Minnesota Twins Players of the Week: 4/30-5/6

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Minnesota Twins Players of the Week: 4/30-5/6
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The Minnesota Twins hit the road again last week and it turned out to be a historic trip—for all of the wrong reasons.

The Twins were swept by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and lost two of three to the Seattle Mariners, but the 1-5 record on the road trip only tells part of the story.

Starting pitching continued to be a major issue for the Twins, as their starters combined to allow 22 earned runs, 42 hits and 13 walks in 31.2 innings (6.25 ERA).

More troubling than the pitching was the hitting. No Twins player finished the week with a batting average above .300, the team scored eight runs total in six games and amassed a minuscule four extra-base hits all week (two home runs and two doubles).

The team was shut out in three of the six games played, none more jaw-dropping than the no-hit effort Jered Weaver produced in the series finale versus the Angels.

The Twins finished the week with a season record of 7-20, 8.5 games behind the first-place Cleveland Indians.

Not every individual performance was as awful as this last week's record might suggest. With that, let's name, better late than never, the Twins' players of the week.

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