The Twins continue to find themselves further and further behind the leaders in the American League Central and the wildcard race after a 6-1 loss to the White Sox Wednesday. Star Tribune Sports Columnist Jim Souhan joined me on WJON today. He says it would make sense for the Twins to trade 41-year old designated hitter Nelson Cruz to a contending team.
The Twins rallied to beat the New York Yankees 7-5 Thursday night to salvage the final game of the 3-game series. Star Tribune Sports Columnist says the Twins hit two of the longest home runs ever hit off Aroldis Chapman to come from behind to beat the Yankees. Souhan says this could be the type of win that gets the confidence going.
The Twins improved to 3-1 after posting a 15-6 win at Detroit against the Tigers Monday afternoon. Star Tribune Sports Columnist Jim Souhan joined me on WJON today from Augusta, Georgia. Jim says Nelson Cruz was impressive with his 2 home runs and he continues to defy the odds playing at a high level into his 40s.
The Twins agreed to sign 40-year old designated hitter Nelson Cruz to a 1-year $13 Million contract. Star Tribune Sports Columnist Jim Souhan joined me on WJON today. He says the Twins know what to expect from Cruz. He says Cruz will give them professional at-bats, drive in runs, hit in the clutch and be a positive in the club house. Jim says Cruz' age is a concern but with Cruz' hard work he's optimistic he won't hit the wall this season.
The Twins downed the Detroit Tigers 7-6 Wednesday night to complete a sweep of the 2-game series. The Twins moved into 1st place in the American League Central by 1/2 game over the Chicago White Sox. Star Tribune Sports Columnist Jim Souhan joined me on WJON today.
The Twins won 5-4 at home against Pittsburgh Monday night after falling behind 4-0. Nelson Cruz hit the walk-off single with less than 2 outs and first base open. Star Tribune Sports Columnist Jim Souhan joined me on WJON today. He was surprised Pittsburgh chose to pitch to Cruz with Miguel Sano on-deck.
The Twins won 2 out of 3 in Chicago against the White Sox to open the season this past weekend. Minnesota won 14-2 yesterday and were led by 40-year old designated hitter Nelson Cruz. Cruz had 4 hits, 2 home runs, 2 doubles and 7 RBIs. Star Tribune Sports Columnist Jim Souhan joined me on WJON today.
Major League Baseball owners' latest proposal hasn't been voted on by the players but that could change today. The players reportedly were going to vote Sunday but decided against that. Star Tribune Sports Columnist Jim Souhan says the players generally feel that that owners haven't been giving them good offers throughout this process.
The Twins outscored the White Sox 14-4 Tuesday night behind 4 extra base hits from designated hitter Nelson Cruz. Cruz homered and had 3 doubles in the win just 2 days into his return from the injured list.