Twins fall to Marlins in Game 2 of doubleheader 24 Apr 13

MIAMI MARLINS (5-16) AT MINNESOTA TWINS (9-8)

GAME 2 – TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2013 – TARGET FIELD – MINNEAPOLIS, MN


 

FINAL

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2

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5

6

7

8

9

R

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E

LOB

Miami Marlins

3

1

0

0

1

0

2

1

0

8

16

1

9

Minnesota Twins

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0

3

0

0

1

0

1

0

5

9

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8

WINNING PITCHER:  Ricky Nolasco (1-2, 3.81)

LOSING PITCHER:  Mike Pelfrey (2-2, 7.94)

SAVE:  Steve Cishek (2)

 

 

FIRST PITCH:  7:10 pm                          GAME TIME TEMP:   42 degrees, wind NW at 11 mph                                     TIME OF GAME:  3:41                           ATTENDANCE:  23,300

 

HOME RUNS:     None

 

PITCHING LINES:

MIAMI MARLINS

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NEXT GAME:<br />
Texas Rangers at Minnesota Twins<br />
Thursday, April 25 – 7:10 p.m. (CT)<br />
--------------------------------------------------<br />
RHP Vance Worley (0-2, 7.11)<br />
vs.<br />
RHP Nick Tepesch (1-1, 3.07)<br />
PITCHES/K

Ricky Nolasco (W)

5.0

6

3

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4

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1

99/66

A.J. Ramos

1.0

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2

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24/10

Mike Dunn

2.0

2

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3

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32/20

Steve Cishek (S)

1.0

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0

0

1

1

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0

20/12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINNESOTA TWINS

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PITCHES/K

Mike Pelfrey (L)

4.2

9

5

5

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2

0

0

94/58

Anthony Swarzak

1.2

3

2

2

1

0

0

0

38/23

Ryan Pressly

1.2

3

1

1

0

0

0

0

29/22

Pedro Hernandez

1.0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

20/11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARLINS NOTES:

·    The Marlins won the second game of the split double header, also splitting the two-game series…the win snapped a three-game losing streak for the Marlins…Miami collected a season-high 16 hits on the night, the most since also having 16 hits on September 7, 2012 at Washington…Miami is now 3-5 all-time against the Twins, including 2-3 all-time in Minnesota…it was Miami’s second Interleague win dating back to June 17, 2012 (2-7 in those nine games)…the Marlins are now 2-4 in split double header individual games dating back to the beginning of 2012.

·    Ricky Nolasco allowed three runs, two earned, on six hits and one walk while striking out four in 5.0 innings tonight…Nolasco has tossed at least 5.0 inning in each of his four starts this season, despite tossing a season-low 5.0 innings tonight…Nolasco earned his first win of the season tonight, and his first win since September 9, 2012 at Washington, a span of seven starts without a win (0-3 in those seven)…he also snapped a three-game Interleague losing streak, dating back to the beginning of 2012…tonight was tied for the coldest first-pitch temperature in Nolasco’s career (also April 22, 2009 at Pittsburgh in a 6.0 inning loss)…the Southern California native improves to 4-2, 3.02 ERA (44.2 IP, 15 ER) in seven career starts of 52 degrees or lower.

·    Rob Brantly finished the second game of the double header going 3-for-5 with two doubles and a career-high four RBI…the three hits tied his career-high, also September 17, 2012 vs. Atlanta…it was his second straight game with a double and his first game with a RBI since April 15 vs. Washington…tonight marked the second time in his career with two doubles, also April 5, 2013 at New York-NL…he has back-to-back multi-hit games twice this season, the other coming April 4-5.

·    Joe Mahoney finished the game going 2-for-5 with a double…it was his second multi-hit game of the day, and of his career…he also scored the first run of his career in the second inning.

·    Giancarlo Stanton finished the day with two RBI, his first multi-RBI game since September 29, 2012 vs. Philadelphia, a span of 18 games between multi-RBI performances…despite hitting .200 on the season, Stanton has reached base safely in all but one of his 15 games played this season.

·    Placido Polanco went 1-for-5 in the second game of today’s Interleague double header and finished the day going 2-for-8 in two games…he is hitting .304 (224-for-738) in his 191 career Interleague games, which leads all Marlins players…Polanco has reached base safely in 18 of his 19 games played this season, including in each of his last 16 games…Marlins third basemen are hitting a team-high .308 (24-for-78) with a team-high five doubles on the season.

 

TWINS NOTES: ­

·    The Twins snapped their five-game win-streak with a loss in the second game of today’s split double header…the five-game win-streak was the longest by Minnesota since the Twins won five in a row from June 30 (Game 1)-July 3, 2012…the loss also snapped a streak of seven straight individual game wins in split double headers dating back to the beginning of 2012…the Twins are 79-51 in Interleague play since the beginning of 2006, including 45-22 at home.

·    Mike Pelfrey allowed five runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out two in 4.2 innings tonight…with the loss against the Marlins, Pelfrey is now 1-9 in his 18 career starts against the Marlins…Pelfrey has not earned a win against a National League team in 10 straight starts (since August 24, 2011 at Philadelphia).

·    Brian Dozier has now scored a run in five straight games…Dozier has been the Twins leadoff hitter in four of the last five games…in those five games, the Twins leadoff hitters are hitting .391 (9-for-23) with six runs scored and two walks.

·    Eduardo Escobar collected his third multi-hit game of the season going 3-for3 with a walk and two runs scored…the three hits tied his career-high, also April 9, 2013 at Kansas City…it marked the fourth straight game with a hit as he is hitting .600 (6-for-10) with four runs scored in those four…Escobar made his fifth start of the season at shortstop and is hitting .500 (9-for-18) in those five starts.

·    Joe Mauer drove in a run in the third inning with a single to right field…he has eight RBI on the season…with Mauer’s single he tied Bucky Harris for 18th on the Twins/Senators (since 1901) all-time hit list at 1,295…Mauer’s single in the fifth inning passed Harris for sole possession of 18th on the franchise hit list…with two hits on the night, Mauer now has eight multi-hit games on the season and 358 career multi-hit games.

·    Aaron Hicks drew his 11th walk of the season in the sixth inning tonight and is now tied with Josh Willingham for the Twins lead in walks… has a hit and RBI in two of his last three games… has reached base safely in six straight games, since April 15 vs. Los Angeles-AL…in those six has walked eight times.