Revere’s bat, legs spark Twins past Texas

  • Article by: LA VELLE E. NEAL III , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 27, 2012 - 12:04 PM
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Trevor Plouffe congratulated Ben Revere in the first inning Sunday.

Photo: Richard W. Rodriguez, Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT

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ARLINGTON, TEXAS - Outfielder Ben Revere was on the basepaths all day long Sunday, going 4-for-4 with a triple and three runs scored in the Twins' 6-5 victory over the Rangers. The hits and runs tied his career high.

Revere walked and scored in the first inning, reached on an infield hit (moving to second on a throwing error) and scored in the third, bunted for a hit and scored in the fifth, drove in the decisive run with his triple in the sixth and singled in the ninth. He raised his batting average from .307 to .315 in one game.

"I was just trying to get on base for the big boys behind me, the best I can," said Revere, whose eight bunt hits this season double what he had all of last season. "That's the type of player I am. I do the best I can to get on, any chance to get on, hit, walk, whatever."

Denard Span had a bunt single among his two hits as well. The two outfielders combined to score five of the Twins' six runs on Sunday to help end a five-game losing streak.

"Tip your hat to Revere and Span," Texas manager Ron Washington said. "They dropped two pretty good bunts. That's what speed will do for you."

Appeal day

Twins lefthander Scott Diamond is expected to have the appeal of his suspension heard on Monday.

Diamond was suspended six games by Major League Baseball for throwing a pitch near the head of Texas outfielder Josh Hamilton on Thursday. The pitch appeared to be in retaliation for Joe Mauer getting hit in his upper back earlier in the inning, though Diamond contends he did not intentionally throw at Hamilton -- citing his control issues during the game.

Diamond still is scheduled to start Tuesday vs. the Mariners, and he might be able to schedule his suspension after that start.

Mauer to break record

Joe Mauer started at first base Sunday, so he will get a chance to break a catching record in front of the home crowd at Target Field.

With his next game behind the plate, Mauer will set the Twins record for most games caught with 832. He is tied with Earl Battey for the record.

Different approaches

There was a rain delay of 1 hour, 26 minutes in the first inning, and the starting pitchers took different approaches to staying warmed up.

Texas' Scott Feldman came out three times when the rain let up to play catch. The Twins' Cole De Vries, who threw five pitches before the delay, didn't come out on the field until the game was about to resume, opting to keep loose in the clubhouse instead.

"I sat around here for a while," he said. "Then I hopped on the bike then went out and play a little catch and I was fine. I'm one of those guys where I don't need a lot to get my body going, plus the climate here is nice and humid."

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