Rookie DH Miguel Sano wasn't in the starting lineup for the Twins on Wednesday, but he came through in a big way, hitting a pinch-hit home run in the 12th inning to give Minnesota a win and keep them in the AL wild-card hunt. Sano had been out the lineup for the last two days as he worked through a mini slump, but his 16th homer of the year, a shot to left, put the Twins ahead. He is now hitting .281 with 43 RBIs.
The Twins held designated hitter Miguel Sano out of Wednesday's lineup for the second straight game. Torii Hunter will be the team's DH for Wednesday's contest. Sano is hitting .207 with three home runs and four RBI in his last nine games.
Twins rookie slugger Miguel Sano is set to play Friday night in Houston after losing a game to a hamstring issue. Sano has been tearing it up at the plate with five home runs in his last eight starts. He has sweetened his slash line to an impressive .294/.403/.617.
Twins third baseman Miguel Sano was held out of the starting lineup for Thursday's game against the White Sox. Sano is trying to play through a hamstring injury, and he was rested Thursday since it was a day game after a night game. "It's a tough thing right now with him. I know he wants to play, and staying in the lineup from here on out is the most important part of the equation," manager Paul Molitor said, per MLB.com. "A day game following a night game heading into Houston isn't going to make a huge difference. I can't tell you exactly that. There's no way to measure how much 40 hours might help." The hamstring injury didn't seem to bother Sano on Wednesday, as he homered for a third straight game. The rookie third baseman has been on a nice power surge, homering eight times in his last 14 games and slugging .833 in that span. Since Aug. 5, Sano has a .323/.402/.742/1.144 slash line in his last 25 games. He has six doubles, 11 home runs and 28 RBI in that span.
After undergoing an MRI on his hamstring Wednesday, Twins designated hitter Miguel Sano hopes to play through the hamstring issue, reports MLB.com. The hamstring strain caused him to miss last Friday's contest, but he is in Wednesday's lineup. "I'm trying to not run too hard or too fast," Sano said. "I can feel it when I'm on base."