Giants squash Twins winning streak


The Minnesota Twins fell to the San Francisco Giants on Friday night, 6-2.

The game didn't start well for Twins starter Kyle Gibson. The Giants Pablo Sandoval hit a three-run home run, in the first inning, to give some early run support to Giants starter Tim Lincecum.

Gibson fought threw it, but gave up five runs on five hits in five innings of work. He was tagged with the loss and drops to 4-4 on the season.

Lincecum didn't seem to have his best control as he walked six, but he never really got hurt because of it. He escaped trouble several times as the Twins stranded 10 runners on base. He gave up just two runs in six innings and picked up the win.

Joe Mauer was the bright spot for the Twins offense. He was 2 for 5 with a triple. He drove in one run and scored the other for Minnesota.

Other than Mauer's triple the Twins didn't have much offense. Chris Parmelee drove in Mauer in the third. Brian Dozier was 2 for 5 in the game as well.

The Twins and Giants continue their weekend-series Saturday night at 9:05.

Next Up


Someone keeps trying to film showering women at U of M

The university has received three reports in the past two weeks.

Anya Magnuson

Woman in critical condition after driver hit her in Minneapolis

She's been unresponsive, but recently gave a thumbs up to her family.

Anthony Edwards

Ant's rally not enough to save Timberwolves

Edwards' third-quarter explosion came too late in a loss to the Pelicans.

Rent, mortgage, house, key, door

Victims of property manager's sexual harassment to get $736,000

It's part of a consent decree announced by the Department of Justice Monday.

The Liffey Pub Facebook

St. Paul's Irish pub The Liffey reveals it won't reopen

The beloved pub has been closed since the start of the pandemic.

Proctor football

Proctor football investigation: Case goes to county attorney

The office will review the evidence and consider possible criminal charges.

kirsten mitchell screegrab

'I’m heading home!': CA reporter announces return to WCCO

Kirsten Mitchell interned at WCCO years ago. Now, she's coming back as a reporter.


As part of price gouging settlement, farm to donate 1M eggs to food nonprofits

The egg producer will donate more than 1 million eggs to nonprofits fighting hunger.

plane, Piper PA-32

Sheriff: Witnesses saw plane 'performing aerial maneuvers' before fatal crash

The single-engine aircraft went down in northern Wisconsin, killing a brother and sister.