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MINNEAPOLIS A walk-off single isn't as dramatic or exciting as a walk-off home run, although they both count just the same in the end.
Within the span of nine games, Twins left fielder Josh Willingham has managed to accomplish both dramatic feats in a pair of Minnesota wins at Target Field. Friday was the latest installment, as his 10th-inning single down the left field line scored Darin Mastroianni from third base and gave the Twins an 8-7 win over the visiting Chicago Cubs.
"It feels great," said Willingham, who has both walk-off Twins hits this season. "The biggest thing is we won. I don't really care how it got done."
Willingham's 10th inning single capped a crazy, back-and-forth night between Minnesota and Chicago. The two teams traded leads seemingly every inning. When one side scored, the other countered.
"I think every time they answered tonight, we had an answer for them," Willingham said.
The Twins fell behind 7-6 in the eigh...
BEST OF MAXIM
MINNEAPOLIS There were times earlier this season when Minnesota's Trevor Plouffe looked lost at the plate.
After going 0-for-3 in a game against Cleveland on May 14, his batting average dipped to .133. He was still drawing walks, as was evident by his .288 on-base percentage at the time, but the hits just weren't coming.
Even so, the Twins didn't give up on Plouffe...
MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Twins didn't waste much time in signing two of their early draft picks. Second-rounder Mason Melotakis and fourth-rounder Zack Jones both signed contracts with the Twins on Friday at Target Field.
Melotakis, a left-hander from Northwestern State, was taken by the Twins in the second round with the 63rd overall pick. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Melotakis...
The Twins played the percentages in the draft.They need pitchers so they drafted pitchers -- many, many pitchers.Thirteen of the Twins' first 18 draft picks were pitchers.Overall, 24 of their haul of 43 draft choices pitch. The Twins used the second overall pick in the draft on Byron Buxton, an extremely talented high school outfielder from Georgia -- who also is an outstanding...
DREAM COME TRUE
Jose Berrios was drafted 32nd by the Minnesota Twins as a compensation pick between the first and second rounds on Monday in the MLB Draft. Berrios, described as a hard-throwing, right-handed pitcher, is 18 years old and attends Papa Juan XXIII High School in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Berrios, at some kind of function with family and [...]
MINNEAPOLIS Nate Dammann has been a member of the Minnesota Twins organization longer than most players on the team's 25-man roster. And though Dammann, Minnesota's bullpen catcher, isn't technically on the roster, he has become a teammate to the rest of the Twins.
Dammann is in his sixth season with Minnesota after he landed the job out of college prior to the 2007...
Who would have thought playing infield can take such a toll on a player’s hands? We all know middle infielders take a ton of abuse to their legs throughout the years with guys sliding into second and taking them out, but Jamey Carroll has given us an entirely new meaning for the term “seasoned veteran.” Just look at that meat hook attached to the end of his right arm.
The Minnesota Twins have the worst record in the American League, and they have been below .500 since Opening Day. However, outside of Jason Marquis, released from the roster after going 2-4 with an 8.37 ERA, the team's offseason acquisitions have proved to be valuable. Left fielder Josh Willingham leads the team with 11 homers and 39 RBI. Closer Matt Capps, re-signed as...
While the Minnesota Twins and the Chicago Cubs have two of the worst records in the majors, only one is playing like it.
The streaking Twins look to complete a three-game sweep of the lowly Cubs on Sunday.
Minnesota has the worst record in the AL, but has put together a nice run over the last week and a half, winning nine of 11.
The Twins (24-34) will try to match their longest...
MINNEAPOLIS The 2012 Major League Baseball draft is in the books.
Baseball's draft, which spans three days and lasts 40 rounds, doesn't drum up the same excitement as its counterparts in the NFL and NBA for several reasons. For starters, the football and basketball drafts don't last 40 rounds like baseball's does. The NBA's is just two rounds, the...
MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Twins organization believes in giving back to the community, which is why the team will take part in its second annual Hope Week, beginning Sunday. Each day for the following week, Twins players, coaches and front office staff will be out in the Twin Cities community, volunteering their time to make a difference, whether it be through raising funds or simply...
Trevor Plouffe had a double, a homer and four RBIs and Scott Diamond pitched six scoreless innings to lead the Minnesota Twins to an 11-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.
Diamond (5-1) allowed seven hits and struck out five and Joe Mauer added three hits and two RBIs in his return from a sprained right thumb for the Twins, who have won nine of their past 11 games.
While the Minnesota Twins continue to dig out of a tough start, the Chicago Cubs keep suffering difficult losses.
The Cubs figure to have a tough assignment Saturday when a surging Scott Diamond gets the ball at Target Field for the Twins, who could finally have Joe Mauer back in the lineup.
Minnesota (23-34) remains in last place in the AL Central, but has won eight of 10 following...
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