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What a season it has been for right-hander Jared Burton. Limited by injuries and illness to eight major-league innings in 2010-11, he has become of the Minnesota Twins' most trusted relievers this season and on Sunday earned his first major league save. Already 1-0 with a 3.10 earned-run average in 30 appearances, he closed out a 4-3, come-from-behind victory at Great American Ballpark. "That was my first time out there in the ninth trying get the last out and it was pretty intense," he said. "But never in doubt, right? I had it the whole time." Actually it was fairly tense. Burton walked leadoff hitter Todd Frazier on four pitches and may have gotten a break when Reds manager Dusty Baker had pinch hitter Willie Harris bunt Frazier to second. That brought up Scott Rolen, the veteran infielder who had worn out the Twins in the first two games of the series, going 5-for-7 with a homer and three RBI. Burton pitched around him, ultimately putting him on ...
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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...
With the trade deadline on the horizon, who knows what will happen. Liriano has definitely beefed up his value as has Denard Span and Joe Mauer. Although, I don't think that many teams would want to eat Joe's enormous contract, it's definitely something that Ryan should at least entertain, if he hasn't already.
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On Saturday, Brian Duensing tried to do what only Scott Diamond and P.J. Walters have achieved for the Twins this season: earn a win in his first start of the season.Like seven others before him, he failed, but the odds were already against him. His pitch count was strict, and the Reds are good seven games over .500 going into the afternoon and sitting atop the NL Central.Manager...
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...
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...
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.
The Minnesota Twins (30-42, 7.5 GB) will take on the Chicago White Sox (38-35, 0.0 GB) tonight at 7:10 CT with Liam Hendricks (0-4, 7.39) on the hill versus Gavin Floyd (5-7, 5.20).
Hendricks has been struggling to say the least with a 9.92 ERA over his last four starts and it's amazing that he is even in a major league rotation. Just goes to show you how much this Twins...
Francisco Liriano spoiled Kevin Youkilis' first game with Chicago, throwing a season-high seven innings to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 4-1 victory over the White Sox on Monday night.
Making his first start against the rival White Sox since his no-hitter in Chicago nearly 14 months ago, Liriano (2-7) allowed just three singles, two walks and a double. The left-hander struck...
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...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- 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.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Francisco Liriano spoiled Kevin Youkilis' first game with Chicago, throwing a season-high seven innings to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 4-1 victory over the White Sox on Monday night.
Making his first start against the rival White Sox since his no-hitter in Chicago nearly 14 months ago, Liriano (2-7) allowed just three singles, two walks and a double. The...
By MATT BEARDMORE,STATS Writer
The Cincinnati Reds still have a chance of finishing with a winning interleague record.
The best the Minnesota Twins can hope for is a .500 mark against the NL.
The NL Central-leading Reds and AL-worst Twins close out their series - and their 2012 interleague schedules - Sunday at Great American Ball Park.
Losers of four straight - all against the...
The Minnesota Twins placed closer Matt Capps on the disabled list Monday with right shoulder tendinitis. Capps’ role will be split between Glen Perkins and Jared Burton, as each of them picked up two saves last week in place of Capps. Since manager Ron Gardenhire seems to be determining the ninth inning role based on matchups, Burton as the right-handed pitcher figures to see...