The Minnesota Twins (67-63) took a 7-0 lead this afternoon at Target Field, and hung on for a 7-5 victory over the visiting Houston Astros (72-59) -- taking two of three from Stros over the weekend, and lurk 1.5 games behind Texas for that final Wild Card spot.
Minnesota is now just a half-game behind the Rangers for the second wild card spot in the American League. The Twins take on the Rays again Wednesday night, with pregame coverage on WJON beginning at 5:30.
Tonight marks the final concert in the Summertime By George series. The Fabulous Armadillos will be taking the stage at 6:30 p.m. Opening for the show will be Walter's Wheelhouse. They take the stage at 5:00 p.m.
Led Zeppelin were on the rise in the summer of 1969, while Doors frontman Jim Morrison was in the midst of a long and painful public downward spiral. On July 27, the two bands met going in opposite directions.
The Twins host the Tigers again Friday night at Target Field. Justin Verlander will start for Detroit opposite the Twins' Ervin Santana. First pitch is set for 7:10 PM on AM 1240 WJON, with pregame coverage beginning at 6:30 PM.
The Twins are now 43-39 on the season and are tied with the Baltimore Orioles for the second wild card spot in the American League. The Twins host the Orioles at Target Field Monday night. Pregame coverage on AM 1240 begins at 6:30.
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