Twins Bounce Back: Morneau, Span and Punto Put Up 10 For Swarzak

Jimmy MohlerContributor IIIJuly 28, 2009

ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 26:  Denard Span #2 of the Minnesota Twins runs the bases after hitting a home run in the eighth inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angels Stadium on July 26, 2009 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

In a series against the Angels that yielded a lot of negatives, the Twins looked like an entirely new team on Sunday. 

It's not often we see a team like the Twins playing "Angels baseball," if you will. Belting home runs and exhibiting a relentless offense was what did it for the Twins. 

Morneau provided both his 25th and 26th homers of the year, bringing his total runs batted in this year to 82. He now leads the American League in both categories. 

If anybody on this team is making the case for MVP, it's him. Not to be overshadowed, the little guys also provided what the Twins needed. Denard Span and Nick Punto combined for the rest of the team's seven runs batted in. 

What may have been most important in the key win was the starting performance by Anthony Swarzak. He pitched 6 2/3 innings of phenomenal baseball, earning his sixth quality start of the season and taking the pressure off of the already taxed Twins' bullpen. 

It was one of those days where everything went right, and the Twins are hoping for much more of the same as they return home for a big series against the White Sox