June 18 – This Day in Twins History

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Twins record on June 18 games is 

 

2015 – With the scored tied 1-1 in the bottom of the ninth with two outs first baseman Kennys Vargas hits the 100th walk-off home run in Twins history and the Twins beat the Cardinals 2-1. Joe Mauer hit a home run for the Twins first run. Mike Pelfrey pitched eight very good innings allowing just 4 hits and 1 run but Blaine Boyer who pitched the ninth got the win. Carlos Villanueva is the unfortunate victim but 34,648 Twins fans go home happy. Box Score

Kennys Vargas

Blaine Boyer

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013 – The Twins beat the White Sox 7-5 at Target Field behind Joe Mauer and Ryan Doumit who each had 3 hits and 2 RBI. It was one of those games where the reliever blows the save but gets the win, in this case it was Jared Burton. Paul Konerko as always had a good game against Minnesota going 4 for 4. Box Score

Joe Mauer

Ryan Doumit

Jared Burton

 

 

 

 

 

The Twins’ Rookie level Elizabethton’s team bus was involved in a fatal crash early this morning in Jacksonville, Fla., but no one on the bus was injured, the club announced Tuesday. The bus was taking Minor League players and coaches from Fort Myers, Florida to Elizabethton, Tenn., when a car crossed onto the wrong side of Interstate Highway 295 and struck the bus, authorities said. The driver of the car, Corshane Brown, 28, was killed as a result of the crash, according to the Florida Times-Union. Everyone on the bus was unharmed and a second bus was able to take them safely to Elizabethton.

 

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