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MINNEAPOLIS On Sunday, one of the classic baseball movies, "The Sandlot," will be played on FOX Sports North and on the big screen at Target Field following the Twins game. As it turns 20 years old this year, it has proven to stand the test of time. Even major league baseball players still enjoy the movie and have fond memories of it. Here are some thoughts from the Minnesota Twins players on "The Sandlot" as it makes its way to Target Field this weekend.Relief pitcher Brian Duensing"It's a good indication of what I felt like what my summers were like growing up. I played select baseball a lot and organized baseball more often. The summers, we'd wake up and we played on the tennis courts, go play some tennis court baseball. You find yourself in some predicaments as kids like they did when they lose the ball. I think the movie does a good job of portraying how kids' imaginations work. Obviously you're not going to be able to use a vacuum and ...
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MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Twins have activated right-hander Cole De Vries from the disabled list and optioned him to Triple-A Rochester.
De Vries initially made the Twins' 25-man roster out of spring training but was put on the DL with a right forearm strain on April 7. He pitched in three games one each at High-A Fort Myers, Double-A New Britain and Rochester during his...
MINNEAPOLIS Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer is out of the lineup on Friday for the series opener against the Boston Rex Sox. Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said that Mauer came to the park Friday with a stiff back.
"The decision was not to play him," Gardenhire said. "We'll see how he does through the night and check on him for tomorrow, see how it goes."...
MINNEAPOLIS After finally earning his first win in a Twins uniform last time out, Minnesota right-hander Vance Worley took another step forward Friday. Unfortunately for Worley, it didn't result in his second straight victory.
Worley allowed just one unearned run in six innings Friday against Boston and left with a one-run lead. But the Twins went on to lose 3-2 in extra innings...
MINNEAPOLIS If Ron Gardenhire had his choice, he would have been a switch hitter during his career as what he refers to as a "futility infielder."
Instead, Gardenhire batted only right-handed during his five seasons with the New York Mets. His career batting average? Just .232 in 285 games. Against right-handers, he was a career .205 hitter.
"I just know from when...
A pair of baseball legends were on hand for the Red Sox-Twins game Friday night at Target Field.Seen here are Patrick Renna and Chauncey Leopardi, also known as Hamilton "Ham" Porter and Michael "Squints" Palledorous from Sandlot, respectively, posing with Minnesota's Aaron Hicks in the dugout before the game.The duo are in town because the Twins are hosting...
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To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the classic baseball movie "The Sandlot", actors from the movie visited the Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox before Friday night's game at Target Field. Photo via @BrianDuensing52. Chauncey Leopardi (who played Michael "Squints" Palledorous) and Patrick Renna (who played Ham Porter) with players on both teams, including...
Here's another you may have missed from last week. Justin Morneau broke a photographer's laptop in Boston.
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The Boston Red Sox are on the verge of matching their longest road winning streak over the Minnesota Twins in 12 years.
The last-place Twins may be hoping Joe Mauer is around to help keep that from happening.
The Red Sox may not have to deal with the injured Mauer again Saturday night when they go for a fifth straight win at Minnesota.
Boston (25-17) has won six of seven at Target...
The Minnesota Twins nearly handed Clay Buchholz his first loss of the season 11 days ago.
Now, the Twins will have another chance to send Buchholz home a loser as they host the Boston Red Sox on Friday night.
Buchholz (6-0, 1.69 ERA) was outstanding en route to six straight wins to begin the season, posting a 1.01 ERA during that span. In his seventh start, however, he surrendered...
According to a source, the Minnesota Twins have signed outfielder Jordan Parraz to a minor league deal. Parraz, 28, will report to AA New Britain on Monday. A third round pick of the Houston Astros in the 2004 draft, Parraz has spent ten years in the minor leagues with the Astros (2004-2008), Royals (2009-2010), Yankees (2011), and Braves (2012-2013). He is a .284 lifetime hitter...
When the Minnesota Twins visited Fenway Park for the lone time this season for a four-game set starting May 6, the Red Sox were 20-11 and led the American League East by 1 1/2 games despite having just been swept three games in Texas.
The Sox beat the Twins 6-5 in 11 innings in the opener, but Minnesota took the final three games and things have gone downhill ever since for Boston...
It’s almost time for the weekend. Hang in there.
The Twins have a heck of a prospect in Byron Buxton. Two monster players are going to be playing in Minnesota in a few years in Buxton and Miguel Sano.
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Speaking of amusing animations involving bad baseball, here are the Astros!
Rosenborg 4, Sarpsborg 2 – This was a see...
Note: Pitching matchups are subject to change
Friday, May 17 @ 8:10 PM
Clay Buchholz, RHP (6-0, 1.69) vs Vance Worley, RHP (1-4, 7.15)
TV: NESN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio
Saturday, May 18 @ 7:10 PM
Ryan Dempster, RHP (2-4, 3.75) vs Scott Diamond, LHP (3-3, 4.08)
TV: NESN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday...
First Pitch: Friday 8:10, Saturday 7:10, Sunday 2:10
Arms: Friday: Clay Buchholz, RHP (6-0, 1.69 ERA) vs. Vance Worley, RHP (1-4, 7.15 ERA)
Saturday: Ryan Dempster, RHP (2-4, 3.75 ERA) vs. Scott Diamond, LHP (3-3, 4.08 ERA)
Sunday: John Lackey, RHP (1-4, 4.05 ERA) vs. Pedro Hernandez, LHP (2-0, 5.79 ERA)