Phil Miller covered three seasons of Twins baseball, but that was at a different ballpark for a different newspaper. Now Miller returns to the baseball beat after joining the Star Tribune as the Gopher football writer in 2010, and he won't miss the dingy dome for a minute. In addition to the Twins and Gophers, Miller covered the Utah Jazz and the NBA for six years at The Salt Lake Tribune.

Plouffe, Santana share AL co-player of week honor

Posted by: Phil Miller Updated: August 25, 2014 - 3:14 PM

Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe and center fielder Danny Santana were named AL co-players of the week for the period ending Aug. 24. The only other Twins player to win a weekly honor this season was Chris Colabello, who won on April 7.
Plouffe batted .367 (11-for-30) for the week with five doubles, two homers, 10 RBI and six runs scored. Santana batted .378 (14-for-37) with two doubles, two triples, one homer, six RBI and seven runs scored. It was the first weekly honor for both players.
Plouffe has already established career highs this season in doubles (37), triples (two), RBI (65) and runs scored (57). Santana is tied for the AL rookie lead in triples (six), is third in runs scored (48), fifth in hits (93), tied for fifth in extra-base hits (29) and sixth in doubles (17) and RBI (34).

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