MLB: Minnesota 1, San Diego 0

June 18, 2011 at 9:55 PM
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MINNEAPOLIS, June 18 (UPI) -- Scott Baker tossed eight shutout innings and Danny Valencia homered Saturday, handing the Minnesota Twins a 1-0 interleague win over San Diego.

Baker (5-4) won his third straight start, blanking the Padres on four hits while walking one and striking out 10. The right-hander lowered his ERA to 3.24 while throwing 80 of his 115 pitches for strikes as the Twins won their sixth straight.

Matt Capps turned in a 1-2-3 ninth for his 11th save, helping Minnesota to improve to 13-3 in June.

Valencia provided the game's only run with a solo homer to left in the second inning.

Tim Stauffer (2-5) absorbed the hard-luck loss for the Padres, yielding only the one run on six hits through seven innings. He didn't allow a walk while fanning five.

Light-hitting San Diego was shut out for the 12th time this season.

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