Friday, July 4, 2008

you don't have to hit home runs to win

Home run hitters generally strike out alot more too

Twins use speed, pitching to shut out Tigers
By the Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS — This is what it often looks like when the Minnesota Twins are winning: bunts, two-out singles and a whole lot of speed.

Nick Blackburn combined with two relievers on a five-hitter, and Joe Mauer’s two-run single with two outs sparked a five-run third inning that led the surging Twins over the Detroit Tigers, 7-0 Wednesday.
“That’s what we preach,” Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. “That’s what we talk about. When it starts happening, that’s when we start winning ballgames.”

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