Baltimore, MD (Sports Network) - Justin Morneau smacked a go-ahead single in
the top of the ninth inning to lift the Minnesota Twins to a 6-5 victory over
the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday.
Morneau, who finished with three hits and two runs scored, singled home the
game-winner after Baltimore first baseman Chris Davis had a ground ball slip
through his legs, allowing Aaron Hicks to reach first and keep the inning
Jim Johnson (0-1), who also issued a two-out walk to Josh Willingham, was
dealt with the loss, his first since July 27 of last season.
Chris Parmelee added a two-run homer in a critical four-run third in the
Minnesota reliever Josh Roenicke (1-0) pitched three strong innings of one-hit
ball before Glenn Perkins spun a perfect ninth to earn his first save of the
Nick Markakis went 4-for-5 with two doubles and a run scored in defeat, while
Adam Jones had two hits and three RBI.
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