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MINNEAPOLIS Liam Hendriks is making his case to be known as more than just "the kid with food poisoning."
That's what Twins general manager Terry Ryan called Hendriks earlier this week, as the 23-year-old right-hander missed his first start of the 2012 season due to food poisoning in Baltimore. But Hendriks took the mound Sunday at Target Field against the visiting Texas Rangers and was impressive, giving up just one run (a solo homer) in six innings of work.
Hendriks was in line for the win when he left the game, but reliever Glen Perkins allowed three runs in the eighth inning of Minnesota's 4-3 loss. While Hendriks didn't earn the victory, he did pitch well enough to prove that he belongs in the Twins' rotation.
"He mixed it up, just as advertised," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said of Hendriks. "He gave us every opportunity to win the ballgame."
Hendriks' first start of the year lasted six innings and he scattered seven hits...
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MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Twins already lost one starting pitcher for the season, so naturally the worst was feared when Nick Blackburn left his start early during Saturday's game against Texas.
Blackburn was diagnosed with right posterior shoulder stiffness on Saturday, but Twins general manager Terry Ryan said Sunday that the MRI on Blackburn's shoulder looked "normal...
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MINNEAPOLIS Twins right-hander Nick Blackburn left Saturday's game during the fifth inning against Texas with right posterior shoulder stiffness and is listed as day-to-day.Blackburn exited the game while facing David Murphy and the count at 2-1. Twins manager Ron Gardenhire, pitching coach Rick Anderson and athletic trainer Dave Pruemer all went to the pitcher's mound,...
What's the one thing you have to do on a trip to New York?
"I have a lot of family down there, so just hang out with my family and try to see my cousin and my friends that used to play with me. I get to see them."
"I've got a couple good friends that are born and raised there, so I've been spoiled in my time there as...
For the first time all season, Justin Morneau played first base for the Minnesota Twins on Monday against New York. And, for the first time in a long time, Morneau did not bat behind fellow left-hander Joe Mauer in Minnesota's lineup.
The end result? A 7-3 win Monday over the Yankees in the first game of a four-game series, thanks in part to the new-look heart of the Twins&...
An MRI test on Minnesota right-hander Nick Blackburn's shoulder has revealed no damage, and the Twins expect him to make his next start.
Blackburn felt a cramp in the back of the shoulder Saturday against the Texas Rangers, and he left in the sixth inning. General manager Terry Ryan said Sunday that Blackburn was ''a little bit stiff'' but otherwise fine.
Minnesota right-hander Nick Blackburn is set to rejoin the Twins' starting rotation Tuesday night.
Blackburn felt a cramp in the back of his right shoulder April 14 against Texas. He threw a 52-pitch bullpen session Sunday.
Blackburn said he didn't feel any discomfort while throwing and doesn't foresee any lingering issues.
Boston right-hander Josh Beckett is the scheduled...
Minnesota star Justin Morneau is going to play first base for the first time this season Monday night when the Twins visit the New York Yankees.
Morneau has been the designated hitter for the first nine games this year as he makes a slow comeback from several injuries, including a concussion.
Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said the idea came from a conversation he had with Morneau...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Josh Hamilton's two-run homer in the eighth capped a three-run inning for the Texas Rangers and set up Joe Nathan for the save against his former team in a 4-3 victory on Sunday over the Twins, their first series sweep in Minnesota since 1999.
Glen Perkins walked Ian Kinsler to start the eighth, and Elvis Andrus followed with a triple to bring the Rangers...
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Nick Blackburn’s MRI on his right shoulder came back negative after the right-hander left Saturday’s start with shoulder stiffness.General manager Terry Ryan confirmed the results with the media Sunday morning. Blackburn lasted 5 1/3 innings, giving up two earned runs on seven hits while striking out three batters in Saturday’s 6-2 loss to the...
MINNEAPOLIS Arms extended, feet off the ground and a smile on his face. That's how Kent Hrbek will forever be remembered the bronze version of him, at least.
The Minnesota Twins unveiled Hrbek's statue before Saturday's game against the Texas Rangers. It is located outside of Gate 14, which also bears Hrbek's number. As Hrbek, a Bloomington, Minn., native, said...
The Minnesota Twins claimed outfielder Clete Thomas off waivers from the Detroit Tigers on Saturday.
To make room on the 40-man roster, the Twins placed starting pitcher Scott Baker on the 60-day disabled list. Baker needs surgery on his right elbow and is out for the season.
Thomas had no plate appearances with the Tigers this season, but appeared in three games before being designated...
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Minnesota Twins 7 — New York Yankees 3
Back-to-back home runs to open the game against former Yankee Carl Pavano...