Ty Wigginton continues to supply the pop for the Orioles with a two-run homer off Carl Pavano in the second inning giving the Orioles the 2-0 lead. The 404-foot shot was Wigginton's 10 of the season, one shy of his total all of last season.
He's second in the American League in homers behind only the Chicago White Sox's Paul Konerko, who has 12. Not bad for a guy who appeared to have little more than a bench role at the end of spring training.
Orioles starter Brad Bergesen just survived a shaky bottom of the third to keep the 2-0 lead in tact. He loaded the bases on a oneout double to Denard Span, and back-to-back walks to Justin Morneau and Jim Thome. WIth the bases loaded, Bergesen then started Michael Cuddyer with a ball, his ninth straight pitch out of the strike zone. However, Cuddyer swung at Bergesen's next pitch and flied out to the center field warning track.
The Twins are now 7-for-46 with the bases loaded this season. And you thought the Orioles were bad with runners on base?
Oh yeah, they are. Matt Wieters grounded into a double play in the third inning and Wigginton did the same in the fourth. The Orioles have now grounded into six double plays over the last 13 innings.