May 6 – This Day in Twins History

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Twins record on May 6 games is 

 

2011 – The Red Sox dropped a 9-2 decision to the Twins at Fenway Park. The Twins scored two of their runs on balks (one by Tim Wakefield in the second inning when Ben Revere scored) and the other by Alfredo Aceves in the sixth inning when Trevor Plouffe scored). Minnesota is the first team to score two runs on balks in a single game since the Angels did it against the Yankees on July 17, 1992. Red Sox manager Terry Francona was ejected for arguing the first balk call. Danny Valencia was 2 for 5 with 2 runs scored and 2 knocked in. Twins starter Scott Baker pitched 8 solid innings striking out 8 for the win. Box Score

Danny Valencia

Scott Baker

 

 

 

 

 

2008 – Gavin Floyd and Bobby Jenks pitch a combined one-hitter and the Chicago White Sox beat the Twins 7-1 at U.S. Cellular Field. The Twins only hit was a one out double by Joe Mauer in the top of the ninth inning. Jenks was brought in after Mauer’s double. The Twins scored their lone run in the fourth inning on a walk, error and a sac fly by Jason KubelBox Score

1965 – The Orioles beat the Twins 5-1 at the Met on a 77 degree day but only 5,556 fans were at the ballpark on this Thursday afternoon to see Robin Roberts square off against the Twins Jim Kaat. Roberts who upped his record to 4-0 with his complete game held the Twins to just four hits and one of those was a home run by Harmon Killebrew. The Orioles on the other hand pounded out 11 hits including a Brook Robinson home run. The game was played in a snappy 2 hours and 6 minutes. Box Score

Robin Roberts

Harmon Killebrew

Also, on the day, May 6th, the worst tornadoes in Twins Cities history ripped through the northern and western suburbs killing 13 people and damaging the homes of owner Calvin Griffith and Howard Fox but fortunately for them the damage was relatively minor.

May 1965 Tornadoes

Tornado images

 

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