May 28 – This Day in Twins History

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Twins record on May 28 games is 

 

2017 – The Twins lose to the Tampa Bay Rays by a score of 8-6 in 15 innings. At six hours and 26 minutes, the game marked the longest game in Target Field history and the second-longest game in the history of the Twins (longest: six hours and 36 minutes on May 7, 1995 at Cleveland). The total pitch count for the Rays and Twins combined was 553 pitches with nine Twins pitchers throwing 289 of them. Hector Santiago is brought in to face the Brew Crew in the 15th inning and immediately gives up back-to-back homers to Evan Longoria and Logan Morrison and the Rays hold on for the victory. Joe Mauer was 4 for 5 with a home run and a double, a run scored and 2 RBI in a losing cause. Box Score

Joe Mauer

Hector Santiago

 

 

 

 

 

2013 – The Twins blow a 4-0 lead but come back to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-5 in 14 innings at Miller Park. In the 14th inning Twins outfielder Aaron Hicks gets a ground-rule double and is sacrificed to third by Pedro Florimon bringing up pinch-hitter Eduardo Escobar who delivers a sac fly to score Hicks. Brian Duensing is brought in for the save. The Twins only had 8 hits in the game and Brian Dozier had 3 of them. Brewers shortstop rookie Jean Segura goes 6 for 7 in the game with a RBI and two runs scored. Box Score

Aaron Hicks

Pedro Florimon

Eduardo Escobar

Jean Segura (Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

 

2011 – In a spot start, Twins long-man Anthony Swarzak pitches no-hit ball at Target Field against the Los Angeles Angels for 7 1/3 innings before giving up a double to Angels outfielder Peter Bourjos. Swarzak ended up throwing 105 pitches in his 8 innings of work and struck out four batters and walked two and left with the game tied at 0-0. Twins relievers Matt Capps pitched a hitless 9th and Alex Burnett pitched a hitless 10th and picked up the victory. The Twins won the game 1-0 on 4 consecutive singles (Justin Morneau, Michael Cuddyer, Delmon Young, and Danny Valencia) in the bottom of the 10th inning off Hisanori Takahashi and Kevin Jepsen. This was the 16th one-hitter in team history but it was the first time that the Twins won a one-hitter that went into extra innings. This was the first one-hitter to be pitched in Target Field. Box Score

Anthony Swarzak

Alex Burnett

Danny Valencia

 

 

 

 

 

2009 – In the seventh inning of a Twins versus Red Sox game at the Metrodome that we attended, home plate umpire Todd Tichenor throws out Twins catcher Mike Redmond (first ejection in 12 major league seasons) after a close call at the plate and proceeds to throw out Twins manager Gardenhire after a brief “discussion” of the issue. In the bottom of the same inning, Tichenor ejects Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek (who had hit two home runs earlier) for arguing ball/strikes. Red Sox manager Terry Francona runs out to protect his player and promptly becomes the fourth ejection of the game. The Twins and Anthony Swarzak end up losing the game 3-1 after going 0 for 6 with RISP. Box Score

Mike Redmond

 

1968 – Cleveland jumped on Twins starter Jim Perry for a run in the first at Met Stadium but it was the first and only run the Indians would get off Perry and Al Worthington . When the Twins batted in the bottom of the first they bunched the only 3 hits they would get in the game and scored three times. Even though the Indians out hit Minnesota 7 to 3 they lost where it counted, as the Twins won the game 3-1. Box Score

Jim Perry

Al Worthington

The American League announced that the league will be split into two divisions: an East division of Baltimore, Boston, Cleveland, Detroit, New York and Washington; and a West division of California, Chicago, Kansas City, Minnesota, Oakland and Seattle.

 

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