Twins Win Big 07 Aug 12

Justin Morneau homered twice and knocked in four runs as the Twins throttled the Indians 14-3. The home runs were numbers 199 and 200 in Morneau’s career. Josh Willingham and Ryan Doumit also went deep for the Twins. Scott Diamond allowed two earned runs in seven innings to improve to 10-and-5. The Twins, at 48-and-61 on the season, have now won three of their last four games.

Nishioka Returns, Revere Delivers

(Cleveland, OH) — A couple of young Twins have seen their careers going in different directions this season. Last night’s game marked the return of infielder Tsuyoshi Nishioka (see-OH’-shee nee-shee-OH’-kuh) from Triple-A Rochester, to replace Danny Valencia who was traded to Boston. Nishioka went 0 for 5 at the plate and committed two errors at second base. Meanwhile, Twins rightfielder Ben Revere continued on his torrid pace this season after being called up from the minor leagues. Revere went 4-for-5, scoring three runs and improving his average to .331. Revere is also now riding a 20-game hitting streak.