Minnesota Twins defeat Detroit Tigers, 4-3

Twins backup catcher Mike Redmond can impact a game even when he's on the bench nursing an injury.

That's leadership.

Although Redmond was out because of a bruised right forearm on Saturday, his bats were on the field and pivotal in the Twins' 4-3 victory over the Tigers at the Metrodome.

Nick Punto and Brian Buscher used Redmond's bats and helped produce the winning run in the eighth inning, ending any concerns that the game was going to head into extra innings, as ...

Since Twins first baseman Justin Morneau was last year's Home Run Derby champion, he probably will be invited to defend his crown at this year's event July 13 in St. Louis.

But Morneau, who wore down as last season went on, plans to rest if he's not selected for the All-Star team.

"If I'm not in the All-Star Game, I'm not going to go," he said. "That's time off I can definitely use if I'm not in the game. I haven't had those days off in two years [and] they could mak...