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Twins-White Sox Preview (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins May 06, 2016 at 01:25 AM

Following horrendous 2015 campaigns, Mat Latos and Ricky Nolasco gave their respective rotations an early boost before coming back to Earth the last time out. Latos appears to have an easy landing spot Friday night against a Minnesota Twins team he dominated last month as the Chicago White Sox try to avoid a season high-tying third straight loss in the opener of a three-game series at U.S. Cellul

Pedroia, Ramirez, Bradley homer, Red Sox beat White Sox 7-3 (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins May 05, 2016 at 11:37 PM

CHICAGO (AP) -- Dustin Pedroia, Hanley Ramirez and Jackie Bradley Jr. homered to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 7-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night.

Baseball-Highlights of Wednesday's MLB games (Reuters)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins May 05, 2016 at 01:49 AM

Highlights of Tuesday's Major League Baseball games: Cubs 6, Pirates 2 Ben Zobrist hit a three-run homer, Anthony Rizzo had a solo shot among his three hits and Jon Lester worked out of a pair of jams while pitching 5 2/3 scoreless innings as the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-2 on Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep. Zobrist's home run in the third inning opened the scoring an

Castro homers, drives in 4 to help Astros rout Twins 16-4 (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins May 05, 2016 at 01:25 AM

About a week ago Jason Castro was struggling at the plate, batting a paltry .114 and searching for answers to end his woes. Houston's catcher made some adjustments and they've paid off immediately. Castro homered and drove in four runs, and Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa both homered and knocked in three as the Astros won consecutive games for the first time this season with a 16-4 victory over t

Justice for Miller? (Rotoworld)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins May 04, 2016 at 12:37 PM

Brad Johnson covers the latest closer and stolen base news including several minor injuries and an impending controversy.

The Walk Off: Toronto beats Texas with another big home run (Big League Stew)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins May 04, 2016 at 01:25 AM

Welcome to The Walk Off, the nightly MLB recap from Big League Stew. Here we'll look the top performers of the night, show you a must-see highlight and rundown the scoreboard. First, we start with what else? A walk-off home run. The Toronto Blue Jays have beaten the Texas Rangers in two of the past three games played between the clubs in the Rogers Centre in Toronto with huge home runs late in t

Castro, Springer power Houston past Minnesota, 6-4 (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins May 03, 2016 at 11:31 PM

HOUSTON (AP) -- The Houston Astros got back to their way of winning Tuesday night - using walks and home runs to support their pitching.

Baseball-Highlights of Tuesday's MLB games (Reuters)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins May 03, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Royals 7, Nationals 6 Lorenzo Cain hit a game-winning single, capping the Kansas City Royals' three-run, ninth-inning rally that produced a dramatic 7-6 victory over the Washington Nationals at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals slumbered most of the game against Washington starter Tanner Roark, but they came to life just in time. Indians 7, Tigers 3 Francisco Lindor had three hits, including a thre

Roundtable: Seeking Saves (Rotoworld)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins May 03, 2016 at 02:13 PM

In this week's Fantasy Roundtable, the Rotoworld Baseball crew identifies sneaky options in the saves department.

Second city: Cubs still World Series favorite, but White Sox close (Big League Stew)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins May 03, 2016 at 01:37 PM

A month into the Major League Baseball regular season the Chicago Cubs are still World Series favorites. This shouldn't come as a big surprise. The Cubs have lived up to expectations with an 18-6 record, and have outscored opponents by a league-leading 83 runs thus far this season. A month into the season, the've retained their 5/1 World Series odds according to Bovada. Everything is going to acco

The Walk Off: Bartolo Colon passes Pedro Martinez on wins list (Big League Stew)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins May 03, 2016 at 01:43 AM

Welcome to The Walk Off, the nightly MLB recap from Big League Stew. Here we'll look at the top performers of the night, show you a must-see highlight and rundown the scoreboard. First, we start with a game you need to know about. There's little 42-year-old New York Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon can do to surprise us anymore. He's outlasted so many players from his era, completely reinvented himsel

Baseball-Highlights of Monday's MLB games (Reuters)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins May 03, 2016 at 01:25 AM

Cubs 7, Pirates 2 Jason Hammel raised his record to 4-0 and Anthony Rizzo hit a pair of doubles as the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-2 on Monday night. Hammel's ERA rose to 1.24 after entering the game with a National League-leading 0.75 mark as he gave up two runs and five hits in five-plus innings with three strikeouts and one walk. The Cubs improved to 18-6, tops in the major le

Twins end Keuchel's 17-game home win streak, beat Astros 6-2 (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins May 02, 2016 at 10:49 PM

Brian Dozier broke out of a slump with three hits and the Minnesota Twins snapped Dallas Keuchel's 17-game home winning streak with a 6-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Monday night. Keuchel (2-4) allowed five runs on five hits with three strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings and struggled with his command for the third time this season, walking five. Dozier snapped a 0-for-16 slump with a double in t

Tigers-Indians Preview (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins May 02, 2016 at 01:49 PM

The way the Detroit Tigers have been hitting bodes well for Justin Verlander in a matchup with a longtime nemesis. Struggling offensively, the Cleveland Indians hope a return home and an opponent they swept last month allows them to get back on track. Verlander tries to pitch Detroit to a sixth consecutive victory and end an eight-start win drought against Cleveland when the AL Central opponents

Baseball-Highlights of Sunday's MLB games (Reuters)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins May 01, 2016 at 11:01 PM

May 1 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Sunday's Major League Baseball games: Giants 6, Mets 1 Hunter Pence homered and finished with three RBIs and the San Francisco Giants stole four bases on their way to a 6-1 win over the New York Mets, whose eight-game winning streak ended quietly. Left-hander Madison Bumgarner (3-2) continued his mastery of the Mets by throwing six shutout innings as

Twins-Astros Preview (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins May 01, 2016 at 08:31 PM

Dallas Keuchel sorely needs a home start, and having it come against the worst team in the AL could certainly help. After two trying road outings, the reigning Cy Young winner takes on the Minnesota Twins on Monday night with the Houston Astros needing a win to notch consecutive victories for the first time this season and avoid joining the Twins in the cellar. Keuchel (2-3, 4.41 ERA) has won a

Saltalamacchia lifts streaking Tigers over Twins, 6-5 (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins May 01, 2016 at 06:55 PM

Not long ago, the Tigers were left reeling after a three-game sweep by the visiting Indians. One week later, Detroit is heading into Cleveland with a five-game winning streak. ''We had it in us, we knew it, even when we were going through that stretch where we were losing,'' Jarrod Saltalamacchia said Sunday after Detroit completed its own three-game sweep at Minnesota.

Four reasons why the Astros were terrible in April (Big League Stew)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins May 01, 2016 at 03:31 PM

This isn't how things were supposed to go for the Houston Astros. After soaring back into relevance with 86 wins and a postseason berth last season, there were supposed to continue building momentum with a roster built around superstars like Carlos Correa, George Springer and Dallas Keuchel. [Elsewhere: A-Rod gives home run bat to young Red Sox fan who lost his father ] Instead, they've stum

Baseball-Highlights of Saturday's MLB games (Reuters)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins May 01, 2016 at 01:25 AM

Highlights of Saturday's Major League Baseball games: Red Sox 8, Yankees 0 Rick Porcello tossed seven scoreless innings and struck out six, Mookie Betts and Jackie Bradley Jr. drove in three runs apiece and the Boston Red Sox routed the New York Yankees 8-0 on Saturday night at Fenway Park. Porcello allowed five hits and a walk en route to his fifth straight win to open the season as Boston has

Indians-Phillies Preview (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 30, 2016 at 11:13 PM

Danny Salazar's opponent batting average is the best in baseball, yet his opponent on-base percentage still trails the next pitcher he'll face by nearly 40 points. Vince Velasquez has also been tough to hit and done so with a reasonable level of control, something Salazar will try to emulate Sunday to deny the streaking Philadelphia Phillies a three-game home sweep of his Cleveland Indians. Afte