Twins closer Brandon Kintzler shines in MLB All-Star Game debut

Twins closer Brandon Kintzler made his debut in the MLB All-Star Game Tuesday evening on Fox 9, pitching a perfect fifth inning with three ground ball outs in just 11 pitches. It’s been a classic rags-to-riches story for the former St. Paul Saint, at one point working in an ice cream shop and turning down a role in the movie Moneyball to play in a minor league all star game--all while never losing hope.

 Kintzler sat down with Fox 9 Sports Director Jim Rich Sunday before the All-Star Game to talk about his unconventional path and the things that have kept him on track throughout his career.

Watch the interview now to hear the rest of the story and be sure to check out Sports NOW every Sunday night at 10:35 p.m. on Fox 9.