MLB: Minnesota 8, Seattle 4

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Michael Cuddyer hit a grand slam home run Wednesday afternoon to help the Minnesota Twins beat Seattle, 8-4, preventing a three-game Mariners' sweep.

MLB: Minnesota 2, Texas 1 (10 inn.)

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Jamey Wright's wild pitch with nobody out in the 10th allowed Nick Punto to score the winning run Friday night as the Minnesota Twins nipped Texas, 2-1.

MLB: Minnesota 11, Seattle 3

SEATTLE, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Second baseman Alexi Casilla went 3-for-6 with two RBI Tuesday, fueling Minnesota's 18-hit offense that powered the Twins to an 11-3 win over Seattle.

MLB: Cleveland 4, Minnesota 0

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Paul Byrd pitched a four-hit shutout Monday as the Cleveland Indians defeated the Minnesota Twins 4-0.

MLB: Minnesota 4, Oakland 3

MINNEAPOLIS, July 15 (UPI) -- Joe Mauer hit an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth Sunday afternoon as the Minnesota Twins beat Oakland, 4-3, finishing a four-game sweep.

MLB: Chi. White Sox 6, Minnesota 3

CHICAGO, July 8 (UPI) -- Jim Thome Sunday hit a two-run homer to help the Chicago White Sox top the Minnesota Twins, 6-3.

MLB: Milwaukee 5, Minnesota 2

MINNEAPOLIS, June 16 (UPI) -- Corey Hart drove in two runs in the seventh inning Saturday as the Milwaukee Brewers posted a 5-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins.

MLB: Minnesota 8, LA Angels 5

ANAHEIM, Calif., June 6 (UPI) -- Nick Punto hit a three-run homer Wednesday, helping Minnesota rally past the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 8-5.

MLB: Minnesota 10, Chicago Sox 4

MINNEAPOLIS, May 28 (UPI) -- Mike Redmond had a three-run double in a sixth inning rally Monday as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Chicago White Sox 10-4.

MLB: Milwaukee 6, Minnesota 5

MILWAUKEE, May 20 (UPI) -- Geoff Jenkins drove in five runs Sunday, including the game-winner with an RBI single in the bottom of the seventh, as Milwaukee rallied over Minnesota 6-5.

MLB: Tampa Bay 6, Minnesota 4

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 3 (UPI) -- Carlos Pena and Rocco Baldelli drove in two runs each Thursday as Tampa Bay beat Minnesota 6-4.

MLB: Detroit 4, Minnesota 3

DETROIT, April 29 (UPI) -- Brandon Inge hit a game-winning home run in the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday as Detroit edged the Minnesota Twins 4-3.

MLB: Minnesota 7, Kansas City 5

KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 21 (UPI) -- Mike Redmond had three hits and three RBI Saturday afternoon as the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals, 7-5.

MLB: Kansas City 11, Minnesota 7

KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 21 (UPI) -- Mike Sweeney, Mark Grudzielanek and Reggie Sanders all hit home runs Friday night as the Kansas City Royals beat Minnesota, 11-7.

Cuddyer re-signs with Twins for one year

FORT MYERS, Fla., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Outfielder Michael Cuddyer Thursday signed a new one-year contract with the Minnesota Twins.
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Nick Punto
Minnesota Twins' Joe Mauer (R) rounds the bases after hitting a grand slam scoring Jose Morales, Nick Punto and Denard Span as Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Jimmy Gobble walks back to the mound during the sixth inning at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago on May 21, 2009. The Twins won 20-1. (UPI Photo/Brian Kersey)

Nicholas Paul Punto (born November 8, 1977) is a Major League Baseball utility player who currently plays for the St. Louis Cardinals. He has played second base, third base, shortstop, and center field. Punto is a switch hitter and throws right-handed.

Punto is a 1996 graduate of Trabuco Hills High School in Mission Viejo, California. After high school, he attended Saddleback College, also in Mission Viejo. His father, Lou, was drafted by the Boston Red Sox. Nick and his wife, Natalie have two children, Nicole Jayne born on May 30, 2008 and a son, Nash.

Punto made his major league debut with the Philadelphia Phillies on September 9, 2001. After playing in a career-high 64 major-league games in 2003, he was acquired by the Twins in the 2004 offseason (along with Carlos Silva) for Eric Milton. He started the season with the team, but he was injured twice and spent the majority of his time in 2004 on the disabled list. In 2005, he competed for the starting job at second base, which he eventually won, and in 2006 became the starting third baseman.

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