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Chris Hermann continues to exhibit a knack for timeliness.
While his major-league action has been limited to 34 games, the Twins catcheroutfielder has come up with a handful of clutch hits, particularly in the month of August. Thursday at Comerica Park, while manning the stead of Minnesota's native baseball son against a World Series contender, the soft-spoken 25-year-old from Texas did it again.
Hermann's eighth-inning, RBI double dropped an inch in front of Detroit center fielder Austin Jackson's glove and helped seize a 7-6 win against the Tigers, who retain a healthy lead at the top of the American League Central Division. Filling in for catcher Joe Mauer, who's on the seven-day concussion list, Hermann batted 3-for-5 with a pair of RBI and staked his ever-growing claim to remain in the big-league fold next year.
The left-handed batter's winner came against left-handed reliever Drew Smyly, against whom left-handed-hitting opponents were batting .155.
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Overcoming some tendonitis in the upper portion of his throwing arm, the Twins right-hander got back on track with an efficient one-run, three-hit, six-strikeout performance in a 5-1 victory over the Indians. Deduno threw 91 pitches during his six innings on the mound, mitigating...
Twins All-Star catcher Joe Mauer visited a concussion specialist at the Mayo Clinic and has been cleared to begin light exercises.
Mauer was placed on baseball's seven-day concussion list earlier this week after he became dizzy during his pregame routine. The Twins sent him back to Minnesota from Detroit on Thursday to undergo further tests. Assistant general manager Rob Antony...
Joe Mauer the Twins' franchise player was placed on baseball's seven-day concussion list Tuesday night. He had been scratched from the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Tigers after experiencing dizziness during batting practice.
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A singular slip. In so many Twins setbacks this season, that's all it's taken.
A wave of uncharacteristic miscues Wednesday at Comerica Park put Minnesota's 7-1 loss at Detroit far out of reach, but one pitch on an otherwise stellar night from Kevin Correia had manager Ron Gardenhire shaking his head, again.
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Chris Herrmann's second RBI double of the game broke an eighth-inning tie and helped the Minnesota Twins to a 7-6 win over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday.
With two out, Herrmann lined a ball into the right-center field gap. Center fielder Austin Jackson got a bad break on the ball, and just missed while attempting a shoestring catch. Doug Bernier scored from second to give the...
A successful road trip gave a boost to the Cleveland Indians' playoff hopes.
The Indians will try to end their recent woes at Progressive Field during a three-game series against the Minnesota Twins that begins Friday night.
Cleveland (69-58) moved within 2 12 games of Oakland in the race for the AL's final wild card berth by going 6-3 on its trek. The Indians completed the...
Samuel Deduno pitched six solid innings and Josh Willingham busted out of a slump with a two-run double in the seventh, leading the Minnesota Twins to a 5-1 win over Cleveland on Friday night, slowing the Indians' climb toward a wild-card spot.
Deduno (8-7) allowed just one run and three hits for his first win since July 27 as the Twins continued to befuddle the Indians. Minnesota...
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Ryan Doumit hit a three-run homer in the fifth inning and rookie Chris Herrmann drove in the go-ahead run with a double in the eighth as Minnesota took two of three from American League Central-leading Detroit. The Tigers had rallied from a 6-2 deficit to tie the score on Austin Jackson's three-run homer off Twins reliever Josh Roenicke in the sixth. Rookie left-hander Andrew...
DETROIT (AP) -- Chris Herrmann's second RBI double of the game broke an eighth-inning tie and helped the Minnesota Twins to a 7-6 win over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday.
With two out, Herrmann lined a ball into the right-center field gap. Center fielder Austin Jackson got a bad break on the ball, and just missed while attempting a shoestring catch. Doug Bernier scored from...
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