May 22 – This Day in Twins History

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2010 – The Twins blew a four-run lead in the top of the ninth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Target Field but win in 12 innings, 8-7. It was only the second Twins home game since moving to Minnesota in 1961 in which they blew a four-run lead in the ninth inning but went on to win. Ron Mahay and Jon Rauch allow the Brewers to score five in the top of the ninth inning and take a 7-6 lead but the Twins tie the game in the bottom of the inning. The Twins finally win in the bottom of the 12th inning on a walk-off sac fly by Jason Kubel. Jesse Crain gets the win in relief. The Twins big guns (Mauer, Morneau, and Cuddyer) go 10-for 18 with 3 RBI and score 6 times. The other time was on September 2, 2001, when the Angels came back from a four-run deficit in the ninth, before Denny Hocking’s walk-off homer in bottom of the ninth. Box Score

Jason Kubel

Jesse Crain – Credit Getty Images






2009 – Right fielder Michael Cuddyer goes 4 for 5 and hits for the cycle to become the second Twins player in the 2009 season to accomplish the rare feat. The Twins whip the Milwaukee Brewers 11-3 in this inter-league game at the Metrodome as Kevin Slowey gets his sixth win and it is only mid-May. Cuddy is the 10th Twins player in history to hit for the cycle. Box Score

Michael Cuddyer

Kevin Slowey – Credit:
(Pioneer Press: Richard Marshall)







Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura

2002 – Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura approves a financing framework for a $330 million open-air stadium. The bill is the result a seven-year effort by the Twins to secure help from the state, but the plan has only tepid support from the club because team officials are unsure if they’ll be able to find $120 million for a required down payment and get a guarantee from major league baseball that a team will play in Minnesota for at least 30 years. When all the smoke clears the plan expires and nothing happens.

1981 – Coach Billy Gardner replaces the fired John Goryl as manager of the Twins. Minnesota (11-25) had lost 8 consecutive games, but shuts out Kansas City 7-0 at Royals Stadium in Gardner’s managerial debut as Jerry Koosman pitches the 6 hit shutout. Third baseman John Castino goes 2 for 3 with a double and a home run and knocks in 3 and scores twice. Box Score

Billy Gardner

John Goryl

John Castino

Jerry Koosman

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