Twins bats, Nolasco hit stride in 7-1 win over Royals

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire is about to return to a team that is playing markedly better than when he left it two days ago. Saturday, the offense showed it can take advantage of a struggling starter. And Ricky Nolasco allayed fears about a possible Vance Worley redux. And after being beat down by the Royals for most of 2013, the Twins whipped them 7-1 Saturday, giving them victories...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nolasco contains Royals, posts strong start

MINNEAPOLIS -- Ricky Nolasco hung the four-seam fastball up in the zone, and Royals catcher Salvador Perez made him pay with a line-drive double to right field. The gate had been opened early, this time in the second inning at Target Field. But unlike his first two starts in a Twins uniform, Nolasco responded rather than regressed. After all, he's been through this before during...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Solid all-around effort pushes Twins past Royals

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Joe Mauer hit his first home run of the season and free-agent acquisition Ricky Nolasco earned his first win for the Minnesota Twins in a 7-1 victory Saturday over the Kansas City Royals. A day after getting his first RBI of the year, Mauer drove in three more runs against Kansas City starter James Shields. Brian Dozier had a leadoff homer for Minnesota, which...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Money Matchup of the Day – Norichika Aoki vs. Ricky Nolasco

No one matchup is the make or break in any baseball game but there are certain matchups in some games that could help decide the outcome in that game. In this new daily piece at Pine Tar Press we will take a look at an intriguing competition between two players in that days game that we feel could help decide the outcome. Today's Matchup: Nori Aoki vs. Ricky Nolasco It...
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Masterson vs. Nolasco in Indians-Twins finale

Justin Masterson was pleased with how he started 2014 while Ricky Nolasco didn't feel the same way about how his season debut went. Both these starters, however, are searching for their first victories Sunday as Masterson's Cleveland Indians meet Nolasco and the visiting Minnesota Twins in the finale of this three-game set. Masterson yielded three hits over seven innings...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins newcomer Nolasco endures unfortunate Opening Day

With big contracts come big expectations, and Ricky Nolasco is no exception. Nolasco signed a four-year, $49 million deal with Minnesota this past winter, the biggest contract ever given to a free agent in Twins history. He was one of multiple pieces brought in with the hope of solidifying what had been a brutal starting rotation. It's only one game, but Nolasco's Twins debut...
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Minnesota Twins: 2014 AL Central predictions

Aaron Hicks With the regular season just around the corner, many people are starting to predict who will win each division, the wild cards, and even the World Series. The Minnesota Twins are predicted to appear again at or near the bottom of the American League Central Division. In this article, I’ll give my own prediction as to how the AL Central Division will possibly look at...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Nolasco tosses two scoreless innings in spring training debut

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- The biggest free agent signing in Twins history made his spring training debut Sunday as Ricky Nolasco tossed two scoreless innings against Tampa Bay. Nolasco, signed this offseason to help shore up a starting rotation that ranked last in the majors last year, allowed a pair of hits but limited the damage in Sunday's 6-3 loss to the Rays. The two hits...
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March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins' Ricky Nolasco, as usual, is ahead of the game

Five pitching slabs line the Twins' expanded bullpen at Hammond Stadium. At one point Wednesday morning, four of them were empty. Only Ricky Nolasco kept working. The Twins' $49 million free-agent addition did the same thing Monday, which was the first time he climbed atop a bullpen mound for his new team. The former 15-game winner pushes himself so hard each winter, he...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Ricky Nolasco gives the Dodgers a bonafide No. 3 starter for the playoffs

When the Dodgers traded for Ricky Nolasco, I wasn't particularly a fan of the move. They didn't give up a lot of value and talent for him, but I just didn't see the fit. I'm happy to say I was completely wrong (not the first time, certainly not the last). Nolasco improved to 8-1 as a Dodger on Monday night by shutting down the soon-to-be-eliminated-from-division...
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September 11, 2013  |  Discuss

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