Three quick thoughts following the Twins' loss to the Tigers:
1. NO OFFENSE: The Twins are averaging 2.6 runs over their last 12 games. Their clutch hitting hasn't been reliable. Is the offense ever going to heat up, or is that what it is. Trevor Plouffe, Chris Parmelee and Brian Dozier must step up and support the veteran hitters ahead of them in the batting order. The pitching hasn't been too shabby of late - not including Sunday. It's on the offense.
2. CONGRATS TO TORII ON A TOUGH DAY: Torii Hunter socked his 300th career homer in the city where his career began, but he did so with a heavy heart. A few days ago, a good friend of his, Corey Grice, died of a heart attack while with his children. Hunter dedicated the home run to him. ``His kids couldn't have their father for Father's Day,'' Hunter said.
3. WHAT AN AT-BAT: Hunter, after hitting the home run, came back and put Josh Roenicke through a 12-pitch at bat before coming through with a RBI ground rule double in the eighth inning. Hunter fouled off eight pitches in the at-bat. ``I kept thinking that the Twins never give up, that's their motto,'' he said. ``Had to get that insurance run.''