadium when Jack Kralick pitches a complete game 4 hit shutout of the Washington Senators and up their record to 7-2. Kralick also knocks in the Twins lone run of the game with a fifth inning single. Box Score


Jack Kralick


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