Last night was just one of those games where it's impossible to pick just one guy and lift him above the rest. Because let's be honest, no game is ever about just one player, no matter how overwhelming of a performance they may have given. On Wednesday night the Twins had a number of heroes, so we'll ask the hard question: who was your favorite?
Michael Cuddyer: His grand slam in the top of the fifth broke a 4-4 tie and seemingly destroyed any momentum the Angels may have built by overcoming Minnesota's early 3-0 lead. But Cuddles would pick up two hits in the game, and his second would also be a homer. That solo blast in the ninth was, considering how badly this season has gone for the Twins, some satisfying dirt in the opposition's wound. We've experienced more than enough of that this year.
Anthony Swarzak: When Scott Baker struggled to get through three innings, Swarzak stepped in and more than did his job. Taking the hill in the top of the fourth with the Twins trailing 4-3, he owned the Angels batters for five innings. No runs allowed, just one hit and a walk: that's big time. Especially considering he had to pick up Baker.
Delmon Young: Young's two-run homer in the second put the Twins up 3-0, and his solo shot in the fourth tied the game immediately after the Angels decimated Baker in the bottom of the third. Cuddyer's shot put the Twins up for good, Swarzak kept them there, but it was Delmon who kept the Twins in it early.