Twins outfielder Ben Revere was never going to catch Angels rookie Mike Trout for the American League batting title, but he did regain the lead among all Minnesota hitters with a four-hit performance Sunday against Texas.
After going 4-for-4 in Minnesota's 6-5 win Sunday, Revere improved his season batting average to .315. He was hitting .307 entering Sunday's series finale in Arlington.
In doing so, Revere regained the lead for top average on the team by surpassing catcher Joe Mauer, who went 1-for-5 Sunday to drop his average to .312. Mauer, a three-time batting champion, was hitting a team-high .313 prior to Sunday.
Revere's biggest hit of the day Sunday was an RBI triple that scored center fielder Denard Span with two outs to give Minnesota a 6-2 lead. It was Revere's fifth triple of the season, and he had no problem reaching third base after lining a hit down the right field line that rolled to the wall.
"I tried to put everything in play," Revere said. ". . . With my speed...