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Minnesota Twins Take Down the Tampa Bay Rays and Receive Sad Injury News
March 12th, 2013 at 9:41 AM
  ***VIDEO1*** Monday evening marked the first win of the Spring for The Minnesota Twins over the Tampa Bay Rays, after previously going 0-3 against them. The Twins brought out their rally caps in the 9th, with triples by Eric Fryer and Joe Benson they tied the game at 4 sending it...

Minnesota Twins Pitching Takes Quite a Pounding Vs. the Tampa Bay Rays
March 5th, 2013 at 5:10 PM
  Minnesota pitching took quite a pounding Tuesday afternoon at the hands of the Tampa Bay Rays. Rays hitters put up 8 runs on 14 combined hits. Losing it's third straight game to Tampa Bay this spring, Minnesota could not over come the deficit and lost 8-5. Twins starter Liam Hendriks pitched...

Twins Put on a Hitting Clinic Vs. St. Louis
March 4th, 2013 at 5:13 PM
  ***PHOTO1*** The Twins bats were on fire Monday afternoon in Florida vs. the St. Louis Cardinals. Minnesota put up a three spot on the scoreboard in the first inning and did not look back. Winning it's sixth game of the spring with a 7-0 victory over the Cards and pounding out...

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’ 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...

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 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...

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...

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...