The rain dripped off the brim of his cap as Phil Hughes walked off the mound.
An hour-plus delay meant the last start of his first season for Minnesota was over. That half-million-dollar bonus stayed one out away. He still earned a nice prize: the major league record for strikeout-to-walk ratio.
The Minnesota Twins signed Kurt Suzuki to a two-year, $12 million contract extension on Thursday, ensuring that the soon-to-be 31-year-old will stay in Minnesota to continue the work he's done with the team's starting rotation.
Justin Morneau came up short in fan voting for the final spots in the All-Star Game, but the former Minnesota Twins and current Colorado Rockies first baseman has been added to the National League team for Monday's Home Run Derby at Target Field.
Hours after trading Vidal Nuno to Arizona for Brandon McCarthy and cutting outfielder Alfonso Soriano, the New York Yankees took a nine-run lead by the fourth inning and seemed set for a laugher at Target Field.
The game ended with the potential go-ahead run at the plate.