Baseball was considered by many to be the American past time for many years but with the popularity of football, basketball hockey and many other sports baseball is being threatened in the spring and summer.
The Twins fall to 2.5 games behind the Indians in the American League Central standings with the loss. They will begin a series at Cleveland on Friday night, with first pitch scheduled for 6:10 on AM 1240 WJON.
Ervin Santana struggled for the Twins, but was supported enough by the offense to pick up his ninth win of the season. Santana went just five innings and allowed six runs on ten hits and two walks with six strikeouts.