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Minnesota Twins Pitcher Andrew Albers Exclusive Interview, Part Two
January 25th, 2014 at 6:07 AM
In part one of Sports Media 101's interview with Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Andrew Albers, he discussed his journey to the MLB, leaving off discussing the impact his minor league coaches had on him. In the second part of the interview with Albers, he talks to SM101's interviewer Mike Phillips about...

Minnesota Twins Pitcher Andrew Albers Exclusive Interview, Part One
January 23rd, 2014 at 7:48 PM
Twins 101 recently interviewed starting pitcher Andrew Albers about his journey to the major leagues. Albers went 2-5 with a 4.05 ERA for the Minnesota Twins in his major league debut last season, and got fans excited by posting a remarkable 18.1 shutout innings in his first several starts. Albers...

Twins Send Down 7 Players, Get Good News About Scott Diamond and Take on the Orioles
March 17th, 2013 at 11:32 AM
  Minnesota Twins (11-10) Vs Baltimore Orioles (12-5) Sunday, March 17, 2013 1:05 EST Vance Worley (5.63 ERA) vs. Steve Johnson (3.60 ERA)   Minnesota Twins Lineup Aaron Hicks CF .333 Jamey Carroll 2B .281 Ryan Doumit C .229 Justin Morneau 1B .346 (played in the WBC for Team Canada and still ranks second on the team with 8...

TWINS OFFENSE PUTS on a SHOW at the 2013 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC but WHERE is the PITCHING?
March 11th, 2013 at 9:38 AM
  ***VIDEO1*** 52 games into the 2013 World Baseball Classic have been decided and it has been a pleasure for fans of offense. If you're a fan of pitching however, I would recommend you tune in at the start of the MLB Season beginning in a few weeks. The Minnesota Twins sent...

Twins Center Field Position Battle Update: Does Aaron Hicks Have It Wrapped Up?
March 8th, 2013 at 8:37 AM
  ***VIDEO1*** The Minnesota Twins battle for Center Field seemed to get a bit clearer on a windy Thursday afternoon in Florida. Switch hitting prospect Aaron Hicks launched three monstrous home runs from each side of the plate, sending a clear message to coach Ron Gardenhire and GM Terry Ryan that he...

Behind the Numbers: Cole De Vries
March 4th, 2013 at 3:52 PM
***PHOTO1*** In 2012 Cole De Vries was a nice surprise for an otherwise disappointing rotation for the Minnesota Twins. Filling in for the injured and eventually released Jason Marquis, Cole posted a nice 4.11 ERA to go with 5 wins. If it weren't for one stinker of a game midway through...

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 Lock up Last in American League with Loss
October 3rd, 2012 at 7:13 AM
With last nights 4-3 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays, the Minnesota Twins solidified, for the second straight year, the bottom spot in the American League. ***PHOTO1*** Starter Anthony Swarzak (3-6) did well to start, pitching two straight 1,2,3 innings, but it was the middle innings that got to him as he...

Minnesota Twins Can’t Hold Lead Again, Lose to Toronto Blue Jays
October 2nd, 2012 at 11:23 AM
The Minnesota Twins yet again could not hold onto a lead as they lost in the tenth to the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 at the Rogers Centre last night.  Esmerling Vasquez pitched 5.2 innings and allowed only three earned runs as he was in line for the win, but the...

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...

Samuel Deduno Leaves with Injury, C.C. Sabathia and Yankees Take Series
September 26th, 2012 at 3:34 PM
The New York Yankees scored six runs in the top of the third en route to a 8-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins.  Samuel Deduno pitched 1.2 innings before being taken out of the game due to irritation in his left eye. ***PHOTO1*** After Deduno was pulled, Brian Duensing (4-11) came in...

Minnesota Twins Rally in the Seventh, Defeat New York Yankees
September 25th, 2012 at 11:30 PM
The Minnesota Twins used a four run, two out rally in the seventh inning to defeat the New York Yankees tonight 5-4.  Esmerling Vasquez will have to wait yet another outing to get his first win, but pitched very effectively going six innings and allowing two runs with five strikeouts. ***PHOTO2*** With...

Home Run Ball Does Minnesota Twins in, Andy Pettitte Cruises to First Win of Series
September 25th, 2012 at 10:55 AM
The New York Yankees hit four home runs as they defeated the Minnesota Twins 6-3 last night at Target Field.  Andy Pettitte (5-3) pitched six shut out innings in a winning effort with three strike outs. ***PHOTO1*** The Yankees started off very hot against Liam Hendriks (1-8), who went back to his losing...

Minnesota Twins Look to Spoil New York Yankees Playoff Hopes
September 24th, 2012 at 11:09 AM
The Minnesota Twins are set to play host to the first place New York Yankees for three games at Target Field starting tonight at 7:10 CT.  The Twins played four earlier against the Yankees in New York and split the series. ***PHOTO1*** The Twins historically are incredibly bad against the Yankees.  Since...

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...