Rubby De La Rosa had the best start of his career, pitching seven strong innings, but unfortunately for the Dodgers their offense was nonexistent, as the Twins won 1-0, taking the series at Target Field. The loss on Wednesday afternoon dropped the Dodgers to 5-7 in interleague play this season. The Dodgers have lost five consecutive interleague series on the road.
Ben Revere led off the bottom of the first inning with a triple off De La Rosa, making his fifth major league start. Revere scored on a ground ball, but De La Rosa settled down after that, allowing just one run in seven innings. Rubby struck out four and had just one unintentional walk, as he was pounding the strike zone all day. De La Rosa threw 69 of his 99 pitches for strikes
Scott Baker pitched 7 1/3 scoreless innings for the Twins to pick up the victory, striking out nine Dodgers. Matt Capps pitched a scoreless ninth inning for his second save in as many days, and 13th on the season.
Trent Oeltjen had a pinch-hit single in the ninth inning, and had five hits in five at-bats during the series, with two walks. Blake Hawksworth struck out two today, and struck out five of the seven Twins he faced during the three-game series. The Dodgers are off on Thursday, then begin a series in Anaheim on Friday night.
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