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Bud Bash Homers Of The Week: A.J. Pierzynski Blasts First Homer As A Red Sox

The best of this week’s homers includes a lead-off blast and a Mike Trout long ball. Boston Red Sox’ A.J. Pierzynski fired a two-run shot to right field during Sunday’s game against the New York Yankees, while Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton slammed a three-run homer to dead center at Miami Park. Stanton has five home runs this season. Also making this week’s highlight reel...
Via NESN.com
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Twins' patience at the plate paying off, especially against Blue Jays

MINNEAPOLIS -- The old scoreboard at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome used to display a message with a picture of a ghost whenever an opposing pitcher gave a Twins batter a free pass: "Walks Will Haunt." That phrase has perhaps never been more true than it was Thursday night at Target Field.  Minnesota drew 12 walks in the game -- and a whopping eight walks in a six-run...
Via Fox Sports North
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

The best defensive plays for the week ending April 16th

It was one of those weeks where the defense doesn’t exactly light the world on fire, but there were still some highlights over the past seven days. April 10th, Athletics vs Twins – Super Dozier! I don’t know where Brian Dozier came from on this play, and I have no idea how he made this catch. But he did, and that’s all that matters. I don’t think you can stretch any more...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The best defensive plays for the week ending April 16th

It was one of those weeks where the defense doesn’t exactly light the world on fire, but there were still some highlights over the past seven days. April 10th, Athletics vs Twins – Super Dozier! I don’t know where Brian Dozier came from on this play, and I have no idea how he made this catch. But he did, and that’s all that matters. I don’t think you can stretch any more...
Via Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Twins move on up after Royals get caught standing around

The object of the game is to score “runs,” which seems like a pretty big clue: Standing in one place is a bad idea. The Royals made that mistake twice Sunday, once while they were in the field and once while they were at bat, and the Twins were the beneficiaries both times, leading to a 4-3 victory over Kansas City and a sweep of their three-game series at Target Field. The...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins clobber Royals

Hannah Foslien, Getty Images After scoring 10 runs off the Royals last night, the Twins made a statement today, scoring 7 runs off Royals ace, James Shields. After a quick top of the 1st inning, in which Ricky Nolasco took the Royals down in order, it took the Twins little time to score off Shields, as Brian Dozier hit his 2nd leadoff home run of the year and 5th of his career. http...
Via TopSportsReport
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins rally to sweep Royals

Brian Dozier scored the go-ahead run on a throwing error by Royals pitcher Wade Davis.
Via FOXSports.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Minnesota Twins will make the playoffs

Brian Dozier The last time the Minnesota Twins reached the postseason was the year 2010. They had a comfortable six-game lead over the Chicago White Sox in the standings and were the only team in the division to finish with over 90 wins. This year, the Twins have started to turn their rough start to the season around as they hope to reclaim the division and head to the playoffs....
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Who are these guys? Kansas City Royals suffer rare back-to-back beatings

Whoa. The Royals certainly weren't expecting this kind of start to a nine-game stretch against the Twins and Astros. Much like Friday night, the Royals' game against the Twins on Saturday was over in a heartbeat. A six-run second, aided by two Royals errors, ended the suspense as the Twins romped again, this time 7-1. Couple that with Friday's 10-1 trouncing and you get...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Shields undone by defense as Royals fall to Twins 7-1

MINNEAPOLIS -- 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 has...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
6 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...
Via Fox Sports North
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins can't muster much 'O' against A's

MINNEAPOLIS -- The biggest question mark for the Twins entering the 2014 season was the lineup. Many wondered if Minnesota was going to be capable of scoring enough runs to compete. For the first eight games of the 2014 season, the offense wasn't a huge concern. Minnesota averaged 5.6 runs per game entering Thursday's series finale against Oakland, aided by a pair of 10-run...
Via Fox Sports North
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Another big day from Colabello powers Twins to win

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Chris Colabello drove in four runs, Brian Dozier scored three times and the Minnesota Twins outslugged the Cleveland Indians 10-7 on Sunday. Colabello, who played seven seasons of independent ball in Canada before signing with the Twins in 2012, broke a 6-6 tie with a three-run double in the sixth inning off Blake Wood (0-1). The 30-year-old Colabello leads the...
Via Fox Sports North
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Another big day from Colabello powers Twins to win

Chris Colabello drove in four runs, Brian Dozier scored three times and the Minnesota Twins outslugged the Cleveland Indians 10-7 on Sunday.
Via FOXSports.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins outslug Indians 10-7

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Chris Colabello drove in four runs, Brian Dozier scored three times and the Minnesota Twins outslugged the Cleveland Indians 10-7 on Sunday. Colabello, who played seven seasons of independent ball in Canada before signing with the Twins in 2012, broke a 6-6 tie with a three-run double in the sixth inning off Blake Wood (0-1). The 30-year-old Colabello...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins outslug Indians 10-7

CLEVELAND (AP) Chris Colabello drove in four runs, Brian Dozier scored three times and the Minnesota Twins outslugged the Cleveland Indians 10-7 on Sunday.
Via FOXSports.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins 2014 Top 21 Prospects List

The Twins finished the 2013 campaign with just 66 wins and at the bottom of AL Central. There were some bright spots though, 26-year-old, Brian Dozier played in 147 games with 18 home runs and 14... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via Baseball Instinct
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians home opener pregame notes

The tarp has been on most of the day and the home opener is currently in a delay. TWINS (1-2) Brian Dozier 2B Joe Mauer 1B Josh Willingham LF Chris Colabello DH Trevor Plouffe 3B Oswaldo Arcia RF Kurt Suzuki C Aaron Hicks CF Pedro Florimon SS Mike Pelfrey P -- The right-hander is 1-0 in three previous starts against Cleveland with a 2.16 ERA. Twins vs. Salazar: 1 for 2, HR, RBI;...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
14 days ago  |  Discuss

With big bats silent, rest of Twins lineup works to pick up slack

Joe Mauer, Brian Dozier and Oswaldo Arcia were three players the Minnesota Twins figure to rely on offensively this season. Yet as that trio combined to go hitless Wednesday in Chicago, it was the likes of Jason Kubel, Aaron Hicks, Trevor Plouffe and Kurt Suzuki doing the damage at the plate in Minnesota's 7-6 extra-innings loss to the White Sox. Manager Ron Gardenhire drew some...
Via Fox Sports North
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Batting a concern for regular season

Brian Dozier With Spring Training now done and the regular season upon us, many Major League players and fans are looking forward to the start of the regular season. For the Minnesota Twins, there are still some factors of concern, particularly when it comes to batting. Chris Colabello, Aaron Hicks and Oswaldo Arcia are among the players who have played a majority of Spring Training...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Rumors: Brian Dozier nearing contract extension?

The Minnesota Twins enjoyed a breakout season from Brian Dozier last year.  He projects to be playing Minnesota for a long time to come and the Twins want to make sure of just that.  From Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press:"No specific multiyear contract proposals were exchanged recently between the Twins and Damon Lapa, agent for second baseman Brian Dozier, but the Twins’...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins positional preview: Second base

PROJECTED STARTER Brian Dozier (.244/.312/.414, 18 HR, 66 RBI in 147 games) KEY BACKUPS Eduardo Escobar (.236/.282/.345, 3 HR, 10 RBI in 66 games) 2013 IN REVIEW The second base position was somewhat of a question mark heading into the 2013 season after Alexi Casilla and Jamey Carroll split time at second in 2012. Dozier made the transition from shortstop in 2012 to second base last...
Via Fox Sports North
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Opening Day Roster Preview

Joe MauerHere's a look at what the Twins opening day roster will most likely be.C - Kurt Suzuki1B -  Joe Mauer2B - Brian Dozier3B - Trevor PlouffeSS - Pedro FlorimonLF - Josh WillinghamCF - Aaron HicksRF - Oswaldo ArciaDH - Jason KubelThe 5 man rotation will probably look like this:Ricky NolaskoPhil HughesKevin CorreiaMike PelfreyScott Diamond / Samuel Deduno?The Bullpen shapes...
Via High Cheez
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Dozier homers, Twins top Yankees

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Mark Teixeira had an RBI single during a three-run first inning in the New York Yankees' 7-3 loss to the Minnesota Twins Friday in a split-squad game.   The first baseman had surgery to repair the tendon sheath in his right wrist last July. He was injured in early March preparing for the World Baseball Classic with Team USA. After returning May 31, Teixeira...
Via Fox Sports North
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Dozier gets biggest raise among pre-arbitration group

The Twins have rewarded second baseman Brian Dozier for his breakout 2013 season. Dozier has agreed to a $540,000 contract for his second full season in the major leagues, according to a person with direct knowledge. Dozier, who hit 18 homers last season, receives a raise of $42,500, an 8.5 percent increase over the $497,500 he made in 2013. Dozier, 26, won't be eligible for...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

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