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MINNEAPOLIS Pedro Florimon made things look easy on Monday night as he patrolled shortstop for the Minnesota Twins.
The 25-year-old Florimon, playing in just his 26th career big league game, turned in a pair of nifty defensive plays in Minnesota's 7-2 win over visiting Cleveland. The first of the two ended the top of the sixth inning as Florimon chased down a ground ball deep in the hole at shortstop, backhanded it and fired a low throw to first to retire Russ Canzler for the third out.
One inning later, Florimon again flashed the leather -- well, sort of. He actually didn't need his glove at all as he made a barehanded play on a slow roller off the bat of Casey Kotchman to get the out at first. Back-to-back batters, back-to-back highlight reel plays on defense by Florimon.
"Florimon had one hell of a day out there," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. "He was all over the place."
Both plays were impressive, but when asked which play was tougher, Flor...
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MINNEAPOLIS Left-hander Scott Diamond is still arguably the Minnesota Twins' best starting pitcher currently in the rotation, but even Diamond has come back to earth a bit after his impressive run earlier in the season.The 26-year-old Diamond improved to 10-5 on the season on Aug. 6, but has won once since then. He was on the wrong side of a 9-1 rout by the Kansas City Royals...
MINNEAPOLIS Minnesota Twins first baseman Justin Morneau hit two homers in Sunday's win over the Cleveland Indians, including the walk-off game winner in the bottom of the ninth inning.
In the grand scheme of things, the home runs weren't the important part.
What mattered most, at least in a big-picture sense, was that Morneau was on the field and producing in September...
Samuel Deduno struck out six in seven innings and Pedro Florimon made two stellar defensive plays to go with a double and a triple, lifting the Minnesota Twins to a 7-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night.
Deduno (6-3) gave up just three hits and walked three, Ryan Doumit homered and Justin Morneau drove in two runs for the Twins, who took the final three games of the...
“I love his upside. If he can harness his fastball, throw a few more strikes, he’s got a chance to be pretty good. Guys have a tough time squaring up balls against him; it’s tough to make solid contact. When you see some of the reaction of some of the hitters, I don’t think there’s any fluke about it.” — Ryan Doumit on Samuel Deduno
Few things are inevitable in baseball...
MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Twins are tied for last place in the American League Central, but they're still putting up impressive numbers on the base paths this season.
When Twins infielder Alexi Casilla stole second base in Monday's game against the Cleveland Indians, it gave Minnesota 118 steals as a team this season. That number is the highest since the Twins swiped 146...
The Kansas City Royals picked up a rare win over the Minnesota Twins to open their three-game series.
Not facing Joe Mauer probably helped.
Mauer's status for Wednesday night's game is uncertain as the Royals try to clinch their first series win against the Twins this season.
Kansas City was 5-10 against Minnesota before a 9-1 win Tuesday. Will Smith struck out seven in...
The Kansas City Royals are coming off another series win over a division opponent. The only AL Central foe they have yet to win a series against is the Minnesota Twins.The Royals open a three-game road set against the Twins on Tuesday night.Kansas City is 26-27 against the AL Central this year, losing 10 of 15 against Minnesota.The Royals (63-77) have won five of their last six series...
Justin Morneau hit his second homer of the game in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Minnesota Twins to an 8-7 win over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday.
With one out in the ninth, Morneau hit the first pitch from Indians reliever Vinnie Pestano (3-2) just inside the right field foul pole for his 19th homer of the season. Morneau, who has four two-homer games this season...
What happened to the Twins?
Saint Paul, MN
Ah, yes, the Minnesota Twins. What did happen to those paragons of fundamentally sound baseball? An analysis of such depth requires patience, dedication and an insatiable hunger for the truth, so I put the RSBS interns to the task and they have provided the following slide show:
New ballpark! Yay...