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Hernandez dominant, Cruz goes deep as M's beat Twins 2-0 (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 25, 2015 at 06:09 AM

There was an extra twinge of disappointment for Felix Hernandez as he watched Trevor Plouffe's line drive fall into the grass of right field for a base hit. With how well he was pitching, Seattle's ace knew there was the chance at something special Friday night. ''I had the stuff to throw a perfect game,'' Hernandez said. ''But it didn't happen.'' Hernandez settled for a five-hitter and his fir

Twins-Mariners Preview (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 24, 2015 at 08:51 AM

Felix Hernandez has been nearly unhittable in his first two home starts, and the team he's about to face hasn't won a road series since early August. The Seattle Mariners' ace will try to keep a promising start at Safeco Field going Friday night against the Minnesota Twins, who need their own No. 1 starter to get back to 2014 form.

Mets win 11th straight to tie team record, 6-3 over Braves (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 23, 2015 at 07:27 PM

With a perfect ride through their first homestand, the surprising New York Mets matched the best start in team history. Daniel Murphy drove in four runs and New York equaled a franchise record with its 11th straight victory Thursday, walking its way to a 6-3 win over the Atlanta Braves behind Bartolo Colon. ''And I think it's such a reward for the fans who have been coming out.'' The streaking M

Torii Hunter attempts straight steal of home, kills Twins rally (Big League Stew)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 23, 2015 at 06:09 AM

Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City is known for its fountains in the outfield, but clearly the Fountain of Youth is nowhere within its confines. We know as much, because despite Torii Hunter's most aggressive efforts to relive his younger, more athletic days during Wednesday's Twins-Royals tilt, his efforts were met with disappointment and despair. [ Yahoo Sports Fantasy Baseball: Sign up and joi

Pelfrey gets 1st win since 2013 as Twins beat Royals 3-0 (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 22, 2015 at 10:27 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Mike Pelfrey pitched seven scoreless innings to pick up his first victory since 2013 as the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 3-0 Wednesday night.

Wading Through Injuries (Rotoworld)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 22, 2015 at 03:57 PM

Brad Johnson runs down the last week of closer news and offers advice on stolen base targets.

Daily Dose: Carrasco Crush (Rotoworld)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 22, 2015 at 06:09 AM

Drew Silva examines Carlos Carrasco's return to the mound and Johnny Giavotella's hot start as part of Wednesday's Daily Dose.

Baseball-Highlights of Tuesday's Major League Baseball games (Reuters)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 21, 2015 at 11:33 PM

April 21 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Tuesday's Major League Baseball games: - - - Cubs 9, Pirates 8 Starlin Castro hit a game-tying two-run single and Welington Castillo drove in the winning run as the Chicago Cubs rallied for a 9-8 victory over Pittsburgh. With the Cubs down 8-6, Anthony Rizzo led off the ninth with a single and went to third on Jorge Soler's double. Rookie Kris

Moustakas sends Royals to 6-5 victory over Twins (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 21, 2015 at 11:03 PM

Ned Yost stuck by Mike Moustakas when just about everyone else had given up on him, dutifully penciling him into the Royals' starting lineup at third base despite all of his slumps. Finally, the Kansas City manager is feeling vindicated. Moustakas hit an early two-run homer, then drove in the go-ahead run with a single in the eighth inning, as the Royals rallied to beat the Minnesota Twins 6-5 o

Royals' Herrera, Ventura punished for incidents vs A's (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 21, 2015 at 05:27 PM

Major League Baseball suspended Kansas City Royals reliever Kelvin Herrera five games and fined him and pitcher Yordano Ventura on Tuesday after both targeted Oakland third baseman Brett Lawrie during a testy series over the weekend. Herrera was tossed in the eighth inning of Sunday's game after throwing behind Lawrie, the second time he had thrown inside to him. Ventura was ejected a day earlie

Royals pitchers Kelvin Herrera, Yordano Ventura punished by MLB after A's spat (Big League Stew)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 21, 2015 at 02:39 PM

All the blame for an explosive weekend series in Kansas City is going to Royals, as MLB announced Tuesday that pitchers Kelvin Herrera and Yordano Ventura will be punished for throwing at Brett Lawrie  of the Oakland Athletics. The A's received no penalty from the league after the three high-tension games that saw benches clear twice and numerous ejections, particularly Sunday when five Royals w

Baseball-Highlights of Monday's MLB games (Reuters)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 21, 2015 at 06:15 AM

April 20 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Monday's Major League Baseball games: - - - White Sox 4, Indians 3 Melky Cabrera hit a bases-loaded, game-winning single as the Chicago White Sox scored four runs in the bottom of the ninth to rally past the Cleveland Indians at U.S. Cellular Field. Earlier in the inning, Avisail Garcia hit a one-out double off Cody Allen (0-2). Conor Gillaspie fol

Volquez leads Royals to 7-1 win over Twins in series opener (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 20, 2015 at 11:03 PM

Edinson Volquez is quickly proving his breakthrough season of a year ago was no fluke. The Royals right-hander held down the Twins for seven innings Monday night, and Kansas City's opportunistic offense took advantage of a series of Minnesota miscues in a 7-1 victory. ''Just trying to do what I did last year.'' Royals manager Ned Yost said that pitching coach Dave Eiland has been working on mech

LEADING OFF: Carrasco back on mound after being hit (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 20, 2015 at 09:21 PM

A look at what's happening all around the major leagues Tuesday:

Braves pitcher banned 80 games for failed drug test (Reuters)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 20, 2015 at 01:33 PM

(Reuters) - Atlanta Braves reliever Andrew McKirahan has been suspended for 80 games after failing a drug test, Major League Baseball said on Monday. The 25-year-old left-handed pitcher tested positive for Ipamorelin, a performance-enhancing substance, in violation of Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. McKirahan, who was selected by the Chicago Cubs in the 21st

Baseball-Braves pitcher banned 80 games for failed drug test (Reuters)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 20, 2015 at 01:15 PM

Atlanta Braves reliever Andrew McKirahan has been suspended for 80 games after failing a drug test, Major League Baseball said on Monday. The 25-year-old left-handed pitcher tested positive for Ipamorelin, a performance-enhancing substance, in violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. McKirahan, who was selected by the Chicago Cubs in the 21st round of the

Braves' McKirahan suspended 80 games for positive drug test (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 20, 2015 at 12:21 PM

Atlanta Braves reliever Andrew McKirahan was suspended for 80 games Monday following a positive test for a banned substance under Major League Baseball's drug program. ''I am extremely sorry for letting down the Atlanta Braves organization, my coaches, teammates and the Braves fans,'' he said in a statement released by the players' association. He was selected by the Chicago Cubs on the 21st rou

Team-By-Team Notes (Rotoworld)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 20, 2015 at 11:27 AM

Matthew Pouliot goes around the league and offers up notes on all 30 teams in the Strike Zone.

Baseball-Highlights of Sunday's Major League Baseball games (Reuters)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 20, 2015 at 06:09 AM

(Adds late games) April 19 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Sunday's Major League Baseball games: - - - Dodgers 7, Rockies 0 Brandon McCarthy pitched six shutout innings to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a rout of the Colorado Rockies. Justin Turner went 4-for-5 with three doubles while Scott Van Slyke drove in three runs while going 3-for-4 with two doubles, as Los Angeles (9-3) won thei

Twins-Royals Preview (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 19, 2015 at 08:57 PM

The Kansas City Royals are off to their best start in 12 seasons but couldn't take a series from the Minnesota Twins last week. The Royals won't have to wait long for a rematch with a three-game set in Kansas City beginning Monday night, and they'll try to get the better of Twins right-hander Kyle Gibson for the first time. The Royals (9-3) have their best record after 12 games since opening a f