Minnesota outfielder Aaron Hicks has looked like a different player since returning from the disabled list earlier this month, and he had perhaps the best offensive game of his young career in Monday's 7-4 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays.
Hicks finished Monday's game with a four-hit night -- the first of his career -- which included two doubles and a triple. In seven games since coming back from the DL on July 2, Hicks is now batting 10-for-25 (.400) with a home run, three doubles, two RBI and eight runs scored.
"He's a little more confident," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said of Hicks. "I think he's comfortable right now. Hopefully it'll continue."
Hicks' first hit Monday was a ground rule double down the left field line to lead off the third inning. As Hicks rounded first, a fan in the left field corner interfered with the ball, allowing Hicks to reach second for his first of two doubles. Hicks later came around to score the Twins' fir...