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Scoring first has been a mantra behind the Minnesota Twins' revival. An autograph from a child seems to have sparked Mike Napoli's surge. The surging Twins look for another fast start Monday when they host Napoli and the Boston Red Sox in the opener of this three-game set. Minnesota (25-18) has turned around its season with a 16-6 stretch, scoring first in 12 of those victories....
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10 hours ago  |  Discuss

White Sox Shaky in Finale Against Twins

Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Jose Quintana reacts after giving up a single to Minnesota Twins’ Torii Hunter during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, May 24, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks) After surrendering a leadoff home run to Brian Dozier in the first inning at U.S. Cellular Field, White Sox pitcher Jose Quintana retired the next nine batters he...
Via The Sports Journal
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dozier's two homers power Twins past White Sox 8-1

CHICAGO (AP) -- Brian Dozier homered twice and drove in four runs and the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 8-1 on Sunday. Dozier hit a solo shot off Jose Quintana (2-5) in the first inning and a three-run homer off Scott Carroll in the seventh for his second career multi-home run game. Kyle Gibson (4-3) struck out eight, tying a career high, and allowed a run and four hits...
Via AP on Fox
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dozier powers Twins past White Sox 8-1

CHICAGO (AP) Brian Dozier homered twice and drove in four runs and the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 8-1 on Sunday. Dozier hit a solo shot off Jose Quintana in the first inning and a three-run homer off Scott Carroll in the seventh for his second career multi-home run game. Kyle Gibson (4-3) struck out eight, tying a career high, and allowed a run and four hits in eight...
Via AP on Fox
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 Hitters for 5.20.15

Editor’s Note: Be sure to check out our DraftKings and FanDuel Cheat Sheets! Brian Dozier had a big day yesterday and he’s been great over the past week and very good over the past month.  Full Article »
Via The Fake Baseball
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates drop first game against Twins 8-5

The Pittsburgh Pirates comeback effort was not enough in the first game of a two game series on Tuesday, May 19th at PNC Park against the visiting Minnesota Twins.  On the mound for the Pirates was starting pitcher, Francisco Liriano, who was facing off against his old team, of which he spent the first 7 years of his career.  The outing was a tough one for Liriano, who struggled...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins put up big 2nd inning, hold on to down Pirates

  Brian Dozier got Minnesota started with a home run in the first inning and Trevor Plouffe hit a two-run shot in a six-run second as the Twins built an early 7-0 lead then held on for an 8-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night. The highlight for the Pirates came in the bottom of the Twins' big inning. Pedro Alvarez hit a 461-foot home run that landed in a boat...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins use big second inning to top Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Brian Dozier got Minnesota started with a home run in the first inning and Trevor Plouffe hit a two-run shot in a six-run second as the Twins built an early 7-0 lead then held on for an 8-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night. The highlight for the Pirates came in the bottom of the Twins' big second inning. Pedro Alvarez hit a 461-foot home run...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins use big 2nd inning to down Pirates 8-5

PITTSBURGH (AP) Brian Dozier got Minnesota started with a home run in the first inning and Trevor Plouffe hit a two-run shot in a six-run second as the Twins built an early 7-0 lead then held on for an 8-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night. The highlight for the Pirates came in the bottom of the Twins' big second inning. Pedro Alvarez hit a 461-foot home run that...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Test Nine

test test  test MINNEAPOLIS -- Every baseball player's first career home run is a memorable moment, although some are more memorable than others. Eddie Rosario's came in his major-league debut Wednesday, and it happened to come on the first pitch he saw. Rosario became the first player in Twins history to homer on his first career pitch and is just the 29th player in Major League...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays battle back late but can't overcome Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Brian Dozier homered, Eduardo Escobar had four hits and the Minnesota Twins took advantage of a rare Tampa Bay error to beat the Rays 6-4 on Saturday. After Tim Beckham hit a two-run homer to tie it at 3 in the top of the seventh, Torii Hunter singled and Joe Mauer walked with one out in Minnesota's half of the inning. Trevor Plouffe tapped a bouncer back to reliever...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins put together complete effort for win over Rays

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Brian Dozier homered, Eduardo Escobar had four hits and the Minnesota Twins took advantage of a rare Tampa Bay error to beat the Rays 6-4 on Saturday. After Tim Beckham hit a two-run homer to tie it at 3 in the top of the seventh, Torii Hunter singled and Joe Mauer walked with one out in Minnesota's half of the inning. Trevor Plouffe tapped a bouncer back to reliever...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins take advantage of rare Rays' error for 6-4 win

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Brian Dozier homered, Eduardo Escobar had four hits and the Minnesota Twins took advantage of a rare Tampa Bay error to beat the Rays 6-4 on Saturday. After Tim Beckham hit a two-run homer to tie it at 3 in the top of the seventh, Torii Hunter singled and Joe Mauer walked with one out in Minnesota's half of the inning. Trevor Plouffe tapped a bouncer back to reliever...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins bounce back with win over Rays after dropping three of four

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Danny Santana's triple keyed a late two-run rally, and Phil Hughes pitched seven strong innings Friday night to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. Hughes (3-4) gave up two runs and five hits to win his third straight start. Glen Perkins pitched a scoreless ninth for his 12th save in as many opportunities. Rays starter Jake Odorizzi...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Reddick doesn't give up on defense - even on a down night

The Oakland A's lost to the Minnesota Twins 13-0 on Wednesday night, but judging by the effort displayed by right fielder Josh Reddick you'd have thought it was a tense, one-run ballgame.With Oakland down 4-0 in the bottom of the fifth, Reddick showed off his range on a line drive off the bat of Brian Dozier:That's indicative of the type of ballplayer Reddick is: he just doesn't...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins play “Bad News Bears” baseball in home opener

The Minnesota Twins were rocked yesterday by the Kansas City Royals 12-3, marking the worst home opening loss in Twins history. The Royals moved to 7-0 with the win and are the first team in American League history to win their first seven games. However, this was not a game that showed how good the Royals are, but a game that showed just how unbearably bad the Twins are. While...
Via isportsweb.com
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins' Dozier changes music to gain more 'street cred'

Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier received enough grief from his friends back home that he has decided to go away from the country music he loves for his walk-up music, instead opting to completely reverse course and go with an entirely kind of jam. Last season, Dozier used Justin Moore’s “Small Town USA” for...Read More The post Twins’ Brian Dozier changes walk...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Predicting Minnesota Twins Lineup in Three Years

The Minnesota Twins and Brian Dozier agreed on a four-year contract extension earlier this week, locking up one of baseball’s best second baseman for years to come as the team tries to complete a rebuild and return to the top of the American League Central. Dozier has become a clear part of the team’s future with his new contract, which could turn out to be a steal for the team...
Via Baseball Essential
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Would Brian Dozier Have Commanded More in the Free Agency?

The Minnesota Twins have locked up one of the cornerstones of their rebuilding franchise, agreeing to terms with second baseman Brian Dozier on a four-year deal worth $20 million. Dozier was already signed through 2015, but the Twins wisely decided to deal with his contract situation now, before the budding star could test the free agent waters. While this move makes all the sense...
Via Baseball Essential
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Brian Dozier, Twins Agree to a Safe Contract

On the heels of contract extensions for Christian Yelich and Adam Eaton, Brian Dozier and the Minnesota Twins got in on the action, agreeing to a four-year deal worth $20 million. Brian Dozier is one year further along in his career and one year closer to arbitration than Yelich and Eaton. Looking strictly at the […]
Via Fangraphs
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins sign Brian Dozier to four-year extension

The Minnesota Twins have given second baseman Brian Dozier a four-year contract worth $20 million. Dozier will earn $2 million this season, $3 million in 2016 before getting $6 million in 2017 and $9 million in 2018. The deal between the Twins and Dozier does not buy out any of his arbitration years. Dozier, 27, is coming off a fine 2014 season in which he hit .242/.345/.416 with...
Via Tireball.com
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Dozier and Twins agree to $20 million, 4-year contract

Second baseman Brian Dozier and the Minnesota Twins have agreed to a $20 million, four-year contract. The deal was announced Tuesday, before the Twins played Toronto at their spring training home in Fort Myers, Florida. Dozier already was under contract for this year at $590,000 in the major leagues and $324,000 in the minors. The new deal calls for $2 million this season, $3 million...
Via AP on Fox
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Dozier hits homer, Twins settle for tie versus Cardinals

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Brian Dozier hit his second home run of the spring, a two-run shot off Carlos Martinez in the third inning, and the Minnesota Twins and the St. Louis Cardinals played to a 6-all, nine-inning tie Sunday. With a strong contingent of Cardinals fans making the drive across the state, Martinez left after 3 1/3 innings with a 5-0 deficit. Twins right-hander Kyle...
Via AP on Fox
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Martinez tagged for five runs in third spring start

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Brian Dozier hit his second home run of the spring, a two-run shot off Carlos Martinez in the third inning, and the Minnesota Twins and the St. Louis Cardinals played to a 6-6, nine-inning tie Sunday. With a strong contingent of Cardinals fans making the drive across the state, Martinez left after 3 1/3 innings with a 5-0 deficit. Twins right-hander Kyle Gibson...
Via AP on Fox
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Dozier homers for Twins in 6-6 tie with Cardinals

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Brian Dozier hit his second home run of the spring, a two-run shot off Carlos Martinez in the third inning, and the Minnesota Twins and the St. Louis Cardinals played to a 6-6, nine-inning tie Sunday. With a strong contingent of Cardinals fans making the drive across the state, Martinez left after 3 1-3 innings with a 5-0 deficit. Twins right-hander Kyle Gibson...
Via AP on Fox
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss
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