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Brian Dozier and Justin Morneau homered, Samuel Deduno pitched seven scoreless innings and the Minnesota Twins blanked the Seattle Mariners 4-0 Saturday.
It was the fifth shutout of the season for Minnesota, which has won four of its last six games and is 6-3 since the All Star break.
Brad Miller and Kyle Seager each had two hits for Seattle, which has lost three of four.
Deduno (7-4) allowed three hits, walked three and tied his season high with six strikeouts. He has thrown seven innings in each of his last three starts, winning all three.
Aaron Harang (5-9) threw 105 pitches in five innings, the ninth time in 17 starts he has gone five innings or less. Harang gave up one run on three hits in five innings, struck out five and walked two.
Morneau led off the fourth with a double for the Twins' first hit. With one out, Chris Colabello hit a shallow pop fly to right field that fell between the Mariners' defenders, and Morneau scored on Clete Thomas' groundout, giving...
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Another rough start for rookie Kyle Gibson wasn't the Twins' only loss Sunday.
Brian Dozier left Minnesota's 6-4, series-closing defeat at Seattle before the bottom of the sixth inning, citing pain in his lower back. He told reporters afterward he hopes to play when the Twins return home Tuesday, but manager Ron Gardenhire said they'd be careful with their starting...
Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier exited yesterday’s
loss to the Seattle Mariners with stiffness in his lower back. Dozier called
the issue “just a little back spasm,” and manager Ron Gardenhire told reporters
– including Gregg Bell of MLB.com – that he would be evaluated in Minnesota
prior to the team’s series against the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday...
Twins catcher Joe Mauer will spend a few extra days with his wife and their new twin daughters.
A team spokesman confirmed Friday that Mauer, who went on the paternity list Wednesday, will stay in the Twin Cities throughout the weekend and will rejoin the team on Tuesday at Target Field.
The paternity leave list, a relatively new thing in Major League Baseball, allows players to...
As the sun painted a blue-and-purple backdrop behind Minnetonka High School's immaculate Veterans Field on Tuesday, Minnetonka Millers manager Kevin Hoy sat contently in the dugout, spitting tobacco into a white Styrofoam cup every so often while his team thrashed the Minneapolis Lakers.
About 32 miles to the south, a couple dozen people crowded into the cozy, chain-link-fence...
Rich Harden has asked for and been granted his release from the Minnesota Twins. Harden, 31, is still rehabbing from shoulder surgery and has not pitched at any level since 2011.
Reports on Harden’s rehab this season have not been encouraging.
When Harden last pitched he made 15 starts for Oakland compiling a 5.12 ERA and 1.43 WHIP.
The Minnesota Twins will be without All-Star catcher Joe Mauer until Tuesday.
Mauer, placed on the paternity list Wednesday after his wife gave birth to twin girls, will remain with his family through the weekend while the Twins face the Mariners in Seattle.
The paternity list is for a maximum of three days, so Mauer will be placed on the restricted list Saturday, assistant general...
Twins left-hander Scott Diamond bounced back from one of his worst outings of the year to pitch one of his best.
Amid his solid effort, Diamond found himself locked into a pitcher's duel against one of the American League's best pitchers, Mariners ace Felix Hernandez. In the end, though, Diamond's outing kept his team in the game and the Twins eventually went on to win...
The Minnesota Twins will be without their All-Star catcher this weekend as he and his wife, Maddie, welcomed twin baby girls on Tuesday.
Under the MLB rules Mauer is allowed three days of paternity leave, which he ran out of yesterday after missing games Tuesday-Friday, but to provide extra time the Twins have placed Mauer on the restricted list. The restricted list allows the team...
Samuel Deduno won for the third straight outing pitching a three-hit shutout over seven innings Saturday in Seattle. Deduno produced his third straight quality start and ninth in his past 11 starts dating to May 29. His earned-run average is down to 3.18. Brian Dozier and Justin Morneau hit solo homers in the seventh inning. Morneau reached base three times in four trips. Aaron Hicks...
It took a while but the Twins took down King Felix and his court on Friday.
First they ruined his shutout bid with Trevor Plouffe’s pinch-hit RBI single in the ninth. Then they outlasted the Mariners in extra innings as Chris Colabello’s two run homer in the 13th gave the Twins a 3-2 victory.
It couldn’t have been a better spot for Colabello’s first major league home run...
After adding starting pitcher Scott Feldman and reliever Francisco Rodriguez this month the Orioles have filled two needs before July 31’s non-waiver trade deadline but that doesn’t mean they aren’t still looking.
One of the Orioles top scouts has been in Seattle this week watching the Mariners and the Minnesota Twins. Minnesota’s former MVP Justin Morneau is on the trade...
The trade deadline is coming up on Wednesday. The Twins are definitely sellers this year, and there have been a few names thrown out there as potential trade candidates. I know absolutely nothing, of course, except from what I have heard from rumors, and my basic understanding of what the Twins want to do with the long term. I also don’t have any big moves in my mind about what...
There doesn't appear to be much happening on the trade deadline front quite yet today, though of course that's always subject to change at a moment's notice. For now, check out Jayson Stark's column from yesterday in which he relays that the Pirates may not be as interested in Alex Rios as people think, and that he's heard that the Pirates have inquired in on...