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MINNEAPOLIS This wasn't characteristic for a Scott Diamond start.As the Minnesota Twins' best pitcher last year, Diamond was essentially immune from pitching a clunker. Sunday against Baltimore, though, he finally had one. Minnesota's left-hander matched gave up six runs on nine hits including three home runs in just 5 23 innings of work in the Twins' 6-0 loss at Target Field.The six runs equaled the most Diamond has allowed in 40 career starts in the majors; the only other time he did so was last year in an 11-8 loss to the White Sox. Diamond also served up three home runs Sunday, something he had never done in his young major league career."I got eaten alive out there today," Diamond said.Diamond's woes began with the first batter he faced as Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis singled to left to lead off the game. Markakis later moved to third on a double play groundout by Adam Jones, but would score one batter later when Chris Davis tagged Diamon...
BEST OF MAXIM
MINNEAPOLIS It's hard to tell which tough situation Ryan Pressly has handled better: facing big league batters or wearing a pink backpack before every game.
As the least experienced member of Minnesota's pitching staff, it's Pressly's job to tote the backpack to the Twins' bullpen as the relievers make their way out before each game. In this case, it's a...
MINNEAPOLIS Sometimes it's hard to remember that Oswaldo Arcia is just 22 years old. At the plate, the Twins rookie rarely shows his age.
Just 21 games into his major league career, Arcia has already drawn comparisons to the late, great Kirby Puckett for a similar approach at the plate. Puckett rarely saw a pitch he didn't like, and that's been the case with Arcia....
MINNEAPOLIS Before getting blanked by the Orioles on Sunday, the Minnesota Twins' offense seemed to finally be finding its groove after a dormant April. Not surprisingly, the M&M Boys had something to do with the resurgence.
In the first month of the season, Minnesota scored just 92 runs, tied for fourth-fewest in all of baseball. Granted, the Twins played a few less games...
MINNEAPOLIS It's not often a Twins player is coaxed out of the dugout for a curtain call from the fans at Target Field. Then again, not many Twins players have done what rookie center fielder Aaron Hicks did Monday as he hit two home runs and robbed another in Minnesota's 10-3 win over Chicago.
But since this was the first time Hicks received a curtain call in his young...
MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Twins and Milwaukee Brewers will "Turn Back the Clock" on May 30. On Monday, members of the Twins helped show off the uniforms they'll be wearing for that game.
Minnesota will wear gray throwback uniforms of the 1948 St. Paul Saints team, while the Brewers will also wear jerseys from the 1948 season. Twins catcher Joe Mauer and closer Glen...
MINNEAPOLIS Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire entered Saturday night's game against the Baltimore Orioles hoping to get starting pitcher Vance Worley deep into the game to save some innings from his recently taxed bullpen.
The bullpen, a strength all season, has thrown the sixth-most innings of relief in the American League this season with the fourth-best bullpen ERA...
CATCH OF THE YEAR
Aaron Hicks of the Minnesota Twins made a homerun robbing catch today that might go down as one of the best of the year. Adam Dunn of the Chicago White Sox hit an absolute bomb to straight away center. Hicks took off towards the track and made a huge leap against the wall, robbing Dunn of what would have been about a 415 foot homer. Your browser does not support iframes.
Minnesota Twins center fielder Aaron Hicks makes a leaping catch against Chicago White Sox’s Adam Dunn’s fly to center during the sixth inning Monday, May 13, 2013, in Minneapolis. (Associated Press: Genevieve Ross)
Minnesota Twin’s center fielder Aaron Hicks had a career night in his young rookie season. Before tonight he was only batting .137BA 1HR 13RBI. Those are...
Ryan Doumit homered, Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau each had three hits, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-5 Saturday night.
Vance Worley (1-4) struggled through 5 1-3 innings, but a strong performance by Minnesota's bullpen enabled him to earn his first win in 13 starts dating to Aug. 1, 2012.
Matt Wieters connected for the Orioles, who lost for just the second...
Even in winning, Chicago's most recent contest was a microcosm of the young season, as its struggling offense continues to have a difficult time providing run support for a solid pitching staff.
Hector Santiago may be the newest member of the starting rotation, but even he isn't immune to that fact.
Chicago begins a seven-game road trip as Santiago faces former White Sox...