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DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) --Justin Morneau is finding his hitting touch early in preparation for the World Baseball Classic.
Morneau had two hits, including an RBI double, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-4 on Tuesday.
Morneau and teammate Joe Mauer, both taking part in next month's WBC, made the 2-hour trip from Fort Myers.
"Just to get my legs underneath me," Morneau said. "There's a big difference between playing five innings and playing nine. Knowing we're going to start earlier with the WBC, crank it up a little bit earlier."
Mauer singled and walked twice. He scored on Morneau's third-inning RBI double.
Morneau, who will be playing for Canada in the WBC, received a nice cheer when he was introduced during the announcement of pregame lineups. The first baseman hit a three-run double in Minnesota's 5-4 victory over Pittsburgh on Monday.
Both starting pitchers, Toronto's Ricky Romero and the Twins' Mike Pelfrey la...
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TWINS HAVING TWINS
Joe Mauer and his wife are expecting twins, the Minnesota catcher/1B confirmed. Is he the first Twins player to father twins?
Joe Mauer has spent his entire career with the Minnesota Twins. So it's only fitting that he'll soon be the father of his own set of twins.
The team confirmed Wednesday that the star catcher and his wife, Maddie, are expecting their first children, as was first reported by the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Of course, it's all too perfect that the couple will have twins.
One of the biggest questions leading to the Twins 2013 is how they plan on filling the hole left by the trade of Ben Revere and Denard Span. There are a handful of candidates for the position; Darin Mastroianni, Aaron Hicks and Joe Benson, with some guys like Clete Thomas nibbline at the edges.
The common opinion is that Twins fans would like to get their future started as soon as...
When word came that Minnesota Twins superstar Joe Mauer and his Maddie were expecting twins...I'm pretty sure fans from Rochester to Fergus Falls completely lost their mind.Yup, the guy who, when it's all said and done, might supplant Kirby Puckett or Harmon Killebrew as "Mr. Twin" is about to have twins of his own. "Obviously, we're both really excited...
Get your puns ready, because Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer and his wife, Maddie, are expecting twins.
Charley Walters of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported the news Wednesday.
“Obviously, we’re both really excited and couldn’t be happier,” Mauer told Walters. “Everything so far is good.”
Mauer is the Twins’ franchise icon and a hometown player from St. Paul, so...
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Justin Morneau was on Vance Worley's side this time.
That's the way the right-hander likes it.
Morneau hit a three-run double for Minnesota and the newcomer Worley pitched two scoreless innings in his spring debut for the Twins in a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday.
Worley was acquired in a trade with Philadelphia for outfielder...
Hill-Murray School football coach Mark Mauer was busted in a prostitution sting last week. He’s also the cousin of the Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer. The best part about this story is his excuse after getting arrested.
According to the police report, Mauer arrived at the hotel about 7:30 p.m. and met with a female undercover officer. Mauer verbally agreed to pay the woman...
The bullpen allows 11 runs to score, doing in the Phils as they lose their third spring training game, dropping this one to the Twins, 12-5.
The Phils took the lead in the first as, with two men on, and with one man out, Ryan Howard hits an RBI single, knocking in Ben Revere, who had started the game off with a single, then stole second base, giving the Phils a 1-0 lead, while sending...
Minnesota Twins vs. Philadelphia Phillies
Time: 1:05 pm
Hammond Stadium– Fort Myers, FL
Weather: 77, 30% Chance of Storms
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John Lannan takes the hill against the Minnesota Twins today. He is scheduled to be followed by Adam Morgan, who is celebrating his 23rd birthday today, Antonio Bastardo, B.J. Rosenberg...
It's always interesting and nerve-racking to watch a pitcher return and throw for the first time since Tommy John surgery. That's exactly what Mike Pelfrey did yesterday. The New York Mets' pitcher made his first start since undergoing surgery May of 2012.
Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com says Pelfrey looked solid in his return and had decent fastball velocity.
(Updates. With AP Photos.) By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer The Minnesota Twins have had all of two managers over the last quarter-century, so it's a bit startling to see Ron Gardenhire beginning the last year of his contract, his job seemingly on the line after back-to-back seasons of more than 95 losses.
Of course, Gardenhire isn't alone. Four years after winning the...
Final: Twins 5, Pirates 4 (box)
WP: Cole De Vries (1-0, 0.00 ERA)
LP: Kris Johnson (0-1, 9.00 ERA)
SV: Pedro Hernandez (1, 0.00 ERA)
Kyle McPherson got the nod on the hill today for the Bucs and pitched two scoreless innings. He gave up one hit, which turned out to be the first hit given up by Pirates’ starters this spring. Pirates’ starting pitchers have still yet to give up...