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Quite a start for Sano Miguel Sano had three hits, including a game-tying homer in the seventh inning, to help the Twins defeat the White Sox, 8-6. Sano has recorded 52 hits in the first 50 games of his major-league … Continue reading

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This Day in Twins History – Twins longest game

August 31, 1993 – The Minnesota Twins finally win the longest game in their history when Pedro Munoz hits a walk-off home run to lead off the bottom of the 22nd inning to beat Jason Grimsley and the Cleveland Indians … Continue reading

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Sano is “quickest” to a dozen homers for the Twins Miguel Sano‘s 12th career home run gave the Twins a 7-0 lead against Houston yesterday and they held on for a 7-5 victory. Sano, who has played only 49 games … Continue reading

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Twins minor league player of the week

Rochester (AAA) right-handed pitcher Jose Berrios is the Twins minor league Player of the Week. Berrios who is just 21 years old started for the Red Wings on Wednesday at Syracuse, pitching 7.0 shutout innings with three hits allowed, one … Continue reading

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Twins score just enough to halt Astros streak Eduardo Nunez homered and drove in a run with a groundout, the Twins scored another run when Torii Hunter was hit by a bases-loaded pitch, and five pitchers combined to blank the … Continue reading

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Sano with 38 RBI in 47 games Miguel Sano, who went 2-for-4 with one RBI in the Twins’ loss to the Rays yesterday has 38 RBI in 47 major-league games. Since the franchise moved to Minnesota in 1961, only one … Continue reading

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E-Twins Dereck Rodriguez named APPY League Pitcher of the Year

Dereck Rodriguez, 23, was named the Appalachian League’s Pitcher of the Year after going 5-2 with a 2.65 ERA in 10 starts for Elizabethton. Rodriguez was selected by the Minnesota Twins as an outfielder in the sixth round (208 overall) … Continue reading

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Escobar’s hot streak Eduardo Escobar had his first multiple-homer game in the major leagues in the Twins’ win over the Rays last night and over his last seven games he’s knocked seven extra-base hits and scored eight runs. No other … Continue reading

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Sano reaches a dozen homers Miguel Sano hit a three-run home run in the first inning of the Twins’ 11-7 win at Tampa Bay. Sano has now hit 12 home runs in 45 major-league games. That’s the fewest games any … Continue reading

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Remembering 1965 – Part 19 – 50th anniversary celebration pictures and video

The Minnesota Twins hosted a 59th anniversary celebration on July 31 and August 1 for the 1965 American League champions. On July 31st the organization put on a “Championship Breakfast” that was attended by about 250 Twins fans and 11 … Continue reading

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Twins sweep their season series versus the Orioles The Twins scored an unearned run in the 12th inning that stood up as the game-winner at Camden Yards after Trevor Plouffe knotted the game with a ninth-inning RBI single off Zach … Continue reading

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Twins minor league player of the week

Rochester (AAA) right-handed left-handed pitcher Pat Dean is the Twins minor league Player of the Week. Dean, 26, tossed a complete shutout allowing just six hits while striking out six in his only start last week versus Buffalo. He has tossed … Continue reading

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Twins rally from seventh-inning deficit The Twins scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning to take a 3-2 lead over the Orioles and held on to win by that score at Camden Yards. Minnesota, prior to that … Continue reading

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Late comeback for Twins in Baltimore The Twins trailed 3-1 after seven innings in Baltimore, but the Minnesota Twins scratched across three runs in the eighth to come away with the 4-3 victory. Entering Friday, the Twins had been 2-48 … Continue reading

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Sano hits his 10th homer Twins rookie Miguel Sano hit his 10th home run in Minnesota’s 15-2 win at Baltimore on Thursday. Sano, who made his major-league debut on July 2, is tied with the Astros’ Carlos Correa for the … Continue reading

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Remembering 1965 – Part 18 – Beatles play at the Met

This particular blog has nothing to do with the 1965 Twins other than it took place in Met Stadium in 1965. I missed all the hullabaloo as I had just reported to U.S. Navy boot camp at the Great Lakes … Continue reading

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Remembering 1965 – Part 17 – Quilici, Perry, Worthington, Grant and Versalles

Between August 1 and August 19 the Twins were 12-7 and and in first place with a 8.5 game lead over the Chicago White Sox. Their record for the year was 77-34 (.636). The Twins played in three doubleheaders during … Continue reading

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This Day in Twins History – August 19, 2013

Catcher Joe Mauer goes 2 for 4 but the Twins lose 6-1 to the New York Mets in a meaning less make-up game at Target Field. Turns out that this is probably the last time that Mauer will ever catch … Continue reading

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Milone gets support from the pen The Twins bullpen threw four scoreless innings yesterday helping Tommy Milone earn a win in his first game back after a stint on the disabled list. Entering Sunday’s action, the Twins’ bullpen had a … Continue reading

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Twins minor league player of the week

Rochester (AAA) first baseman/designated hitter Kennys Vargas is the Twins minor league Player of the Week. Vargas played in eight games for the Red Wings, hitting .391 (9-for-23) with two doubles, one home run, eight RBI, nine walks and a … Continue reading

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The 1975 Minnesota Twins and a seven year old boy

Today we have a guest post by Treavor Lenz who is celebrating the 40th anniversary of his first Twins game which he saw at Met Stadium. I enjoy the stories and thoughts that readers of this site share either through comments, … Continue reading

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Dozier: first Twins middle infielder with 25-HR season Brian Dozier slammed his 25th home run of the season in the Twins’ 4-1 victory over the Indians, becoming the first major-league second baseman to reach that total this season. He’s also … Continue reading

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Kluber throws one-hitter at Target Field Corey Kluber allowed only one hit in nine innings–a home run by Joe Mauer— in the Indians’ 6-1 victory in Minneapolis yesterday. The only other major-league pitcher in the last five seasons to throw a complete-game … Continue reading

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This Day in Twins History – August 15, 1994

August 15, 1994 – Minnesota Twins pitcher Pat Mahomes was knocked unconscious and trapped in his Jeep after it rolled over on a bridge in downtown Minneapolis, the police said. Mahomes sustained head injuries and his condition was upgraded from … Continue reading

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Who am I?

It is very infrequent when I do a piece on a non Twins player but this is one of those times. See if you can identify this position player that pitched in the big leagues on two occasions. He played … Continue reading

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Sano stars in Twins’ win Miguel Sano went 3-for-3 with two homers and six RBIs in the Twins 11-1 win over the Rangers last night at Target Field. In the expansion era, only five players have produced two homers and … Continue reading

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Home sweet home The home team won all 15 games on the MLB slate on Tuesday night. That’s the most games in one day, all won by the home team, in major league history. The previous record was 12 games … Continue reading

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Remembering 1965 – Part 16 – Injuries abound, Nossek, Valdespino, new LF stands, Zimmerman, Sain, Kosco

  I am way behind in sharing 1965 Sporting News articles about the Twins. To try to get caught up I am just going to list them here and you can check them all out. There is a lot of … Continue reading

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Twins minor league player of the week

Elizabethton (Rookie Level) outfielder Chris Paul is the Twins minor league Player of the Week. Paul, 22, who hits and throws from the right side played in six games for the E-Twins, hitting .357 (10-for-28) with three doubles, two home … Continue reading

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Old man Hunter keeps on rolling along Torii Hunter hit a go-ahead home run in the top of the ninth inning which turned out to be the game winner in the Twins’ 10-9 victory over the Indians last night. Hunter, … Continue reading

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