MINNEAPOLIS As Major League Baseball's trade deadline looms, Denard Span doesn't know if Monday night was his last game with the Minnesota Twins. If it was, though, Span made it a memorable one.
Span turned in a pair of highlight-reel catches and also had a pair of hits to help Minnesota beat the Chicago White Sox by a 7-6 final Monday at Target Field.
Span's first impressive catch of the night came in the top of the fifth inning. With a runner on first and nobody out, Chicago's Alex Rios took Twins starter Cole De Vries deep to left-center field. Rios' long drive appeared to be headed over the fence and into the bullpen in left-center, but Span had other ideas. He sprinted to the wall in the gap, leaped up and made the catch against the wall to rob Rios of at least an extra-base hit.
"I just got a good read on it," Span said. "Rios hit it high. Off the bat, I thought it was going to be a no-doubter, but I just kept running. I was able to kind of time it and just leap and let my...