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Twins win eighth straight, ten of eleven.

Baseball or life, it's all the same--it goes in cycles, and nothing ever stays the same.  But for the moment, for the Twins, life is very, very good.  While it's a team accomplishment, I wanted to take a moment to check out exactly who we can thank for two weeks of exciting baseball from the offensive side.  The pitching, on the whole, has been fantastic.  At no point over the last 11 games have the Twins allowed more than four runs...at that was only twice.

So, before the Twins go for their third consecutive series sweep this afternoon in San Diego, I present your Minnesota offense, since June 13th:

Name Games AB H XBH TB BB SO AVG OBP SLG
Carlos Gomez 11 48 12 1 13 2 13 .250 .280 .271
Justin Morneau 11 44 13 3 19 4 4 .295 .354 .432
Alexi Casilla 11 42 11 2 13 2 1 .262 .295 .310
Joe Mauer 11 40 12 4 16 6 5 .300 .391 .400
Brendan Harris 11 40 12 7 24 1 9 .300 .317 .600
Jason Kubel 9 34 11 4 20 5 5 .324 .400 .588
Brian Buscher 9 32 13 2 17 2 2 .406 .417 .531
Delmon Young 8 31 11 3 14 3 6 .356 .412 .452
Michael Cuddyer 10 27 9 5 16 7 3 .333 .471 .593
Craig Monroe 6 10 2 2 8 1 3 .200 .273 .800
Mike Lamb 4 7 1 0 1 1 2 .143 .250 .143
Mike Redmond 2 6 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .143 .000
Matt Macri 5 5 2 0 2 1 1 .400 .500 .400
Total Offense 11 366 109 33 163 36 55 .298 .361

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Any time your entire offense can carry an OPS over .800, you're probably going to win most of your games...especially when your pitching staff is averaging less than 2.4 runs per contest in that stretch.  Additionally, the Twins have hit eight home runs (Morneau, Buscher, Kubel-2, Monoe-2, Harris-2), which is quite a few for this team in just 11 games.

At any rate, just a quick glance at the offense before today's game.  The game thread will be up around noon, see you then!