Zach Putnam

Plouffe homers twice to spark Twins' 6-2 win over White Sox

CHICAGO Torii Hunter was told he might be pinch-hit for occasionally, and he responded with two hits and drove in the tying run. He was told he might be substituted for in the outfield, and he responded by throwing two White Sox baserunners out from right field. He was told he might be pinch-run for, and he responded by ...

Well, two out of three isn't bad.

Hunter, finally emerging from an eight-week slump, was thrown out trying to steal a base but otherwise had an encouraging resurgence on Friday in support of another veteran experiencing a late-season bounce-back, right-hander Ervin Santana. With Trevor Plouffe supplying a pair of solo home runs, Santana...