Colorado Rockies defeat Minnesota Twins, 5-1

Forgive the Twins for not gushing more about Ubaldo Jimenez after Thursday's 5-1 loss to the Rockies.

He might be baseball's current King of the Mountain, but it seems like every third day they are facing another challenger for that crown. This whole month has been littered with matchups against Cy Young Award winners, All-Stars or pitchers who have tossed no-hitters.

Twins hitters should get T-shirts ready with the words, "I survived June." On the back, they could l...

After winning two matchups against Rockies phenom Ubaldo Jimenez last winter in the Dominican Republic, Francisco Liriano fell behind 3-0 in the first inning Thursday, and the Twins never recovered in a 5-1 loss at Target Field.

"Frankie was a little overamped in the first inning," manager Ron Gardenhire said. "He settled in and threw the ball really well after that."

Liriano (6-4) finished the seventh inning without allowing another run. It was his 11th quality star...