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The Minnesota Twins' hometown hero provided a milestone moment, but it was up to their hottest hitter of late to cap a special day in the nation's capital for captain Joe Mauer.
Right fielder Ryan Doumit and the Twins bounced back from a couple wasted plate opportunities to single home the winning run in the 11th inning, ensuring Mauer's 100th career home run came in a series-opening, 4-3 victory Saturday at Washington.
With his 16th RBI in the Twins' last 11 contests, Doumit helped reconcile an evening where they went 2-for-16 with runners in scoring position.
"It was me that had a couple opportunities early on and didn't capitalize," said Doumit, who batted 2-for-5 but grounded out with Mauer on second in the seventh, eventually allowing the Nationals to tie the game at 3 in the bottom of the inning.
"I certainly wanted to redeem myself. I knew we were just one hit away, and I was just fortunate enough to get a pitch I could hit."
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Does Joe Mauer have eyes in the back of his head? The below video might show proof of it... It happened during Sunday's Nationals/Twins game and keep an eye as the ball deflects off the Nationals Park backstop and Joe somehow snags it with his glove: Your browser does not support iframes. (Courtesy of Sports Grid)
Twins catcher Joe Mauer went 3-for-5 with a home run in Saturday’s 4-3 win over the Nationals, but Mauer’s most impressive move of the day might have been this behind-the-back catch of a Denard Span foul tip that caromed off the backstop before Mauer deftly snagged the one-hopper behind-his-back like it was no big thing…
To get a better appreciation of Mauer’s hand-eye...
Joe Mauer has done things in his nine-year career that no other MLB catcher has ever done and added this nifty foul ball snag in Saturday’s game to his legacy:
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The Minnesota Twins didn't wind up having enough room for Tyler Robertson this spring.
The team they face on the road this weekend does, though.
Four days after the Twins designated Robertson for assignment, the Washington Nationals claimed him off waivers. The left-handed pitcher was bumped to clear space for outfielder Clete Thomas, whom Minnesota called up from Triple-a Rochester...
Free agent outfielder Grady Sizemore recently resumed baseball-related activities, meaning he’s nearing the point where
he’ll consider signing his next contract. When this happens – likely closer to
the All-Star break – the Minnesota Twins are one of the teams that will have
interest in Sizemore, according to Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN.
Wolfson points out that...
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Hard. And fast.
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FOX Sports North today announced plans to televise the Cedar Rapids Kernels vs. the Kane County Cougars minor league game live at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, June 10. Coverage will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a live version of Spotlight: Next Generation, an in-depth look at the Minnesota Twins Class A farm system in Cedar Rapids.
Designed to educate fans about up-and-coming Twins players...
Manager Davey Johnson saw an immediate return on the team meeting he held with his players Saturday night “to cheer them up,” in the Washington Nationals’ (30-31) 7-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins (27-32) in the first game of a double header on Sunday.
“I’ll have [a meeting] every day if we get 14 hits and seven runs,” Johnson said.
Johnson had expressed his...
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Good morning. Back to the grind.
Joe Mauer is just so freaking cool.
NBC and live sports: Still a match made in hell.
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Washington 5, Minnesota 4 – Another heart breaking loss. What happened to the bullpen? It’s like they are worn out after over use early in the season.