Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Tommy Hunter pitched into the eighth inning
and allowed just one run as the Orioles downed the Twins, 2-1, in the third
test of a four-game set Wednesday at Target Field.
Hunter (4-4), who was called up from Triple-A Norfolk to make the start,
scattered six hits without walking a batter over 7 1/3 innings to earn his
first victory in over a month in his longest outing of the season.
Adam Jones provided the offense with a two-run homer in the top of the first
inning, while Jim Johnson worked around a leadoff single in the ninth to nail
down his 27th save of the year and snap the O's three-game skid.
Francisco Liriano (3-9) was charged for both runs on four hits and three walks
over six innings. He struck out 10 batters and has now fanned 25 hitters over
his last 14 innings.
Josh Willingham accounted for the lone run with a homer in the fourth, but the
Twins lost for the sixth time in their last eight games.
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