MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Twins turned in a handful of nice defensive plays in Tuesday's 3-2 win over Philadelphia. Shortstop Pedro Florimon led the way with a gem up the middle of the infield for the first out of the game, and outfielders Oswaldo Arcia and Clete Thomas followed suit with nice catches of their own.
Yet, while those types of defensive plays are the ones that make the highlight reels, they're not what has impressed manager Ron Gardenhire the most about his team's defense this season.
It's been getting back to fundamental baseball that has the skipper pleased.
"It's not always about the great plays, but it's about the outs you're supposed to get," Gardenhire said. "The outs we're supposed to get, we've been getting, along with some pretty good ones. Arcia running that ball fading away from him, that was a really nice play. Florimon, the first play of the game, a hard-hit ball up the middle, he made a really nice play.
"We can make some of those, too, but really it...