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Josh Willingham hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning off shaky Cincinnati closer Aroldis Chapman, rallying the Minnesota Twins over the Reds 4-3 Sunday.
Joe Mauer opened the ninth with a double off the left-field wall against Chapman (4-4). Willingham followed with his 15th homer of the season, a 438-foot drive into the second level in left field.
In Chapman's previous outing, he gave up a game-ending, two-run homer to Asdrubal Cabrera in the 10th inning at Cleveland last Tuesday.
Willingham's homer overcame Joey Votto's eighth-inning, two-run homer that had given the Reds a 3-2 lead.
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MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins have placed closer Matt Capps on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation.
To take Capps' spot on the 25-man roster, the Twins recalled left-hander Tyler Robertson from Triple-A Rochester.
Capps has appeared in 27 games and has 14 saves this season. With Capps on the DL, Minnesota will use left-hander Glen Perkins and right...
MINNEAPOLIS This is more than just a musical instrument.
Perched high above the infield at Target Field, just a shade toward third base, Sue Nelson's organ is tucked among the red- and blue-clad bodies. Yes, it's the property of the Twins but in name only. The instrument still somehow belongs to Nelson.
It's covered in Crayola-colored drawings she's been given...
MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Twins will pay homage to the Minneapolis Millers this Saturday when they don the throwback uniforms worn by the 1951 Millers.
The white uniforms include black lettering with orange outline of "Millers." In addition, black socks with orange stripes are a part of the uniform. The hats are black with an orange "M."
The Twins will wear...
Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said earlier this month that he's not a fan of interleague play because he doesn't like the fact that his pitchers have to swing a bat. But with left-hander Scott Diamond due up in the top of the 8th inning, Gardenhire let his starting pitcher swing away.
The move made sense, as Diamond cruised through seven innings, allowing just one run to...
6/24 Game Review
Louisville won 2-0. Box Score
Joey Gathright went 4-5 with a double and RBI.
Bill Rhinehart went 1-4 with a walk and RBI.
Cody Puckett went 1-2 with 2 walks and a run.
Ryan Feierabend allowed 1 hit in 7 shutout innings with 4 walks and 5 strikeouts.
JJ Hoover threw a perfect inning.
Donnie Joseph notched the save with a shutout inning of relief with a strikeout...
Kyle Lotzkar Curveball
While I have done these kinds of articles in the past, from here on out I plan to have one every Monday for a different player. Today I will be looking at Kyle Lotzkar. He has split his time between Bakersfield and Pensacola this year with these stats:
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"What goes around comes around." "You reap what you sew." "You get what you deserve."
These are all ways to express a belief held by many that karma really does exist. Good deeds and actions breed future good, while bad ones breed, well you know the rest.
Given the adversity that Aroldis Chapman...
Well well well, last week stunk for Reds fans. After winning 6 straight, the Reds followed that up by losing 5 of their next 6 games, both against teams with losing records. However it was great to see Mat Latos bounce back tonight against the Brew Crew.
In this week’s show:
Mat Latos strikes out a career high 13 against the Brewers
What’s wrong with Rolen, Ludwick, Chapman
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Reds activated center fielder Drew Stubbs from the disabled list before the opening game of a series against the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday, restoring their everyday lineup to full strength. Stubbs went on the DL June 15 after pulling muscles in his left side during a swing. He played a three-game rehab stint at Class-A Dayton over the weekend without problem...
Dan Driessen was an overlooked member of the Cincinnati Reds' Big Red Machine, a backup first baseman with a quiet personality. Now, he's right up there with them.
Driessen was inducted into the team's Hall of Fame on Saturday, along with first baseman Sean Casey and 19th Century player John Reilly. Driessen and Casey were honored on the field before a game against the...
The Twins placed closer Matt Capps on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his right shoulder. The move is retroactive to June 24, and Capps' spot on the 25-man roster was filled by left-handed reliever Tyler Robertson. In 33 relief appearances for Triple-A Rochester, Robertson went 2-2 with two saves and a 3.77 ERA with 33 strikeouts.
Johnny Cueto remained unbeaten in June by pitching seven innings and driving in a pair of runs with a squeeze bunt and a bases-loaded groundout on Saturday, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins.
The Reds ended their season-high losing streak at four games.
Cueto (9-3) allowed three hits and fanned a season-high nine while improving to 4-0 in four...