Heading toward another losing season, the Minnesota Twins have been left to hold out for the hope that comes from a highly regarded group of prospects.
The rookies at least provided Minnesota a temporary bright spot, but even a rare show of power wasn't enough in a loss on Friday.
Rookies Chris Colabello and Josmel Pinto homered for the Twins, but former Minnesota knuckleballer R.A. Dickey pitched into the seventh inning for Toronto, and the Blue Jays hung on for a 6-5 victory on Friday night.
''We were excited,'' Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said of Pinto's first major-league home run. ''We were excited when Colabello hit his too just to get us within reach. Guys were fired up.''
Colabello homered for the third time in four games and has credited a swing adjustment in the cages with allowing him to cover the plate and catch up to fastballs.
His seventh home run of the season, a two-run shot in the seventh inning, helped Minnesota climb w...