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Santana solid, Twins smash 6 HRs to beat A's 9-1
via Yahoo Sports - Twins May 03, 2017 at 10:56 PM

Ervin Santana is cruising, Miguel Sano is crushing and the Minnesota Twins are quickly putting last year's misery behind them. Santana struck out seven in six shutout innings and Brian Dozier hit two of Minnesota's six home runs to lead the Twins to a 9-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night. Santana (5-0) lowered his ERA to 0.66 for the season and has allowed one run or fewer and g

Plouffe returns to Minnesota with A's
via Yahoo Sports - Twins May 03, 2017 at 07:02 PM

Trevor Plouffe spent more than a decade in the Minnesota Twins' organization. Selected in the first round of the 2004 draft as a high school prospect, Plouffe went on to debut with the Twins in 2010. On Tuesday, for the first time in his professional baseball career, Plouffe will be playing against Minnesota.

Twins GM Thad Levine has emotional trip back to Texas
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 25, 2017 at 09:38 AM

Thad Levine's first road trip as general manager of the Minnesota Twins is an emotional experience. With the Twins in Texas for a three-game series, Levine is back where he spent the previous 11 seasons as an assistant general manager and helped put together two World Series teams. Levine became Minnesota's general manager after last season, following his time with the Rangers working with general

Addison Russell is asking fellow MLB stars to autograph something you'd never expect
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 24, 2017 at 06:14 PM

Around baseball, players often build their own memorabilia collections. Take Minnesota Twins pitcher Hector Santiago, he has a huge collection of jerseys and autographs from his peers. Addison Russell, the 23-year-old Chicago Cubs shortstop, began his own autograph collection this past spring.

Hicks, Fulmer and Tigers rout slumping Twins 13-4
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 23, 2017 at 09:26 PM

The Detroit Tigers have devised quite a system for getting production out of their emergency call-ups: get them to the ballpark as late as possible before throwing them into the lineup. ''Sometimes that's the best way to do it,'' manager Brad Ausmus said. John Hicks had three hits, including his first career homer, and drove in five runs to lead Michael Fulmer and the Detroit Tigers to a 13-4 vict

Jones hit in face by pitch, Tigers and Twins scrap on field
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 23, 2017 at 02:56 PM

Not long after Detroit outfielder JaCoby Jones got hit in the face by a pitch , the Tigers and Minnesota Twins were nose-to-nose on the field. Twins slugger Miguel Sano punched Tigers catcher James McCann in the mask during a bench-clearing scrap in the fifth inning of Detroit's 5-4 victory Saturday. Jones was nailed in the mouth by a 90 mph fastball from Minnesota reliever Justin Haley in the thi

Feisty finale could await Tigers, Twins
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 22, 2017 at 10:14 PM

An early-season series between the Detroit Tigers and Minnesota Twins suddenly has a bit of intensity as the teams head to Sunday's finale after splitting the first two games. Saturday's wild affair that saw one player hit in the face by a pitch, a benches-clearing skirmish and two players ejected ended up in a 5-4 win for Detroit, which snapped a four-game losing streak. Minnesota won Friday's ga

Here's how the Twins plan to honor Prince this summer
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 22, 2017 at 09:32 PM

As fans across the world took a moment to mourn Prince on the one-year anniversary of his death on Friday, the Minnesota Twins announced plans to honor the music icon and Minnesota native during a game this summer. When the Twins host the Cleveland Indians on Friday, June 16, it will be “Prince Night” at Target Field.

Tigers put Cabrera on 10-day DL with strained right groin
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 22, 2017 at 03:38 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Detroit Tigers have placed first baseman Miguel Cabrera on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right groin. Cabrera was injured while diving for a ground ball in the sixth inning of the Tigers' game against the Minnesota Twins

Verlander falters, Cabrera hurt as Twins top Tigers 6-3
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 22, 2017 at 09:38 AM

For five innings Friday night, everything was working for Justin Verlander, Miguel Cabrera and the Detroit Tigers. Verlander stumbled again, Cabrera left after straining his right groin and Detroit wasted a three-run lead against the Minnesota Twins, who burst ahead when Eddie Rosario hit a three-run homer that capped a six-run sixth inning in a 6-3 victory. Cabrera, a two-time AL MVP, had three h

America’s Largest Mall, With 500 Stores, Turns 25 Years Old
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 21, 2017 at 01:56 PM

News and forecasts about the death of malls are premature, at least for the largest one in the United States. Mall of America, which houses 520 stores, turns 25 years old this weekend. It continues to flourish in way that has to be the envy of most of

Bauer, Santana lift Indians over Twins, 6-2
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 20, 2017 at 09:20 PM

When Trevor Bauer's foot slipped on the mound with the bases loaded, causing him to balk in a run, his outing hung in the balance. The Cleveland Indians right-hander dug in, limited the damage and delivered his best performance of the season. Bauer struck out seven in 6 1/3 innings and Carlos Santana had two doubles and two RBIs to lead the Indians over the Minnesota Twins 6-2 on Thursday.

Thames extends home run streak, Nova impresses
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 19, 2017 at 11:56 PM

The Milwaukee Brewers' investment in Eric Thames is paying off in MLB, while Ivan Nova impressed in a loss for the Pittsburgh Pirates. With a third-inning home run against the Chicago Cubs on Monday, Thames has hit a homer in five straight games, matching

Harper lifts Nationals with homers, rookie Riddle leads Marlins
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 18, 2017 at 09:38 AM

When the Washington Nationals are down in the ninth inning, there is one guy they want at the plate and that is Bryce Harper. Harper bashed his second home run of the game - a three-run effort - in the bottom of the ninth to lead the Nationals to a 6-4 win against the Philadelphia Phillies in MLB on Sunday. The four-time All-Star and 2015 National League (NL) MVP, who had five RBIs in the game, ha

Garcia's 10th-inning homer leads White Sox over Twins 3-1
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 16, 2017 at 10:38 PM

With a runner at third and two outs in the 10th inning, Avisail Garcia swung hard and missed on the first pitch he saw against Minnesota reliever Ryan Pressly. Garcia stepped out of the box, collected himself and thought about what's worked this season: just put the bat on the ball. Garcia had a career-high four hits, including an opposite-field, two-run homer in the 10th that gave the Chicago Whi

Brian Dozier hits an inside-the-park home run against the White Sox
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 16, 2017 at 08:02 PM

Brian Dozier’s inside-the-park home run for the Minnesota Twins on Sunday had a bit of everything. The Twins’ infielder grabbed hold of a 1-2 cutter that stayed up a bit too high in the zone and launched it toward center field. White Sox rookie outfielder Jacob May was playing pretty shallow and immediately took off running towards the warning track.

Santana's 1-hitter leads Twins over White Sox 6-0
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 15, 2017 at 07:32 PM

Minnesota catcher Chris Gimenez looked at the scoreboard during the ninth inning and noticed Ervin Santana had allowed only a single hit. ''I had no idea,'' Gimenez said with a smile. Santana pitched a one-hitter for the first complete-game victory by a pitcher in the major leagues this season, and the Minnesota Twins beat the White Sox 6-0 Saturday to stop Chicago's three-game winning streak.

Cubs activate Duensing, Edwards Jr. goes on bereavement list
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 14, 2017 at 06:02 PM

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs activated left-handed pitcher Brian Duensing off of the 10-day disabled list and placed right-hander Carl Edwards Jr. on the bereavement list Friday. Duensing, 34, experienced lower back tightness during spring training

Tigers utility man was drug tested right after hitting first career grand slam
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 12, 2017 at 10:14 PM

Detroit Tigers utility man Andrew Romine had an afternoon to remember on Wednesday. On the field, the 31-year-old veteran was the hero in Detroit’s 5-3 win against the Minnesota Twins after launching his first career grand slam in the fourth inning. According to reporters on the scene at Comerica Park, Romine was summoned for a drug test shortly after the game concluded, which delayed his meeting

Romine's grand slam lifts Tigers to 5-3 win over Twins
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 12, 2017 at 06:02 PM

The moment he made contact, Andrew Romine could tell he had a chance at his first career grand slam. Romine cleared the bases in the fourth inning, and the Tigers rallied from an early three-run deficit to beat the Minnesota Twins 5-3 on Wednesday. Detroit trailed 3-0 before scoring five runs in the fourth, with Romine delivering the key hit when his drive to right field easily cleared the wall to