MINNEAPOLIS -- Twins designated hitter Chris Colabello was leading the International League in RBI before his promotion to the big leagues earlier this week. On Saturday, he finally drove in his first run in the majors.
With runners on second and third and nobody out in the sixth inning, Colabello sent a base hit to right field that scored Justin Morneau from third to tie the game at 2-2. Colabello's first career RBI proved to be a big one, as the Twins scored once more in the inning and held on to win 3-2.
"Anything you can do to help the team," Colabello said. "Obviously I came up in a spot where I could do some damage. Probably not the way you draw it up, but I'm just glad I got it done."
It was also just the third career hit for Colabello in nine big league games. The 29-year-old Colabello had 76 RBI in 85 games with Triple-A Rochester this season.
"He's done very, very well in Triple A. There's no secret about that," said bench coach Terry Steinbach, who served as the actin...