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Toronto Blue Jays
The Minnesota Twins hope the success achieved on their recent road trip will provide them with enough momentum to end their long home slide.
They'll look to avoid an eighth consecutive defeat at Target Field on Friday night against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Though Minnesota (61-77) fell 6-5 at Houston on Wednesday, it took four of six against the Astros and Texas to win consecutive series for the first time since taking three straight July 12-24.
"That's not bad," manager Ron Gardenhire told the Twins' official website. "Any time you go on a road trip and you win more than you lose, that's good."
What would be better is if the Twins can end the seven-game home skid during which they've been outscored 41-13 and held to one run in each of the last four. Minnesota last dropped eight straight at home during a nine-game slide April 27-May 23, 2011.
Facing Toronto (64-76), winner of 32 of 42 against the Twins and 14 of 18 at Target Field, may make...
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The Twins will try to close out an impressive offensive series with another win in Houston on Wednesday.
Minnesota (61-76) opened the set with a 10-6 win Monday, tying a season high with four homers including a ninth-inning grand slam courtesy...
MINNEAPOLIS -- For years, Justin Morneau was a fixture in Minnesota's clubhouse, his locker stall occupying one of the four corner lockers.
But as the Twins returned home Friday for the start of a lengthy homestand, Morneau's locker was filled by Josh Willingham. Minnesota traded Morneau to Pittsburgh, meaning one of the Twins' proven clubhouse leaders was gone.
The Minnesota Twins are giving right handed pitcher Mark Hamburger a second chance.
Hamburger, 26, was suspended for 50 games after testing postie for drug use. He was released by the Houston Astros in February meaning he will have to serve the suspension before he can play.
The Twins are banking on Hamburger making a turn around with his life.
“I guess we’ll see,” Brad Steil...
Clete Thomas scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch in the 12th inning and Darin Mastroianni added a two-run double, helping the Minnesota Twins beat the Houston Astros 9-6 on Tuesday night.
Thomas reached on a fielder's choice and went to third on Josmil Pinto's double. Kevin Chapman (0-1) then uncorked a wild pitch with pinch-hitter Ryan Doumit at the plate.
Ron Gardenhire was a little worried about the Twins’ past two games in Houston. Long reliever Anthony Swarzak threw a season-high 70 pitches Monday meaning the Twins’ long reliever and early-inning bailout artist was unavailable — “and we’ve got a couple of kids going” the manager said.
Pedro Hernandez didn’t pitch like a kid though. Making his first major league start...