June 15 – This Day in Twins History

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2008 – Scott Baker became the first pitcher in Twins’ history to record four strikeouts consecutively in one inning in his start against the Brewers in Milwaukee. Baker struck out Ryan Braun, then struck out Prince Fielder who reached on a wild pitch and went on to strike out Russell Branyan and Mike Cameron. But in the end the Twins and Scott Baker lose 4-2 at Miller Park. Baker struck out 9 in his six innings and gave up three runs. The Twins could only scratch up four hits, one of which was a Jason Kubel home run. Box Score

Scott Baker

Jason Kubel







2006 – David Ortiz of the Red Sox hit a towering fly ball in the top of the sixth inning at the Metrodome. The ball soared toward the upper deck but struck a speaker hanging from the ceiling and fell onto the field. Ortiz was credited with a single but then was erased on a double play. After the game, Boston manager Terry Francona said: “It’s like playing putt-putt golf where you’ve got to go around the windmill. That’s embarrassing. The outcome of the game should never, never hinge on a speaker.” The Twins completed a three-game sweep of the Red Sox 5-3. Jason Kubel hit the games only home run and Carlos Silva pitched six scoreless innings for the win. Box Score

The Twins traded shortstop Juan Castro to Cincinnati for outfielder Brandon Roberts. Roberts never reached the big leagues.

Juan Castro

Brandon Roberts







1980 – The Indians jump all over Twins pitchers Darrell Jackson, John Verhoeven, Fernando Arroyo and Mike Kinnunen for 21 hits, four walks and 14 runs. Cleveland’s right fielder Jorge Orta goes 6-for-6 (5 singles and a double) in a 14-5 rout of the Twins at Cleveland Stadium tying the AL record for hits in a 9-inning game. Twins DH Glenn Adams gets three of the Twins 7 hits with 2 doubles, two RBI and scores a run.  Box Score

Jorge Orta

Glenn Adams







1964No game today. Cleveland sends pitcher Jim Grant to Minnesota for pitcher Lee Stange and third baseman/outfielder George Banks. The “Mudcat” will go on to star for the Twins in their 1965 World Series season.

Jim “Mudcat” Grant

Lee Stange

George Banks






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