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Baseball Briefs

September 22, 2001

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Twins to raise prices for tickets in 2002

Minneapolis The Minnesota Twins, finally with some on-field success to build off, will raise their ticket prices slightly for next season.

The Twins, likely to finish with a winning record for the first time since 1992, had the lowest average ticket price in baseball this season at $9.55, according to Team Marketing Report.

Lower diamond view and lower club seats will increase $2. Most of those are sold as season tickets, but the per-game price of the diamond view seats rise from $18 to $20 and club seats will increase from $20 to $22. Lower reserved tickets will go up from $15 to $17 and upper club and lower general admission seats rise from $10 to $11. Upper general admission tickets remain at $5.

Orioles hurler Towers suffers broken finger

Baltimore The Baltimore Orioles will finish the season without rookie Josh Towers, who broke his right ring finger in a fit of frustration after a poor performance Thursday night.

Towers was removed after allowing five runs and 10 hits in 523 innings against Toronto. As he entered the clubhouse, he attempted to throw his glove in a fit of rage.

"My finger, I think, got caught in my glove and kind of pulled it out of place. It pretty much cracked it," Towers said Friday. "I never hit anything solid with my finger. It just got wrapped up in my glove." Towers, who was wearing a splint, finishes 8-10 with a 4.49 ERA.

"I can't tell you what I told him because it can't be printed or go over the air," Hargrove said.

Guerrero, Loretta leave after collision

Milwaukee Cincinnati's Wilton Guerrero and Milwaukee's Mark Loretta left Friday's game in the sixth inning after colliding at first base.

With Todd Walker at first base, Guerrero laid down a perfect bunt. Guerrero and Loretta, Milwaukee's second baseman, arrived at first base at the same time as the ball, which was thrown by third baseman Lou Collier.

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