Player of the Game: Beating the Dodgers Edition

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JUNE 29: Tsuyoshi Nishioka #1 and Ben Revere #11 of the Minnesota Twins celebrate a win against the Los Angeles Dodgers after the game on June 29, 2011 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Dodgers 1-0. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

If it feels like it's been forever since we've had this vote, it's because it's felt like forever. Losing does that to you. But we're back! And if you're curious to see who our past winners have been, be sure to check out our Player of the Game 2011 page.

This series didn't start out too well. Hell, after that 15-0 drubbing where Twins pitchers allowed 25 hits in the process, I would have been happy for Minnesota to salvage one game of this series. Yet they showed some fortitude, once again, and shook off one of the worst defeats I can remember as a Twins fan to come back and take two of three from the Dodgers. With that, here are your series nominees.

Scott Baker: 7.1 innings, no runs, nine strikeouts in what would be a 1-0 Twins win. He needed some help from his offense, not to mention 1.2 innings of brilliant help from his bullpen, but Baker was undoubtedly huge again.

Ben Revere: 4-for-10 (with two walks) in the series, which is great. But all of those on-base opportunities came after going 0-for-4 in that 15-0 stomping. Exceptional in games two and three. He also scored three runs and stole three bases.

Joe Mauer: Joe was the only Twins player to collect a hit in all three games this series, finishing the three-game set with a 3-for-10 mark, including a walk, double, and RBI. Not a standout performance like Revere in game two, but steady.

Luke Hughes: An o-fer in game one, but his two-run blast was the deciding blow in game two, and he'd add another hit in game three. Just 2-for-11 in the series, but one of those hits was massive.

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