Who was the MVP for the Minnesota Twins in June?


The month of June wasn’t as kind to the Minnesota Twins as May was. After recording their first 20 win month since 1991 the Twins went 11-17 in June.

They start July with a 41-36 record and 4.5 games back of the Kansas City Royals for first place in the American League Central. After an exciting month of May, June was a disappointment, but the Twins are still in the thick of the playoff race.

The Twins start the month by finishing their series with the Cincinnati Reds. They then travel to Kansas City to play a four-game series with the Royals. That series looms large for the Twins. If they get swept by the Royals or even lose three of those games the Royals will have a comfortable lead in the Central.

The Twins then finish the first-half of the season with a seven game home stand against the Baltimore Orioles and the Detroit Tigers.

Who was the MVP for the Twins in June? Which player was the biggest disappointment?

Phil Hughes appears to be back on track after a rough first two months of the season. Hughes finished the month with a 3-2 record and a 3.32 earned run average. He finished the month with five straight quality starts. The only issues Hughes has faced is the 19 home runs he’s given up this season, after allowing just 16 last season.

Trevor Plouffe hit .312 with 5 home runs and 21 RBIs in May. In June Plouffe hit .210 with two home runs and 13 RBIs. Plouffe needs to be better at the plate if the Twins are going to make a run at a playoff birth.

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