Chris Colabello Has Career Day for Twins
The Minnesota Twins first baseman had a career-high six RBIs Thursday, including two big doubles in his team's 10-9 win over the Chicago White Sox.
Something tells me that even though it was a bitter 37-degree afternoon at U.S. Cellular Field, the weather wasn't bothering him, considering he could be in Korea right now.
Colabello's three-run double in the third inning gave the Twins a 3-1 lead before he smoked his second two-bagger in the fifth, again off Jose Quintana, to make it 5-1. The 30-year-old added an RBI groundout in the seventh for good measure, probably because he just didn't want to show off.
However, it was the young Venezuelan Oswaldo Arcia who hit the go-ahead triple in the ninth inning to avoid a season-opening sweep and make all of Colabello's effort worth it. Way to go buddy! Former New York Yankees punching bag Phil Hughes snagged the victory in his Minnesota debut while Glen Perkins picked up his first save of the season after blowing it the day before in extra innings.
The Twins head to Cleveland to take on the Indians this weekend in a three-game series where manager Ron Gardenhire hopes to earn his 1,000th career victory.