Michael Cuddyer will a MRI exam on Thursday to make sure he doesn't have anything worse than a sore neck.

Denard Span is still a couple days away as he fights through whatever he's fighting through from the concussion he suffered in June.

Matt Tolbert's sore left wrist make it painful to swing. He pinch ran for Jim Thome in the eighth and, sure enough, his spot in the batting order came around in the ninth. Tolbert tried to bunt for a hit, but was unsuccessful.

Jason Kubel has a family emergency in California, and has left the team.

So that's why the Twins called up Luke Hughes to join them in time for Thursday's game against the Yankees. Who knows? They might have to make another move if Cuddyer and Span need a few more days.

ROCKET REVERE

While waiting for the elevator to head back to the pressbox. someone grabbed my shoulder and said, ``I couldn't believe those first two at-bats.''

It was Delmon Young.

``He came out of nowhere,'' Young said.

Young drove a ball to deep center field in the first inning. Revere turned and dashed about 30 yards and caught with his back to the field, a couple steps before the fence,

In the third inning, Young lined a ball to right center that Revere made a diving catch of to rob him of another hit.

``Incredible.'' Twins righthander Carl Pavano said. ``It couldn't happen to a better hitter than Delmon. Making those plays...he comes  into the game with a lot of energy.''

 

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