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MINNEAPOLIS The early-season chills in the air have resulted in several Minnesota Twins games being postponed. The cold air has also been the possible culprit of another trend: a lack of home runs.
Through Tuesday's doubleheader against Miami, the Twins have hit just nine home runs this season, the second-fewest in baseball aside from the Marlins' six homers. By comparison, the Atlanta Braves lead all of baseball with 29 long balls. Braves outfielder Justin Upton has hit 11 of those on his own, more than both the Twins and Marlins.
Despite a lack of power, the Twins still boast a 9-8 record following Tuesday's split of the doubleheader. Home runs have not been a big part of Minnesota's offense in recent years, and the Twins are far from concerned about the lack of homers through the first 17 games.
"We know we're a team that's going to score runs, going to hit home runs," said Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe, who has two of Minnesota's nine ...
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MINNEAPOLIS Infielder. Outfielder. Emergency catcher. Drummer.
Yes, Eduardo Escobar is comfortable playing nearly any position for the Minnesota Twins and even has enough versatility to show off his musical talents in the clubhouse. The 24-year-old Escobar is in his first full season with the Twins after being traded by the White Sox last year. In 12 games with Minnesota this year...
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So it came as no surprise to anyone, especially in Minnesota's organization, when Redmond took a job as a manager in Toronto's minor...
MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Twins are tied for having the longest winning streak in the American League. In fact, they haven't lost in 10 days.
Those numbers are a bit deceiving, obviously, as Minnesota has played just four games since April 13. Due to four postponements and a scheduled day off, there hasn't been much consistency in the Twins' schedule. After losing to...
MINNEAPOLIS Vance Worley is still looking for that elusive first win in a Twins uniform.
The right-hander labored through five innings Thursday against the Texas Rangers and exited with his team down 2-0. Minnesota couldn't rally against Texas rookie Nick Tepesch, however, and Worley was hit with his third loss of the season as the Twins fell 2-1.
Worley now 0-3 with a 6.38...
Oswaldo Arcia hit his first career home run and Kevin Correia gave up two runs in seven innings, leading the Minnesota Twins over the Miami Marlins 4-3 Tuesday in the opener of a day-night doubleheader.
Arcia's three-run homer in the fourth backed Correia (2-1), who allowed five hits and struck out five. The Twins shrugged off yet another chilly day at Target Field to win their...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Oswaldo Arcia hit his first career home run and Kevin Correia gave up two runs in seven innings, leading the Minnesota Twins over the Miami Marlins 4-3 Tuesday in the opener of a day-night doubleheader.
Arcia's three-run homer in the fourth backed Correia (2-1), who allowed five hits and struck out five. The Twins shrugged off yet another chilly day at Target...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Rob Brantly had three hits and a career-high four RBIs and the Miami Marlins' offense broke out of a season-long funk to beat the Minnesota Twins 8-5 on Tuesday night and earn a split in the day-night doubleheader.
Brantly had two doubles and Ricky Nolasco (1-2) allowed two earned runs on six hits in five innings for the Marlins, who won for just the fifth...