A long road to the ranks of Major League Baseball found its destination on Sunday afternoon for La Cañada Flintridge’s Nik Turley.
In his 10th season of professional baseball, Turley got the call-up from Minnesota Twins and returned to California to make his major league debut against the host San Francisco Giants.
Turley, 27, was greeted rudely by his hosts, but kept the Twins in the game, leaving in the fifth inning with a lead. However, the Harvard-Westlake product’s efforts were a footnote as the Twins’ bullpen was bombarded and the Giants prevailed, 13-8, on Sunday afternoon at AT&T Park.
Turley, who started opposite San Francisco’s Matt...