May 19 – This Day in Twins History

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Twins record on May 19 games is 

 

2013 – The Twins lost to the Boston Red Sox 5-1 at Target Field extending their losing streak to five on a rainy Sunday afternoon and evening. It was a bad day all around, the Twins were swept in the 3 game series and Joe Mauer’s 15 game hitting streak ended. Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia drove in three runs, scored twice and extended his hitting streak to 11 games. His two-run homer in the ninth bounced off the wrist of a leaping Josh Willingham and over the left-field wall. The Twins only had 5 hits and Trevor Plouffe had 2 of them and scored the Twins only run. Pedro Hernandez was the Twins starting and losing pitcher. The game had a 3 hour rain delay, the longest in Target Field history after the sixth inning. The Twins had planned to show the 1993 movie “The Sandlot” after the game on the big scoreboard but showed the entire movie during the rain delay and still had 80 minutes left over. Box Score

Trevor Plouffe

 

2008 – After blowing a lead, the Twins scored one in the bottom of the 9th inning to tie the score at 6 apiece. The Twins gave up their DH in the 10th inning and Twins reliever Bobby Korecky is forced to hit in the bottom of the 11th and delivers a single in what turns out to be the only time that a Twins pitcher has had a base hit in the Metrodome. The Twins end up scoring on a walk-off double by Howie Clark in the 12th inning. Korecky also gets the victory, his first major league win. The Twins beat the Texas Rangers 7-6 in 12 innings at the Metrodome. Box Score

Bobby Korecky – Credit Getty Images

Howie Clark

 

 

 

 

 

 

1990 – Twins outfielder John Moses makes his second appearance as a Twins pitcher in Fenway Park in a 13-1 loss to the Red Sox. Moses pitched one inning allowing two hits and one run. This is the sixth time that a Twins position player has turned pitcher. Twins starter Allan Anderson must have left his “A” game in the bullpen when he warmed up because he didn’t get out of the first inning and allowed five runs. Brian Harper was 2 for 2 with a run scored but no other Twins batter had more than one hit. Red Sox right fielder and former Twins player Tom Brunansky has a huge day going 5 for 5 with a double and 2 home runs, scoring three times with 7 RBI. Box Score

John Moses

Brian Harper

 

 

 

 

 

1961 – Outfielder Dan Dobbek hits two home runs with the first one being the Twins first grand slam home run at Metropolitan Stadium as the Twins triumph over the Kansas City A’s 11-1 . The unlucky hurler is Kansas City Athletic pitcher Ed Rakow. Don Mincher also hits a home run and Billy Gardner goes 4 for 4 while Jack Kralick goes the distance for the win. Box Score

Dan Dobbek

Billy Gardner

Jack Kralick

 

 

 

 

 

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