Skip to main content

Today's Sports Clip: Colabello hits a birthday blast for his mom

  • Author:
  • Updated:

The Twins beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-4 in 12 innings on Wednesday night.

Tonight's game had a very special moment for one Twins player and his mom.

Chris Colabello has been one of the best stories in baseball so far in 2014. Not only has he been the most consistent Twins hitter, his 26 RBIs have tied a Twins record for RBIs in the month of April held by Kirby Puckett.

The 30-year-old Twins rookie may have added to the fairy-tale start to the season on Wednesday night.

The story goes a little something like this.

Colabello was in the lineup as the designated hitter and came to the plate for his second at bat. His mom in the stands watching, on her birthday, as she was being interviewed by Fox Sports Net's Marney Gellner when she made a call for a special birthday present.

And like a good son, Colabello delivered.

He wasn't done though. Colabello also had the two-run single in the 12th inning to break open the 4-4 tie and give the Twins the lead.

Next Up

Chet Holmgren

Thunder selects Chet Holmgren 2nd overall in NBA Draft

The Minneapolis native becomes the highest-drafted Minnesotan in NBA history.

Screen Shot 2022-06-23 at 2.21.45 PM

One airlifted after crash on rural Scott County highway

The State Patrol shut down Highway 282 in both directions Thursday afternoon.

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Police investigating after two men found dead in Maple Grove

Few details are known about the investigation.

12-web-or-mls-12 Dining room

Gallery: Charming, Northeast Minneapolis Home is perfect for first-time homebuyers

Located in the Holland neighborhood, it's near the Eastside Co-op, tons of amazing restaurants, breweries, and a distillery

US-169 BUS, Shakopee, Minnesota - June 2019 (1)

Eden Prairie 19-year-old killed in crash near Valleyfair is ID'd

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in this crash, involving a 26-year-old driver from Hopkins.

Screen Shot 2022-06-23 at 12.35.25 PM

Man pleads guilty for threatening to kill Hennepin County employees

Peter Robert Berry has a criminal history dating back to the 1970s, according to court records.

Screen Shot 2020-01-02 at 7.54.07 AM

Fourth person sentenced for murder of Minneapolis realtor

Lyndon Wiggins is the fourth person that has been sentenced in the kidnapping and killing of Monique Baugh.


Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Thursday, June 23

The number of Minnesotans up to date on their vaccine has dropped, largely due to kids 6 months to 4 years now eligible in the data.


Man severely burned in house fire near Duluth

The burn victim was airlifted to Minneapolis for advanced care.


Woman, 29, dies in two-vehicle crash south of Mora

The crash occurred in Brunswick Township just after 1 p.m. Wednesday.