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Published: May 28, 2009 6:45 AM

The Twins beat the Boston Red Sox for their 6th win in the last 7 games. The win brought the Twins back to .500 with a 24-24 record, and pulled them ahead of Kansas City in the standings. They still trail the Detroit Tigers by 3.5 games.

Kevin Slowey earned his 7th win of the season. Only Zack Greinke and Roy Halladay have more than 7 wins. Slowey probably hasn't been the best pitcher on the team, but he's been good enough and gotten plenty of run support when he needed it.

Twins @ Boston Red Sox Preview

Published: Apr 21, 2009 7:18 AM

Scott Baker will try to bounce back from his rough debut last Wednesday where he surrendered 6 runs in 4 innings against the Toronto Blue Jays. Pitching for the Red Sox will be knuckleballer Tim Wakefield who is coming off a complete game, 2 run effort against Oakland. Wakefield can be somewhat of a coin toss; his success largely depends on how his knuckleball is working. Last season he allowed 5 or more runs in 7 appearances, however still ended the season with a respectable 4.13 ERA. He's had 2 pretty good starts, so hopefully the Twins have found him on one of his down days.

Twins play a game

Published: Feb 26, 2008 9:32 PM

The Twins played their first game of the spring, facing off against the Concordia College Golden Bears. It more more or less a fun competition in which Rick Stelmaszek was the home plate umpire and Ron Gardenhire umpired first base.

Series preview - Chicago White Sox, take 2

Published: May 08, 2007 8:02 AM

The Twins and White Sox had their first meeting in early April shortened to two games because the White Sox bullpen was tired of cold weather. The two teams ended up splitting the low scoring series. Both teams have lost five of their last seven, but the White Sox have just ended a five game losing streak with 2 wins over the LA Angels. They sit next to each other in the standings, each a growing distance (now about 4 games) from the hot Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers.

Series preview - Boston Red Sox

Published: May 04, 2007 6:21 PM

The Twins have had an up-and-down past couple of weeks. They struggled against KC and Cleveland before looking pretty good last weekend against Detroit. They went on to lose the final two games of the series against Tampa Bay. The toughest stretch of their schedule so far begins this weekend against the Red Sox. Boston comes to the dome with the best record in the AL at 18-9.

Twins win opener

Published: Apr 02, 2007 9:33 PM

The Twins' home opener had just about everything you could hope for. Joer Mauer started off with a single and the Twins got on the board in the 2nd inning with back-to-back solo homers from Justin Morneau and Torii Hunter. Johan Santana wasn't perfect, but he did accomplish something that took him nearly the full month of April last season--he picked up his first win of the season.

Game time

Published: Feb 27, 2007 9:30 PM

The Twins will kick off their spring training schedule on Wednesday with a game, as always, against the crosstown Boston Red Sox. Matt Garza, who is competing for a spot at the end of the rotation, is slated to get the start. In other news:

Twins win at Comerica

Published: Aug 08, 2006 10:51 PM

The Twins finally won a game at Comerica Park after 7 straight losses there this season. Brad Radke held the Tigers to 2 runs through seven innings despite giving up 9 hits while Rincon and Nathan sealed the victory with scoreless 8th and 9th innings. The win put the Twins in a three way tie for the wildcard lead, pending the outcome of the White Sox and Yankees game. If the White Sox lose they'll fall a half game behind the Twins and Red Sox, but a win would put them alone in the lead.

5 hits for Bartlett

Published: Aug 06, 2006 11:01 PM

There were a lot of hits in Sunday's series finale in Kansas City. The Twins totaled 22 hits in the game, but no one had more than Jason Bartlett's 5. In the past week, since July 31st, Bartlett has had 5 multi-hit games and he's seen his average rise to .377. He of course, has only about half the plate appearances required to qualify as a league leader, but he's no doubt been extremely valuable at the bottom of the order. On Sunday he drove in the Twins first run of the game with a bloop single just past Royal first baseman Ryan Shealy.

Red Sox 3, Twins 4

Published: Mar 23, 2006 5:05 PM

Spring Training Game.