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Twins-White Sox Preview (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins May 22, 2015 at 06:09 AM

The Minnesota Twins' turnaround can be traced to their series sweep of the Chicago White Sox three weeks ago. The Twins look to continue rolling as they face the White Sox in the opener of this three-game set on the South Side on Friday night. Minnesota (23-17) was three games under .500 before outscoring Chicago 31-8 and winning all four games from April 30-May 3.

Athletics-Rays Preview (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins May 21, 2015 at 11:33 PM

Despite injuries to some key members of their pitching staff, the Tampa Bay Rays' work on the mound remains a big reason for their early success. Chris Archer seeks a third straight strong start as the Rays look to add to the misery of the visiting Oakland Athletics on Friday night. Alex Colome pitched five solid innings and four relievers allowed two hits and struck out six as Tampa Bay (23-19)

Baseball-Major League Baseball roundup (Reuters)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins May 21, 2015 at 07:33 PM

The Los Angeles Dodgers suspended Cuban shortstop Erisbel Arruebarrena on Thursday for the remainder of the season after "repeated failures to comply with his contract". The Los Angeles Times first reported the season-long suspension of Arruebarrena, who played in 22 games last year for the Dodgers and batted .195. After Arruebarrena's disappointing stint in the minors in 2014, the Dodgers took

Jansen Returns (Rotoworld)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins May 21, 2015 at 04:45 PM

Brad Johnson covers the latest in the world of closers and stolen bases.

Joe Mauer's first homer of 2015 leads Twins to sweep in Pittsburgh (Big League Stew)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins May 21, 2015 at 06:09 AM

Take a look around the league with Big League Stew's daily wrap up. We'll hit on all of the biggest moments from the day that you may have missed, while providing highlights, photos and interesting stats. Joe Mauer's long-running power drought is over, and he could not have possibly picked a better time to snap it. With the Twins and Pirates tied in the 13th inning at PNC Park, Mauer smacked Ant

Mauer's homer lifts Twins to 4-3 win over Pirates in 13 (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins May 20, 2015 at 11:33 PM

A dozen seasons in, there is still plenty of life in Joe Mauer's bat. The Minnesota Twins first baseman took an 89 mph slider from Pittsburgh's Antonio Bastardo and sent it just over the 21-foot Clemente Wall in right field in the top of the 13th to help the Twins to a 4-3 victory Wednesday night. The homer was Mauer's first of the season and first since Aug. 17, 2014, a span of 76 games.

LEADING OFF: Harper vs Yanks; Keuchel undefeated; LA at SF (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins May 20, 2015 at 06:09 AM

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Twins-Pirates Preview (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins May 19, 2015 at 11:51 PM

The Minnesota Twins own the most wins in baseball over left-handed starters, though they have never faced the Pittsburgh Pirates' Jeff Locke. Locke has excelled in interleague play and will try to help the Pirates split this two-game home series Wednesday night. Minnesota (22-17) built a 7-0 lead in two innings against former Twins starter Francisco Liriano to post an 8-5 victory Tuesday.

Pedro Alvarez hits home run into a boat on the Allegheny River (Big League Stew)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins May 19, 2015 at 11:27 PM

Over his career, Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Pedro Alvarez has done one thing consistently well: Smash home runs with incredible power.  He was at it again Tuesday against the Minnesota Twins. In the fourth inning, Alvarez stepped to the plate against Ricky Nolasco.  On the third pitch of the at-bat, he struck. Alvarez annihilated a 91 mph fastball from Nolasco, sending it deep to right f

Twins use big 2nd inning to down Pirates 8-5 (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins May 19, 2015 at 11:03 PM

Brian Dozier smiled and summed the biggest moment of the game in an unusual but succinct way. ''It was a backbrrrreaker,'' the Minnesota Twins second baseman said, rolling the rs for emphasis. Dozier scored all the way from first base on Joe Mauer's three-run single during a six-run second inning as the Twins built an early 7-0 lead the held on for an 8-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on T

Twins-Pirates Preview (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins May 18, 2015 at 04:57 PM

Francisco Liriano hasn't faced the Minnesota Twins since 2012, the same year they gave up on the oft-injured former phenom and shipped him out of town. Less than a year after the trade he began reviving his career with the Pittsburgh Pirates, who send the left-hander to the mound in the opener of a two-game series against the visiting Twins on Tuesday night. He made three more trips to the disab

Baseball-Highlights of Sunday's Major League Baseball games (Reuters)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins May 17, 2015 at 10:45 PM

(Adds late game) May 17 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Sunday's Major League Baseball games. - - - Nationals 10, Padres 5 Danny Espinosa and Bryce Harper clubbed three-run homers as the Washington Nationals routed the San Diego Padres 10-5 to record their third straight victory. Harper went 3-for-3 and fell a double shy of the cycle while driving in four runs and scoring three. The home

Archer throws 6 strong innings in Rays' 11-3 win over Twins (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins May 17, 2015 at 07:09 PM

The Tampa Bay Rays are as surprised as anyone at how well they've played this season despite a long list of injuries. ''We're not really expecting to be above .500, but we are,'' Chris Archer said Sunday after limiting Minnesota to one run in an 11-3 win over the Twins. Despite a disabled list that currently includes 10 players, the Rays are 21-18 and only a game behind New York in the AL East f

Pirates stop 4-game slide with 3-0 win over Cubs (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins May 17, 2015 at 06:33 PM

The Pittsburgh Pirates needed another strong outing from their most consistent starter, and A.J. Burnett stepped up again. Burnett worked around five walks while pitching seven innings in his third consecutive win, and the Pirates stopped a four-game losing streak by cooling off the Chicago Cubs with a 3-0 victory on Sunday. Burnett (3-1) allowed three hits and struck out seven while handing Jak

Baseball-Highlights of Saturday's MLB games (Reuters)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins May 17, 2015 at 06:09 AM

May 16 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Saturday's Major League Baseball games. - - - Rockies 7, Dodgers 1 Left-hander Jorge De La Rosa tossed a two-hitter and the Colorado Rockies defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-1. De La Rosa went 7 1/3 innings while Carlos Gonzalez, Daniel Descalso and third baseman Nolan Arenado all homered for Colorado (13-20). The Dodgers fell to 23-13. - - - Tiger

Baseball-Major League Baseball roundup (Reuters)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins May 16, 2015 at 07:09 PM

The Minnesota Twins placed center fielder Jordan Schafer on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 11, with a ligament sprain. - - - The New York Yankees recalled right-hander Bryan Mitchell and optioned right-hander Jose Ramirez back to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Ramirez was called up Friday, but he did not fare well in the Yankees' 12-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals, allowing four

Rays-Twins Preview (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins May 16, 2015 at 06:09 PM

It's been over a month since Chris Archer started anywhere but Tropicana Field, and Tampa Bay's No. 1 starter might be itching to shed the home uniform. When he does Sunday against the Minnesota Twins, he'll take the mound riding an impressive road scoreless streak as the Rays try to avoid a sweep.

Twins take advantage of rare Rays' error for 6-4 win (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins May 16, 2015 at 05:45 PM

After the Twins botched several early opportunities to take control of the game, a rare Tampa Bay error helped Minnesota break through. Brian Dozier homered, Eduardo Escobar had four hits and the Twins took advantage of reliever Kevin Jepsen's poor throw in the seventh inning to beat the Rays 6-4 on Saturday. ''We came through in the end,'' said Torii Hunter, who scored to put Minnesota ahead.

Twins place outfielder Jordan Schafer on DL (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins May 16, 2015 at 12:15 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins placed outfielder Jordan Schafer on the 15-day disabled list with a strained medial collateral ligament in his right knee.

Rays-Twins Preview (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins May 16, 2015 at 10:45 AM

The Tampa Bay Rays have pitched relatively well in their last eight games, but Alex Colome's most recent start was the lone exception. Colome will try to get back on track Saturday while the Minnesota Twins' Trevor May will also attempt to rebound from a lackluster performance with another solid showing at home. Tampa Bay (20-17) has allowed three runs or fewer in seven of its last eight, postin