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With the second of two border battles between the Minnesota Twins and Milwaukee Brewers starting Friday, FOXSportsNorth.com Twins writer Tyler Mason and FOXSportsWisconsin.com Brewers writer Ryan Kartje have paired up to answer five key questions facing the teams as they meet at Target Field.
1. The Brewers and Twins are former American League border rivals and still meet frequently in interleague play, but how important of a rivalry is Brewers-Twins to your team? Does it mean anything more than other series on the schedule to players and fans?
MASON: Ever since the Brewers joined the National League in 1998, the border battle rivalry hasn't been quite the same between these two teams. That doesn't mean, however, that Twins fans don't still get a kick out of playing their neighbors to the east. Seemingly every year, hundreds -- if not thousands -- of Twins fans will make the six-hour drive f...
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MINNEAPOLIS Justin Morneau measures his words carefully, speaking with a purpose when a question is asked of him. He had to pause briefly when asked this week about the concussions he's suffered in each of the previous two years, one that cut his 2010 season short and another that hampered him during 2011. Was there ever a thought that concussions could threaten his career?...
The Minnesota Twins have sent right-handed reliever Lester Oliveros back to Triple-A Rochester after only two days on the roster.
The move was made after Friday night's loss to Milwaukee so right-hander Liam Hendriks could be officially recalled to make his start on Saturday afternoon.
Manager Ron Gardenhire said the Twins ''can't afford to get rid of a player right...
MINNEAPOLIS Martin Maldonado had one career at bat in the major leagues when he stepped to the plate on May 29.One. A couple swings, a couple looks and a pinch-hit strikeout.That was what the Brewers knew of Maldonado in the majors. But there he was, one half of their new catching tandem after Jonathan Lucroy broke his hand in late May.Since then, the rookie has hit .262, with four...
The Minnesota Twins haven't been able to get the job done at home lately after a strong stretch at Target Field.
Welcoming the Milwaukee Brewers could help the Twins regain their winning ways in Minneapolis.
Minnesota tries to avoid a third straight defeat Friday night when the Brewers look to end their three-game skid.
After opening 6-17 at their ballpark in 2012, the Twins...
For a few games, the Milwaukee Brewers looked as though they were ready to make the climb back into the NL Central race.
They had swept the major league-leading Dodgers in Los Angeles, and after a brief slip-up against the Pirates, the Brewers won four of five. The music was back in the clubhouse. The frustration on Brewers manager Ron Roenicke's face was less and less noticeable...
Minnesota Twins right-hander P.J. Walters lasted only four batters Wednesday, tagged with four earned runs and the loss in a 9-8 setback to the Philadelphia Phillies at Target Field. After Walters gave up four consecutive singles to start the game, manager Ron Gardenhire had seen enough. "I said, 'You're throwing 80 miles an hour. What's going on here?' ...
Milwaukee Brewers closer John Axford became accustomed to success in 2011, finishing the season with 43 consecutive saves, a club record. This year has been more of a struggle for Axford, who was squandered save chances each of the past two nights. First, Axford blew a 3-1 lead in the ninth inning Wednesday night in Kansas City. He created his own troubles by walking two hitters...
MINNEAPOLIS Two bad pitches was all it took for Twins left-hander Scott Diamond to pick up his second loss of the season.
Diamond allowed four runs on five hits Thursday as the Twins fell, 6-1, to the visiting Philadelphia Phillies. For Minnesota, Thursday's loss meant it dropped the series to Philadelphia, snapping a streak of four consecutive series wins. It was just Diamond...
By JOAN NIESEN
MINNEAPOLIS In the top of the ninth, it was hard not to look.No, not at Matt Capps' attempt to preserve a 3-3 tie. Not at the batters stepping to the plate, not even when Martin Maldonado drove a two-run shot to center field.When Maldonado's home run landed in the Brewers' bullpen, most eyes were already there. The sign above lit up...
The weekend is finally here. Let's get right to the trots!
Home Run of the Day: Martin Maldonado, Milwaukee Brewers - 18.73 seconds [video]
A go-ahead home run in the top of the ninth from the Brewers young catcher. Maldonado has a career .333 slugging percentage in the minor leagues, but has managed his four home runs and a .548 slugging in only 16 games this season. For...
(Photo: John Autey/St. Paul Pioneer Press) If you’re in Minneapolis this weekend to see the Milwaukee Brewers take on the border-rival Minnesota Twins, you may be wondering what youshould do in Minneapolis in between games. Look no further than this concise list of three cool attractions to check out. 1. The Foshay Tower Museum and Observation Deck
The Foshay used to be...