Day after highlight catch, Revere starts in left

Day after highlight catch, Revere starts in left

MINNEAPOLIS -- Ben Revere has continued to turn heads with his outfield defense, but started in an unfamiliar spot on Sunday against the White Sox, as he made just his third start of the year in left field.

Revere, who has made 69 starts in right and 32 in center this year, started in left for the first time since April 27. Chris Parmelee got the start in right field because of his lack of experience in left.

But Revere excelled again in center on Saturday night, when he made an over-the-shoulder catch to rob A.J. Pierzynski of extra bases to end the eighth with two runners on.

"It was unbelievable," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. "It's highlight stuff. We've seen it quite a bit. It's good stuff. In fact, a great play that kept us in the game."

Revere called it one of the Top 10 catches of his young career, and added he was surprised by how far the ball carried.

"I didn't think Pierzynski hit it that well," Revere said. "But then I heard [Josh] Willingham yell 'back,' so I kind of went back and looked both ways to see where the fence was, and I kind of caught it before it hit the fence. It was a play that had to be made or the game was going to get out of control."