May 14 – This Day in Twins History

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2016 – Minnesota Twins traded right-handed pitcher J.R. Graham to New York Yankees for Player To Be Named Later but was later changed to cash.

J.R. Graham

2006 – On a Mothers 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. After four innings the White Sox led the Twins 9-7 and held on for the win. Jim Thome, Jermaine Dye and A.J. Pierzynski hit home runs for the pale hose squad. 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 second baseman Luis Castillo hit into a triple play. Carlos Silva took the loss. Box Score

Mark Buehrle

Luis Castillo

 

 

 

 

 

2003Rick Reed pitches a shutout and the Twins win 7-0 at the Metrodome. Right fielder (yes he was the right fielder that day) Doug Mientkiewicz goes 3 for 5 with two doubles and Corey Koskie hits a home run to support Reed.  Matthew LeCroy suffers a broken nose after being hit by a pitch from Kansas City’s Runelvys Hernandez in the 4th inning. 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.   Box Score

Rick Reed

Matt LeCroy

Doug Mientkiewicz

 

 

 

 

 

1972 – 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. Kaat pitched a complete game and remained unbeaten with a 4-0 record. Each team had six hits and 2 hours and 13 minutes after it started, the game was over. Box Score

Jim Kaat

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