Colabello Hits One For Moms Birthday In Twins Win
Chris Colabello was in the lineup for the Twins as the designated hitter and came to the plate for his second at bat. His mom in the stands watching, on her birthday, as she was being interviewed by Fox Sports Net’s Marney Gellner when she made a call for a special birthday present. Hit one for mom on her birthday.
And like a good son, Colabello delivered.
In all Colabello drove in four runs and two of them came on a 12th-inning single that lifted the Minnesota Twins to a 6-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night.
Colabello’s game-winning hit came off Josh Lueke (0-1) after hits by Joe Mauer and Trevor Plouffe.
Casey Fien (1-0) got the win and Glen Perkins pitched the 12th inning for his fourth save.
Colabello drove in Minnesota’s first two runs with a fourth-inning home run off Rays starter Jake Odorizzi, his third homer of the season and his second in two nights.
The four RBIs gave the Twins designated hitter a league-leading 26 for the season and tied the franchise record for RBIs in April that Kirby Puckett set in 1994.
The Twins wrap it up in Tampa this afternoon on WCMP-FM, 100.9 at 12:10. Listen for the pre-game at 11:40am.