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Phil Hughes allowed three runs over six innings yesterday to earn his first victory in 17 starts, dating back to last July, in Minnesota’s 8-3 win at Kansas City. For all his struggles, one thing Hughes has unfailingly done is … Continue reading

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Three Wins In Three Games For Kyle Gibson Kyle Gibson pitched eight innings and did not allow a run in his victory against the Blue Jays on Thursday afternoon. Gibson has won all three of his games for the Twins … Continue reading

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The A’s beat the Twins, 6-1, Thursday afternoon. Oakland has scored at least six runs in each of its last nine games against the Twins. That’s the longest such streak by one major league team against another since the Tigers … Continue reading

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Phil Hughes recorded his first out of the game (a strikeout of John Jaso) on his 40th pitch of the afternoon yesterday after he had already allowed four first-inning runs to the Athletics. The Twins took Hughes “off the hook” … Continue reading

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Chris Colabello drove in four runs in Minnesota’s win in Cleveland yesterday, increasing his total this season to 11 RBIs. That’s the most RBIs any Twins player has had in the team’s first six games of a season since Bobby … Continue reading

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The Twins committed four errors and were blanked by a score of 11-0 in Oakland last night. It is only the second time that the Twins committed at least four errors in a shutout loss by a double-digit margin since the … Continue reading

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A’s pound Twins 18-3 Each of the nine players in the A’s starting lineup had at least one RBI and one run scored in the team’s 18-3 pounding of the Twins on Wednesday. That marked only the third time in … Continue reading

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Twins rookie catcher Josmil Pinto went 3 for 4 on Monday, with all three hits being doubles, leaving him with 13 hits in 23 at-bats, a .565 batting average, in seven games in the major leagues. Since 1980, only one … Continue reading

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Jose Reyes snapped a scoreless tie with his RBI double off Jared Burton in the eighth inning and he came around to score an insurance run in the Blue Jays’ 2-0 win at Minnesota yesterday. With his loss on Sunday, … Continue reading

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  Chris Colabello, making his third start at first base since Justin Morneau was traded to Pittsburgh, connected for a tie-breaking ninth-inning grand-slam homer to propel the Twins to a 10-6 comeback victory at Houston. Colabello, who had homered earlier … Continue reading

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Kevin Correia threw seven innings and recorded 14 outs on groundballs in his win over the Rangers on Sunday. Correia induced two double-play grounders, bringing his total for the season to 23, which now leads all American League pitchers. Mariners … Continue reading

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Liam Hendriks was the winning pitcher in the Twins’ come-from-behind victory at Texas, improving his record to 2-12 in 25 career starts. The last pitcher with two or fewer victories in his first 25 major-league starts was Jason Hammel (2-12 … Continue reading

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Twins rookie catcher Chris Herrmann banged out three hits in Minnesota’s 7-6 win at Detroit, including a run-scoring double which snapped a 6-6 tie in the eighth inning. It was the third three-hit game of the season for Herrmann, all … Continue reading

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  Ron Gardenhire was pushing the right buttons on Thursday night. Pinch-hitter Chris Herrmann drove in pinch-runner Doug Bernier with the winning run in the bottom of the ninth as the Twins topped the White Sox, 4-3. Minnesota had only … Continue reading

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Joe Mauer was 5-for-7 yesterday, including a game-tying home run in the 10th inning of the Twins 9-8 home loss to the Indians. Mauer is the second player in franchise history to record five hits and an extra-inning homer in … Continue reading

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Andrew Albers shut out the Indians last night 3-0 after he threw 8 1/3 scoreless innings last Tuesday in his big-league debut against the Royals. Albers is the first pitcher not to allow a run in either of his first two … Continue reading

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Justin Morneau hit two homers and drove in five runs in the Twins’ win over the White Sox in the day portion of the day/night doubleheader at U.S. Cellular Field. Morneau is the first Twins player in almost two years … Continue reading

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  Andrew Albers threw 8 1/3 scoreless innings in his major-league debut in Minnesota’s win in Kansas City on Tuesday. No other Twins pitcher has thrown more than seven scoreless innings in his first game in the big leagues since … Continue reading

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Four Twins relief pitchers (Anthony Swarzak, Brian Duensing, Casey Fien, Glen Perkins)combined for six shutout innings and 10 strikeouts in Minnesota’s win over Houston. It’s the first time since 1971 that the Twins bullpen  combined for that many scoreless innings and … Continue reading

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Dozier comes through for the Twins….twice Brian Dozier knocked in the tying run in the ninth inning and then ended the game with an RBI single in the bottom of the 13th in the Twins’ 4-3 win over the Astros … Continue reading

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The Twins defeated the Angels, 4-3, as Joe Blanton took another loss. Blanton, who allowed all four Minnesota runs and nine hits in just 3 2/3 innings, fell to 2-13 (.154), the second-lowest winning percentage among the 113 big-leaguers with … Continue reading

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Brian Dozier hit a home run and knocked in four runs from the first spot in the batting order for the Twins yesterday against Toronto. Dozier is the first Twins player to homer and drive in at least four runs … Continue reading

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Mark Buehrle pitched seven scoreless innings to lead the Blue Jays to a 4-0 win over the Twins on Friday night. The win was Buehrle’s 28th career victory against Minnesota, the most wins any pitcher has recorded against the Twins … Continue reading

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Kyle Gibson defeated the Royals and struck out five batters in his first game in the major leagues yesterday. Only two other Twins pitchers started and won their major-league debut while striking out five or more batters since the team … Continue reading

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Samuel Deduno recorded his fourth win in seven starts for the Twins this season by holding the Royals to one run in seven innings yesterday. Deduno has recorded twice as many wins as any other Minnesota pitcher since May 24, … Continue reading

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Not P.J. Walters day

Twins starter P.J. Walters walked five batters in the first inning last night at Progressive Field against the Cleveland Indians. Walters lasted just 0.2 innings as he also hit a batter and allowed a hit.  The Twins ended up losing to … Continue reading

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Twins generate power from unlikely spots – Brian Dozier, Oswaldo Arcia, Clete Thomas, and Eduardo Escobar provided unlikely power in the Twins’ 8-4 win over the White Sox at Target Field. It was the first time in team history that … Continue reading

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The average of 14.98 strikeouts per major-league game during May was the 5th-highest average in a full month in major-league history. (We’re not including fragmentary baseball months, usually March or October, in which fewer than 60 games were played.) The … Continue reading

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Joe Mauer knocked out a first-inning homer off Doug Fister, propelling the Twins to a 3-2 victory in Detroit. Less than 20 hours earlier, Mauer’s one-out, ninth-inning single had broken up a potential no-hitter by Anibal Sanchez. You have to … Continue reading

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Joe Mauer‘s single was the only hit for the Twins last night in Detroit off starter Anibal Sanchez, marking the third time in his career that Mauer had one base hit and his teammates had none. That’s tied for the … Continue reading

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