Twins, Willingham Down Reds 4-3
The Twins came from behind Sunday afternoon to beat the Reds 4-3. Josh Willingham hit a 2-run homerun off Aroldis Chapman in the 9th inning to turn a 3-2 deficit to a 4-3 lead. Trevor Plouffe hit a solo homerun and Joe Mauer was 2-4 with a run scored for Minnesota. Scott Diamond threw 8 innings with 8 hits and 3 earned runs to get the win and improve to 6-3. Jared Burton threw a scoreless 9th inning to get the save.
The Twins are 29-42 and will host the Chicago White Sox beginning a 7-game homestand and 3-game series tonight at 7:10, pregame on WJON at 6:40. Lefthander Francisco Liriano (1-7) gets the start on the mound for the Twins and righthander Jake Peavy (6-3) toes the rubber for the White Sox.