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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

Twins use wild rally past Blue Jays for sweep (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 17, 2014 at 10:32 PM

Minnesota scored three straight runs on wild pitches by the Toronto Blue Jays' Sergio Santos in the eighth inning, when the Twins walked eight times off three relievers in rallying for a 9-5 victory and a sweep of Thursday's day-night doubleheader. Kyle Gibson threw eight scoreless innings as Minnesota won the opener 7-0. The Twins trailed 5-1 in the fifth of the night game after another lacklus

Gibson's gem guides Twins past Blue Jays 7-0 (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 17, 2014 at 08:26 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins had the right formula for successfully playing through the cold: a guy named Kyle Gibson.

Royals 6, Astros 4 (11 innings) (The SportsXchange)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 16, 2014 at 11:56 PM

HOUSTON -- Third baseman Mike Moustakas slapped a leadoff home run in the top of the 11th inning, and the Kansas City Royals rallied against the Houston Astros' bullpen for a 6-4 win Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park.

Blue Jays-Twins Preview (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 16, 2014 at 08:26 PM

The Minnesota Twins haven't won a home series with the Toronto Blue Jays in nearly seven years, and their one chance to end that streak this season is off to an unfavorable start. The visitors will look to continue their rule in Minneapolis on Thursday by sweeping a day-night doubleheader, though the cold weather could work against the Blue Jays. "We've got a roof up there in Toronto, so we don'

Blue Jays 9, Twins 3 (The SportsXchange)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 15, 2014 at 11:32 PM

MINNEAPOLIS -- A monster sixth inning lifted the Toronto Blue Jays to a 9-3 win over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night at Target Field. Trailing by two runs entering the sixth, the Jays strung together five straight hits and took advantage of an error, scoring five runs and chasing Twins starter Phil Hughes. A ninth-inning grand slam by Toronto third baseman Brett Lawrie ended any hopes of a

Bautista, Lawrie lift Blue Jays over Twins 9-3 (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 15, 2014 at 11:14 PM

Jose Bautista had three hits and an RBI, and Brett Lawrie hit a grand slam in the ninth inning to help the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Minnesota Twins 9-3 on Tuesday night. Edwin Encarnacion had two hits and an RBI, and Aaron Loup (1-0) won in relief of starter Brandon Morrow, who lasted 3 2-3 innings on a 35-degree night at Target Field. The Blue Jays led 5-2 going into the ninth before Lawrie's

Closing Time: Who is Jesse Chavez? (Roto Arcade)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 15, 2014 at 08:26 PM

My fantasy baseball experience dates back to the late 1980s, a much different time. The Internet wasn't around. No Extra Innings package, no smart phones. Heck, we hadn't bailed on MTV yet. Newspapers still mattered, and a lot of your fantasy commodities were anonymous collections of names and numbers. Sometimes you had no idea what these guys looked like, how they played, what they threw. Somet

Blue Jays-Twins Preview (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 14, 2014 at 08:26 PM

The Minnesota Twins will seek to continue their turnaround when they finish their first homestand, but they haven't fared well in recent matchups with the Toronto Blue Jays. The Twins look for just their sixth win in 26 meetings with the Blue Jays on Tuesday night in the opener of a three-game series. Minnesota dropped six of its first nine and was swept in three by Oakland in the opening series