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Minnesota Twins right-hander Liam Hendriks has been scratched from his scheduled start Sunday against the Baltimore Orioles with food poisoning.
Hendriks was admitted to a Baltimore-area hospital on Saturday morning and held for observation, according to manager Ron Gardenhire. Barring further complications, Hendriks will be released Sunday.
Long reliever Anthony Swarzak will start for Hendriks on Sunday, the finale of a three-game, season-opening series. Swarzak, a right-hander, went 2-0 with a 2.93 ERA in six appearances during spring training.
Swarzak is 6-12 with a 5,36 ERA in 23 career starts. He said Saturday that starting is ''always a good thing in my eyes.''
Gardenhire says he may have to ''ad lib'' his rotation if Hendriks is sidelined for an extended period of time.
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Minnesota Twins right-handed pitcher Liam Hendriks has been scratched from his scheduled start Sunday against the Baltimore Orioles with food poisoning.Hendriks was admitted to a Baltimore-area hospital on Saturday morning and is being held for observation, according to manager Ron Gardenhire. Long reliever Anthony Swarzak will start in Hendriks' place.
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BALTIMORE (AP) Minnesota Twins right-hander Liam Hendriks remained hospitalized Sunday with an apparent case of food poisoning.
Hendriks was slated to be released after spending Saturday in a Baltimore-area hospital.
Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said doctors at the hospital recommended the pitcher stay another night, leaving open the possibility that Hendriks would not accompany...
The Minnesota Twins opened their season on Friday able to finally start with a clean slate after last year's disappointing 63-99 record.
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"The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball."
That's a line from "Field of Dreams." And, with another baseball season starting, it's a line that applies to the Twins.
The one constant through all the years since 1991 has been that the Twins come up short. They came up way short last season, losing 99 games.
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Ten years ago, the Minnesota Twins were nearly eliminated as part of baseball's plan to fold two franchises for financial reasons.
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The Twins will honor that popular...
Minnesota Twins right-hander Liam Hendriks remained hospitalized
Sunday with an apparent case of food poisoning.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Ten years ago, approaching a promising 2002 season, the Minnesota Twins nearly had their franchise wiped out.
Then they finished three wins short of the World Series.
"It was one of those 'take that' kinds of things," said manager Ron Gardenhire, reflecting on his first year running the team. "Take that, baseball."
The Orioles picked up their usual Opening Day win yesterday, and are tied for first place in the AL East. Going wire-to-wire is probably going to require a second victory today, so they'll need to make that happen to keep the dream alive.The Twins (2011 stats):
The Orioles have already won their first series of 2012, and go for the sweep today. The Twins (2012 stats):