EDUARDO ESCOBAR NEWS

Samardzija dominates, White Sox beat Twins 3-2

CHICAGO (AP) Jeff Samardzija pitched three-hit ball over eight innings, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 3-2 on Friday night. Samardzija (4-2) settled down after a two-run first, retiring 17 straight at one point. J.B. Shuck delivered the go-ahead sacrifice fly in the eighth, and the White Sox opened the weekend series on a winning note after dropping three in...
Via AP on Fox
5 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
11 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
11 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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins sign Ryan Wheeler to minor league deal

The Minnesota Twins have bolstered their depth at third base by signing Ryan Wheeler to a minor league deal per reports. He will report to Triple-A Rochester immediately and begin playing third base there. The left-handed hitting third baseman was a former fifth-round selection by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2009 draft. He was once regarded as a Top-30 prospect in the D-Backs’...
Via Baseball Essential
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Surging Twins top Athletics, 6-5

MINNEAPOLIS -- Eddie Rosario drove in two runs and Glen Perkins got four outs for his 10th save to help the Minnesota Twins beat the Oakland Athletics 6-5 on Thursday. Eduardo Escobar also drove in two runs, and the Twins overcame a rough start from Ricky Nolasco to win for the seventh time in eight games. Nolasco (2-1) gave up four runs and six hits in five innings, but the Twins...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Surging Twins beat Athletics 6-5 to finish home stand 8-3

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Eddie Rosario drove in two runs and Glen Perkins got four outs for his 10th save to help the Minnesota Twins beat the Oakland Athletics 6-5 on Thursday. Eduardo Escobar also drove in two runs, and the Twins overcame a rough start from Ricky Nolasco to win for the seventh time in eight games. Nolasco (2-1) gave up four runs and six hits in five innings, but the Twins...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins rout A's as Eddie Rosario homers on first MLB pitch he sees

  As Eddie Rosario leaned against his locker and checked the hundreds of congratulatory text messages and voicemails, his grin was still a mile wide. Rosario homered on the first pitch he saw in his major league career, Eduardo Escobar homered and had five RBIsand the Minnesota Twins beat the Oakland Athletics 13-0 on Wednesday night. ''This at-bat I dreamed about my whole life...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Rosario homers in debut in Twins' 13-0 win over A's

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) As Eddie Rosario leaned against his locker and checked the hundreds of congratulatory text messages and voicemails, his grin was still a mile wide. Rosario homered on the first pitch he saw in his major league career, Eduardo Escobar homered and had five RBIs and the Minnesota Twins beat the Oakland Athletics 13-0 on Wednesday night. ''This at-bat I dreamed about...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins trounce Athletics, 13-0

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Eddie Rosario homered on the first pitch he saw in his major-league career, Eduardo Escobar also homered and had five RBI and the Minnesota Twins beat the Oakland Athletics 13-0 on Wednesday night. Rosario's milestone homer traveled about 400 feet into the left-field seats and gave Minnesota a 1-0 lead in the third inning. He's the 29th major leaguer to homer...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Blowout Sale

Imagine Gangsta Gangsta's Ice Cube singing, "With a right left, right left you toothless, and then you say goddamn they ruthless," but not coming out of Ice Cube's mouth, but out of Glass Joe's mouth from Mike Tyson's Punch Out. Imagine Mola Ram reaching into a chest and ripping out a heart. Only instead of Mola Ram, it's Arvid from Revenge of the Nerds. Imagine the head Neo-Nazi...
Via Razzball
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Balanced Twins turn back Mariners, 8-5

SEATTLE -- Eduardo Escobar hit a solo home run and six other Minnesota Twins drove in at least one run in a collective 8-5 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night. Eduardo Nunez had two hits and two RBIs and seven Twins scored a run. Minnesota took advantage of three Mariners errors and two wild pitches. Austin Jackson had a two-run home run for the Mariners in the seventh...
Via AP on Fox
April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Escobar's HR leads Twins' balanced 8-5 win over Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) Eduardo Escobar hit a solo home run and six other Minnesota Twins drove in at least one run in a collective 8-5 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night. Eduardo Nunez had two hits and two RBIs and seven Twins scored a run. Minnesota took advantage of three Mariners errors and two wild pitches. Austin Jackson had a two-run home run for the Mariners in the...
Via AP on Fox
April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins get Molitor first win as manager

CHICAGO -- Tommy Milone pitched two-hit ball into the eighth inning and the Minnesota Twins got their first win under manager Paul Molitor, beating the White Sox 6-0 Friday in Chicago's home opener. Joe Mauer reached base four times, with an RBI single and three walks. Eduardo Escobar doubled and scored twice hours after his fiancee gave birth to a boy, and Brian Dozier homered....
Via AP on Fox
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Milone dominates into eighth, Twins beat White Sox 6-0

CHICAGO (AP) Tommy Milone pitched two-hit ball into the eighth inning and the Minnesota Twins got their first win under manager Paul Molitor, beating the White Sox 6-0 Friday to spoil Chicago's home opener. Joe Mauer reached base four times, with an RBI single and three walks. Eduardo Escobar doubled and scored twice hours after his fiancee gave birth to a boy, and Brian Dozier...
Via AP on Fox
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Escobar, Nolasco lead Twins past Red Sox, 5-2

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Eduardo Escobar drove in three runs, adding to his torrid spring, and Ricky Nolasco tossed three solid innings to help the Minnesota Twins beat the Boston Red Sox 5-2 on Friday night. Escobar, batting .344 with four home runs and 17 RBI in 18 games, hit a two-run double off Boston starter Brian Johnson in the third. In the fifth, Escobar connected for another...
Via AP on Fox
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Escobar drives in 3, Nolasco sharp as Twins beat Red Sox 5-2

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Eduardo Escobar drove in three runs, adding to his torrid spring, and Ricky Nolasco tossed three solid innings to help the Minnesota Twins beat the Boston Red Sox 5-2 on Friday night. Escobar, batting .344 with four home runs and 17 RBIs in 18 games, hit a two-run double off Boston starter Brian Johnson in the third. In the fifth, Escobar connected for another...
Via AP on Fox
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins Roster Preview - Hitter guys

With the depressing but not terribly surprising news that the Twins sent all the interesting young people back down to the minors and kept a bunch of lame-o veterans on the big league roster, I suppose it's time to turn my thoughts to baseball.  Also, there's a 75% chance I hate the college basketball national champion (actually probably more like 98%) so I'm going to ignore that...
Via Down with Goldy
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Milone pitches Twins to 3-1 win over Yankees

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Masahiro Tanaka gave up three runs in 4 1-3 innings Tuesday and declared himself healthy and ready for the season following the New York Yankees' 3-1 loss to the Minnesota Twins. Tanaka struck out one and gave up a solo home run to Eduardo Escobar. He finished spring training with a 3.07 ERA in four starts. He missed 2 1/2 months last season because of a...
Via AP on Fox
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Tanaka gives up 3 runs as Yankees lose to Twins 3-1

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Masahiro Tanaka gave up three runs in 4 1-3 innings Tuesday and declared himself healthy and ready for the season following the New York Yankees' 3-1 loss to the Minnesota Twins. Tanaka struck out one and gave up a solo home run to Eduardo Escobar. He finished spring training with a 3.07 ERA in four starts. He missed 2 1/2 months last season because of a small...
Via AP on Fox
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Spring Training Game 29: Tanaka surrenders three in loss

New York Yankees 1 — Minnesota Twins 3Masahiro Tanaka got his final start of the spring as the regular season approaches.After two scoreless innings, some success with two outs would put the Yankees in an early deficit. In the third inning, Eduardo Escobar would hit a two-out double. Chris Herrmann followed with a single of his own, scoring the first run of the game.A pair of singles...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins News and Notes: Week of 4/5

Here is a wrap up of the last week of news for the Minnesota Twins. On Saturday, the Twins announced that Tommy Milone will be the fifth starting pitcher. The move means that Mike Pelfrey will begin the season in the bullpen. According to Rhett Bollinger of mlb.com, Pelfrey wants to be traded as opposed to pitching out of the bullpen. It seems like Pelfrey has a legitimate gripe...
Via Baseball Essential
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Escobar hits grand slam as Twins beat Orioles 10-9

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) -- Matt Wieters returned to catching exactly six months after Tommy John surgery and played six innings in the Baltimore Orioles' 10-9 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday. No Minnesota baserunner tried to steal, and Wieters' only hard throw was a wide toss to first on Josmil Perez's roller. Wieters had played six games as a designated hitter. He was hitless...
Via AP on Fox
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Mauer, Escobar lead Twins to win over Orioles

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Joe Mauer and Eduardo Escobar each hit run-scoring doubles to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 2-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday. Right-hander Ervin Santana, signed this offseason to a four-year, $55 million contract, made his spring debut with the Twins, pitching two scoreless innings in front of a sellout crowd at refurbished Hammond Stadium. Orioles...
Via AP on Fox
March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Mauer, Escobar lead Twins over Orioles

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Joe Mauer and Eduardo Escobar each hit run-scoring doubles to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 2-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday. Right-hander Ervin Santana, signed this offseason to a four-year, $55 million contract, made his spring debut with the Twins, pitching two scoreless innings in front of a sellout crowd at refurbished Hammond Stadium. Orioles...
Via AP on Fox
March 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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