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While Minnesota's starting pitching is slowly coming around after a rough start to the year for the rotation, the Twins' bullpen has remained steady.The Twins' relievers demonstrated that once again on the recent road trip, capping it with four scoreless innings of relief in Wednesday's 4-2 win in the series finale against Kansas City. Jeff Manship, Jared Burton, Glen Perkins and Matt Capps relieved starter Nick Blackburn after five innings, allowing just two base runners neither of which advanced past first base in four scoreless innings of work.Perhaps the star of the bullpen this trip has been the right-hander Burton. Wednesday marked his third appearance of the six-game road trip, and he retired all nine batters he faced. That included four batters Wednesday, including three strikeouts. Eight of the nine batters Burton retired this trip were strikeouts. "The ball's coming out of his hand really well," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said of Burton. &...
BEST OF MAXIM
Since being inserted back into Minnesota's starting rotation, Francisco Liriano has looked like the Liriano of old. Including Tuesday's start against Kansas City, Liriano has allowed just one run over his last 12 innings.But Liriano wasn't helped out at all by his offense Tuesday, as the Twins fell, 1-0, to Bruce Chen and the Royals. Still, it's an encouraging sign...
The Twins played the percentages in the draft.They need pitchers so they drafted pitchers -- many, many pitchers.Thirteen of the Twins' first 18 draft picks were pitchers.Overall, 24 of their haul of 43 draft choices pitch. The Twins used the second overall pick in the draft on Byron Buxton, an extremely talented high school outfielder from Georgia -- who also is an outstanding...
DREAM COME TRUE
Jose Berrios was drafted 32nd by the Minnesota Twins as a compensation pick between the first and second rounds on Monday in the MLB Draft. Berrios, described as a hard-throwing, right-handed pitcher, is 18 years old and attends Papa Juan XXIII High School in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Berrios, at some kind of function with family and [...]
BETTER THAN 'STARSHIP'
Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Jeff Manship was forced to wear a jersey with his name misspelled during his appearance in Wednesday night's game against the Kansas City Royals. Manship made his first road appearance of the year for the Twins as he pitched the bottom of the sixth inning, but had to do it with a jersey that had 'Mansihp' printed on the back. Obviously...
The Minnesota Twins used a new pitcher Wednesday against the Kansas City Royals or at least a familiar pitcher with a new last name.Twins reliever Jeff Manship came in to pitch the sixth inning of Wednesday's series finale against the Royals. There was one slight problem, however: his name was misspelled on the back of his jersey.The white lettering on Manship's navy jersey...
The Minnesota Twins have the worst record in the American League, and they have been below .500 since Opening Day. However, outside of Jason Marquis, released from the roster after going 2-4 with an 8.37 ERA, the team's offseason acquisitions have proved to be valuable. Left fielder Josh Willingham leads the team with 11 homers and 39 RBI. Closer Matt Capps, re-signed as...
MINNEAPOLIS The 2012 Major League Baseball draft is in the books.
Baseball's draft, which spans three days and lasts 40 rounds, doesn't drum up the same excitement as its counterparts in the NFL and NBA for several reasons. For starters, the football and basketball drafts don't last 40 rounds like baseball's does. The NBA's is just two rounds, the...
The Minnesota Twins recalled first baseman Chris Parmelee from Triple-A Rochester on Thursday and optioned right-hander Cole DeVries.
Parmelee began the year on the Twins' 25-man roster but struggled offensively. In 27 games, he hit just 179 with three RBI and 21 strikeouts. The demotion seemed to help his bat, however, as he was hitting .375.500.708 in 15 games with the Red...
With scoreless outings in four of six starts, Kansas City starter Felipe Paulino is turning in the best stretch of his career.
The journeyman brings a 19-inning home scoreless inning streak into Wednesday night's finale of a three-game set between the Royals and Minnesota Twins.
After missing the first month of the season due to forearm tightness, Paulino (3-1, 1.70 ERA) made...
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During baseball's 1980 winter meetings in Honolulu, Hal Keller was walking through the lobby of the host hotel with his two sons, when he saw future Hall of Famer Rod Carew."I had not seen Rodney in years,'' remembered Keller. "I walked up him, and said, 'I don't know if you remember me.' He said, 'Oh yeah. You taught me to hit.'"Keller...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Nick Blackburn shook off a slow start and pitched five effective innings, helping the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2 on Wednesday night.
Justin Morneau hit a go-ahead, two-run single with two out in the fifth as Minnesota won for the fourth time in five games. Morneau, Ben Revere and Ryan Doumit each had two hits.
Blackburn (2-4), who was...
Some wondered whether the Twins would take the top high school player in the state of Minnesota in this year's draft. Instead, the Cleveland Indians selected Rochester Century right-hander Mitch Brown in Tuesday's second round with the No. 79 overall pick.
Brown is committed to play college baseball at the University of San Diego and now must make a decision whether to go...
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