Torii Hunter returns to Minnesota, leaves with a prize

The Minnesota Twins welcomed the Detroit Tigers to Target Field in Minneapolis for a three game weekend series starting on June 14, 2013.  A reunion between current and former players and coaches the first game ended on Sunday with Tigers (and ex-Twins) outfielder leaving Minneapolis with another milestone in his career, his 300th home run.

Before the first game the Twins inducted long-time public relations director Tommy Mee and closing pitcher Eddie Guardado to the Twins hall of fame.  Among the current Hall of Famers making an appearance to welcome the new members were Tom Kelly, Rod Carew, Tony Oliva, Bert Blyleven, Rick Aguilera, Brad Radke.

Hunter played with several of the Hall of Famers and got to catch up with them before the game.  Hunter talked on camera about Guardado, reliving some of his favorite stories and met him on the mound after the ceremonial first pitch.

In game three of the series the Twins beat the Tigers to avoid the sweep.  Torii Hunter left the game with another milestone for his career, his 300th home run.

The Tigers won two of the three games in Minneapolis and have a 3.5 game lead in the American League Central Division over the Cleveland Indians and a 7.5 game lead over the Twins.  The Twins will start a three game series with the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday June 18.

This story is reproduced with permission from Examiner.com.

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