|FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY|
|» June 19, 2001: The Twins defeat the Indians, 10-9 in 12 innings, despite five hits, including a double and three home runs, by Cleveland OF Ellis Burks. A two-run 2B by A.J. Pierzynski in the 12th allows the Twins to win the opener of the 3-game set with the Tribe.
» June 4, 2002:
The Twins score 10 runs in the 7th inning to close out the scoring in a 23–2 win over the Indians, the most runs in franchise history. Minnesota strokes a franchise–record 25 hits (the Washington Senators hit 24 five times) in the contest and ties the American League record as four players have 4+ hits -- Jacque Jones, Dustin Mohr, A.J. Pierzynski and Luis Rivas. They are the 5th team to do it On the flip side, the Indians tie their team record for biggest loss, tying the mark set in a 21–0 loss to the Tigers, on September 15, 1901. The Tribe also becomes the first team since the 1969 Padres to lose two games in the same season by 19+ runs.
» October 8, 2002: The Twins take the opener of the ALCS, defeating the Angels, 2–1, behind eight innings of 4–hit pitching by Joe Mays. Corey Koskie and A.J. Pierzynski drive in runs for Minnesota.