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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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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, 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...

Cole De Vries Out for Season with Cracked Rib
September 14th, 2012 at 11:26 AM
Minnesota Twins' rookie pitcher Cole De Vries will miss the remainder of the season due to a cracked rib.  He was hit with a line drive in his last start against the Cleveland Indians that looked harmless at first, but turns out he will be down for the count. ***PHOTO1*** De Vries had...

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 Open up Three Game American League Central Battle with Kansas City Royals
September 11th, 2012 at 11:22 AM
The Minnesota Twins, fresh off of a four game series win over the Cleveland Indians, will look to continue their success against the AL Central as they welcome in the Kansas City Royals for three games starting tonight at 7:10 CT time.  The Twins have had the Royals number this...

Samuel Deduno Strong, Minnesota Twins Win in Finale
September 11th, 2012 at 10:35 AM
Samuel Deduno (6-3) pitched seven innings allowing only two runs as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Cleveland Indians 7-3 in the finale last night at Target Field.  Deduno is 2-1 in his last three starts allowing only four earned runs in 20 innings pitched. ***PHOTO1*** Justin Masterson (11-13) got through the lineup...

Cole De Vries and Bullpen Pitch Shut Out, Minnesota Twins Take Second Game of Series
September 8th, 2012 at 10:06 PM
 Cole De Vries (5-5) and the Minnesota Twins' bullpen pitched a masterful game as they shut out the Cleveland Indians 3-0 tonight at Target Field.  It was a very fitting game as the Twins honored two time World Series champion manager Tom Kelly by retiring his number. ***PHOTO1*** De Vries pitched a...