Chicago White Sox defeat Minnesota Twins, 8-7

Twins fans are accustomed to lamenting Johan Santana as the star who got away.

That is no longer a relevant complaint, because Santana was determined to leave the Twins for a bigger market and an immense contract, and he would be gone today no matter what the Twins would have done with him during the winter of 2007-08.

What is true, relevant and often overlooked is that the Twins -- and many observers like myself -- were dead wrong when we assumed that letting Torii Hun...

Twins infielder Nick Punto has had his critics during his time here whenever he has had trouble hitting, which is the case this season. He is playing regularly but is batting only .203 after going 0-for-3 in Saturday's 8-7 loss to the White Sox.

But Punto made two great fielding plays at second base Friday night, and his defense is one reason Twins manager Ron Gardenhire believes he is one of the most valuable players on the team despite his poor batting average this ye...

The Twins chugged into their current homestand following their first winning road trip of the season.

After their ninth-inning rally fell short Saturday in an 8-7 loss to the White Sox, they are assured of their first losing homestand of the season.

So much for momentum.

The pitcher has a lot to do with sustaining momentum, and Twins lefthander Glen Perkins, whose start was pushed back three days because of illness, just wasn't the same pitcher who went seven inni...