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Astros' Fiers follows no-no with another win, 4-1 over Twins (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 29, 2015 at 10:03 PM

Mike Fiers followed his no-hitter with another stellar start for Houston, pitching into the seventh inning with three hits allowed for the first-place Astros in a 4-1 victory Saturday over the Minnesota Twins. Fiers (2-0) struck out five while surrendering one run, on a bases-loaded double-play grounder hit by Trevor Plouffe in the fourth. Luis Valbuena hit a two-run double and Evan Gattis and J

Astros place catcher Jason Castro on DL with quad strain (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 29, 2015 at 05:33 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Houston Astros have put catcher Jason Castro on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right quadriceps muscle.

Tropicana Field catwalks strike again, leave Kevin Kiermaier hanging on wall (Big League Stew)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 29, 2015 at 11:57 AM

If not for those pesky catwalks, baseball at Tropicana Field would be pretty much normal. Granted, the ballpark itself would still be slightly dull and not aesthetically pleasing, but the baseball would be normal. And that's all we can ask for. [ Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football: Sign up and join a league today! ] About those catwalks, though. They definitely exist, and they aren't going anywhe

LEADING OFF: Fiers to make 1st start since no-hitter (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 29, 2015 at 06:09 AM

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Nunez homers, Twins take opener against Astros 3-0 (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 28, 2015 at 11:27 PM

For much of the season, the Minnesota Twins bullpen was falling short in the American League arms race. Now that All-Star closer Glen Perkins is back healthy and Trevor May and Kevin Jepsen are throwing heat, the Twins hope they too now have the ability to shorten games as they chase their first playoff berth in five years. Eduardo Nunez homered and Kyle Gibson pitched 5 2-3 scoreless innings to

Baseball-Highlights of Friday's Major League Baseball games (Reuters)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 28, 2015 at 11:15 PM

Highlights of Friday's Major League Baseball games: - - - Rangers 4, Orioles 1 Left-hander Cole Hamels struck out 10 and limited the Baltimore Orioles to two hits over eight innings in the Texas Rangers' 4-1 victory on Friday. Right fielder Choo Shin-soo had a solo home run and two RBIs, while catcher Chris Gimenez's solo homer in the fifth represented the go-ahead run. Center fielder DeLino

Rookies Sano, Correa out for opener between Astros and Twins (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 28, 2015 at 06:03 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A showdown between two of the top rookies in the American League will have to wait.

Baseball-Highlights of Thursday's MLB games (Reuters)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 28, 2015 at 06:09 AM

(Adds late games) Aug 27 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Major League Baseball games on Thursday: - - - - Dodgers 1, Reds 0 Zack Greinke allowed four hits over seven innings to lift the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 1-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. Greinke (14-3) struck out nine and walked two for Los Angeles before Jim Johnson earned his 10th save with a perfect ninth inning. Yasmani Grandal

This Miguel Sano monster shot was robbed by the catwalk in Tampa (Big League Stew)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 27, 2015 at 11:09 PM

Minnesota Twins rookie Miguel Sano has done nothing but destroy baseballs since he's reached the majors. The 22-year-old has an impressive .289/.394/.584 slash line through 198 plate appearances.  While that entire slash line is awesome, it's been Sano's 12 home runs that have really impressed fans. Few 22-year-olds can hit moonshots like Sano, and the balls he destroys have become must-watch hi

Astros-Twins Preview (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 27, 2015 at 10:45 PM

A lethal combination of power and speed has helped the Houston Astros to what could be their best season in over a decade. Scott Kazmir will try to continue an impressive run by Houston's starters Friday night when the AL West leaders open a three-game series against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. While improvement was expected from the Astros after six consecutive losing seasons, surpassi

Rays bullpen helps end Twins' 6-game winning streak (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 27, 2015 at 10:27 PM

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay bullpen gave the struggling Rays a much-needed lift.

Tampa Bay bullpen helps end Twins' 6-game winning streak (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 27, 2015 at 09:27 PM

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Relievers Brandon Gomes, Alex Colome and Brad Boxberger combined for 4 2-3 scoreless innings and the Tampa Bay Rays ended Minnesota's six-game winning streak, beating the Twins 5-4 on Thursday night.

Rangers catch Twins in wild-card race (Reuters)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 27, 2015 at 07:45 PM

(The Sports Xchange) - Yovani Gallardo collected his 100th career victory while Texas capitalized on an error by Toronto right fielder Jose Bautista to score three times in the seventh inning in a 4-1 victory over the Blue Jays on Thursday. The Rangers (65-61) drew level with the Minnesota Twins for the second wild-card spot in the American League behind the New York Yankees, who are 1-1/2 games

Orioles-Rangers Preview (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 27, 2015 at 07:09 PM

Cole Hamels appears to be getting more and more comfortable with each start he makes for the Texas Rangers, who have the third-most wins in the AL since acquiring the left-hander at the trade deadline. Hamels looks to build on his first win in a Rangers uniform Friday night in his first matchup with the Orioles in over six years. Texas was three games behind Minnesota for the second wild card an

Baseball-Highlights of Thursday's MLB games (Reuters)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 27, 2015 at 06:09 PM

Aug 27 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Major League Baseball games on Thursday: - - - - Dodgers 1, Reds 0 Zack Greinke allowed four hits over seven innings to lift the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 1-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. Greinke (14-3) struck out nine and walked two for Los Angeles before Jim Johnson earned his 10th save with a perfect ninth inning. Yasmani Grandal drove in the only

Rays 1B Loney drops appeal of 1-game suspension (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 27, 2015 at 03:33 PM

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Tampa Bay Rays first baseman James Loney has dropped his appeal of a one-game suspension.

Rays put Jennings on 15-day DL with left knee injury (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 27, 2015 at 02:57 PM

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Rays have put outfielder Desmond Jennings on the 15-day disabled with a bruised left knee and recalled outfielder Joey Butler from Triple-A Durham.

LEADING OFF: Cubs face Bumgarner; Greinke looks for rebound (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 27, 2015 at 06:09 AM

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Baseball-Highlights of MLB games on Wednesday (Reuters)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 26, 2015 at 11:21 PM

Aug 26 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Major League Baseball games on Wednesday: - - - - Astros 6, Yankees 2 Right-hander Collin McHugh pitched 6-1/3 innings while designated hitter Evan Gattis homered twice as the Houston Astros scored four times in the fifth inning during a 6-2 victory over the New York Yankees. McHugh held the Yankees to five hits, struck out eight and walked two. ...

Escobar hits 2 homers, Twins beat Rays 5-3 (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 26, 2015 at 09:57 PM

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Eduardo Escobar homered twice and Joe Mauer had a tiebreaking RBI single as Minnesota beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 Wednesday night for the Twins' sixth consecutive win.