Royals pitcher Liam Hendriks, who shut down the Twins on Wednesday, wasn't the only former Twins player who had a big night.
In Toronto, Danny Valencia hit a three-run pinch-hit homer to rally the Blue Jays to a 4-2 victory over Boston. It was his first homer as a member of the Blue Jays, who acquired him from Kansas City earlier this season.
Then he talked about it:
For Oakland, Sam Fuld came up in the top of the ninth inning with Oakland and the Astros tied at 3. This happened:
For good measure, and because it's Throwback Thursday, we'll add this mammoth home run from Pittsburgh first baseman Ike Davis, who grew up in Edina while his father, early 1980s closer Ron Davis, was allowing a blast or two for the Twins.
Meanwhile, the Twins have scored two runs in two days.
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Wednesday's victory all but guaranteed Richard Pitino a $50,000 bonus. A winning record in the Big Ten will mean another $50,000 -- and there's potential for much more. Hockey coach Don Lucia is closing in on bonuses, too.