The hottest team in MLB is … the Minnesota Twins?
Torii Hunter went 3-for-5 with a solo shot and three runs scored Saturday as the Twins collected their fourth straight victory with a 7-4 defeat of the host Indians. Minnesota has now won nine of its last 10 and will carry a surprising 18-13 record into Sunday’s series finale at Progressive Park in Cleveland.
Regression is probably coming, but the Twins did have five prospects in Baseball America’s latest Top 100: Byron Buxton (No. 2), Miguel Sano (No. 13), Jose Berrios (No. 36), Nick Gordon (No. 61), Alex Meyer (No. 62). Buxton has been on a tear at Double-A Chattanooga and Sano has long been considered one of the premier young sluggers in the minors.
Hope, for a franchise and a fanbase that has suffered through four consecutive 90-plus-loss seasons.
Your box scores and recaps from Saturday …
Reds 10, White Sox 4 (Game 1)
Reds 2, White Sox 8 (Game 2)
Padres 6, Diamondbacks 4 (12 innings)