Minnesota Twins defeat Baltimore Orioles, 7-2

Weak bats After scoring four runs on seven hits in six innings against defending Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana on Monday, the Orioles mustered just four runs and 12 hits in their next 21 innings against Twins pitching.

The team is hitting a collective .192 in 99 at-bats.


The Orioles made one error in their first two games - although the official scorer could have charged three more against the club. In Game 3, they committed three. Third baseman Mel...

MINNEAPOLIS -- The ugliness was not confined to Jaret Wright's 2 1/3 innings, a brutal outing in which he recorded just two more outs than walks and put the Orioles into too big of a hole from which to recover.

There was left fielder Jay Gibbons botching a foul pop-up that prolonged an inning. There was shortstop Miguel Tejada failing to field a ground ball that resulted in two runs. And there was a series of meek swings against Minnesota Twins starter Ramon Ortiz, a pi...