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04/25/17 1:10 amGiants right-hander Matt Cain suddenly was removed from Monday night's game in the middle of a masterly performance against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
04/25/17 12:52 amExpect drama when the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers tangle. The longtime rivals engaged in another compelling confrontation Monday night, as the Giants limited Los Angeles to four hits and withstood late Dodgers rallies to prevail, 2-1.
04/25/17 12:25 amChris Owings first career grand slam helped give Zack Greinke a win and propelled the D-backs past the Padres, 7-6, on Monday night in the first of a four-game set at Chase Field.
04/25/17 12:22 amThe Dodgers have been having enough trouble at home plate lately and on Monday night they didn't know what to do around second base either. In a 2-1 loss to the Giants, the Dodgers had the potential tying run thrown out at second in the eighth and ninth innings, both times by Giants franchise catcher Buster Posey.
04/24/17 11:52 pmCharlie Blackmon extended his hit streak to nine games and hit a go-ahead homer to cap a comeback, and the Rockies powered past the Nationals, 8-4, in the opener of a four-game series on Monday at Coors Field featuring the teams with the National League's best records.
04/24/17 11:25 pmThanks to a solid start by Jesse Chavez and a crafty slide by Cameron Maybin, the Angels secured a split of their four-game series with the Blue Jays after holding on for a 2-1 victory in Monday night's finale at Angel Stadium.
04/24/17 11:08 pmYoung Nats fan at Coors rewarded by Werth
04/24/17 11:07 pmCheck out MLB Pipeline's newly updated list of the Top 100 Prospects in the game.
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04/24/17 11:01 pmPerhaps the Reds had to summon right-hander Ariel Hernandez sooner that might have normally.
04/24/17 10:50 pmJonathan Schoop, Hyun Soo Kim and Adam Jones homered for the Orioles off of Rays ace Chris Archer, who gave up his first long ball of the season in Baltimore's 6-3 win Monday night.
04/24/17 10:50 pmRays right fielder Steven Souza Jr. injured his right elbow leaping up onto the outfield wall to try and catch a home run ball in the sixth inning of a 6-3 loss to the Orioles on Monday night.
04/24/17 10:34 pmBrian Dozier hit a three-run double off Rangers starter Martin Perez and the Twins made it stand up with a 3-2 victory on Monday night at Globe Life Park. The Twins had lost seven of nine at home before opening their six-game road trip with a win and snapping the Rangers' four-game winning streak.
04/24/17 10:20 pmMajor League Baseball doesn't have an official rivalry week, but this one is pretty close. We're talking about Yankees vs. Red Sox, Dodgers vs. Giants, Indians vs. Astros, all Tuesday, all available on MLB.TV. Time to get your popcorn out. April doesn't get much better than this.
04/24/17 9:56 pmIf you're trying to dig deep into the numbers and analyze why Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer is off to a slow start, it would be easy to single out his high ground-ball rate. Another explanation: Bad luck.
04/24/17 9:55 pmOrioles veteran outfielder Adam Jones collected his 1,500th career hit with a fifth-inning single on Monday night, but it was hit 1,501 that mattered more.
04/24/17 9:50 pmAfter putting up video game numbers during three years in South Korea, Eric Thames is doing the same in his return to MLB.
04/24/17 9:47 pmAlmost everybody for the White Sox hit and Miguel Gonzalez once again turned in a stellar mound effort, as Chicago cruised to a 12-1 victory over the Royals on Monday night at Guaranteed Rate Field in the three-game series opener.
04/24/17 9:26 pmIf it looks as if Jason Heyward is hitting the ball harder, he is.
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The Minnesota Twins finished their 1967 Grapefruit League season with a 12-17 record and only the Kansas City Athletics had a worse record. The Twins started the season on the road in Baltimore where they lost two games before coming … Continue reading
The season opener for your favorite team is always a special day and that day has arrived for my favorite team the Minnesota Twins. I won’t be at the game in person as I am still in Florida but you … Continue reading
Fifty years ago the Boston Red Sox won the American League pennant in 1967 in what many think is one of the most if not thee most exciting AL pennant races ever. The Detroit Tigers and Minnesota Twins finished one … Continue reading
The Minnesota Twins started play in 1961 after leaving Washington D.C. where they were known as the Washington Senators. Even though Calvin Griffith’s team started playing in Met Stadium in 1961 the team had a player on the roster that … Continue reading
Dozier is still hot Brian Dozier had a two-run single in the Twins’ four-run second inning yesterday extending his hitting streak to 19 games. Dozier has 30 hits, 11 home runs and 22 runs batted in during this streak. The … Continue reading
Dozier dazzles in defeat Brian Dozier slammed three homers, his 36th, 37th and 38th of the season in a Labor Day afternoon game at Target Field, though the Royals came away the 11-5 victors in Minneapolis. Dozier has now hit … Continue reading
Dozier ties franchise record for extra-base hits in a month Brian Dozier‘s first-inning home run on last night was his 23rd extra-base hit this month, tying a Twins franchise record for extra-base hits in a calendar month. Joe Cronin had … Continue reading
Royals allow one run, on Dozier’s homer For the fourth straight game, the Royals allowed only one run, and it came on a solo homer. No other team in major-league history has had a streak like that, allowing only one … Continue reading
Odds are that you will not recognize the player in this picture but he is still in the Twins organization and has been on the Fort Myers Miracle coaching staff since 2006. He played in the big leagues for 18 … Continue reading
Kepler does something a certain 40-year-old has never done Max Kepler slugged three home runs last night, which may make another active player who began his career with the Twins a little jealous. David Ortiz has hit 528 home runs … Continue reading
July 11, 1965 – With the Twins AL lead at only 4 games and the All-Star game break coming up the next day, the Twins took on the New York Yankees at the Met and after 8 innings the score … Continue reading
Dozier ties Twins franchise mark Brian Dozier hit two home runs and knocked in four runs in the Twins’ 4-0 win over the White Sox last night. It marked the ninth consecutive game that Dozier delivered an extra-base hit, tying … Continue reading
From the time the Twins started play in 1961 through yesterday June 14 (2016) the Minnesota Twins have hit 7,462 home runs, 3,746 have been hit on the road and 3,716 have been hit at home. The Twins hit 1,872 … Continue reading
I have told you all before that my glass is half empty and it is leaking. You can say that it is a negative attitude or what ever you want but this type of thinking has served me well during … Continue reading
The players today seem to need more rest today than the players did years ago. Sure, they play eight more games then teams did in the past but still you have to wonder what the cause really is and does … Continue reading
I seldom missed a day of school back in Taylors Falls and I continued that practice at work during my working career. The Navy of course reinforced the idea that going to work every day was the only way. I … Continue reading
Strikeouts are up all across baseball the last few years so I thought it would be fun to see who the Minnesota Twins “King of the Whiff” is from 2000-2015. No real shockers on this list but I was a … Continue reading
There were 55,920 baseball fans at Dodger Stadium to watch the Dodgers tie the World Series at 2 games each when Don Drysdale turns the tables and beats Mudcat Grant 7-2 in game 4. Drysdale allowed just five hits, two … Continue reading
The Minnesota Twins are ready to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1965 World Series. But first here are a couple more Sporting News from back in September 1965. Sporting News Sep 18, 1965 P7 Sporting News Sep … Continue reading
The 1965 Minnesota Twins had 35 different players suit up and play ball wearing a Twins logo across their chest against the nine other members of the American league. Their manager, Sam Mele had four coaches at his disposal to … Continue reading
With two more GIDP’s (ground in to double play) on his resume after last night’s loss to Kansas City, Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe has the franchise record of 28 GIDP by Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew in 1970 well … Continue reading
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
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
Both of these events occurred on August 2, 1965. Harmon Killebrew suffers a dislocated left elbow in a collision with Baltimore’s Russ Snyder in the 6th inning while playing first base at Met Stadium. The Twins slugger ends up missng … Continue reading
5/4/1974 – Less than 3 months after pitcher Dick Woodson wins MLB’s first salary arbitration case, the Twins exile him to the New York Yankees for pitcher Mike Pazik. Owner Calvin Griffith swore he would never pay Woodson the money … Continue reading
Most of us know that the Twins longest consecutive game hitting streak is 31 games and that record holder is Ken Landreaux but did you know who holds the Twins record for the longest multi-hit (two hits or more) game … Continue reading
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Baseball has changed so much over the years, in terms of play, the players, the rules and even the executive side. When the Twins first moved here in 1961 team owner Calvin Griffith served as his own GM. Griffith could … Continue reading