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The umpiring crew for the Minnesota Twins-Chicago White Sox game on Tuesday night badly blew a pair of calls in Chicago’s 4-2 win at Target Field.
The first blown call occurred with two outs in the bottom of the fifth. Justin Morneau was on second when Oswaldo Arcia singled to right field. Morneau tried to score on the play, but Alex Rios’ throw clearly beat him. Morneau tried to do a hook slide to avoid catcher Tyler Flowers. Morneau slid around Flowers and tried to reach back to touch the plate, but Flowers tagged him while he was sliding by. Believing Morneau was out, Flowers pretty much gave up after that. However, home plate umpire Jordan Baker missed the tag and instead gave credit to Morneau for reaching over and touching the plate after he was tagged. That bad call literally gave Minnesota a run and made the score 2-1 White Sox.
It’s understandable how Baker missed the call from his angle, so that’s why it would have been great for him to review it.
The next blown call was...
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They probably should have been more concerned with the guy batting ahead of him.
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But since this was the first time Hicks received a curtain call in his young...
MINNEAPOLIS If Ron Gardenhire had his choice, he would have been a switch hitter during his career as what he refers to as a "futility infielder."
Instead, Gardenhire batted only right-handed during his five seasons with the New York Mets. His career batting average? Just .232 in 285 games. Against right-handers, he was a career .205 hitter.
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MINNEAPOLIS Aaron Hicks was all over the highlight reels on Monday night, and for good reason. The Twins rookie hit two home runs and also made a leaping catch to rob an Adam Dunn homer.
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CATCH OF THE YEAR
Aaron Hicks of the Minnesota Twins made a homerun robbing catch today that might go down as one of the best of the year. Adam Dunn of the Chicago White Sox hit an absolute bomb to straight away center. Hicks took off towards the track and made a huge leap against the wall, robbing Dunn of what would have been about a 415 foot homer. Your browser does not support iframes.
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Aaron Hicks pulled a Mike Trout on Monday night. The Minnesota Twins rookie has had a rough start to his career, but he busted out in a big way against the Chicago White Sox.
Hicks clubbed a solo home run in the fourth, robbed a potential tying 2-run home run in the top of the sixth, and hit a solo home run in the bottom of the inning to help...
If the Chicago White Sox are to move out of last place in the AL Central, they'll need to string together some victories.
The visiting White Sox can start by winning two straight for the first time in almost two weeks Wednesday against the Minnesota Twins.
Adam Dunn and Dayan Viciedo hit back-to-back homers in the second inning and Tyler Flowers delivered a tiebreaking double...
Rookie Aaron Hicks may own one of the lowest batting averages in the majors, but he's finding success against the Chicago White Sox.
That's fairly common for Joe Mauer.
Hicks will try to build on his best performance in the majors, while Mauer looks to extend his hitting streak to 13 games as the Twins host the White Sox on Tuesday night.
Hicks, a first-round pick by Minnesota...
Of course, this applies to virtually nobody, which means whoever came up with a price of $14.97 for this clearly defective Indians/Twins mashup baseball cap is out of their minds. (We can not confirm or deny the comments by the Reddit poster that this hat was found at Wal-Mart).
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When the Minnesota Twins visited Fenway Park for the lone time this season for a four-game set starting May 6, the Red Sox were 20-11 and led the American League East by 1 1/2 games despite having just been swept three games in Texas.
The Sox beat the Twins 6-5 in 11 innings in the opener, but Minnesota took the final three games and things have gone downhill ever since for Boston...
The White Sox were able to come away with a well-earned win on Tuesday night, preventing the start of another losing streak and getting the series with the Twins even at one game apiece.
It was a game where we saw the Sox respond, as our Southsiders tallied two in the eighth after the Twins tied the game at 2-2 an inning earlier. Let’s take a look at what happened ......
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Players and their performance on bobblehead night.
Chicago 4, Minnesota 2 – The White Sox had too much Peavey.