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Minnesota Twins Finish Season with a Loss
October 4th, 2012 at 10:20 PM
The Minnesota Twins lost their final game of the season to the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 as they finish the season with a slight improvement going 66-96.  Scott Diamond (12-9) pitched decently going five innings and allowing only two earned runs. ***PHOTO1*** The Twins have been the laughingstock of the American League...

Minnesota Twins Head North of Border for Final Series of Year
October 1st, 2012 at 9:29 AM
The Minnesota Twins will wrap up their 2012 campaign by heading north to play the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre for three games.  The Twins hosted a four game set with the Jays earlier in the season and split it 2-2.  ***PHOTO1*** Both of these teams are near the bottom...

Minnesota Twins’ Bullpen Cannot Hold Lead, Lose Final Game to Detroit Tigers
September 30th, 2012 at 9:49 PM
The Minnesota Twins couldn't hold onto a late lead as they lost the finale to the Detroit Tigers 2-1 at Target Field today.  Liam Hendriks pitched seven shut out innings, but it would not be enough as he once again got screwed out of a win. ***PHOTO1*** With the Twins leading 1-0...

Ryan Doumit Slam not Enough, Minnesota Twins Fall Just Short
September 29th, 2012 at 10:29 PM
The Minnesota Twins were absolutely dominated by starter Justin Verlander (17-8) as they fell to the Detroit Tigers 6-4 today at Target Field.  Ryan Doumit, once again, was the sole source of offense as he drove in all four runs on a grand slam (18) in the bottom of the...

Ryan Doumit, Minnesota Twins Defeat Detroit Tigers in Opener
September 29th, 2012 at 12:24 PM
Ryan Doumit was 2-4 and knocked in all four runs as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Detroit Tigers 4-2 last night at Target Field.  Scott Diamond pitched another quality outing, going 7.1 innings with two runs (one earned), but a two-run homer in the eighth disallowed him from recording his...

Minnesota Twins to Play Final American League Central Series of Season
September 28th, 2012 at 9:39 AM
The Minnesota Twins will play their last American League Central series of the season as they play host to the Detroit Tigers starting tonight at 7:10 CT at Target Field.  The Twins have played relatively well in the AL Central as they are 34-35, while the division leading Tigers are...

Justin Morneau Healthy, not Happy with Season
September 27th, 2012 at 9:15 AM
Minnesota Twins first basemen Justin Morneau is enjoying his first healthy season since 2008 after suffering a multitude of injuries, including a concussion.  Morneau has played in 131 games so far this year, which is 62 more games than he played in last year.  However, playing in all these games is...

Minnesota Twins Sweep Twin Bill, Win in Extra Innings
September 23rd, 2012 at 9:40 PM
The Minnesota Twins swept the double header today against the Detroit Tigers as they won the second game in ten innings 2-1 at Comerica Park.  The Twins' bullpen was flawless tonight as they went four innings, allowing one hit and striking out four. ***PHOTO1*** With the score tied 1-1 in the top...

Minnesota Twins Win First Game of Double Header Behind Strong Pitching Performance by Scott Diamond
September 23rd, 2012 at 6:36 PM
Scott Diamond (12-8) finally got out of his funk as he pitched very efficiently to defeat the Detroit Tigers 10-4 in the first game of the double header at Comerica Park.  Diamond pitched seven innings, allowing only two earned runs on four hits. ***PHOTO1*** The Twins really broke out in the top...

Detroit Tigers Pounce on Minnesota Twins for Eight Runs, Doug Fister Tosses Complete Game Shutout
September 22nd, 2012 at 6:17 PM
The Minnesota Twins got absolutely pummeled today as they were shut out 8-0 by the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park.  Tigers' starting pitcher Doug Fister (10-9) pitched a complete game shutout as he struck out seven and did not walk a batter.  This was Fister's first career shutout. ***PHOTO1*** The Tigers got...

Minnesota Twins Look to Play Spoiler in Upcoming Three Game Set Against Detroit Tigers
September 21st, 2012 at 8:31 AM
The Minnesota Twins are heading to Detroit to play three against the second place Detroit Tigers starting tonight at Comerica Park.  The Twins hold a 5-7 record against the Tigers this year and have the opportunity to play an important spoiler role against their division rival. ***PHOTO1*** This series is very important...

Liam Hendriks Records First Career Major League Win, Minnesota Twins Split Final Two Against Cleveland Indians
September 20th, 2012 at 6:19 PM
Liam Hendriks (1-7) won his first Major League game last night as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Cleveland Indians 6-4.  The Twins then lost in the bottom of the tenth today 4-3.  Both games were played at Progressive Field. ***PHOTO1*** It took Hendriks 18 starts, but he finally notched his first career Major...

Minnesota Twins Win in 12 Against Cleveland Indians
September 19th, 2012 at 3:18 PM
The Minnesota Twins pulled into a tie for last place with the Cleveland Indians as they defeated them 6-5 last night in 12 innings.  Darin Mastroianni stole the show in the top of the 12th to give the Twins the go ahead run. ***PHOTO1*** For once, this game was not a disgusting...

Minnesota Twins, Cleveland Indians Square Off for Three for Last Time
September 18th, 2012 at 11:39 AM
The Minnesota Twins travel to Cleveland to take on the Cleveland Indians for three games for the last time this season.  The Twins are 10-5 this year against the Tribe. ***PHOTO1*** Both of these teams have been an absolute disappointment this year.  Ten years ago, this series might have had some relevance...

Scott Diamond Continues to Struggle, Minnesota Twins Swept by Chicago White Sox
September 16th, 2012 at 4:39 PM
Scott Diamond (11-8) got smacked around today as he and the Minnesota Twins lost 9-2 to the Chicago White Sox at Target Field.  The Twins could not avoid the sweep as Diamond allowed six earned runs over 5.1 innings, notching his third loss in four starts. ***PHOTO1*** Diamond cruised through the first...

Samuel Deduno Struggles, Minnesota Twins Drop Second Straight Game
September 15th, 2012 at 3:41 PM
Samuel Deduno (6-4) had difficulties locating the strike zone today throwing 46 balls on 80 pitches, as the Minnesota Twins dropped their  third straight to the Chicago White Sox 5-3 today at Target Field.  Former Twin Francisco Liriano (6-11) had a no-hit bid through 6.2 innings until Trevor Plouffe broke...

Minnesota Twins Shutout in Opener Against Chicago White Sox
September 14th, 2012 at 10:04 PM
Chris Sale (17-7) and the Chicago White Sox bullpen completely shutdown the Minnesota Twins as they were shutout 6-0 tonight at Target Field.  Twins' starter Esmerling Vasquez (0-2) pitched much better than expected as he went 5.2 innings allowing three earned runs.  His only downfall was that he walked four...

Minnesota Twins Open up Three Game Set Against Chicago White Sox to End Ten Game Homestand
September 14th, 2012 at 10:39 AM
The Minnesota Twins will open up their last series against the Chicago White Sox this season tonight at 7:10 CT at Target Field.  The Twins hold a 4-11 record against their AL Central rival this year, a record that in recent years has been much better. ***PHOTO1*** The Twins are going to...

Minnesota Twins’ Salvage Series with Walk Off Thriller
September 14th, 2012 at 9:11 AM
Denard Span was the hero last night as he capped off a three-run Minnesota Twins' comeback with a walk off double to defeat the Kansas City Royals 4-3 at Target Field in the tenth.  Span is 4-10 since returning from the disabled list, including a triple, a double, two runs...

Minnesota Twins’ Pitching Gets Shelled Again, Lose Second Straight
September 12th, 2012 at 10:58 PM
The Minnesota Twins were bested yet again by the Kansas City Royals, losing 10-5 at Target Field tonight.  The Twins are now 0-3 against the Royals in their last three games allowing 25 runs during that span. ***PHOTO1*** After the Twins jumped out to a 3-1 lead, the Royals broke out against...