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A couple of home runs given up by Roy Halladay hurt the Phils as they lose to the Twins, 6-4.
The Twins took the lead in the first as, with two men out, Josh Willingham hits a solo home run, his first home run of the spring, giving the Twins a 1-0 lead. The Phils tied the game up at one-all in the second as, with two men on, and with one man out, Carlos Ruiz hits an RBI infield single, knocking in John Mayberry, Jr. who had earlier walked, then moved up to third on Dom Brown’s single, while sending Brown, who had just singled, on to third. The Phils then took the lead as Freddy Glavis hits an RBI force out, 4-6, knocking in Brown, as Ruiz is wiped out at second base, giving the Phils a 2-1 lead. The Twins retied the game at two-all in the third as, with two men on, and with one man out, Willingham hits an RBI single, scoring Alexi Casilla, who had earlier singled, then stopped at second base on Denard Span’s single, while Span, who had earlier singled, would move up to third base on...
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FORT MYERS, Fla. Twins left-hander Francisco Liriano cruised through his first two starts of the spring, throwing a total of five scoreless innings. Through two more scoreless innings Tuesday against Toronto, he seemed to be continuing that trend in start No. 3.
But the wheels fell off for Liriano in the third inning as he allowed four runs on four Blue Jays hits, including back...
FORT MYERS, Fla. The first round of cuts came Thursday for the Minnesota Twins, as they optioned six players and reassigned three others to the minor league camp.
Pitchers Deolis Guerra, Lester Oliveros, Scott Diamond and Tyler Robertson and outfielder Darin Mastroianni were all optioned to Triple-A Rochester. Outfielder Oswaldo Arcia was optioned to High-A Fort Myers.
CLEARWATER, Fla. Justin Morneau is struggling at the plate, but the Twins first baseman isn't concerned about his offense just yet.
After a 0-for-5 performance Wednesday against Philadelphia, Morneau is batting .136 (3-for-22) with five strikeouts this spring. Morneau missed a good portion of the last two seasons after a concussion in 2010 and multiple ailments in 2011. He...
FORT MYERS, Fla. Brian Dozier is a pretty good baseball player, but he's also a pretty good golfer.
Dozier, the Minnesota Twins' 24-year-old shortstop prospect, was a four-sport athlete at Itawamba Agricultural High School in Fulton, Miss. He was the quarterback of the football team and the point guard on the Indians basketball team, as well as a shortstop. But he always...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Two minor league pitchers in the Minnesota Twins' organization have been suspended 50 games each under baseball's minor league drug program.
Major League Baseball announced Tuesday that Yeison Florentino and Ezequiel Zarzuela each tested positive. They both play on the Twins' team in the Dominican Summer League team.
The suspensions are effective at...
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9) Ben Revere (OF, Minnesota Twins)
As a late pick I REALLY like Revere. Last year in 117 games he stole 34 bags; this season he should easily steal 40+. We know Revere lacks power, but other than that he doesn’t hurt you fantasy wise. Although he only hit .267, in September Revere turned it on with...
Francisco Liriano's fast spring start slowed Tuesday when the Toronto Blue Jays scored four runs off him in the third inning and beat the Minnesota Twins 8-2.
The streaky lefty, who pitched a no-hitter last year while going 9-10, struck out five. But Toronto's Travis Snyder and Travis d'Arnaud hit consecutive two-run doubles off the right-field fence against Liriano...
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) -- Roy Halladay sat in the dugout, drenched in sweat and wearing a disgusted look on his face after getting yanked early.
Even in spring training, a poor performance gets to Halladay.
The two-time Cy Young Award winner got rocked in the Minnesota Twins' 6-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday.
Halladay allowed five runs and seven hits...
The Phillies lost to the Minnesota Twins in Clearwater, 6-4.Roy Halladay didn’t have his best outing as he allowed five earned runs over 2 and 1/3 innings. Two of the seven hits he allowed were home runs.Joe Savery, Michael Stutes, and Michael Cisco each looked sharp out of the bullpen. Savery pitched 1 and 1/3 scoreless innings while Stutes put in two. Both Savery and Stutes...
Roy Halladay was yanked in the third inning after getting rocked in the Minnesota Twins' 6-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday.
Halladay allowed five runs and seven hits, including two homers, in 2 2-3 innings. Halladay gave up a long three-run homer to Chris Parmelee in the third. He left after walking the next batter on four pitches.
It was a rare sight...
File this one under: What Brad Lidge means when he talks about talent.
Earlier this week, Brad Lidge said in a MLB.com video that the Nationals were the most talented team he's ever been on. Of course, there was immediate backlash from Phillies fans: some took offense to it (check the comments here, for example), while others seemed indifferent.
In any case, ESPN's...
Minnesota Twins vs. Philadelphia Phillies Time: 1:05 pm, Brighthouse Field – Clearwater, FL Weather: Sunny, 79 TV: The Comcast Network Follow Phillies Nation on TwitterThe Doctor is in. Roy Halladay will start today’s match-up against the Twins’ Jason Marquis.David Hale reported the first round of roster cuts today. Dave Bush, Austin Hyatt, Pat Misch, JC Ramirez, and BJ Rosenberg...