Kidnapping of relatives of Venezuelan Twins a worryby Cathy Wurzer, Minnesota Public Radio
Twins righthander Carlos Silva will make the first post season start of his major league career tonight when New York plays Minnesota at the Metrodome. The playoff series is tied at one game apiece. Silva will have to contend with a formidable Yankee lineup on the field, while off the field there is troubling news from his homeland. Silva is one of five Twins players from Venezuela where the economic conditions continue to deteriorate. Ransom kidnappings are on the rise and for the last month kidnappers have held the mother of Detroit Tigers pitcher Ugueth Urbina. Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer spoke with Brian Ellsworth, a free-lance reporter based in Caracas, Venezuela.