While the Minnesota Twins continue to dig out of a tough start, the Chicago Cubs keep suffering difficult losses.
The Cubs figure to have a tough assignment Saturday when a surging Scott Diamond gets the ball at Target Field for the Twins, who could finally have Joe Mauer back in the lineup.
Minnesota (23-34) remains in last place in the AL Central, but has won eight of 10 following Friday's 8-7, 10-inning victory. Josh Willingham singled in Darin Mastroianni with the winning run after the Twins rallied from three runs down.
"Winning brings confidence in everybody," Willingham said. "We've been winning more lately, so everybody's more confident. I don't think we ever get down or feel like we're out of a game when we get down a few runs early."
Chicago (19-39) fell to 1-7 on this 10-game trip with a third straight loss and second in a row in extra innings. The Cubs blew an eighth-inning lead in Thursday's 4-3, 10-inning defeat in Milwaukee and Shawn Camp let a 7-6 lead slip away ...