Minnesota Twins defeat Colorado Rockies, 9-3

From all the little hits the Twins got in the fourth inning to Matt Tolbert's big blast in the eighth, it was a night the Twins could do little wrong.

The blew past the Rockies to a 9-3 victory Tuesday as every Twin got on base and several swung hot bats -- especially Tolbert, a switch-hitting infielder who yanked a Rafael Bentancourt pitch over the right field wall for only his third homer in 234 major-league at-bats. When the ball landed in the seats and Tolbert circl...

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