8:10 PM ET, April 12, 2013
Target Field, Minneapolis, Minnesota
John Buck's grand slam leads Mets' rout of Twins in snowy Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS -- As snowflakes swirled over Target Field, John Buck drove another ball deep into the air to join them.Buck and the New York Mets sure didn't let the wintry Minnesota night slow down their swings.Buck kept up his powerful start with a grand slam, his fourth home run in the past four games, and the Mets beat the Twins 16-5 on Friday.
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LHP Scott Diamond, who was held back at spring training to continue rehabilitation on his surgically repaired throwing elbow, will make his 2013 debut for the Twins on Saturday against RHP Matt Harvey (2-0, 0.64 ERA) of the Mets. The weather is supposed to be dry but still cold.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - APRIL 12: A fan of the Minnesota Twins looks on as the New York Mets take batting practice...(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
Regular Season Series
|1st||D Wright doubled to deep center, J Valdespin and D Murphy scored.||2||0|
|1st||J Buck grounded into fielder's choice to left, D Wright scored on error by third baseman T Plouffe, I Davis safe at third on error by third baseman T Plouffe.||3||0|
|1st||M Byrd singled to right, I Davis and J Buck scored.||5||0|
|1st||J Willingham grounded out to shortstop, A Hicks scored.||5||1|
|1st||T Plouffe singled to center, J Mauer scored, R Doumit to third.||5||2|
|2nd||D Wright singled to right, J Valdespin scored, D Murphy to second.||6||2|
|2nd||J Buck homered to left (377 feet), D Murphy, D Wright and I Davis scored.||10||2|
|5th||J Morneau doubled to deep right, A Hicks scored, J Mauer to third.||10||3|
|5th||R Doumit singled to center, J Mauer and J Morneau scored.||10||5|
|7th||D Murphy doubled to deep right, L Duda, M Baxter and J Valdespin scored.||13||5|
|7th||D Wright tripled to right, D Murphy scored.||14||5|
|9th||J Valdespin grounded out to shortstop, M Baxter scored, R Tejada to third.||15||5|
|9th||D Murphy hit sacrifice fly to left, R Tejada scored.||16||5|
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|Stadium||Target Field, Minneapolis, MN|
|Attendance||23,735 (60.1% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||34 degrees, snow|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Mike Everitt, First Base - Marty Foster, Second Base - Scott Barry, Third Base - Tim Welke|
The Mets had at least 3 players with at least 4 RBI in a game for the 2nd time in franchise history. Last year on June 27 they had 4 players with 4+ RBI.
Mets catcher John Buck hit his 6th home run of the season tonight in Minnesota. Mets catchers hit 5 home runs in the entire 2012 season.
From the offices of Mark Simon: This is the 1st time in Mets history that the opposing starter allowed 9+ runs and got 3 outs or fewer
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