MINNEAPOLIS -- Even though he's not hitting a lot of home runs, Justin Morneau is still making an impact for the Twins offense.
Morneau hit the go-ahead single in the eighth inning to cap a three-hit night and carry Minnesota to a 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday.
"Right now, I still feel like I'm having productive at-bats and still helping us win ball games," said Morneau, who is hitting .297 and leads the Twins with 36 RBIs.
"It'll come if I keep hitting the ball hard. Obviously, it's frustrating. But doing different things to help us win, I think I can live with that."
The Twins entered Tuesday with just four hits in their past 50 at-bats with runners in scoring position, but got three hits in clutch situations against Philadelphia.
"Watching TV, we saw the numbers scrolling across. They weren't very good," Morneau said. "To be able to come through in that situation is good for everybody. Hopefully it gets us rolling in the right direction."
Jamey Carroll -- who had two hits and snapped an 0-for-24 slump -- drew a walk to start the eighth off reliever Mike Adams (1-4) and ended up on third after a Joe Mauer single and a fielder's choice.
Josh Willingham fouled out before Morneau fouled off four straight pitches and lined a single up the middle off Antonio Bastardo to give Minnesota the lead.
"Couldn't get him out at 1-2," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said.
The Phillies have lost four straight after winning five in a row to climb one game over .500.
An MRI on Monday revealed a medical meniscus tear in Erik Kratz's left knee, an injury that requires surgery and could knock out the Phillies' catcher for the rest of the season. Kratz was second on the team with eight home runs and hurt the knee running to first base in Saturday's loss to Milwaukee. ... Relievers Jared Burton (groin) and Ryan Pressly (shoulder) were unavailable for the Twins. Both are day to day. ... Revere on the Twins trading him: "They gave me a chance to be a major league player, and I just thank them every day for that." ... Willingham played in his 1,000th game, becoming the 93rd active player to do so. ... Mike Pelfrey (3-6, 6.40 ERA) starts for the Twins on Tuesday. Coming off Tommy John surgery, the right-hander has only managed to complete six innings or more in three of his 12 starts this season. ... Coming off a start where he shut out the Brewers over 6 2/3 innings, Tyler Cloyd (2-2, 3.68) takes the mound for Philadelphia on Tuesday.
Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JUNE 11: Cole Hamels #35 of the Philadelphia Phillies tags out Joe Mauer #7 of the Minnesota...