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Minnesota Twins right-hander Liam Hendriks couldn't hide his relief, or his elation, after earning his first major league victory Wednesday in a 6-4 win at Cleveland. "It's been a long, long time, and it feels fantastic," he said. "I'm at a loss for words right now. I'm excited and happy, and it's such a great thing." Hendriks allowed two earned runs on two hits and two walks over six innings, narrowly avoiding the third-longest winless drought to start a major league career. He entered the game tied with Craig Anderson (1962-64) and Jason Hammel (2006-07) at 17 consecutive starts without a victory, behind only the 20 of Bill Caudill (1979-81) and Mike Mohler (1993-97). Wednesday's victory, Hendriks acknowledged, was a weight off his shoulders. It was frustrating when he threw a complete game in a 1-0 loss to Seattle's Felix Hernandez on Aug. 27, and confounding when he couldn't hold four-run leads against Kansas City on Sept...
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Finally, Liam Hendriks is a winner.It took 18 major league starts, but the Minnesota Twins right-hander finally won his first big league game on Wednesday as the Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 6-4 at Progressive Field."Nice to get the young man a win," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said of the 23-year-old Hendriks. " Tonight goes to Liam. It's been a long time...
Liam Hendriks will continue facing questions about his winless streak until he's finally able to break through, but Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire seems to believe he's on the cusp of doing so.
Hendriks again seeks his elusive first career victory when visiting Minnesota looks to beat the Cleveland Indians for the 12th time in 14 meetings Wednesday night.
The Minnesota Twins announced a partnership Wednesday with the Cedar Rapids Kernels as the team's new Low-A minor league affiliate. The contract with the Kernels runs through the 2016 season, according to Cedar Rapids' website.
"The entire Twins organization is thrilled to join into partnership with the Cedar Rapids Kernels and we look forward to working with the Kernels...
Late September road trips mean rookie dress-up for most major league teams. On Thursday, it was time for the Minnesota Twins' rookies to put on the costumes as the team traveled from Cleveland to Detroit.Twins reliever Glen Perkins tweeted a picture of several of the team's rookies donning orange prison jumpsuits, with the caption: "Rookie dress up chain gang. Hope nobody...
We’ve been a little Minnesota-heavy here at the Sportress this Friday morning — blame the Blatant Homerism — but even with that in mind, I am reluctant to pass on passing along the funny thing that happened during the Minnesota Twins-Cleveland Indians tilt at Progressive Field on Thursday afternoon in a get-away-day game. In the [...]
An annual rite of fall, the rookie hazing ritual of teams forcing the young kids to don ridiculous costumes or outfits has been occurring throughout the major leagues of late. And on Thursday, it was time for the contingent of bright-eyed, big league neophytes on the Minnesota Twins roster to take their turn. Twins reliever [...]
One bright spot during the Minnesota Twins' dismal season might be how well they've played against the Cleveland Indians.
The Twins look to complete a three-game sweep with a sixth consecutive win over the Indians on Thursday at Progressive Field.
The only team with a worse record than Minnesota (62-87) in the AL is Cleveland (61-88). That's in part because the Twins...
Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer seems to have launched a stealth campaign for his fourth American League batting title. With Miguel Cabrera trying to hit the Detroit Tigers back to the top of the AL Central and Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout leading the AL Rookie of the Year race, Mauer, a three-time AL batting champ, has sneaked back into the thick of it. "I...
Minnesota Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe hit his 23rd home run of the season Thursday against Cleveland but it took him a while to realize it.
Plouffe tagged Indians starter Corey Kluber for a deep shot to center field on a 3-0 pitch in the top of the sixth inning. Indians center fielder Michael Brantley retreated toward the warning track as if he had the fly ball sized up...
Every time Josh Willingham sees Wahoo Red, White, and Blue his eyes light up like a kid on Christmas morning. Every time Josh Willingham delivers against the Wahoo Red, White, and Blue, GM Chris Antonetti must want to throw up.
I am not saying the decision made by the Tribe’s embattled front office captain was the one that changed the entire course of the season, but it certainly...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Josh Willingham had four hits and four RBIs, Liam Hendriks finally got his first career win and the Minnesota Twins beat Cleveland 6-4 Wednesday night, dropping the Indians into last place in the AL Central.
Willingham belted a tiebreaking two-run homer off Zach McAllister (5-8) in the fifth inning, giving Minnesota a 4-2 lead. He also had three singles.
For most of the past decade, the Minnesota Twins were playing big games in September. They won six division titles from 2002-10, and when they weren't winning them, they were in the race, even losing a one-game playoff to the Chicago White Sox in 2008. So a second straight losing season has been particularly hard on the guys who were around for the glory years, and with nine...
Darin Mastroianni scored the go-ahead run from second base on an infield hit in a two-run 12th inning and the Minnesota Twins beat Cleveland 6-4 on Tuesday night, tying the Indians for fourth place in the AL Central.
Mastroianni singled with two outs and stole second off Scott Maine (1-1), the team-record 10th pitcher used by Cleveland. Alexi Casilla then poked a ball between first...
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