Found May 05, 2012 on
The Twins finally score, ending their 25 inning scoreless streak and, hey, they ended up getting a win too. Pavano went 6 solid innings giving up only 2 runs on 8 hits and the bullpen came in and did their job holding the Mariners with dominating efforts by Perkins and Capps. Yes I said Capps. He appears to have developed a slider and split finger and had command of them last night. He even zipped a fast ball in at 94 mph. Watch out!
Offensively it was still ugly with the Twins taking advantage of Mariner walks and miscues. The biggest hit was a seeing eye single up the middle for Joe Mauer which gave us the lead But I can't complain...a win is a win and the Twins, desperate for hits and runs lately, will take it. It's game 2 of the 3 against Seattle tonight at 8:10 with Jason Marquis (2-0 with a 6.23 era and 7 K's) taking the hill against Felix Hernandez (2-1 with a 2.23 era and 42 K's).
In other unrelated news, here are the top Twitter feeds in Minnea...
BEST OF MAXIM
There weren't many highlights for the Minnesota Twins on their recent road trip, which turned out to be a trip to forget.
The Twins' six-game West Coast swing culminated with a 5-2 loss Sunday to the Seattle Mariners, who took the three-game series from Minnesota after the Twins won the series opener Friday. With Sunday's loss, the Twins finished just 1-5 on the road...
The Clete Thomas experiment in Minnesota appears to be over.
The Twins announced Friday that the outfielder was designated for assignment. Minnesota claimed Thomas off waivers from the Detroit Tigers on April 14. He hit a home run in his second at-bat with the Twins, but was just 4-for-28 with 16 strikeouts in 12 games in Minnesota.
Minnesota also announced that it claimed outfielder...
Twins pitcher Liam Hendriks is heading back to the minors.
Minnesota optioned the right-hander to Triple-A Rochester after Sunday's game to make room for Scott Diamond on the 25-man roster. It was announced Saturday that Diamond, a left-hander, would be recalled prior to Monday's game at Target Field.
Hendriks started the year on the Twins' Opening Day roster and was...
SEATTLE (AP) The slumping Minnesota Twins are calling up prized infield prospect Brian Dozier and left-hander Scott Diamond from the minors.
The team announced Sunday that the roster moves will be made on Monday. Dozier will take the spot of slugger Justin Morneau, who will placed on the disabled list with a sore right wrist. Minnesota will make a corresponding move Monday to clear...
For a while, it seemed as if the Minnesota Twins might never score another run.
Entering Friday's game against the Seattle Mariners, the Twins had been shut out by the Los Angeles Angels in back-to-back games. The lowest point came Wednesday, when Minnesota was no-hit by Jered Weaver.
The Twins' scoreless streak ran to 25 innings Friday, as Minnesota failed to score through...
The Minnesota Twins' roster will look a bit different on Monday.
The team announced Saturday that designated hitterfirst baseman Justin Morneau will be placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sore left wrist. The Twins will also call up infielder Brian Dozier and pitcher Scott Diamond from Triple-A Rochester prior to Monday's game at Target Field against the Los Angeles...
SEATTLE (AP) -- It took 25 innings for the Minnesota Twins to finally snap their scoreless skid.
And when they did, the Twins took advantage of the kind of break they haven't been getting during a rough start.
Joe Mauer's two-out RBI single in the seventh inning helped the Twins rally for a 3-2 win on Friday night, handing the Seattle Mariners their seventh straight loss...
The Minnesota Twins have claimed outfielder Erik Komatsu off waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals.
The move was made Friday as the struggling Twins designated outfielder Clete Thomas for assignment. After being claimed three weeks ago off waivers from the Detroit Tigers, Thomas homered in his first game with the Twins but struck out 16 times in 28 at-bats.
The 24-year-old Komatsu...
Today the Minnesota Twins picked up outfielder Erik Komatsu off of waivers and designated Clete Thomas for assignment. Clete's career with the Twins started off on fire with a homer in his second at-bat but quickly went down in flames batting only 4-28 since. That's too bad. I actually thought Clete Thomas was going to be the answer to...
Here is a look at the latest news and notes from around major league baseball to help you set your fantasy baseball lineup for week 6 (May 7 – May 13) of the 2012 fantasy baseball season.
6 games: KC, LAA, NYY, OAK, SEA, TB, TOR
7 games: BAL, BOS, CWS, DET, MIN, TEX
8 games: CLE
Brian Dozier will be the new starting shortstop for the Minnesota Twins...
M’s Finally Snap Skid
The Headline: the Seattle Mariners 1-hit the Minnesota Twins, and break their 7-game losing streak.
Seattle Mariners 7, Minnesota Twins 0
When: 10:10 ET, Friday, May 4, 2012
Where: Safeco Field, Seattle
Umpires: Home — Laz Diaz, 1B — Mike Everitt, 2B — Paul Schrieber, 3B — Tim Welke
1. The Win