Doug Bernier spent 12 seasons toiling away in the minor leagues. He debuted briefly in the majors in 2008, but otherwise wondered if the long bus rides and the 1,054 games in the minors was worth it anymore.
At 33 years old, Bernier still did not have a major league hit. He had just one start prior to Tuesday.
Both of those changed Monday in Anaheim, as Bernier notched his first career big league hit and RBI with a double to left field in the top of the fourth inning. It proved to be a big run, too, as the Twins hung on for a 4-3 win over the Angels.
"I'm kind of overwhelmed right now," Bernier said after the game. "I'm so excited. It was nice I was able to get an RBI with it. I think I'm still on a high from the last couple innings. They were intense. It was pretty awesome."
Bernier got the start Monday, the second of his career -- and the first since 2008 when he played for the Colorado Rockies. On Monday, Bernier was the Twins' starting shortstop and batted second in the line...