Finally, the Minnesota Twins' never-ending losing streak came to a close.
One night after nearly getting no-hit by Anibal Sanchez, the Twins snapped a 10-game losing streak with a 3-2 win Saturday over Doug Fister and the Detroit Tigers. Minnesota's recent losing streak matched the fourth-longest losing streak in team history.
Before the losing streak began on May 14, Minnesota was 17-16 after a win against Baltimore at Target Field. But the Twins went on to lose four straight series to the Orioles, White Sox, Red Sox and Braves. After losing 10 straight, Minnesota fell to 18-27 and last place in the American League Central entering Saturday's game.
A three-run first inning paced by a Joe Mauer home run held up for the remainder of the game Saturday and Minnesota won a game for the first time since May 13.
"It felt good to shake hands on the field again," said Mauer, who was 3-for-4 Saturday, one day after breaking up Anibal Sanchez's no-hitter in the ninth inning. "It was a b...