Closer Mike Gonzalez tossed a scoreless fourth inning, but he needed some help.
Brendan Harris walked on four pitches and tried to score on Jacque Jones’ double to deep center field. Adam Jones retrieved the ball and fired to shortstop Cesar Izturis, who threw to the plate. Luke Scott cut it off near the mound, which seemed like a poor decision at the time, but his throw home nailed Harris as the Twins’ shortstop went in standing.
Score it 8-6-3-2.
Luke Hughes reached on an infield hit, with Scott digging out Izturis’ throw in the dirt, but Chris Parmelee struck out looking.
Gonzalez threw 17 pitches, 10 for strikes.