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MILWAUKEE Two Saturdays ago, Minnesota Twins rookie Brian Dozier stood in the Miller Park batter's box during the sixth inning of a tie game between Minnesota and Milwaukee, fighting like crazy to hit into an out.Of course, the only out suitable for Dozier entailed lofting a ball to the deepest part of the park deep enough to score the man standing on third base with just one out."I have to get that runner across," Dozier told himself.That task became much more difficult when he quickly fell behind in the count, 0-2, thanks to a strike looking and a strike swinging from Brewers pitcher Yovani Gallardo. Dozier followed by fouling off four consecutive pitches, waiting for a ball high enough in the zone to hit in the air.Then, it came: a fastball up and away. Dozier, a right-handed hitter, floated the pitch into right field to score Denard Span on a sacrifice fly to give the Twins a one-run lead.Just two innings earlier, Dozier hit his first sacrifice fly to left field ...
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MINNEAPOLIS At the beginning of this season, the Minnesota Twins struggled to turn double plays. For a stretch of six games early in the year, they didn't turn a single one. Often times, they'd get the first out but fail to capitalize on the second one.
Now, Minnesota leads all of baseball in double plays turned, much to the surprise of those turning them.
MINNEAPOLIS With the way he was pitching early on, Francisco Liriano didn't have many reasons to smile this year. But there was no mistaking the grin on his face after he helped the Minnesota Twins sweep the Oakland Athletics with a 4-0 victory Wednesday.It was Liriano's first start since May 7. Since then, the Twins left-hander was demoted to the bullpen for three weeks...
MINNEAPOLIS Some closers have to wait several days before getting a chance to redeem themselves after a blown save. Matt Capps had to wait just 24 hours.
One day after blowing his first save of the year Sunday in a loss to Detroit, Capps bounced back by picking up the save Monday in Minnesota's 5-4 come-from-behind win over the visiting Oakland Athletics.
On Sunday, Capps...
With the worst starting rotation ERA in baseball, the Minnesota Twins are turning back to Francisco Liriano - not that he has exactly earned another chance.
Liriano will make his first start since May 7 on Wednesday when the Twins try for a three-game home sweep of the woeful Oakland Athletics, who have lost seven straight.
Twins manager Ron Gardenhire announced Saturday that...
At yesterday’s Minnesota Twins pre-game, Master Sgt. Robert Buresh, who was stationed in Afghanistan, surprised his daughters as they ran the bases by popping out from behind Twins mascot TC. Happy Memorial Day and thank you to those who keep us safe!
Sometimes, all it takes is one. The Oakland A's (22-28) went into the 9th up by 2 runs against a the Minnesota Twins (17-32) and were hoping to finally end their 6 game losing streak. That was until Josh Willingham stepped up to the dish with 2 on and 2 out and bashed a 3 run job over the fence to win the game -- walk off style. The Twins celebrated by giving him a Gatorade...
By Dan MyersSpecial to SportsXchangeMINNEAPOLIS -- Playing against his former team, Minnesota Twins left fielder Josh Willingham did it again Wednesday. Less than 24 hours after clubbing a walk-off, three-run home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, Willingham blasted another homer Wednesday to lead the Twins to a 4-0 win over the Oakland A's. The victory...
The Minnesota Twins need a win…badly! The problem is, so do the
Oakland A’s. Both teams are undergoing the types of losing skids that
makes them almost unwatchable. The good news
for the A’s and the Twins is that regardless of how awful they’ve been
playing, one team will emerge victorious and end their losing streaks.
The A’s and the Twins have each...
MINNEAPOLIS -- The normally unflappable Ryan Cook had his worst outing of the season for the Oakland A's on Monday, allowing a pair of runs in the eighth inning as the Minnesota Twins rallied for a 5-4 win on Memorial Day. Cook (1-1), who had not allowed an earned run this season in 21 appearances, gave up an infield single to Joe Mauer, walked Josh Willingham, then allowed...
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A's at Twins - Scott Diamond and his 3-1 record take the hill for the Twins today vs Travis Blackley who has not started since 2007. Diamond has not given up a run in 14 innings pitched at Target Field this year. Considering the Twins own the worst ERA among starting pitchers in baseball at 5.47, Diamond is their ace with a 1.78 ERA. The A'...
By Dan MyersSpecial to Sports XChangeMINNEAPOLIS -- Playing against his former team, Minnesota Twins left fielder Josh Willingham did it again Wednesday. Less than 24 hours after clubbing a walk-off, three-run home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, Willingham blasted another homer Wednesday to lead the Twins to a 4-0 win over the Oakland A's. The win completed...
– The Minnesota Twins designated Erik Komatsu for assignment. Komatsu, 24, was hitting .216/.293/.216 with 1 RBI and a 45 OPS+ in 51 AB's for the Twins this season. This movement will create room for right handed pitcher Jeff Manship who was recalled from Triple-A.
– The Toronto Blue Jays designated right handed pitcher Ryota Igarashi for assignment. The 33-year old Igarashi...