Aaron Hicks might never become a great major league hitter, but three times in the past week he's made potentially game-changing catches in center field — including a sweet grab Monday to keep the Red Sox off the board early on in an eventual 7-2 Twins victory.

There might come a time when Hicks is supplanted in center field by mega-prospect Byron Buxton, but as potential extra outfielder down the road — someone who is a switch-hitter, has a little pop, can run and can field with the best of them — the Twins couldn't do much better than a player like Hicks.

HOME SWEET HOME The Twins were a combined 131-193 at Target Field the past four seasons. They are 15-6 at home this year.

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