June 4 – This Day in Twins History

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Twins record on June 4 games is 

 

2002 – In its 23-2 win over Cleveland at the Metrodome, Minnesota had four players with four hits, four players with at least three RBIs and four players with at least three runs scored. In the seventh inning, the Twins set a franchise record with 10 runs in the frame — Minnesota batted around before making an out. The Twins had a franchise-record 25 hits. Yet, the game only lasted 3 hours and 14 minutes. Leading the Twins hit parade were Luis Rivas who was 4 for 6 with 5 runs scored and 5 RBI, Jacque Jones was also 4 for 6 with 5 RBI, Dustan Mohr was 4 for 6 with 3 RBI and A.J. Pierzynski was also 4 for 6. Rick Reed was the lucky recipient of all the runs and pitched seven frames for the win. The Twins also set a team mark for their largest margin of victory at 21 which broke the mark of 19 set May 20, 1994 in a 21-2 victory over the Red Sox. The Indians matched their most lopsided loss in history — 21-0 to Detroit on Sept. 15, 1901. Box Score

Luis Rivas (Credit Getty Images)

Jacque Jones

Dustan Mohr

 

 

 

 

 

 

1982 – Brad Havens and Terry Felton combined to shut out Baltimore 6-0 at the Metrodome, snapping the Twins’ club-record 14-game losing streak and upping their record to 13-41. The last-place Twins were 3-26 in the month of May. To boost attendance, Twins president Calvin Griffith promised fans that they could purchase tickets for a future game for a buck if the Twins won the game and broke their losing streak. Twins shortstop Ron Washington led the hitting attack with a 3 for 4 day with a home run, outfielder Gary Ward also hit a home run. Havens got the win and Felton got the first of his three career saves. Box Score

Brad Havens

Terry Felton

Ron Washington

 

 

 

 

 

1976 – Larry Hisle becomes the third Twins player ever to hit for the cycle as he does so in Baltimore’s Memorial Stadium in a 10 inning Twins 8-6 victory. The Twins are down 6-0 after two innings but manage to keep the birds off the scoreboard for the rest of the game to snatch the win. Dave Goltz lasts just 1.2 innings and gives up six earnies so Tom Burgmeier comes in and throws 6.2 innings of scoreless relief but it is Bill Campbell who pitches the final 1.2 scoreless innings that gets the win. In addition to Hisle going 4 for 5, Rod Carew chipped in with three hits including a triple. Box Score

Larry Hisle

Tom Burgmeier

Bill Campbell

 

 

 

 

 

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