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Out of the 425 hits the Minnesota Twins had prior to Sunday's series finale against Cleveland, just eight of those hits came in the form of a bunt. Seven more times, Minnesota successfully executed a sacrifice bunt -- only three teams had fewer sacrifice bunts than the Twins entering Sunday.
In Sunday's 6-3 win over the Indians, the Twins bunted for three of their 11 hits as they took two of three games at Progressive Field.
The Twins' first bunt of the day came when Brian Dozier led off the fourth inning with a bunt base hit. It came a half inning after Dozier committed one of his two errors on the day. But facing Cleveland starter Justin Masterson, Dozier laid down a bunt down the third base line and reached safely.
Dozier's bunt base hit went almost as far as an infield double he hit in the second inning, when he hit one off home plate that rolled down the third base line. Cleveland third baseman Jose Lopez let it roll, and it bounced over the bag and into foul...
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So, DWG emailed me and asked me to do a Twins' draft analysis. I thought I was crushing it with like 2 posts in a week, but I guess more is expected here at DownWithGoldy.com. Hope I don't get burned out. Speaking of DWG, is that what you guys and gal(s) know him as? I mean, he doesn't use his real name and he posts as WWWWWWW, what's that all about? I also...
Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer left Sunday's game against Cleveland with a mild right thumb sprain and is listed as day-to-day, the team announced on Twitter.
Mauer, who was in the lineup Sunday as Minnesota's designated hitter, struck out in the seventh inning of Sunday's game. He was pinch hit for by Darin Mastroianni, who flew out to lead off the ninth inning....
MINNEAPOLIS This week's Major League Baseball draft is an important one for the Minnesota Twins, and the organization knows it.
The Twins hold the No. 2 overall selection, their highest pick since they took a kid named Joe Mauer No. 1 overall in 2001. But holding the second pick isn't the only reason this year's draft -- especially Monday's first day - is big for...
Since 2010, the Minnesota Twins have primarily used the "TC" style of hat, both at Target Field and on the road. The team always had the option to wear the "M" hat as well, but rarely opted for the alternate look.
That is, until this week. Minnesota first donned the "M" hats on Memorial Day, albeit a special version in which the "M" was camouflage...
MINNEAPOLIS With the No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 Major League Baseball draft, the Minnesota Twins selected Byron Buxton, a five-tool outfielder from Appling County High School in Georgia.Minnesota's pick became complicated after the Houston Astros took Puerto Rico shortstop Carlos Correa with the No. 1 overall pick. Many were predicting the Astros to take either Buxton or...
MINNEAPOLIS After taking Byron Buxton with the No. 2 overall selection in Major League Baseball draft, the Minnesota Twins made two more selections Monday.With the No. 32 overall pick the teams first pick in the compensatory round Minnesota took Puerto Rican right-hander Jose Berrios out of Papa Juan XXIII High School. The 6-foot, 190-pound Berrios, 18, was the second high school...
The Minnesota Twins liked their projected rotation in spring training; unfortunately, it never happened, a large reason they had the third-worst record in baseball through Sunday's games. RHP Carl Pavano, RHP Scott Baker, RHP Jason Marquis, LHP Francisco Liriano and RHP Nick Blackburn never made a single turn together, and if Pavano goes on the disabled list this week as expected...
Minnesota Twins pitcher Carl Pavano is heading to the disabled list with a right anterior capsular strain. The worst part about this is that it’s taken this long for it to happen and the injury could have been made worse. The reason is Pavano underwent an MRI for the strain a month ago.
@RhettBollinger: Pavano is going on the disabled list with a right anterior capsular strain...
The Twins took their second series in a row after defeating the Cleveland Indians 6-3 today. Scott Diamond picked up his team leading 4th win with a 7 inning performance, giving up 0 ER on 7 hits and 93 pitches bringing his ERA down to 1.86 on the year. Glen Perkins pitched a scoreless 8th and Matt Capps finished the 9th for his 12th save.
Trevor Plouffe went 3-4 with an...
Scott Diamond allowed three unearned runs over seven innings as the surging Minnesota Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 5-3 Sunday.
Joe Mauer's first-inning RBI single off Justin Masterson (2-5) put Minnesota ahead 1-0. Mauer left in the ninth with a sprained right thumb.
Diamond (4-1) didn't issue a walk. In six starts since being recalled from the minors May 8, he has...
Minnesota Twin Ben Revere robs Cleveland Indian Lonnie Chisenhall like he was buying Manhattan. Hands went up and people hit the floor.
Every time you check twitter or facebook, think -- gotta...
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Weren’t you looking forward to this weeklong home stand against the Royals and Twins? I certainly was, and this 2-4 result definitely was not what I was hoping for.
The Indians fell to 28-25 with the loss today, and now enter one of their most difficult stretches of the season leading up to the All-Star Break. Justin Masterson was again mediocre, Jason Kipnis went 0-for-4 and the...
Past precedent was not on the Twins' side in Saturday's 7-4 win over Cleveland.
The team entered the evening with a 7-16 (.304) record against opponents with a record of .500 or better, markedly worse than its .407 mark against sub-.500 clubs. The Indians were 28-23 going into their loss, one game out of first place in the AL Central.
Even worse, the Indians' starter...
With the compensation pick afforded to them by Ryan Doumit's signing with the Twins, the Pirates took Barrett Barnes, an outfielder from Texas Tech. He's a center fielder, he's got some pop, and Tim Williams guesses that he'll sign for less than slot so the Pirates can apply some of that money towards Mark Appel. That's about the best the Pirates can hope for...