News Click: Catching a home run ball
Willingham Hits 1st HR, Twins Beat Red Sox 7-4Josh Willingham finally hit his first home run of the spring in Minnesota's exhibition finale, and the Twins beat the Boston Red Sox 7-4 on Saturday. The game was called because of rain with two outs in the top of the ninth inning. Mike Napoli went 2 for 2 with a home run and three RBIs for the Red Sox. Jake Peavy, making his third Grapefruit League start, gave up one run and three hits in five innings. He walked one and struck out three.
Willingham Homers, But Twins Fall 5-2Zach McAllister won for the first time in almost three months, Ryan Raburn homered and the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 5-2 on Tuesday night. Coming off his worst start of the season on Thursday against Detroit, McAllister (5-7) bounced back and held Minnesota to one earned run and four hits in six innings. He struck out seven in his first win since May 23.
Is Justin Morneau's Home Run Power Back?Is the power back on? It's a question a whole lot of Twin Cities residents were asking last week. And it's one that a whole lot of Twins fans were asking about in terms of Justin Morneau on Sunday night.
Twins Blog: Morneau Finally Goes YardApril 28. That was the last time Justin Morneau had hit a home run, until he sent a Duente Heath pitch 370 feet towards Target Plaza in right field on Wednesday night. Not that he hasn't been productive for the Twins.
Cabrera And Fielder Homer, Tigers Beat Twins 6-1Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder each hit a two-run homer, Justin Verlander pitched seven strong innings and the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 6-1 Tuesday night for their fifth straight victory.
Gardenhire Holding Thome's 607th HR BallSitting in Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire's office, encased in clear plastic, is slugger Jim Thome's 607th career home run ball.
Jim Thome Bolsters Hall Case With HR No. 600When Jim Thome came to the plate, needing one home run for 600, the opposing pitcher wasn't even aware how close he was to the milestone.
Thome Belts No. 596 Vs. RoyalsMinnesota Twins slugger Jim Thome hit his 596th career home run in the sixth inning on Sunday against the Kansas City Royals.
Thome, Kubel, Power Twins Past K.C.