Found May 17, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
DETROIT (AP) -- Justin Morneau hit a two-run homer in his second game back from a wrist injury, and the Minnesota Twins held on for a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday. P.J. Walters (1-1) allowed four hits -- including three solo homers -- in 6 1-3 innings for the Twins, who swept the two-game series at Comerica Park. Minnesota (12-26) has won two in a row for only the second time this season. Morneau's homer off Doug Fister (0-2) opened the scoring in the third, and Trevor Plouffe followed with a solo shot. Minnesota led 4-0 before the Tigers came back with homers by Brennan Boesch, Andy Dirks and Prince Fielder. Three relievers finished for the Twins, with Matt Capps pitching a perfect ninth for his eighth save.

Twins' Doumit not on DL, but Blackburn is

Minnesota catcher Ryan Doumit is not on the disabled list, and Twins manager Ron Gardenhire says the team's announcement that he had been put there was incorrect. Instead, Gardenhire said Thursday that right-hander Nick Blackburn was going on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left quadriceps. Blackburn was pulled after two innings in his start Wednesday night at Detroit...

Diamond proves high quality under pressure

Scott Diamond's streak of 14 scoreless innings to start his 2012 season with the Twins was bound to end sometime. Turns out that time was the first inning of Friday's game against Milwaukee. After all, this Diamond isn't flawless. All puns aside, Diamond still pitched well enough Friday against the Brewers to improve to 3-0 on the season despite allowing his first runs...

John Cena Compared to Minnesota Twins Catcher

- MyFox9 is featuring an article were they compare Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer to John Cena. Here is an excerpt from the article.Joe Mauer once beloved by his home town fans is now playing the role of John Cena of WWE fame. He is suddenly hearing more boos with every ground out. With a no-trade clause and a 23 million dollar price tag per year, Mauer has become the punch line...

Leyland on criticism: 'We've got it coming'

Detroit manager Jim Leyland says the criticism of his struggling team is to be expected. The Tigers are 18-20 entering Friday night's game against Pittsburgh - a strikingly mediocre mark for a team that won the AL Central by 15 games in 2011 and added Prince Fielder in the offseason. While Motown waits and hopes the team will hit its stride, patience is running a bit thin. ...

Justin Verlander's Near No-Hitter Once Again Proves We're Witnessing Greatness Whenever He Pitches

You probably knew this already, but Justin Verlander is the best pitcher in baseball. The Tigers right-hander should have erased any doubt you may have had about that statement by nearly tossing his third career no-hitter on Friday night. Failing to recognize Verlander as such would be inaccurate, cruel and just plain dumb. A season after winning 24 games and becoming the first pitcher...

Brewers look to get on track against the Twins

A home series with the Minnesota Twins usually brings out the best in the Milwaukee Brewers. With the way things have been going, the reigning NL Central champions will be desperate for that trend to continue when they open a three-game set with the Twins on Friday night at Miller Park. Milwaukee (16-22) lost for the fourth time in five games Thursday, falling 4-0 at Houston. The...

Miguel Cabrera Is Here to Hit Baseballs and Chew Bubble Gum... and He's All Out of Bubble Gum

Miguel Cabrera wasn't happy with something earlier in the Tigers' game against the Minnesota Twins tonight (the Tigers are currently down 8-7 in the 6th inning) and apparently that gum bucket was giving him the evil eye. Needless to say, the bucket got what it deserved. Later on, Cabrera did even more damage to a pitch from Jeff Gray to give the Tigers a 7-6 lead (at the...

Verlander gem bittersweet for Pirates manager

DETROIT -- Clint Hurdle grew up in Michigan and dreamed about watching one of his beloved Tigers pitch a no-hitter. Friday night, he almost got his wish. The Big Rapids native, now the manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates, could only watch helplessly as Justin Verlander took a no-hitter into the ninth inning against his team. Even when Josh Harrison's soft liner up the middle...

Watch reaction from Justin Verlander after his near no-hitter vs. Pirates

Watch reaction from Justin Verlander after his near no-hitter vs. Pirates

Verlander almost gets another no-no

DETROIT (AP) -- Justin Verlander came within two outs of his third career no-hitter, allowing only Josh Harrison's ninth-inning single in the Detroit Tigers' 6-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night. The 29-year-old Verlander, last year's AL MVP and Cy Young Award winner, nearly became the sixth major league pitcher with at least three career no-hitters...

Sports Truth Show talks about the Tigers and Raburn…

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Josh Harrison breaks up Justin Verlander’s no-hitter in 9th

Final: Tigers 6, Pirates 0 WP: Justin Verlander (5-1, 2.14 ERA) LP: Charlie Morton (2-4, 4.35 ERA) This was a pretty exciting game to watch, as a baseball fan. However, as a Pirates fan, it was pretty unbearable. Justin Verlander, owner of two career no-hitters was just mowing down batters. The Pirates, who put together a lineup including four hitters with a sub-.200 batting average...

Twins Sweep Detroit Tigers

The Detroit Tigers finally came home after a long road trip and welcomed in the worst team in baseball: the Minnesota Twins. After going 4-5 on the road trip and coming home with a .500 record, facing the worst team in baseball could be just what the doctor ordered for this struggling baseball club. …. [...]

Detroit Tigers’ Justin Verlander one-hits Pirates

Josh Harrison probably feels pretty good about himself right about now. The Pittsburgh Pirates‘ lead-off hitter saved his team from becoming the third to be no-hit by Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander with a bloop-shot to shallow centerfield, ruining 8.1 innings of spectacular pitching. Verlander settled for a 6-0 complete-game shutout instead. But it was [...]

A Lost Art

There used to be a time when a starting pitcher with over a 5.00 era would get released or sent down to the minors.  In looking back at all those hours spent studying the backs of baseball cards and memorizing players' stats, I don't recall seeing many pitchers with such astronomical era's still pitching at the major league level. Tonight the Minnesota Twins (10-26...
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