Surprises of the good kind for the Twins:

Eddie Rosario, LF: He's now 25 and it's time: Fully use that immense hitting talent or become a career journeyman. Right now, it looks like Option A.

Matt Belisle, RHP: He's been pounded a couple of times, but the veteran free agent has been excellent in holding leads in an eighth-inning role.

Phil Hughes, RHP: He's mixing pitches as never before to survive without his fastball of yore. What he's doing is battling his tail off.