Here are three quick notes following the Twins' loss to the Angels on Tuesday.
NICE MOVE: The Twins pulled off a double play the hard way in the sixth inning. C.J. Cron led off with a walk against Michael Tonkin. Jefry Marte followed with fly out to right fielder Max Kepler. Cron started for second and kept running toward the bag as Brian Dozier pretended a throw was coming in. The fake was on. Cron soon realized that Kepler had caught the ball and tried to retreat to first, but could not get back to first in time and was doubled off. ``You saw that?'' a smiling Dozier said after the game. Twins manager Paul Molitor said Kepler's aggressive throw to first also was factor in pulling off the play.
ROBBIE HOBBS: Robbie Grossman is giving the Twins a nice 1-2 punch at the top of the order with Eduardo Nunez. Since joining the Twins on May 20, he leads them in walks (21), doubles (9), RBI (15) and with a 1.101 on base-plus-slugging percentage.
ABOUT SANTANA: When Molitor wondered after the game about Ervin Santana, he mentioned how opponents are getting such good swings against him. I then asked if that was code for Santana tipping his pitches. ``We might look at that,'' he said. ``I'm not overly concerned about it. I certainly don't see it and he doesn't have a history of that. It is something you want to make sure of. I don't think that's the reason. Just situational pitching.'' Yeah, like throwing sliders down the middle of the plate to Albert Pujols with first base open. It was an interesting comment, because he ruled it out, but sort of didn't rule it out.