MINNEAPOLIS — Former Lexington Catholic standout Ben Revere got his first career RBI with a groundout in the fifth, scoring J.J. Hardy, in the Minnesota Twins' 4-2 victory against the Oakland Athletics on Saturday afternoon.
Revere also scored his first run, which made the game 2-all. However, the rookie is still looking for his first hit and is 0-for-8 with a walk.
It was the second start for Revere, who is subbing for center fielder Denard Span. Span missed his second straight game with what is classified as a bruised rotator cuff in his right shoulder, an injury that occurred in Thursday's finale in Chicago while diving for a sinking line drive.
Span said he felt better Saturday after receiving treatment on the shoulder and was available for defense or pinch-running duties. He was unsure when he would return to the lineup full-time.
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"Right now I'm just trying to help this club finish for a playoff spot, and hopefully we can clinch home-field advantage," Revere said Friday after his first start.