Joe Mauer returned to the Twins lineup with a 2-4 performance and an RBI as the Twins nipped Houston 4-2 with 2 late runs. Duensing got the win in relief and Perkins picked up save #29.
To make room for Mauer, Twins made a late day trade sending Josh Willingham to KC for a minor league pitcher, who will be assigned to New Britain.
I am thinking that a revised goal for this years Twins would realistically be finishing no more than 10 games under .500. 76-86 would be an improvement, however slight.