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Alejandro De Aza
Chicago White Sox
At least the shellackings are over well before the ninth inning.
A night after handing the Twins their second double-digit losing margin in the span of a week, the American League Central Division's worst team gave Minnesota an unneeded reminder that the close ones hurt, too.
Three well-hit balls in the ninth inning of a 4-3 defeat -- the Twins' 10th in their last 13 outings -- could've sparked a late rally Wednesday at U.S. Cellular Field. All three led to outs. Minnesota put runners at the corners with no outs in the seventh. One run came home to score. In the sixth, Pedro Florimon flew out the center field with the bases loaded.
"A tough one for us," manager Ron Gardenhire called it, "because the guys were into it pretty good."
As into it as a team that's now 64-86 and in danger of letting the White Sox (60-91) pass it for the awkward achievement of fourth place in the division can be, that is. Chicago had demoralized the Twins the night be...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Minnesota Twins (64-86) came into the 2013 season with some relatively high hopes. They lost 96 and 99 games in the previous two seasons and were determined not to repeat that pattern. Some off-season moves were made and aspirations were higher than they have been the past two years. Here's a list of some of the things the Twins were looking forward to and how...
MINNEAPOLIS -- They do tabulate assists in both baseball and basketball.
Minnesota's major league franchise decided to lend a helping hand to its WNBA neighbor from across the street in advance of Friday's playoff opener. The Minnesota Twins purchased 500 upper-bowl tickets for the Lynx's Game 1 matchup against Seattle.
Starting at 8 a.m. Tuesday, fans could call a phone...
With some MLB teams making their final road trips of the season, rookie hazing season is upon us. The Minnesota Twins used the opportunity to dress pitcher Cole De Vries up as a slutty school girl – complete with a wig, tied tank top, plaid skirt, and fishnet stockings. Talk about no mercy. De Vries was a pretty good sport about the whole thing, uploading the below picture to his...
Scott Diamond pitched into the seventh inning for his first win since June, and the Minnesota Twins avoided a three-game sweep by beating the Chicago White Sox 4-3 on Wednesday.
Diamond (6-11) allowed three runs and five hits in 6 1-3 innings to earn his first big league win since June 20 against the White Sox. Since then, he was 0-5 with a 6.20 ERA in eight starts and spent more...
Roughly three hours after being yanked in the first inning, Minnesota Twins right-hander Liam Hendriks sat patiently at his locker waiting for reporters to leave the manager Ron Gardenhire's office.
As soon as they headed his way, Hendriks stood up and talked about his role in the Twins' 12-1 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Monday night.
''That was embarrassing...
Mike Pelfrey came into Tuesday's game struggling and a team that appears to have his number kept him on a downward slope.
Pelfrey (5-13) lost his third consecutive start, giving up three runs in just 4 1-3 innings as the Minnesota Twins lost 4-3 to the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night.
Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said Pelfrey's early struggles had to do with a poor curveball...
Glen Perkins wants to close out games and help you close out the bar.
The Minnesota Twins relief pitcher made some fans very happy on Saturday when he provided some adult beverages to them while they were on a pub crawl. During a two-hour rain delay, a group of Twins fans made their way to Hrbek’s Pub attached to Target Field to wait out the storm. When Perkins found out that the...
There is always a bit of a lull between the end of the minor league playoffs in September and the start of the annual top prospects lists in early November. Because of that gap, I’m breathing new life into an old feature that I wrote for the site in FanGraphs’ infancy back in 2008 and 2009.
The series ‘A Minor Review of 2013′ will look back on some of the major happenings...
Impressive offensive production, particularly from Alexei Ramirez, has spurred the Chicago White Sox's four-game winning streak over the Minnesota Twins.
Jose Quintana would surely appreciate some help from the bats.
Ramirez and the White Sox look to give Quintana some needed support as he tries to win Tuesday night for the first time since he last faced the Twins a month ago...
The Chicago White Sox have won five straight over the Minnesota Twins and will try to complete a three-game home sweep as a pair of struggling left-handed starters match up.
Minnesota's Scott Diamond is 2-0 this year against the White Sox, who will counter with John Danks on Wednesday in Chicago.
The Twins (64-86) took 10 of the first 13 meetings between the AL Central's...
The Twins jumped on White Sox starter John Danks early and pulled out a 4-3 win at U.S. Cellular Field on Wednesday.
Twins lefthander Diamond 6-11 faltered some late but can still feel good about his outing as he snapped a five-game losing streak that went back to June 20. Over 61/3 innings Diamond gave up three runs on five hits and two walks - enough for a quality start. He entered...