The twins again fall short to the Diamondbacks by a final of 9-6. Scott Baker allowed 3 runs over 5 innings with 7 strikeouts. However, the real problems occurred when the bullpen got going. This has been a season long worry for most Twins fans and they didn’t disappoint. Holding a 6-3 lead, Arizona came back with a 6 run 8th inning including a Grand Slam by Kelly Johnson. That would stand as the final as J.J. Putz came on for his 11th save on the year.

Other notes: Twins did continue their slight power surge as they hit 2 HRs (Valencia & Kubel). Also, would like to point out the Blog Jinx placed by Brody as Plouffe went 0-5 with 3Ks after what has been a strong start. Perkins left the game with an injury.

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UPDATE: Perkins has been placed on the 15 day DL and the Twins have called up Dusty Hughes to take his spot.