Minnesota Twins defeat Baltimore Orioles, 7-4
Owning Santana Minnesota Twins left-hander Johan Santana may be baseball's best pitcher.
But no one has told Orioles left fielder Jay Gibbons, who sometimes sits out against tough left-handers. Gibbons had two doubles against Santana last night in three at-bats, making him 8-for-15 with five RBIs against the two-time American League Cy Young Award winner.
No happy feet
Miguel Tejada's bat is ready for the season, but his feet may not be. The Orioles shortstop sing...
MINNEAPOLIS -- Erik Bedard's walk off the mound was nearly as brisk as manager Sam Perlozzo's trip to get him. Bedard hung his head, fixated on the Metrodome turf all the way until he disappeared into the Orioles' dugout, a potential statement victory for himself and his team in their showdown with Minnesota Twins ace Johan Santana leaving with him.
The Orioles knew how improbable beating Santana on his home field was, but there they were in the fourth inning last night...