Randy Bush and Gary Gaetti drove in three runs each and unbeaten rookie Ken Schrom won his fourth last night as the Minnesota Twins got 16 hits and beat the Baltimore Orioles, 10-3, in Minneapolis.
Schrom, called up from Toledo May 5, allowed seven hits. He walked three and struck out two in his first major-league complete game. Schrom, a right-hander who is 6-0 over three seasons, was released by Toronto last season.
"Usually a guy that doesn't throw very hard, you might not remember until he's 4-0," Manager Joe Altobelli of the Orioles said. "That's not bad pitching for a guy that was released."
"It's a super feeling any time you win a major league game," Schrom said. "The loss has to happen. I just hope it's 10 games down the road. I'm confident. I know I can pitch. I figure if I keep us in the game, we're so explosive that we'll get some runs."
The victory ended a five-game losing streak for Minnesota.
Gaetti's bases-loaded single drove in the first two runs in the Twins' four-run seventh. Mickey Hatcher had an RBI single and Tom Brunansky drove in a run with a double.
Bush drove in his third run of the game with a two-out double in the fifth to increase the lead to 6-2.
Kent Hrbek led off the fourth with a triple and scored on a double by Gaetti. Bush singled home Gaetti to break a 2-2 tie. Brunanky then forced Bush, stole second and scored on Ron Washington's single. Bobby Mitchell followed with a triple to score Washington with the fourth run of the inning and give Minnesota a 5-2 advantage.
The Orioles took a 2-0 lead in the first inning when Al Bumbry led off with a single and Eddie Murray homered over the right-field fence. An RBI double by Leo Hernandez in the ninth accounted for Baltimore's final run.
The Twins came back with a run in the second off loser Storm Davis (3-2) when Hrbek doubled and Bush singled.