Despite a 6-2 loss Wednesday to the Cleveland Indians, the Minnesota Twins wrapped up a successful road trip in which they went 5-2 against Boston and Cleveland.
The road trip yielded several positive results for the Twins. Entering Wednesday's game, Minnesota was just one game back of the third-place Indians and had a chance to move into a tie with a win Wednesday. While that didn't transpire, Minnesota's recent success along with Cleveland's recent 11-game losing streak means the Twins are close to moving up in the standings.
During the seven-game trip, Twins first baseman Justin Morneau also showed signs that his swing is returning to form. While he went 0-for-3 with a walk in Wednesday's series finale, he finished the trip 12-for-28 with two homers and eight runs batted in.
Outfielder Ben Revere stayed hot during the road trip, extending his career-long hitting streak to 21 games. He nearly kept the streak alive Wednesday on a groundout to shortstop in the eighth inning, b...