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MINNEAPOLIS Through their first several starts, Twins starting pitchers P.J. Walters and Scott Diamond seemed to have success nearly every time out after their promotions from Triple-A Rochester. But their somewhat surprising starts raised the question of what would happen once they faced a team for the second time.
Walters did that Sunday, facing a Detroit Tigers lineup that tagged him for three solo homers back on May 17. The second time around, Walters held Detroit to just two runs in six innings despite several threats from the Tigers' offense.
While the Twins lost 4-3 after a Tigers rally in the ninth, Walters pitched well enough to win for the fourth time in four starts with Minnesota. He also passed the first test of facing the same opponent twice.
"It's part of it. They're in the division. We're going to face them a lot," Walters said. "I'm going to have to learn them just as much as they're going to have to learn me."
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MINNEAPOLIS Some closers have to wait several days before getting a chance to redeem themselves after a blown save. Matt Capps had to wait just 24 hours.
One day after blowing his first save of the year Sunday in a loss to Detroit, Capps bounced back by picking up the save Monday in Minnesota's 5-4 come-from-behind win over the visiting Oakland Athletics.
On Sunday, Capps...
MINNEAPOLIS In need of another arm in the bullpen, the Minnesota Twins recalled right-hander Jeff Manship from Triple-A Rochester prior to Sunday's game. With the move, Minnesota is back to 13 pitchers on the 25-man roster.
To make room for Manship, the Twins designated outfielder Erik Komatsu for release or assignment.
Manship, 27, has pitched briefly in each of the last...
MINNEAPOLIS After a mental break in the bullpen, left-hander Francisco Liriano is back in the Minnesota Twins' rotation.
Liriano, who was 0-5 with a 9.45 ERA in six starts this year before being demoted to the bullpen, will be inserted back into the rotation and start Wednesday against Oakland, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said Saturday. Anthony Swarzak, who made a spot start...
The Minnesota Twins are not looking likely to compete for a postseason berth this season, despite the fact that MLB has added two additional playoff spots into the fray, meaning they may become highly motivated to shred some payroll as the season progresses. The one player who could net them the most in return may also just be the riskiest player for other teams to acquire...
At yesterday’s Minnesota Twins pre-game, Master Sgt. Robert Buresh, who was stationed in Afghanistan, surprised his daughters as they ran the bases by popping out from behind Twins mascot TC. Happy Memorial Day and thank you to those who keep us safe!
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Prince Fielder's struggles at the plate in Detroit's last series contributed to his team's disappointing sweep by the AL Central leaders, but he's making up for it this weekend.
Fielder and the Tigers will try to complete a three-game sweep of the Minnesota Twins on Sunday.
After scoring six total runs during three straight losses at...
Four days after designating pitcher Jason Marquis for assignment, the Minnesota Twins released the struggling right-hander on Saturday. Marquis will become a free agent if he is not claimed within 48 hours of his release. MLB.com reported that the Twins tried to trade Marquis, but could not find any takers. Marquis, 33, has an 8.47 ERA in seven starts. He signed a one-year deal...
Minnesota Twins right-hander Francisco Liriano is moving back to the rotation. After making five relief appearances, Liriano will start on Wednesday against the Oakland A's at Target Field. He will take the spot of righty Anthony Swarzak, who struggled mightily in his previous start and has flu-like symptoms. "I'm just looking forward to the start," Liriano...
MINNEAPOLIS As 11-year-old Annie Buresh and her 8-year-old sister, Alex, ran the bases prior to Sunday's Minnesota Twins game, they had no idea what kind of surprise awaited them at home plate.
The Buresh sisters rounded third base to see their father, Robert, pop out from behind Twins mascot T.C. Bear to greet the girls at home plate. Master Sgt. Robert Buresh recently returned...
The Minnesota Twins need a win…badly! The problem is, so do the
Oakland A’s. Both teams are undergoing the types of losing skids that
makes them almost unwatchable. The good news
for the A’s and the Twins is that regardless of how awful they’ve been
playing, one team will emerge victorious and end their losing streaks.
The A’s and the Twins have each...
Justin Morneau drove in two runs for Minnesota, including the tying double in the eighth inning for the Twins in a 5-4 victory over Oakland on Monday, the sixth straight loss for the Athletics.
Matt Capps was booed when he took the mound but bounced back from his first blown attempt of the season the day before by striking out his final batter, Jonny Gomes, with the bases loaded...
MINNEAPOLIS -- The normally unflappable Ryan Cook had his worst outing of the season for the Oakland A's on Monday, allowing a pair of runs in the eighth inning as the Minnesota Twins rallied for a 5-4 win on Memorial Day. Cook (1-1), who had not allowed an earned run this season in 21 appearances, gave up an infield single to Joe Mauer, walked Josh Willingham, then allowed...
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A's at Twins - Scott Diamond and his 3-1 record take the hill for the Twins today vs Travis Blackley who has not started since 2007. Diamond has not given up a run in 14 innings pitched at Target Field this year. Considering the Twins own the worst ERA among starting pitchers in baseball at 5.47, Diamond is their ace with a 1.78 ERA. The A'...
– The Minnesota Twins designated Erik Komatsu for assignment. Komatsu, 24, was hitting .216/.293/.216 with 1 RBI and a 45 OPS+ in 51 AB's for the Twins this season. This movement will create room for right handed pitcher Jeff Manship who was recalled from Triple-A.
– The Toronto Blue Jays designated right handed pitcher Ryota Igarashi for assignment. The 33-year old Igarashi...