Danny Valencia had his second straight four-hit game on 7/27/2010, the first Twin to do so since 1936." />
JEWISH BASEBALL NEWS — Minnesota Twins 3B Danny Valencia has been eating his Wheaties. 

The 25-year-old rookie went 4-for-5 with three RBIs in an 11-2 rout of the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday (7/27/2010), a day after going 4-for-4 with a grand slam. Valencia’s deluge boosted his batting average to a sublime .400. In his past four games, he has gone 14-for-19 with eight RBIs.

The last player to have back-to-back four-hit games in franchise history was Buddy Lewis, who did it for the Washington Senators (a Twins predecessor) in…1936

The Twins play Kansas City again this afternoon (7/28/2010).


It’s been a while since we’ve seen anything like Minnesota Twins 3B Danny Valencia‘s day at the plate Monday (7/26/2010).

The 25-year-old rookie hit his first MLB home run, and it was a doozy: a first-inning grand slam against the Kansas City Royals. Valencia then went on to post a rare 4-4-4-4, getting four hits in four at-bats, scoring four runs, and driving in four more.

The performance capped a remarkable two-month run for the Florida native. Since being promoted from AAA in June, Valencia has assembled a .376 batting average, with nine RBIs and 10 runs scored in 85 at-bats.

Valencia, who has been sharing 3B duties, will need 130 plate appearances by Sept. 1 in order to qualify for the AL Rookie of the Year award.