Minnesota Twins 3 Up, 3 Down: Nelson Cruz’s return sparks Twins

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DETROIT, MI - JUNE 7: Nelson Cruz #23 of the Minnesota Twins celebrates his solo home run that broke a 3-3 tie against the Detroit Tigers with Eddie Rosario #20 of the Minnesota Twins during the eighth inning at Comerica Park on June 7, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. The Twins defeated the Tigers 6-3. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - JUNE 7: Nelson Cruz #23 of the Minnesota Twins celebrates his solo home run that broke a 3-3 tie against the Detroit Tigers with Eddie Rosario #20 of the Minnesota Twins during the eighth inning at Comerica Park on June 7, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. The Twins defeated the Tigers 6-3. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images) /
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DETROIT, MI – JUNE 7: Nelson Cruz #23 of the Minnesota Twins celebrates his solo home run that broke a 3-3 tie against the Detroit Tigers with Eddie Rosario #20 of the Minnesota Twins during the eighth inning at Comerica Park on June 7, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. The Twins defeated the Tigers 6-3. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI – JUNE 7: Nelson Cruz #23 of the Minnesota Twins celebrates his solo home run that broke a 3-3 tie against the Detroit Tigers with Eddie Rosario #20 of the Minnesota Twins during the eighth inning at Comerica Park on June 7, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. The Twins defeated the Tigers 6-3. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images) /

The Minnesota Twins had their share of downs regarding their bullpen and failed free agent signings, but the return of Nelson Cruz, kept their hot play going.

The Minnesota Twins continue to chug along through their schedule and after wrapping up a ten-game road trip with a 6-4 record, they improved to 24-12 on the road this season. While the week had its share of ups and downs by dropping a series to the Cleveland Indians and returning the favor against the Detroit Tigers, there still isn’t too much to get upset about when talking about the Twins this summer.

Alas, this column is called three up and three down, so we have to find something to complain about. The Twins’ bullpen had a tough week and the dream of signing Craig Kimbrel and Dallas Keuchel died a quick and painful death as they both spurned the Twins’ offers.

Either way, life is good for the Twins right now as they hold a 43-21 record and are 10.5 games above the Indians in the American League Central even after dropping said three game series earlier in the week. With the longest home stand of the year beginning on Tuesday against the Seattle Mariners, there’s plenty to feel good about as we head to mid-June.

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