The Twins missed a chance to take three in a row from Philadelphia.
Jimmy Rollins knocked in a run during the eighth inning with a fielder’s choice to break a two-all tie and help give the Phillies a 3-2 win over the Twins in Minnesota. Justin Morneau knocked in two runs for Minnesota, which is now 6-and-5 this month. Jared Burton took the loss in relief.
The Twins open up a three-game weekend series with the Detroit Tigers tonight at Target Field. Scott Diamond will take the mound for Minnesota. He is 4-and-5 with a 5.19 ERA in 11 starts this season. The Tigers will counter with Rick Porcello, who is 3-and-3 with a 4.86 ERA.