Minnesota Twins 3 Up, 3 Down: Twins have another exhausting week

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JUNE 25: Eddie Rosario #20 of the Minnesota Twins celebrates scoring a run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the second inning of the game on June 25, 2019 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JUNE 25: Eddie Rosario #20 of the Minnesota Twins celebrates scoring a run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the second inning of the game on June 25, 2019 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /
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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – JUNE 29: Nelson Cruz #23 of the Minnesota Twins hits a two run home run against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning at Guaranteed Rate Field on June 29, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – JUNE 29: Nelson Cruz #23 of the Minnesota Twins hits a two run home run against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning at Guaranteed Rate Field on June 29, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images) /

UP: Nelson Cruz

Nelson Cruz didn’t take home the victory in the MLB All-Star Starters Election, but he did have a week that is starting to show that he’s heating up. In the weekend series with the Chicago White Sox, Cruz went 5-for-9 with three home runs, including a mammoth blast over the batters eye at Guaranteed Rate Field on Saturday afternoon.

With this weekend’s offensive explosion, Cruz is now hitting .284 on the season with 16 HR and 46 RBI while hitting third in the lineup. The 38-year old’s numbers are even more impressive, when you consider he missed two weeks in May with a wrist injury.

Cruz’s first season in Minnesota has gone extremely well in the first half and you can argue that his production is what the Twins were expecting with slumping third baseman Miguel Sano. With a long break to recuperate, Cruz should be ready to go in the second half as he continues to be a lynchpin in the Twins’ lineup.

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