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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Joe Mauer's two-out RBI single in the eighth inning lifted the Minnesota Twins to a 3-2 victory over Cleveland on Friday, after an error by Indians first baseman Nick Swisher set up the winning run.
Four Twins relievers struck out six over 3 1-3 hitless innings, including Casey Fien (2-2) in the eighth and All-Star Glen Perkins in the ninth for his 22nd save in 24 tries.
Trevor Plouffe's hit a tying two-run single in the sixth against Scott Kazmir, who stifled them for two hits over six innings.
With Joe Smith (4-1) pitching in the eighth, Pedro Florimon singled and Brian Dozier reached on an error when first baseman Nick Swisher let third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall's throw bounce in and out of his glove.
Smith got Plouffe to ground into a double play, but Mauer followed with the go-ahead single.
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MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins have put out many bobbleheads over the years, but few have been as highly anticipated as the one handed out before Friday's game at Target Field.
Fans were lined up as early as Thursday morning -- for a Friday night game -- in order to get their hands on the Joe MauerJustin Morneau bobblehead. It was given out to the first 10,000 fans at Friday...
MINNEAPOLIS -- Justin Morneau knew the questions would be asked.
His name has been flying amid trade rumors as the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline quickly approaches. Sitting at fourth place in the division, the Minnesota Twins will almost assuredly be sellers, not buyers, by the end of the month. Perhaps the most valuable trade chip is Morneau, who leads the team in RBI with...
The Minnesota Twins have recalled first baseman Chris Colabello from Triple-A Rochester, the last of three replacements in an All-Star break roster shake-up.
Colabello joined the team for Thursday's game against Cleveland. The Twins announced before the break they were bringing up catcher/outfielder Chris Herrmann and infielder Doug Bernier, but they waited until after Colabello...
The Minnesota Twins are sellers at this point, according to
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, who notes that first baseman Justin Morneau is
available in a trade and likely to be dealt. However, Heyman adds that he’s
heard from Twins’ sources that “there’s almost no chance they’ll deal”
outfielder Josh Willingham, closer Glen Perkins or starting pitcher Kevin Correia...
MINNEAPOLIS -- Twins closer Glen Perkins didn't get to pitch in his first All-Star Game. He got as close as warming up in the bullpen in the ninth inning Tuesday, but never saw the field.
Friday's game against Cleveland might not have been of the same magnitude, but Perkins got his chance to pitch and was pivotal in Minnesota's 3-2 win over the Indians. The Twins'...
Going into this season, one of the things I told anyone who was interested was that the Twins were bound to be better, because there was no way that their pitching could be as historically bad as it was last year. I mean, last year saw Sam Deduno and PJ Walters get a significant number of starts! Now, however, the Twins find themselves cruising for another dismal record, on pace...
MINNEAPOLIS -- Doug Bernier started to have his doubts. He had a brief taste of the major leagues, but it started looking like he may never get back there again.
It's been five years, almost exactly to the day, since Bernier had his first cup of coffee in the major leagues. The utility infielder debuted with the Colorado Rockies for two games in mid-July in 2008. His first action...
Twins longtime slugger Justin Morneau is available in trade and likely to be dealt somewhere, but a canvassing of a few possible landing sports suggests a soft market so far.
The Twins are sellers at this point -- "If someone calls, we'll listen'' says general manager Terry Ryan -- but Twins-connected people suggest there's almost no chance they'll deal...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) --Kevin Correia threw six sharp innings for his first win in a month, Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau each had two hits and a walk, and Minnesota beat Cleveland 3-2 on Saturday night for its fourth-straight win.
Correia (7-6) allowed only three hits -- one of them a two-run homer by Jason Kipnis -- with one walk and three strikeouts.
The Indians entered the day 1 games...
Though the Minnesota Twins have won four straight, they've dropped four starts in a row by Scott Diamond.
Diamond, however, owns a lower career ERA against the Cleveland Indians than any opponent he has faced more than once as he heads into Sunday's home matchup.
Minnesota (41-53) can match its longest win streak of the year after a pair of 3-2 victories to start this set...
Joe Blanton hasn't been shy about his struggles this season, and his explosion in the dugout after his latest dismal performance proved he won't be able to endure many more.
He takes the mound again Monday night as the Los Angeles Angels look to win a sixth straight home meeting with the Minnesota Twins.
Blanton signed a two-year, 15 million deal in the offseason and was...
Happy weekend. I know I’m happy to have finally made it.
“Unabated mascot activities”
Glen Perkins got the save last night, I assume because the Indians were distracted.
Another Big Lead link, but Nate Silver is going to ESPN.
Atlanta 6, Chicago 4 – This guy just got under the wire before thunderstorms got into town. Too bad for Chicago.
Minnesota 3, Cleveland...