Okay, fine, it's just a generic AP recap
of a Twinkies / Royals game. Still:Torii Hunter's beaning gave the struggling Minnesota Twins a little spark.
Mike Redmond's run-scoring single in the 11th inning Thursday gave the Twins a 1-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals that ended their four-game losing streak.
After watching Hunter get hit in the face by Zack Greinke's 2-2 fastball leading off the second inning, the Twins were fired up. Players were hopeful the victory could provide momentum and help snap their offensive slump.
After watching Torii Hunter almost catch a 90 mph'er in his mouth, the Twins transferred their anger into motivation. In turn, those angry bats were able to muster one run over the next nine innings. And now, they're hoping that their 1-0, 11-inning win will spell the beginning of the end of their offensive slump.
Sure. That checks out.