Josh 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.
Zach 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 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.
April 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.
Miguel 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.
Sitting in Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire’s office, encased in clear plastic, is slugger Jim Thome’s 607th career home run ball.
When 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.
Minnesota Twins slugger Jim Thome hit his 596th career home run in the sixth inning on Sunday against the Kansas City Royals.
Jim Thome’s home run in the fifth inning was one of those shots that fans will remember for a while. But it was Jason Kubel’s homer moments earlier that sparked theMinnesota Twins to another win.