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Twins-White Sox preview (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins June 30, 2016 at 01:31 AM

Finding ways to win in the American League's Central Division has been an issue for both the Chicago White Sox and Minnesota Twins this season. For the White Sox, in-division competition of late has been especially painful even after the White Sox won for only the fourth time in their last 20 divisional games with Wednesday's 9-6 victory.

Shields gets win as White Sox beat Twins 9-6 (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins June 29, 2016 at 10:37 PM

James Shields broke out of a slump with 6 2/3 innings against one of baseball's worst lineups, helping the Chicago White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 9-6 on Wednesday night. Shields (3-9) allowed one run and eight hits in his first win since he tossed seven scoreless innings for San Diego at Milwaukee on May 12. The right-hander got hit hard after he was acquired by Chicago in a trade June 4, go

White Sox OF Cabrera sidelined by wrist injury (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins June 29, 2016 at 06:49 PM

The soreness finally caught up to White Sox outfielder Melky Cabrera. The veteran switch hitter aggravated a right wrist injury during Chicago's 4-0 loss to Minnesota on Tuesday night and will miss a couple of days with a mild sprain. Cabrera originally hurt his wrist when he tried for a diving catch during a 13-2 loss at Cleveland on June 18.

Miguel Sano literally uses his head to help catch pop up (Big League Stew)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins June 29, 2016 at 06:13 PM

Minnesota Twins slugger Miguel Sano is currently on rehab assignment with their Triple-A affiliate, the Rochester Red Wings. The 23-year-old infielder/outfielder is expected to be back with the big league club by week’s end. Sano, who was playing third base after struggling in his 37 starts in right field for Minnesota, showed why catching fly balls may not be his strong suit.

White Sox OF Cabrera sidelined by wrist injury (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins June 29, 2016 at 06:01 PM

CHICAGO (AP) -- White Sox outfielder Melky Cabrera has a mild right wrist sprain that will keep him out of the lineup for a couple of days.

Final Stone Buddha Boss (Rotoworld)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins June 29, 2016 at 01:13 PM

Brad Johnson covers the latest news and notes for closers and baserunners including the promotion of Cardinals reliever Seung-hwan Oh.

Baseball-Highlights from Tuesday's MLB games (Reuters)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins June 29, 2016 at 03:19 AM

(Adds final game) June 28 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights from Major League Baseball games on Tuesday: Phillies 4, Diamondbacks 3 Philadelphia first baseman Ryan Howard walked with the bases loaded to force in the winning run in the ninth inning when the Phillies' compounded Arizona's loss of ace Zack Greinke with a 4-3 victory over the Diamondbacks. Pinch-hitter Jimmy Paredes doubled to ope

Baseball-Highlights from Tuesday's MLB games (Reuters)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins June 29, 2016 at 02:19 AM

(Adds later games) June 28 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights from Major League Baseball games on Tuesday: Phillies 4, Diamondbacks 3 Philadelphia first baseman Ryan Howard walked with the bases loaded to force in the winning run in the ninth inning when the Phillies' compounded Arizona's loss of ace Zack Greinke with a 4-3 victory over the Diamondbacks. Pinch-hitter Jimmy Paredes doubled to op

Twins-White Sox preview (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins June 28, 2016 at 11:31 PM

After a month-long slide, the Chicago White Sox have seeming started to figure out how to win again as the little things that plagued them during their slump have again started to come around. A White Sox offense that had been struggling to score runs has put up at least five runs four times in the past week before being shut out by the Minnesota Twins 4-0 Tuesday night. Chicago again dipped bel

Dozier hits 2 HRs, Gibson shines as Twins blank White Sox (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins June 28, 2016 at 10:25 PM

Brian Dozier homered twice and drove in four runs, Kyle Gibson pitched seven innings of five-hit ball for his first victory of the season, and the Minnesota Twins blanked the Chicago White Sox 4-0 Tuesday night. Dozier homered in his third straight game and extended his hitting streak to 10 games as the last-place Twins beat the White Sox for first time in seven tries. Gibson (1-5) struck out se

Twins lose RHP Phil Hughes to season-ending shoulder surgery (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins June 28, 2016 at 07:37 PM

Minnesota Twins right-hander Phil Hughes will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery. General manager Terry Ryan said before Tuesday's game against the White Sox that he expects the 30-year-old Hughes to be ready for the start of spring training.

Twins-White Sox preview (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins June 27, 2016 at 11:37 PM

The Chicago White Sox have won all six meetings against the Minnesota Twins this season. On Tuesday, the White Sox will try to extend the streak against their division rivals to a lucky seven. The White Sox have outscored the Twins by a margin of 30-9 in six games this season, including a three-game sweep on the road in April and a three-game sweep at home in May.

Second-Half Save Candidates (Rotoworld)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins June 27, 2016 at 12:31 PM

Matthew Pouliot offers up his thoughts on how trades could impact closing situations in this week's Strike Zone.

Cleveland's Santana a different kind of leadoff hitter (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins June 27, 2016 at 02:49 AM

As a 210-pound power hitter, Carlos Santana doesn't exactly fit the prototype of the traditional leadoff man. Nearly half of Santana's 277 at-bats this season have come in the leadoff spot, and with a career on-base percentage of .362, he can help provide RBI opportunities for Cleveland's other top hitters in the middle of the order. Santana doesn't hit for a high average, but he draws lots of w

10 Degrees: MLB All-Star voting is down, and the Cubs want ballot-box anarchy (Yahoo Sports)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins June 26, 2016 at 10:31 PM

Here's who should really represent the NL and AL at the All-Star Game in San Diego.

Rangers-Yankees preview (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins June 26, 2016 at 08:13 PM

The Texas Rangers have 50 wins in their sight, and there's a good possibility they will reach that number sometime this week. Monday will be the first opportunity for Texas to become the first team in the majors to reach 50 wins when it opens a four-game series with the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Should Texas get at least one more win, it will have 50 wins before the end of June for the

Baseball-Highlights of Sunday's MLB games (Reuters)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins June 26, 2016 at 07:31 PM

(Adds later games) June 26 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Sunday's Major League Baseball games: White Sox 5, Blue Jays 2 Chris Sale earned his major league-leading 13th victory as the Chicago White Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays. Sale (13-2) pitched seven scoreless innings before the Blue Jays broke the shutout with a pair of eighth-inning solo homers. The White Sox left-hander won his

Baseball-Highlights of Sunday's MLB games (Reuters)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins June 26, 2016 at 06:19 PM

Highlights of Sunday's Major League Baseball games: White Sox 5, Blue Jays 2 Chris Sale earned his major league-leading 13th victory as the Chicago White Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays. Sale (13-2) pitched seven scoreless innings before the Blue Jays broke the shutout with a pair of eighth-inning solo homers. The White Sox left-hander won his fourth straight game, allowing two runs on five hit

Baseball-Major League Baseball highlights (Reuters)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins June 26, 2016 at 05:49 PM

Washington Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg was placed on the 15-day disabled list due to an upper-back strain, the team announced Sunday. The move is retroactive to June 16 and comes after the right-handed Strasburg missed his second consecutive start. Strasburg told reporters on Friday that he was injured during a weight room workout.

Duffey dominates for 8 innings, Twins hit 6 HRs to top Yanks (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins June 26, 2016 at 03:49 PM

Tyler Duffey never thought for a moment that he was pitching for his spot in the Minnesota rotation. The idea that he was pitching a perfect game at Yankee Stadium, yep, that was in his head. The struggling Duffey set down his first 17 batters and wound up throwing two-hit ball for eight innings while the Twins backed him with six home runs to beat New York 7-1 Sunday.