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Yankees 12, Rangers 11 (The SportsXchange)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins July 29, 2014 at 11:41 PM

The New York Yankees rallied from a three-run deficit, then held on for a 12-11 victory over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday when Rangers slugger Adrian Beltre flied out with the bases loaded for the final out in the ninth. For the second consecutive night, Yankees left fielder and leadoff man Brett Gardner hammered the Rangers, going 4-for-5 while hitting two doubles, a home run and a single. Texas

Gibson pitches Twins to 2-1 victory over Royals (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins July 29, 2014 at 11:29 PM

Even after a lengthy replay, Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire still thinks the call was wrong. When he was ejected for arguing the play in the third inning Tuesday night, it gave him a nice vantage point - a flat-screen TV and a comfy chair in the clubhouse - to see Kyle Gibson shut down the Kansas City Royals for seven innings in a tense 2-1 victory. Gardenhire quickly challenged it, only

'Out of nowhere': Twins add undrafted 24-year-old (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins July 29, 2014 at 10:59 PM

In one of their craziest scouting experiences, the Minnesota Twins have reached a deal with a 24-year-old pitching prospect who has thrown 100 mile per hour fastballs but has never been drafted. Brandon Poulson was pitching earlier this month for the Healdsburg Prune Packers in a collegiate summer league. Now, the Twins are about to give him $250,000. ''It's a great story,'' Twins West Coast sc

Twins' Arcia stays behinds after birth of child (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins July 29, 2014 at 05:35 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Twins were playing short-handed Tuesday night against the Royals while outfielder Oswaldo Arcia spent time with his family following the birth of his baby boy.

The Grand Slam: Vance Worley shuts out the Giants in exactly 100 pitches (Big League Stew)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins July 29, 2014 at 11:05 AM

A day after Greg Maddux was enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame , Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Vance Worley nearly achieved a "Maddux" — the Internet-recognized feat of throwing a complete game with fewer than 100 pitches. But this wasn't any complete game. It was a 5-0 shutout against the San Francisco Giants in which Worley gave up four hits and struck out three. He completely domina

MLB roundup: Jays acquire Valencia from Royals (The SportsXchange)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins July 28, 2014 at 08:11 PM

The Toronto Blue Jays acquired Danny Valencia from the Kansas City Royals on Monday in exchange for catcher Erik Kratz and right-hander Liam Hendriks.

Jays acquire INF Valencia from Royals (The SportsXchange)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins July 28, 2014 at 07:47 PM

Adding some infield insurance to a unit that is missing two injured regulars, the Toronto Blue Jays acquired Danny Valencia from the Kansas City Royals on Monday in exchange for catcher Erik Kratz and right-hander Liam Hendriks. Valencia, 29, is joining his fifth team in three seasons. He split 2012 between the Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox, spent 2013 with the Baltimore Orioles, then playe

Twins-Royals Preview (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins July 28, 2014 at 05:11 PM

The Kansas City Royals are very much in contention with August approaching. A visit from the last-place Minnesota Twins could help them improve their position. Kansas City looks to continue its recent home success against the Twins as these AL Central rivals open a three-game set Tuesday night. Currently five games behind division-leading Detroit, the Royals (53-51) are also in the hunt for the

Relief roles a matter of routine (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins July 28, 2014 at 11:05 AM

When Detroit reliever Willie Hernandez won the MVP in 1984, he pitched in 80 games. The current trend in bullpen management - in which the best relievers are used primarily in the ninth inning to close out victories - didn't start until later. Now many teams take specialization a step further, assigning the closer to the ninth inning and another setup man to the eighth. ''They like their roles,

Baseball-Highlights of Sunday's MLB games (Reuters)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins July 27, 2014 at 11:17 PM

(Adds later games) July 27 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Sunday's Major League baseball games. - - - - Cardinals 1, Cubs 0 St Louis Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright tossed seven shutout innings to win a pitcher's duel against Chicago Cubs rookie Kyle Hendricks. Wainwright (13-5) allowed just five hits and Matt Holliday homered in the first inning to give the Cardinals (56-48) the only run

MLB roundup: Thomas emotional in Hall of Fame ceremony (The SportsXchange)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins July 27, 2014 at 08:23 PM

Frank Thomas is one of the most physically imposing players ever inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. However, the 6-foot-5 slugger, whose playing weight was 240 pounds, was the only one of six inductees Sunday reduced to tears during the ceremony in front of an estimated crowd of 48,000 in the field behind the Clark Athletic Center. Immortalized along with Thomas -- nick

Fuld's 2-run single lifts Twins over White Sox 4-3 (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins July 27, 2014 at 07:17 PM

A big hit from Sam Fuld and a quick recovery by Glen Perkins gave the Minnesota Twins a win that temporarily helped them forget about a season that's slipping away. Fuld hit a tiebreaking, two-run single off Javy Guerra in a three-run seventh inning, and the Twins defeated the Chicago White Sox 4-3 Sunday to avoid a four-game sweep. Danny Santana had two RBIs for the last-place Twins, who won fo

Twins rally late to top White Sox (The SportsXchange)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins July 27, 2014 at 05:59 PM

A late rally by Minnesota salvaged the final game of a 10-game homestand Sunday as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Chicago White Sox 4-3 at Target Field. The Twins, which entered losers of three in a row against the White Sox and in seven of nine games since the All-Star break, scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to take the lead for good. "They come to play," said Twins manag

Game roundup: Howard lifts Phils past Diamondbacks (The SportsXchange)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins July 27, 2014 at 05:23 PM

PHILADELPHIA -- Ryan Howard hit a homer and scored the go-ahead run on a controversial overturned play at the plate as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-2 on Sunday afternoon.

Sale shuts down Twins in White Sox's 7-0 win (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins July 27, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Chris Sale credits his offensive support for helping him settle into a good rhythm on the mound. It might actually be the other way around, with Sale's dominating starts taking pressure off the Chicago White Sox hitters. Sale tied a season high with 12 strikeouts in eight dominant innings, Alexei Ramirez hit his 10th homer, and the White Sox beat Minnesota 7-0 on Saturday night for their third s

Indians-Royals Preview (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins July 26, 2014 at 11:23 PM

After coming out of the All-Star break with four straight losses, the Kansas City Royals have once again found their stride. They're now in a position to finish off a four-game home sweep of the Cleveland Indians and extend their winning streak to six in Sunday's series finale. After a 7-5 win Saturday in which they came back from five runs down after the second inning, the Royals (53-50) have w

White Sox-Twins Preview (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins July 26, 2014 at 11:17 PM

A month removed from being swept in a four-game set at Minnesota, the Chicago White Sox are in position to return the favor. They can pull off a four-game sweep there for the first time Sunday while adding to the Twins' recent struggles at home. Chicago (51-54) blew leads in every game at Target Field from June 19-22 and lost all four but hasn't trailed in this series, outscoring the Twins 21-7.

Sale finds his groove, KOs Twins (The SportsXchange)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins July 26, 2014 at 10:11 PM

Chris Sale proved once again why he is one of the best pitchers in all of baseball Saturday night. The lanky Chicago left-hander struck out 12 Minnesota Twins over eight shutout innings in a 7-0 White Sox rout at Target Field. The 12 punch-outs marked the 15th time in Sale's career that he has fanned double-digit batters -- tying him with Juan Pizarro for second on the White Sox all-time list in

Orioles-Mariners Preview (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins July 26, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Solid pitching has keyed the Baltimore Orioles' recent success on their West Coast swing. With Bud Norris trying for a fourth straight road win, the AL East-leading Orioles can secure a winning trip with a third consecutive victory over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday. Nelson Cruz homered early and Chris Davis delivered a tiebreaking shot in the 10th inning to help Baltimore (57-45) improve to

Abreu hits 30th HR, White Sox beat Twins 9-5 (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins July 25, 2014 at 11:53 PM

Chicago manager Robin Ventura is no longer surprised when Jose Abreu hits a long home run or does something else spectacular. Abreu hit his major league-leading 30th homer and drove in three runs, leading the White Sox past the Minnesota Twins 9-5 on Friday night. The Cuban rookie has 77 RBIs - Detroit's Miguel Cabrera began the day leading the majors with 80. Fellow slugger and teammate Adam D