Found July 28, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
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 added a bases-loaded walk and Clete Thomas had an RBI groundout against losing pitcher Aaron Harang.

Minnesota Twins trade predictions

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...

Twins Sunday: Brian Dozier day-to-day after leaving early in loss

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...

'Town ball' baseball a prized tradition in Minnesota

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...

Twins release pitcher Rich Harden

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Mauer to spend weekend with babies

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' Scott Diamond enjoys solid bounce-back effort

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...

Twins' Mauer back to active roster

The Minnesota Twins have reinstated catcher Joe Mauer from the restricted list after a six-game absence for the birth of his twin daughters. The move was made on Monday. The Twins start a homestand on Tuesday against Kansas City, and the All-Star is expected to be back in the lineup to face the Royals. Mauer spent the maximum three days on the paternity list. He was then transferred...

Joe Mauer Takes Paternity Leave; Will Miss Weekend Series

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...

Twins release Rich Harden at his request

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Twins’ Brian Dozier exits with back injury

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 – that he would be evaluated in Minnesota prior to the team’s series against the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday...

Colabello's first big league home run wins it for Twins

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...

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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...

Royals-Twins Preview

Enjoying their longest win streak of the season, the Kansas City Royals have a chance to celebrate moving over the .500 mark Tuesday night. Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire is expecting to receive celebratory cigars for a different reason. Gardenhire's Twins expect to have Joe Mauer back from paternity leave when they seek to end the visiting Royals' six-game run...
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