Found August 09, 2013 on Fox Sports North:
With each futile swing of the bat, the first stage of Josh Willingham's comeback from the disabled list grew increasingly disheartening Friday in Chicago. Luckily for the Twins outfielder, who'd been out for more than a month following surgery for a meniscus tear, the men batting behind him were a little bit sharper. After Willingham's swinging strikeout with the bases loaded in the top of the seventh, No. 4-hole hitter Justin Morneau stepped in and clobbered a pitch from reliever Nate Jones into the right-field bleachers. The clutch Canadian's seventh career grand slam turned a two-run deficit into a 5-3 advantage, and Minnesota relievers Brian Duensing, Jared Burton, Casey Fien and Glen Perkins kept it aloft in a doubleheader- and series-opening, 7-5 victory in front of 17,439 at hitter-friendly U.S. Cellular Field. In a game where every run came courtesy of a long ball, Morneau improved to a major-league best 9-for-12 with the bases loaded this season. He added an...

Josh Willingham reinstated, Ryan Doumit concussed

MINNEAPOLIS -- After more than a month away, Josh Willingham is back with the Minnesota Twins. The team returned the outfielder from a three-game rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester and reinstated him from its 15-day disabled list. Willingham has missed the last 33 games due to surgery July 3 to repair a medial meniscus tear in his left knee. He struggled at the plate in Rochester...

Twins' Oswaldo Arcia continues home run binge

This is what happens when two struggling teams with subpar pitching lock horns. And though it came in 5-4 a loss, Oswaldo Arcia took full advantage of the circumstances Saturday in Chicago. With a line-drive smack over the right center field wall at U.S. Cellular Field, the rookie left fielder became the first Twins player in 49 years to homer in four straight contests against...

Jared Burton & Brian Duensing punch each other in the bullpen during homers … twice

Because apparently home runs by Chris Colabello and Chris Herrmann are not entertaining enough.

Twins' Duensing picks up twin wins

The Minnesota Twins had all sorts of fun at the expense of the Chicago White Sox on Friday, sweeping a doubleheader by scores of 7-5 and 3-2. Nobody benefited more than reliever Brian Duensing , who came into the day with a 4-1 record and left 6-1 after throwing a total of 14 pitches. Here's the short story on what turned out to be, well, a short story: Duensing was the pitcher...

GIF: Twins pitcher punches teammate in bullpen during home run, sort of

As outfielder Jordan Danks backs up towards the fence, Jared Burton winds up and straight punches Brian Duensing in the Twins bullpen. What?

Twins will place Ryan Doumit on concussion DL

Minnesota Twins catcher Ryan Doumit exited last night’s contest against the Kansas City Royals with concussion-like symptoms, and assistant general manager Rob Anthony told reporters – including Rhett Bollinger of – that the team expects to place the backstop on the seven-day disabled list for concussions. "We're going to evaluate and check him, but...

Twins place Ryan Doumit on DL; activate Josh Willingham

The Minnesota Twins made a pair of roster moves yesterday, replacing one slugger with another. Minnesota placed catcher Ryan Doumit on the seven-day concussion disabled list, filling his spot with outfielder Josh Willingham, according to Joey Nowak of Doumit exited Wednesday’s contest against the Kansas City Royals after complaining of concussion-like symptoms...

Twins plan to pounce on struggling White Sox

The Minnesota Twins are teeing off on the Chicago White Sox, and Oswaldo Arcia is leading the way. Arcia has a chance to become the first Twin in 49 years to homer in four straight games against the White Sox as visiting Minnesota goes for a six-game winning streak over its AL Central rivals Saturday. The Twins (51-62) are batting .303 with 14 homers and 32 runs while winning five...

Twins 3, White Sox 2(10)

Oswaldo Arcia homered leading off the 10th inning, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 3-2 to complete the day-night doubleheader sweep on Friday. Josh Willingham and Chris Hermann also went deep. Brian Duensing (6-1) picked up the win in both games, and the Twins prevailed in the nightcap after rallying to take the opener 7-5. The big news came before the first...

Twins 7, White Sox 5

Justin Morneau hit late two homers, including a grand slam, and the Minnesota Twins rallied to beat the Chicago White Sox 7-5 in the first game of a day-night doubleheader on Friday. The White Sox traded Alex Rios to Texas before the game and were headed toward their fourth straight win before things turned in the seventh inning. Morneau's drive off reliever Nathan Jones with...

Twins belt seven home runs in doubleheader sweep of White Sox

What an ugly day for the Twins. They struck out 25 times surrendered four home runs and went 1-for-18 with runners in scoring position. Oh and swept a doubleheader for the first time since last September. The normally power-challenged Twins launched seven home runs in two games six of them solo shots and one grand slam by Justin Morneau and rode the U.S. Cellular Field jet stream...

Twins Tame Sox in Twinbill

After sweeping the Yankees, you’d figure the White Sox would carry at least some positive momentum into a four-game, three-day series with the Minnesota Twins. That wasn’t the case, as the Pale Hose dropped two close ones to the Twinkies in a split doubleheader on Friday, falling 7-5 in the afternoon and 3-2 in 10 innings at night. DEBUTS RUINED The two losses...

White Sox vs. Twins Double Header Preview

The White Sox continue their homestand this weekend with an elongated four game set with the Minnesota Twins that includes a Friday double header that we will highlight here.  The Sox are coming off a surprising sweep of the New York Yankees after a thrilling walk off win in extra innings.  The Twins lost two of three to the Royals in Kansas City after sweeping the Astros at home...
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