Denard Span, batting leadoff and filling in for the injured Michael Cuddyer in the Minnesota Twins' right field, hit his first big league home run Monday night in the club's 7-0 lashing of the rival Chicago White Sox.
Span, who's batting .318 with a .405 OBP in just 35 games, nailed a two-run shot in the third inning to go along with Justin Morneau's 4 RBIs which gave youngster Kevin Slowey a hefty lead to work with. The 24-year-old righty, never allowing more than one man on base in any inning, struck out five and walked one to help the Twins move within 1.5 games of the division-leading South-Siders.
With six more games left in the season between these two teams -- all at the Dome -- things could get interesting in the race for first in the AL Central.
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