Here are three thoughts following the Twins' 6-5 victory over Toronto:
THE BULLPEN: Twins relievers weren't perfect. J.R. Graham allowed two inherited runners to score, then an unearned run. Tim Stauffer gave up two runs, including a blast by Josh Donaldson. But they did enough to keep the offense within range on Sunday. The Twins actually gave Graham credit for coming for Nolasco getting through three innings. "He probably wasn't loose,'' Torii Hunter said. "He came in and held it down.'' Graham hadn't pitched in 10 days, but threw some nice breaking balls and almost got out of the inning. Stauffer came in still trying to find his game. Someone on Twitter posted his velocity, and none of his pitches went over 90 miles per hour, and he's supposed to throw a little harder than that. "He working his way back,'' Twins manager Paul Molitor said. I feel like Michael Tonkin and Lester Oliveros can help this bullpen right now and one of them should be up here. And I think the Twins will keep 13 pitchers for a while -- or until Kennys Vargas hits his way back up here.
COLABELLO THE OUTFIELDER: The Twins scored three runs on plays involving Toronto's Chris Colabello. Brian Dozier scored in the first inning when Colabello misplayed Joe Mauer's liner. Mauer was given a sacrifice fly and an RBI on the play. Would Colabello have thrown out Dozier if he had caught the ball cleanly? We'll never know. And a better outfielder catches Torii Hunter's drive in the seventh inning that ended up being the game-winning hit. Colabello is a likable guy, and I'm sure Toronto wants his bat in the lineup. But he's going to cost them some games defensively. He needs to be at first base, but that position is manned by Edwin Encarnacion.
WHAT A MONTH: What this 20-7 month has done is showed the Twins they can win. They hoped they could win coming out of spring training. Now they believe it. "We learned that we should come to the field expecting to win every day,'' Trevor Plouffe said. "We've also learned that one game, as soon as it's over, it's over. The best thing we have done is come back from losses and forgot about them. That's maturity. That's a real professional team. And that's a good feeling.'' Expectations will be raised as the Twins try to ride this wave through June.