May 7 – This Day in Twins History

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Twins record on May 7 games is 

 

Chris sale

Ervin Santana

2017 – The Red Sox take a 7-6 lead into the top of the ninth inning at Target Field and proceed to score 10 runs before four Twins pitchers can retire the side. The Red Sox pummeled the Twins in the ninth by hitting for the cycle with 2 singles, 4 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run, not to mention 5 walks. The Twins lose the game 17-6. Oddly enough the game had been advertised as a great pitching duel between the Twins Ervin Santana and the Red Sox Chris Sale who were both off to fantastic starts in 2017. Box Score

2010 – It’s the first rain-out at the team’s new Target Field, and the first rain-out of a Twins home game since Sept. 20, 1980, at the old Metropolitan Stadium. The game with the Baltimore Orioles was made up the next day in a day-night doubleheader.

2008 – Outfielder Carlos Gomez hits for the cycle against the White Sox in Chicago. After a long rain delay (game doesn’t start until 8:55 pm), Gomez leads off the game with a home run and then follows that with a triple, double, and a single going 4 for 6 for the day in a Twins 13-1 romp over the mighty whities. Twins starter Livan Hernandez pitches a complete game (121 pitches) to up his mark to 5-1 for the season. Box Score 

Carlos Gomez

Livan Hernandez

 

 

 

 

 

2005 – The Twins beat Tampa Bay 8-1 at Tropicana Field for team win number 3,500 and Kyle Lohse picks up the victory. Torii Hunter, Mike Redmond and Jason Bartlett each have 2 hits. Box Score

Kyle Lohse

2004 – The Minnesota Twins and Victory Sports announced today that they have agreed to a new telecast agreement with Fox Sports Net North (FSNN) returning Twins games to the cable and satellite subscribers on FSNN. The Twins vs. Oakland game scheduled for tomorrow (Saturday, May 8) at 3 pm central is the first game that FSNN will carry. FSNN will then carry all games scheduled on Victory Sports One for the remaining 2004 season.
“All of us with the Twins organization are pleased to announce this agreement which returns Twins baseball to cable and satellite systems across the region,” the Twins Jim Pohlad said. “In recent weeks it became clear that our fans concerns with the lack of game coverage outweighed the long-term business opportunities surrounding the Victory Sports initiative. Our fans deserve to have the opportunity to watch games as they always have.”

2000 – Twins starter Joe Mays goes the distance (119 pitches) as he pitches a 5-hit shutout at the Dome and the Twins win a 4-0 game. The Twins only had 6 hits themselves but scored three in the first inning on two hits, two walks, a HBP and a wild pitch by Tiger pitcher Mark Johnson. Tom Kelly became the 46th manager and first ever Twins manager to win 1,000 games as the Minnesota Twins beat the visiting Detroit Tigers. Box Score

Tom Kelly

Joe Mays

 

 

 

 

 

1995 – The Minnesota Twins lose to the Cleveland Indians 10-9 in 17 innings at Jacobs Field. The Twins get 18 hits but the Indians have 26 hits and the game lasts 6 hours and 36 minutes, that is a lot of baseball action. The Twins burn through 9 pitchers and the Indians use 8. It is kind of a crazy game as it is tied a nine runs apiece after 8 innings but it takes until the bottom of the seventeenth inning for another runner to cross the plate. Kenny Lofton’s single to center off Twins pitcher Mark Guthrie scores Manny Ramirez who singled to lead off the inning and the Indians have a walk-off win. Jim Poole who pitched the final four scoreless innings for the Indians earned the win. Marty Cordova was 4 for 8 on the day with a double and a home run. Box Score

Marty Cordova – Courtesy of the Minnesota Twins

1989 – The Twins play two in Cleveland Stadium and lose the first game 5-4 when the Indians bring in pinch-hitter Dave Clark to lead off the bottom of the ninth inning and he proceeds to hit a home run off Francisco Oliveras. Tim Laudner hit two home runs in the game and Kent Hrbek adds a pinch-hit home run but it was not enough. Box score game 1

Tim Laudner

Kent Hrbek

 

 

 

 

 

In the second game the boys from Minnesota get blown out 12-1 as Joel Skinner leads the attack with a 4 for 5 game with two doubles. Manager Tom Kelly calls on Twins outfielder Dan Gladden to pitch in relief and he makes his second mound appearance for the Twins. Gladden pitches one inning giving up a walk, two hits and one run. This is the fourth time that a Twins position player has toed the pitching rubber. Box score game 2

Dan Gladden

1978 – Roy Smalley sets a team mark when he walks 5 times in a 15-9 Twins win over the Orioles in Memorial Stadium. He hit a double in his other plate appearance and scored 3 runs. Twins third baseman Mike Cubbage has a pretty good game himself with 4 hits in 5 at bats including a double and triple plus he scores three times and has four RBI. Catcher Butch Wynegar also has 4 hits in the game. Smalley is the only Twins batter to ever get 5 walks in a game.  Box Score

Roy Smalley

Mike Cubbage

 

 

 

 

 

1965 – The Twins lose to the White Sox at the Met by a 13-5 score. But it is how they lose that hurts when they commit seven errors, two by Versalles and Rollins and one each by Kindall, Killebrew and Battey. In addition; Twins pitchers give up 13 hits and two walks while Twins batters can only conger up 5 hits. Bad hitting, fielding, and pitching makes for a bad day at the ballpark. White Sox reliever Eddie Fisher pitched three scoreless innings for the win. Box Score

Zoilo Versalles

Rich Rollins

 

 

 

 

 

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