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September baseball for non-contending teams means looking at players who could help a team contend in the future. And now that all the Twins’ late-season call-ups have arrived the evaluation period can move into full swing.
The Twins saw a few swings they liked Monday when they beat the Los Angeles Angels 6-3 and ended a franchise-record 10-game home losing streak.
Third baseman Trevor Plouffe — no he’s not a rookie but he might need to produce to save his job — was 2-for-4 with three RBI. Catcher Josmil Pinto — one of the inexperienced players trying to impress this month — hit three doubles. The teams met Monday to play a game that was rained out April 17 and the announced attendance of 21826 was the lowest in Target Field’s history.
“The people who showed up they were rooting pretty hard” Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said.
With the streak over and the players finally called up from Class AAA Rochester — the Red Wings were in the playoffs until Sunday — the Twins can work on d...
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MINNEAPOLIS -- In what shouldn't come as a huge surprise, Minnesota Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton was named Baseball America's Minor League Player of the Year on Wednesday.
Buxton, the No. 2 overall pick in last year's Major League Baseball draft, put up impressive numbers in his first full minor league season. The 19-year-old outfielder began the year with Low...
MINNEAPOLIS -- Most baseball fans would be happy to catch just one foul ball in their lifetime.
On Monday, one Twins fan caught enough foul balls for four lifetimes.
Seated in the Legend's Club behind home plate and just in front of the press box, Scott Johnson got not one, not two, not three but four foul balls throughout the course of the game between the Minnesota Twins...
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins released their 2014 schedule on Tuesday, and they'll open the year on the road against the Chicago White Sox on March 31.
After three games at U.S. Cellular Field, Minnesota will play a three-game series in Cleveland before returning to Minneapolis for the home opener at Target Field on April 7 against Oakland. That first homestand also includes...
MINNEAPOLIS -- Maybe Josh Willingham should bat sixth more often.
Hitting in the No. 6 spot in the order for the first time in nearly four years, Willingham homered twice -- including the go-ahead blast in the eighth inning -- to lift Minnesota to a 4-3 victory over the visiting Oakland Athletics. And he did so lower in the order than he's ever batted in a Twins uniform.
Do you know the name Josmil Pinto? No...well, neither did I until about two weeks ago. Since joining the Twins the 24 year old catcher has done nothing but hit. In 7 games he's batting .565/1.513, with 6 R, 5 DBL, 1 HR, and 4 RBI. That equates to a 0.6 WAR, which is amazing for such a short period of time. Aside from a poor showing in 2010 and 2011, Pinto has hit well...
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Twins catcher Josmil Pinto had three doubles in Minnesota's win Monday, but his most impressive swing of the night didn't account for one of his three hits.
In the sixth inning, Pinto pulled a ball well foul down the left field line. The deep drive hit the glass of Target Field's executive suites, a territory rarely -- if ever -- reached by batters...
MINNEAPOLIS -- Eduardo Escobar was understandably disappointed when the Minnesota Twins optioned him to Triple-A Rochester in mid-July. But the reality was that there just weren't enough at-bats for Escobar in the majors.
So instead of sulk, Escobar performed. In 43 regular-season games, the utility infielder helped spark Rochester to a playoff berth by batting .307 with four...
Josh Willingham hit two home runs, including a two-run shot in the eighth that put the Twins in front for good, to lead Minnesota past the Oakland Athletics 4-3 Tuesday night.
Oswaldo Arcia also homered for the Twins, who snapped Oakland's three-game winning streak and prevented the A's from stretching their two-game lead over Texas in the AL West. They also spoiled a solid...
Trevor Plouffe went 2 for 3 and drove in the tying and go-ahead runs as the Minnesota Twins snapped a 10-game home losing streak with a 6-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night.
Plouffe's two-run, two-out double in the fifth inning tied the game 3-3, and his bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the seventh made it 4-3 as the Twins won at home for the first time since...
Minnesota Twins Class A outfielder Byron Buxton was named the 2013 Minor League Player of the Year by Baseball America, marking the the second time in the 33-year history of the award that a Twins prospect has been honored. Franchise catcher Joe Mauer was selected in 2003, his third professional season.
Buxton spent his first full season in the minor leagues and hit a hit a combined...
After a 10-game home losing streak, the Twins beat the Angels 6-3 Monday night to sweep the series …The post Minnesota Twins pull off 6-3 victory to complete series against the Angels appeared first on On Her Game.
Following a rare setback during their outstanding run, the Los Angeles Angels appear to be in a good position to bounce back with Jered Weaver facing a team he's dominated recently.
Those Minnesota Twins are simply trying to avoid the longest home losing streak in franchise history.
Weaver looks to win his fifth straight decision against the struggling Twins on Monday night when...
The Los Angeles Angels and Minnesota Twins hooked up at Target Field for an April 17 rainout game on Monday and it looks like they didn't draw much of a crowd.
If you focus closely, you can probably count the number of fans in the stadium. In fact, you might even be able to count them all using only your hands and maybe the hands of a buddy.
In fairness, there are...
Fans usually have a straight-forward agenda upon entering a ball park.
Saskatoon’s Mike Sieben sat with his wife Whitney with a more complicated agenda in section 17 at Target Field on a sunny Sunday afternoon.
Wearing his No. 19 Jose Bautista jersey Sieben had two goals.
“I’d like to see Andrew Albers pitch real well and then the Jays win it beating up the Twins bullpen”...