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Twins-Rays Preview (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 22, 2014 at 11:32 PM

The Minnesota Twins have one of the worst ERAs in baseball, and that dismal mark has plenty to do with the struggles of Mike Pelfrey. He'll look to snap out of his funk Wednesday night as Minnesota seeks to avoid an eighth straight road loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. The Twins (9-10) have allowed at least seven runs eight times, including Tuesday's 7-3 loss in the series opener. Pelfrey's struggle

Price, DeJesus key Rays' 7-3 win over Twins (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 22, 2014 at 11:26 PM

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- David Price overcame two homers and getting hit in his protective cup by a lin1er in the fourth inning to throw hs first complete game of the season. Price allowed six hits, David DeJesus drove in three runs, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Minnesota Twins 7-3 on Tuesday night. ''I thought his fastball was actually better towards the end of the game,'' Rays manager Joe

Price leads Rays to win over Twins (The SportsXchange)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 22, 2014 at 10:56 PM

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- It wasn't hard to tell whether left-hander David Price was more upset about the two pitches he allowed for home runs or the line drive Joe Mauer rocketed off his protective cup on Tuesday night at Tropicana Field. Price followed his worst outing of the season by tossing a complete-game six-hitter in the Rays' 7-3 win over the Minnesota Twins. "If I'm going to get hit, tha

Lawrie comes through in Jays' win over Orioles (The SportsXchange)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 22, 2014 at 10:44 PM

TORONTO -- Toronto Blue Jays' third baseman Brett Lawrie is not getting many hits so far this season but he is making them count when he does collect one. He hit a three-run home run in the eighth inning Tuesday to snap a 3-3 tie, and when left fielder Melky Cabrera added a three-run homer of his own in the inning, the Blue Jays defeated the Baltimore Orioles 9-3. Lawrie has 10 hits this season

Rays SS Yunel Escobar strikes out on a 4-2 pitch (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 22, 2014 at 10:08 PM

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Major League Baseball has acknowledged it failed to correct a pitch count after Tampa Bay shortstop Yunel Escobar struck out in an at-bat that was completed after a replay review. After a replay delay of 1 minute, 47 seconds in Tuesday night's game against Minnesota, umpires incorrectly ruled the count on Escobar was 3-2. Escobar struck out on the next pitch after al

Rays 7, Twins 3 (The SportsXchange)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 22, 2014 at 09:32 PM

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Tampa Bay Rays left-hander David Price followed his worst outing of the season with a major bounce-back on Tuesday, tossing a complete-game six-hitter in the Rays' 7-3 win over the Minnesota Twins at Tropicana Field.

Twins teammates Joe Mauer and Glen Perkins really are two of a kind (Yahoo Sports)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 22, 2014 at 08:26 PM

The pair is from the same area, on the same team and doesn't plan on playing anywhere else.

Five Big Things: The hot Brewers, Pujols' quest for 500 and the MLB week ahead (Big League Stew)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 21, 2014 at 08:26 PM

Five Big Things is Big League Stew's look at the week ahead in MLB action, examining storylines and matchups you should keep an eye on. 1. CAN THE BREWERS KEEP THEIR HOT STREAK GOING? If you're one of those people looking at the Milwaukee Brewers and their MLB best 14-5 record and thinking, "this can't possibly last," you might be right. But the Brewers have a decent shot of keeping it going thi

Baseball-Highlights of Sunday's MLB games (Reuters)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 20, 2014 at 11:26 PM

(Adds late games) April 20 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Sunday's Major League Baseball games. - - - Twins 8, Royals 3 Phil Hughes pitched a solid six-plus innings and helped the Minnesota Twins salvage the final game of a three-game series with an 8-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals. Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe had two doubles, a triple, two RBIs and two runs scored to lead

Royals-Indians Preview (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 20, 2014 at 08:26 PM

The Cleveland Indians are hoping a pep talk by manager Terry Francona will help kick-start their season. The Kansas City Royals still remember a series in Cleveland last season when they were swept. Cleveland (8-10) ended a three-game slide with Sunday's 6-4 home victory over Toronto. So when it's not going perfect, you grind the best you can.'' The Indians are 3-6 against fellow AL Central clu

Baseball-Highlights of Saturday's MLB games (Reuters)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 19, 2014 at 11:56 PM

(Adds later games) April 19 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Saturday's Major League Baseball games: - - Blue Jays 5, Indians 0 Left-hander Mark Buehrle pitched four-hit ball over seven scoreless innings and catcher Dioner Navarro had two hits and three runs batted in to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to victory over the Cleveland Indians. In the first inning right fielder Jose Bautista singl

Rays pound five homers in 16-1 win over Yankees (The SportsXchange)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 19, 2014 at 11:26 PM

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The New York Yankees have 15 games to go against the Tampa Bay Rays this season, but it's a safe bet that they wish that somehow they would dodge facing Chris Archer. Archer beat the New York Yankees all three times he faced them as a rookie last season, and he picked right up where he left off Saturday, scattering three hits through 6 2/3 innings as the Rays earned a 16-1

Rays 16, Yankees 1 (The SportsXchange)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 19, 2014 at 09:50 PM

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Tampa Bay pitcher Chris Archer beat the New York Yankees all three times he faced them as a rookie last season, and he picked right up where he left off Saturday, scattering three hits through 6 2/3 innings as the Rays earned a 16-1 win. The Rays made it easy for Archer, staking him to their biggest display of power of the season. Tampa Bay pounded out five home runs to t

Twins-Royals Preview (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 19, 2014 at 08:26 PM

Last weekend, the Minnesota Twins swept the Kansas City Royals at home. The Royals are in position to return the favor this weekend in Kansas City, where they send Yordano Ventura to the mound to try to help them to a sixth straight win Sunday. The Royals are enjoying their longest win streak of the season since thanks to a 1.91 ERA in that span. "I feel that the team supported me and played re

Vargas shuts down Twins, leads Royals to 5-0 win (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 18, 2014 at 11:08 PM

Jason Vargas began tinkering sometime between the second and third inning, after his pitch count had risen perilously high yet he'd managed to wiggle out of three straight jams. The left-hander wound up pitching seven shutdown innings, Mike Moustakas cracked a two-run homer and the Kansas City Royals romped to a 5-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night.

Cabrera gets 4 hits, Blue Jays edge Indians 3-2 (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 18, 2014 at 11:02 PM

Santos retired Michael Brantley on a hard grounder with the bases loaded in the ninth inning to close out Toronto's 3-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Friday night. Melky Cabrera had four hits and scored Toronto's go-ahead run in the seventh inning on Edwin Encarnacion's single before the Blue Jays withstood a shaky ninth by Santos, who bounced back from an awful outing in Minnesota on Thursda

Royals put outfielder Dyson on bereavement list (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 18, 2014 at 08:26 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Royals have placed outfielder Jarrod Dyson on the bereavement list and recalled versatile Jimmy Paredes from Triple-A Omaha.

Shields strikes out 12, Royals sweep Astros 5-1 (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 17, 2014 at 11:26 PM

James Shields kept the Houston Astros off-balance all night. Then late in Thursday's 5-1 win, the Kansas City ace really heated up. Shields finished with 12 strikeouts in eight innings as the Royals completed a three-game sweep of the Astros. His 12 strikeouts were his most as a Royal and the most by a Kansas City pitcher since Zack Greinke also struck out 12 on June 13, 2010, against Cincinnat

Twins cap doubleheadeer sweep of Jays (The SportsXchange)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 17, 2014 at 11:08 PM

MINNEAPOLIS -- Clutch with their bats so far this season, the Minnesota Twins simply left them on their shoulders Thursday in the second game of a split doubleheader against the Toronto Blue Jays. The Twins batted around in a wild eighth inning, drawing eight walks and three wild pitches, scoring six runs on one hit, turning a two-run deficit into a 9-5 win at Target Field. The victory gave Minn

Baseball-Highlights of Thursday's MLB games (Reuters)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 17, 2014 at 11:02 PM

(Adds later games) April 17 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Thursdays Major League Baseball Games - - Yankees 10, Rays 2 Left-hander CC Sabathia produced his first solid performance of the season while Tampa Bay's David Price was hit hard as the New York Yankees hammered the Rays 10-2. Designated hitter Alfonso Soriano and catcher Brian McCann homered for New York. - - Phillies 1, Braves 0 Th