Minnesota Twins defeat Colorado Rockies, 2-1

Scott Baker left few clues in recent starts that a performance like Wednesday night's was coming.

Strikeouts? He'd managed only 11 in his previous four games combined.

Dominance? His ERA since May 14 was 5.09.

But sure enough, Baker racked up a career-high 12 strikeouts and allowed only two hits in seven scoreless innings as the Twins defeated the Rockies 2-1.

"He had electric stuff," said shortstop Nick Punto, who went 2-for-3 with an RBI. "His fastball was ex...

Larry Wolfe was a Twins rookie in 1978 and the righthanded part of a third base platoon with Mike Cubbage. Wolfe was going through a tough stretch in midseason, to the point a St. Paul baseball writer was forced to offer this theory in an afternoon edition:

"Larry Wolfe must wake up in the morning, look in the mirror and say to himself, 'I can't believe I'm still in the big leagues.' "

Wolfe finished that season batting .234 with three home runs and 25 RBI in 235 at-...