Twins Play Friday 18 Jul 13

The Minnesota Twins have one more night off before opening the second half of the season on tomorrow at Target Field. Minnesota will host Cleveland for a three-game weekend set before heading out on a seven-game West Coast road trip to Anaheim and Seattle. The Twins sit in fourth place in the American League Central at 39-and-53, 12-games behind first place Detroit. Friday’s first pitch is 7:10 p.m.

IL Tops PCL In Triple-A All-Star Game

Tony Sanchez blasted a three-run home run in the top of the second inning to give the International League the lead for good as they defeated the Pacific Coast League 4-3 in Reno at the Triple-A All-Star Game. The Pirates catching prospect earned the “Top Star” for the IL. Chris Colabello of the Twins knocked in the other run for the IL, which has won four of the last five in this series.