MLB: Minnesota 4, Seattle 1

SEATTLE, April 6 (UPI) -- Matt LeCroy backed up Carlos Silva's seven-inning effort with a three-run homer Wednesday night to give Minnesota a 4-1 win over Seattle.

MLB: Minnesota 7, Tampa Bay 5

MINNEAPOLIS, July 22 (UPI) -- Michael Cuddyer put Minnesota in front with a solo homer in the eighth Thursday, giving the Twins a 7-5 win over Tampa Bay.

MLB: Minnesota 9, Kansas City 0

MINNEAPOLIS, July 5 (UPI) -- Brad Radke had a four-hitter and Jacque Jones a two-run homer in a six-run first inning Monday as Minnesota cruised to a 9-0 win over Kansas City.

MLB: Minnesota 6, Anaheim 3

MINNEAPOLIS, April 30 (UPI) -- Carlos Silva, a starting pitcher for the first time in his major league career, went 7 1/3 innings Friday night to help Minnesota past Anaheim, 6-3.

MLB: Minnesota 7, Kansas City 5

KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 23 (UPI) -- Curtis Leskanic and Dennys Reyes combined to squander a ninth-inning lead Friday night as Minnesota rallied for a 7-5 win over Kansas City.

Phillies get Eric Milton from Twins

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- The Philadelphia Phillies have acquired veteran lefthander Eric Milton in a trade with the Minnesota Twins.

Philadelphia 5, N.Y. Mets 4 (11 innings)

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Marlon Byrd singled in Tomas Perez in the bottom of the 11th inning Sunday night to give Philadelphia a 5-4 win over the New York Mets.

Philadelphia 1, NY Mets 0

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Vicente Padilla pitched eight outstanding innings and Marlon Byrd drove in the game's lone run Friday as Philadelphia beat the New York Mets, 1-0.

Philadelphia 7, NY Mets 2

NEW YORK, July 10 (UPI) -- Jim Thome hit one of three homers off Steve Trachsel in the first two innings Thursday night as Philadelphia coasted past the New York Mets, 7-2.

Philadelphia 5, Atlanta 4

PHILADELPHIA, June 17 (UPI) -- David Bell singled in Nick Punto with the winning run in the bottom of the ninth Tuesday to give Philadelphia a 5-4 victory over Atlanta.

Philadelphia 7, Tampa Bay 5

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., June 16 (UPI) -- Cole Hamels struck out nine in five innings and Marlon Byrd hit a two-run homer as Philadelphia took a 7-5 victory over Tampa Bay in Monday's Hall of Fame Game.

Philadelphia 11, NY Mets 7

NEW YORK, May 20 (UPI) -- Pat Burrell continued his career-long torment of the New York Mets Tuesday night when he homered twice and drove in four runs as the Philadelphia Phillies storm

Florida 3, Philadelphia 1

PHILADELPHIA, April 16 (UPI) -- Brad Penny pitched seven scoreless innings and allowed just two hits Wednesday night as the Florida Marlins snapped the Philadelphia Phillies' four-game winning

Philadelphia 10, Toronto 4

CLEARWATER, Fla., March 26 (UPI) -- McKay Christensen and Pat Burrell homered and drove in three runs apiece Wednesday as the Philadelphia Phillies posted a 10-4 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays

Philadelphia 5, Minnesota 0

FORT MYERS, Fla., March 5 (UPI) -- Kevin Millwood and three relievers combined on a six-hitter and Pat Burrell homered to lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 5-0 Grapefruit League victory Wednesd
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Nick Punto
Minnesota Twins' Joe Mauer (R) rounds the bases after hitting a grand slam scoring Jose Morales, Nick Punto and Denard Span as Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Jimmy Gobble walks back to the mound during the sixth inning at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago on May 21, 2009. The Twins won 20-1. (UPI Photo/Brian Kersey)

Nicholas Paul Punto (born November 8, 1977) is a Major League Baseball utility player who currently plays for the St. Louis Cardinals. He has played second base, third base, shortstop, and center field. Punto is a switch hitter and throws right-handed.

Punto is a 1996 graduate of Trabuco Hills High School in Mission Viejo, California. After high school, he attended Saddleback College, also in Mission Viejo. His father, Lou, was drafted by the Boston Red Sox. Nick and his wife, Natalie have two children, Nicole Jayne born on May 30, 2008 and a son, Nash.

Punto made his major league debut with the Philadelphia Phillies on September 9, 2001. After playing in a career-high 64 major-league games in 2003, he was acquired by the Twins in the 2004 offseason (along with Carlos Silva) for Eric Milton. He started the season with the team, but he was injured twice and spent the majority of his time in 2004 on the disabled list. In 2005, he competed for the starting job at second base, which he eventually won, and in 2006 became the starting third baseman.

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