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According to ELIAS

Twins hold on to beat Tigers Kyle Gibson took a 6-0 lead over the Tigers into the eighth inning when Detroit exploded for five runs, but All-Star reliever Brandon Kintzler and left fielder Eddie Rosario closed the door in the ninth inning and the Twins … Continue reading

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The 1967 AL Pennant Race – Part 27 – Jose Cardenal and the Angels steal a 2-1 win

The Twins lose to the California Angels on the road again and it is the same old story, they lose 2-1 for the third day in a row and they have lost all five game on this current road trip … Continue reading

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Twins pick-off artist’s

It is obviously important for pitchers to keep base runners as close to the base as possible to prevent them from getting a good jump and stealing a base. What Twins pitchers were the best at this seemingly lost art? … Continue reading

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Major League Debuts as Minnesota Twins – Grant Balfour

Another day and another big league debut as a Minnesota Twin on July 22. Grant Balfour (P) – July 22, 2001 – Signed by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent on January 19, 1997. Debuted at the Dome in … Continue reading

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Major League Debuts as Minnesota Twins – Anthony Slama

Major league debuts as Minnesota Twins on July 21.   Anthony Slama (P) – July 21, 2010 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 39th round of the 2006 MLB June Amateur Draft. Slama slammed the door on the Indians … Continue reading

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Major League Debuts as Minnesota Twins – Kevin Mulvey

Just the one player with a big league debut as a Minnesota Twins on July 20. Kevin Mulvey (P) – July 20, 2009 – Traded by the New York Mets with Carlos Gomez, Deolis Guerra and Philip Humber to the Minnesota … Continue reading

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The 1967 AL Pennant Race – Part 26 – Twins commit five errors while bullpen falters

The Twins had a 6-4 lead at Municipal Stadium over the last place Kansas City A’s going into the bottom of the 8th inning but the home town A’s plated 5 runs on 4 hits, an error and an IBB … Continue reading

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According to ELIAS – Bartolo Colon

Twins add sexy   Bartolo Colon made his Twins debut on Tuesday night with a start against the Yankees. Minnesota is the 10th major-league team Colon has started for, becoming the fifth pitcher in major-league history to start for 10 different … Continue reading

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Major League Debuts as Minnesota Twins – Diamond, Schullstrom, Goltz and Quilici

July the 18th was a busy day for big league debuts as Twins.   Scott Diamond (P) – July 18, 2011 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins from the Atlanta Braves in the 2010 rule 5 draft. Took the loss (6-3) … Continue reading

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According to ELIAS – Eduardo Escobar

Twins get one by the Yankees at home   Eduardo Escobar’s go-ahead single in the eighth inning put the Twins up for good, as they defeated the Yankees, 4-2, at Target Field. Since Target Field opened in 2010, Minnesota has … Continue reading

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