The Minnesota Twins are now 7-1 in the month of May after beating the Cleveland Indians last night, 9-3. The Twins were led by Torii Hunter’s offensive outburst.
Hunter went 4-4 with four RBIs, two runs, a pair of doubles and a home run. Just a triple shy of the cycle.
Hunter started the month of May hitting .205. Just a tad over the Mendoza line. On May ninth, he is hitting .280. Overall, Hunter is batting .440 with two home runs and 11 RBIs to start the month of May.
Hunter appears to have found the fountain of youth after a rough first month. In the last ten games, he is hitting .381 with three home runs and 11 RBIs.
After struggling out of the gates, Hunter is raking now. Nobody is expecting Hunter to keep up this torrid pace.
He is nearly 40 years old and owns a career .279 batting average. However, over the past three seasons, Hunter has hit above his career average. In 2012 Hunter hit over .300 for the first time in his career. In 2013 he did it again, hitting .304.
Last season, Hunter hit .286 with 17 home runs and 83 RBIs. If Hunter can replicate those numbers this season, the Twins would be more than happy. Like fine wine, Hunter has gotten better with age.
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