MINNEAPOLIS Twins outfielder Darin Mastroianni isn't in the starting lineup too often, but when he is he's been making the most of it.
Mastroianni did exactly that on Monday, as he got the start in place of the injured Denard Span. Mastroianni went 3-for-5 with three RBI and also made a highlight reel catch in right field to propel Minnesota to a 9-3 win over the visiting Detroit Tigers.
It was just Mastroianni's second start in the past seven games, but the speedy outfielder doesn't seem to miss a beat even when he's not getting regular at-bats.
"We work really hard in trying to simulate games when I'm not playing every day, and simplify my swing so I don't have to waste at-bats and I can go out there and be ready when I am up there," Mastroianni said after Monday's three-hit night. "So I do feel comfortable. These guys are good, so it doesn't make it very easy to feel really good in the box, but we work really hard."
Span injured himself in Sunday's finale against Tampa Bay w...