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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...

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 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’ 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...

Minnesota Twins Completely Shut Down by Texas Rangers
August 25th, 2012 at 9:50 AM
Texas Rangers' third basemen Adrian Beltre hit for the cycle as he helped defeat the Minnesota Twins in shut out fashion 8-0 in Arlington last night.  This was the the eighth time this year that the Twins' offense was held to zero runs, but only the first time since the...

Minnesota Twins’ Offense Stymied, Can’t Avoid Sweep
August 20th, 2012 at 10:03 AM
The Minnesota Twins struggled again on Sunday losing to the Seattle Mariners 5-1 at Safeco Field.  The Twins have now lost five in a row and nine out of their last ten.  Starting pitcher Samuel Deduno (4-1) recorded his first loss in his Major League career. ***PHOTO1*** The Twins, for the second...

Seattle Mariners Walk Off Against Minnesota Twins
August 18th, 2012 at 11:47 PM
The Minnesota Twins were the victim of a walk off against the Seattle Mariners as the M's won 3-2 in the bottom of the ninth inning at Safeco Field tonight.  Tyler Robertson (1-1) did not record an out as he allowed two singles and a walk to start the inning. ***PHOTO1*** The...

Ben Revere and Denard Span Both Out with Injuries
August 18th, 2012 at 8:43 PM
Outfielders Ben Revere and Denard Span are both out with injuries and have been out of the lineup the past two nights.  Revere is out with an ankle injury after hurting it on Wednesday against the Detroit Tigers and remaining in the game and legging out a triple.  Span hurt...

Minnesota Twins Hit Big, Defeat Detroit Tigers in Opener
August 13th, 2012 at 10:56 PM
The Minnesota Twins' offense exploded for 18 hits as they defeated the Detroit Tigers 9-3 Monday night at Target Field.  Every batter in the Twins' starting lineup recorded a hit except for Trevor Plouffe who was 0-4 in his return from his thumb injury. ***PHOTO1*** The Twins scored seven unanswered runs starting...

Minnesota Twins Fall in Extra Innings, Can’t Avoid Sweep of Tampa Bay Rays
August 13th, 2012 at 11:12 AM
After scoring three runs in the first three innings, the Minnesota Twins offense was shut down as they were swept by the Tampa Bay Rays in extra innings 7-3 at Target Field on Sunday.  Scott Diamond pitched seven innings while allowing three earned runs, but would be given the no...

Minnesota Twins’ Hitters Hot Since All-Star Break
August 9th, 2012 at 9:11 AM
The Minnesota Twins' hitters have been incredible since the All-Star break as they lead the Majors with a .285 batting average.  The Twins are also a much improved 13-13 since the All-Star break. ***PHOTO1*** How good have the Twins' hitters been?  How about four guys who have played in just about every...

Minnesota Twins’ Ten Run Second Downs Cleveland Indians
August 7th, 2012 at 8:05 PM
The Minnesota Twins batted around in the top of the second and scored ten runs as they pummeled the Cleveland Indians 14-3 at Progressive Field in Cleveland last night. ***PHOTO1*** After starting pitcher Scott Diamond (10-5) allowed a run in the bottom of the first inning, the Twins broke their bats out...

Joe Mauer Powers the Minnesota Twins to Third Consecutive Win Over Boston Red Sox
August 4th, 2012 at 10:13 PM
Joe Mauer mashed a three-run go-ahead homer off of closer Alfredo Aceves (2-7) as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Boston Red Sox 6-4.  Mauer's home run was his seventh of the year and couldn't have come at a better time. ***PHOTO1*** With the Twins down 2-1 in the top of the eighth, Red...

Minnesota Twins Win Extra Inning Thriller Against Boston Red Sox
August 3rd, 2012 at 11:05 PM
The Minnesota Twins scored five unanswered runs, including the game winner in the top of the tenth, to defeat the Boston Red Sox 6-5 at Fenway Park on Friday night.  Justin Morneau and Jamey Carroll both went 4-4 and knocked in a combined three runs. ***PHOTO1*** With the score tied 5-5 in...

Minnesota Twins Lose Pitcher’s Duel, Lose Series to Chicago White Sox
August 1st, 2012 at 5:08 PM
Scott Diamond (9-5) pitched 7.1 innings of three run ball in a losing effort to the Chicago White Sox as the Twins lost 3-2 on Wednesday afternoon at Target Field.  Diamond's counterpart, Jake Peavy (9-7), tossed eight innings allowing two runs (one earned) as he shut down the Twins. With the...

Minnesota Twins Make No Moves at Trade Deadline
July 31st, 2012 at 3:32 PM
By the time the trade deadline was completed, the Minnesota Twins were the same team that they were this morning.  There were a couple names thrown around, including center fielder Denard Span and relief pitcher Glen Perkins, but nothing materialized. ***PHOTO1*** Players may still be traded after the MLB trade deadline, but...

Justin Morneau, Minnesota Twins Complete Sweep of Cleveland Indians
July 29th, 2012 at 6:12 PM
Justin Morneau went 3-4 with a two-run homer as the Minnesota Twins completed the sweep of the division foe Cleveland Indians 5-1 on Sunday afternoon at Target Field.  Brian Duensing (2-6), who made a spot start due to the Francisco Liriano trade, won his first start of the year going...