Dodgers 15, Twins 0: Dodgers' 24 Hits Send Twins to Their Sixth Loss in a Row
RECAP: Nick Blackburn gave up eight runs (seven earned) on 12 hits in 4-1/3 innings, and even after Minnesota's starting pitcher left nothing got better for the Twins' pitching staff Monday night as the Dodgers produced 15 runs on 24 hits.Phil Dumatrait gave up two runs on solo homers in his one inning of work, Anthony Swarzak gave up two runs on five hits in 1-2/3 innings and Jose Mijares gave up three runs on three hits in one inning.Meanwhile, the Twins' offense was silenced by Dodgers starter Chad Billingsley and a trio of L.A. relievers. Minnesota's lineup mustered just four hits while the defense committed three errors in what was the team's worst loss of the season.
MEANING: The Twins have lost six games straight games after winning eight in a row. Now 15-9 in June, they are 32-45 overall after being shut out for the seventh time this season.ETC.: The 24 hits Minnesota's pitching staff allowed Monday tied a club record for the most hits in a nine-inning game. The last time Twins pitchers gave up 24 hits in a single game was June 11, 1996, in an 18-8 loss to Seattle.UP NEXT: vs. Dodgers, 7:10 p.m. today, FSN, KSTP-AM 1500-- Kelsie Smith