MINNEAPOLIS Everything that had been missing for Minnesota during its 5-15 start, the Twins found it all on Sunday.
Hits with runners in scoring position. A quality start by the starting pitcher. And, most importantly, a win. With a 7-3 victory Sunday over the visiting Kansas City Royals, the Twins snapped the six-game losing streak that dropped them to the worst record in baseball.
During the previous five games of the homestand, Minnesota's clubhouse was quiet and empty after each loss. Even before Sunday's game, Tony Oliva remarked about how quiet the locker room was, telling the players they needed to make some noise.
Following Sunday's win, the hip-hop music was blaring and the bass was thumping in Minnesota's clubhouse. The Twins shook hands on the field and cracked a few smiles before heading to the airport for their upcoming West Coast road trip.
It's just one win, but after feeling like they were playing good baseball without the results to show for it, the Twins could...