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Something about the Minnesota Twins' three-run lead Thursday just didn't feel safe. The Twins should have been up by several more runs, and although left-handed starter Scott Diamond put together another quality start, trouble seemed imminent.Sure enough, the Tigers posted one run each in the fourth and fifth innings and trailed by only a run entering the bottom of the eighth. A five-runframe put Detroit ahead for good as the Tigers won Thursday's matinee, 7-3, to split the four-game series.Despite the final score, Minnesota actually out-hit Detroit 14-9. But the Twins left nine runners on base Thursday, which loomed large at game's end. The finally tally of runners left on base doesn't include the three other base runners who were tagged out at home plate. Two Twins were thrown out at the plate on back-to-back pitches in the second inning. With Darin Mastroianni on third and one out, Jamey Carroll grounded to third baseman Miguel Cabrera. Cabrera then fired home...
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The Minnesota Twins optioned first baseman Chris Parmelee to Triple-A Rochester and called up right-handed pitcher Sam Deduno after Thursday's game. Deduno is scheduled to start Saturday's game in Texas, which will be his first career major league start.In nine starts for Rochester, Deduno was 1-2 with a 2.14 ERA in 42 innings. During that span, he struck out 46 batters and...
With the summer blockbuster season in full force, we asked several players in the Minnesota Twins clubhouse to give their opinion on the best baseball movie of all time. There were plenty to choose from, but "Major League" seemed to be the overwhelming favorite. Here's a look at which baseball movies the Twins like, and why they picked them.
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Minnesota Twins starter Brian Duensing left Wednesday night's game in the fifth inning after being hit in the left ankle by a batted ball.
Alex Avila led off the inning with a one-hopper that hit Duensing squarely on the ankle. He took one step toward the ball before collapsing in pain. Twins catcher Joe Mauer threw Avila out at first before Duensing was surrounded by teammates...
A year ago, Joe Mauer was fielding questions about bilateral leg weakness; now it's about whether he can win his fourth AL batting title. At this time last season, Mauer had missed 56 games and was batting .236, and the only questions he got were related to his health. At the midpoint of 2012, the Minnesota Twins catcher is batting .332 with five home runs and 38 RBI. On Wednesday...
When Francisco Liriano shut down the Athletics in his return to the starting rotation, many dismissed it as just one start, and one against the Athletics at that. Instead, Liriano has taken that start and ran with it, and six starts later he looks reborn. There could hardly be a bigger difference between Liriano’s first five starts and his last seven:
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No other Minnesota Twins player is attracting trade rumors the way Francisco Liriano is, and he acknowledged Thursday that his agent, Greg Genske, has relayed news about interested parties. That, Liriano said, is the extent of his knowledge, and really more than he wants to know. "I don't follow it," he said before the Twins' 7-3 loss to the Detroit Tigers on...
Next Tuesday's All-Star Game, in essence, will serve as one grand talent show for the Texas Rangers. An eye-opening eight Rangers will represent their squad in the Midsummer Classic. Yet, Friday night in Arlington, the Twins' starting pitcher outshone every Ranger he encountered. Francisco Liriano flashed back to his 2006 all-star form at times, spurring a 5-1 Twins victory...
Francisco Liriano is pitching better than he has in a long time, and it might just get him traded. Though the Minnesota Twins are on a roll of sorts, winners of six of eight after beating the Rangers 5-1 Friday in Texas, they don't have the rotation to make it sustainable. In last place all season, they're throwing rookies at the Rangers on Saturday and Sunday, and Minnesota...
Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau drove in two runs each, Francisco Liriano pitched around six walks and the Minnesota Twins handed the Texas Rangers their season-high fifth straight loss with a 5-1 win Friday night.
Liriano (3-7) allowed five hits and one run with six strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings, and the Rangers scored two runs or fewer for the fourth time in five games.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau drove in two runs each, Francisco Liriano pitched around six walks and the Minnesota Twins handed the Texas Rangers their season-high fifth straight loss with a 5-1 win Friday night.
Liriano (3-7) allowed five hits and one run with six strikeouts in 6 23 innings, and the Rangers scored two runs or fewer for the fourth time in...
From the NWL
MANKATO, Minn. (June 26, 2012) -- The Mankato MoonDogs Baseball Club, a member of the Northwoods League, is elated to announce former Minnesota Twins player and the 1988 All-Star games Most Valuable Player, Terry Steinbach as the featured guest for Minnesota Twins Night on July 12.
Presented by Buffalo Wild Wings and KTOE, the night will start off with a pre-game...
39-42, 3rd place, 4.5 games back.
Happy Independence Day everyone.
The Twins are now 4-0 at Comerica this year.
In a season which began with sky high expectations, the Tigers arrive at the midway point 3 games under .500 with little reason to believe that the second 81 will be much better. Last night’s game was a microcosm of the season. Two Santiago errors led to 5 unearned runs...
40-42, 3rd place, 4.5 games behind CWS.
JV turned in just the performance that the Tigers needed last night, tossing a complete game 4 hitter in the 5-1 win. Incredibly, he only needed 78 pitches to get through 7 innings, and only because of a few long ABs in the 8th did his pc escalate to 115. JV was efficient early on and pitched to contact, before logging more Ks later in the...