Minnesota Twins Will Look to Stay Hot in Cleveland

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The Minnesota Twins went 8-3 during their 11 game home stand and currently own a 16-13 record. It’s the first time they’ve been three games over .500 since 2010. The Twins have won seven of their last eight games and have gone 8-2 in their last ten games.

The Twins currently sit in third place in the American League Central and are 2.5 games back of the Kansas City Royals. The Twins have won five of their nine series thus far this season. Of their four series losses, two of them have come against the Detroit Tigers.

The Twins will look to keep things rolling, as they head to Cleveland to take on the Indians. The Twins took two out of three against the Indians when they met at Target Field in the middle of April.

3 Players to Watch

1. Eddie Rosario has been impressive during his first two big league games. With his first swing at the big league level, Rosario hit a home run. During his second start, Rosario drove in two more runs. Will Rosario start in all three games? Or will Molitor let him sit after making back to back starts? Either way, it’s exciting to see a young prospect performing well. It will be interesting to see how Rosario handles things when things aren’t going well.

2. Torii Hunter had his seven game hitting streak snapped yesterday. Hunter was hitting just .205 at the beginning of the month. Thanks to that hitting streak, Hunter is now hitting .252. In the past seven games, Hunter is hitting, .367 with a pair of homers and seven RBIs.

3. Phil Hughes is not off to a great start. Hughes owns a 5.02 earned run average and has already given up eight home runs. He’s given up a home run in five of his six starts. Hughes got off to a bit of a slow start last season as well. Can he turn it around in Cleveland?

After a 1-6 start, it appeared that the Twins were in for a long season. A baseball season is a marathon not a sprint. Things can flip on you quickly. Things can go south fast. The Twins will look to keep moving forward this weekend at Progressive Field.

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