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Santana, Twins unravel in 10-4 loss to Pirates

MINNEAPOLIS -- Andrew McCutchen hit a home run and turned an RBI single into race around the bases while Minnesota made two errors in a five-run sixth inning, helping Francisco Liriano and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Twins 10-4 Wednesday for a two-game sweep. Jung Ho Kang homered for the second straight day for the Pirates, after going deep for the go-ahead run in the ninth the...
Via AP on Fox
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Santana, Twins unravel in 10-4 loss to Pirates

MINNEAPOLIS -- Andrew McCutchen hit a home run and turned an RBI single into race around the bases while Minnesota made two errors in a five-run sixth inning, helping Francisco Liriano and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Twins 10-4 Wednesday for a two-game sweep. Jung Ho Kang homered for the second straight day for the Pirates, after going deep for the go-ahead run in the ninth the...
Via Fox Sports North
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Francisco Liriano gets to try again against his old team

Francisco Liriano’s really only made one terrible start in 2015, and it came in May against the same Twins that he’ll face this afternoon. Actually, it was his two-inning outing that dropped the Pirates to 18-22 that brought Pirate fans to peak tooth-gnashing back in May, exactly one day before the season turned around. Liriano’s in a much better place now, and he’s coming...
Via WHYGAVS?
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Twins vs. Pirates preview

Francisco Liriano and Ervin Santana have enjoyed strong stretches in the past, but rounding into the twilight of their respective careers, they look as good as ever. The Pittsburgh Pirates visit the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday in a matchup of Dominican hurlers that have been impressive of late. Liriano (6-6, 2.91 ERA) was an All-Star with Minnesota in 2006, but posted an ERA of...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Twins vs. Pirates preview

Francisco Liriano and Ervin Santana have enjoyed strong stretches in the past, but rounding into the twilight of their respective careers, they look as good as ever. The Pittsburgh Pirates visit the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday in a matchup of Dominican hurlers that have been impressive of late. Liriano (6-6, 2.91 ERA) was an All-Star with Minnesota in 2006, but posted an ERA of...
Via Fox Sports North
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Front of Minnesota Twins rotation suddenly one of league’s best

The Minnesota Twins rotation was basically a joke after finishing dead last in starter ERA in both 2013 and 2014. Phil Hughes was a bright spot for that terrible rotation last year and finished seventh in American League Cy Young voting. The Twins had high hopes for Hughes to continue his success at the top of the rotation, and Minnesota singed veteran free agent Ervin Santana to...
Via Baseball Essential
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Boxscore Breakdown #95: One mistake – Twins 3, Angels 0

Sometimes the margin for error in baseball is razor thin. Garrett Richards made one mistake all day and the Angels lost because of it. Well, that’s not totally true. They also lost because Ervin Santana didn’t make a single mistake, not one the Angels took advantage of, anyway. Baseball, man. Twins 3, Angels 0 Run Expectancy Rundown Yeah, G-Rich hung one pitch, but the real...
Via Monkey with a Halo
6 days ago  |  Discuss

RECAP: Plouffe's 3-run HR lifts Twins over Angels

Ervin Santana pitched eight innings of four-hit ball against his former team, and the Minnesota Twins snapped both their four-game skid and the Angels' seven-game winning streak with a 3-0 victory over Los Angeles on Thursday. Trevor Plouffe hit a three-run homer in the fourth inning for the Twins, who wrapped their six-game California road trip with bookend wins. Santana (2-0) was...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Santana dominant in Twins' 3-0 win over Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Ervin Santana pitched eight innings of four-hit ball against his former team, and the Minnesota Twins snapped both their four-game skid and the Angels' seven-game winning streak with a 3-0 victory over Los Angeles on Thursday. Trevor Plouffe hit a three-run homer in the fourth inning for the Twins, who wrapped their six-game California road trip with bookend wins...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

RECAP: Plouffe's 3-run HR lifts Twins over Angels

Ervin Santana pitched eight innings of four-hit ball against his former team, and the Minnesota Twins snapped both their four-game skid and the Angels' seven-game winning streak with a 3-0 victory over Los Angeles on Thursday. Trevor Plouffe hit a three-run homer in the fourth inning for the Twins, who wrapped their six-game California road trip with bookend wins. Santana (2-0) was...
Via Fox Sports West
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Santana dominant, Plouffe hits 3-run HR in Twins' 3-0 win over Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Ervin Santana pitched eight innings of four-hit ball against his former team, and the Minnesota Twins snapped both their four-game skid and the Angels' seven-game winning streak with a 3-0 victory over Los Angeles on Thursday. Trevor Plouffe hit a three-run homer in the fourth inning for the Twins, who wrapped their six-game California road trip with bookend wins...
Via Fox Sports North
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ervin Santana Pitching Like an Ace for Minnesota Twins

What makes an ace an ace? Surely winning big games in October has given players like Madison Bumgarner and Jon Lester the title but there are also a lot of things that a pitcher can do in the regular season to earn that title. Ervin Santana hasn’t been able to pitch in October with the Minnesota Twins, he hasn’t even thrown for more than an entire month in a Minnesota uniform...
Via Baseball Essential
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ervin Santana mows down Angels in 3-0 victory for Twins

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Ervin Santana pitched eight innings of four-hit ball against his former team, and the Minnesota Twins snapped both their four-game skid and the Angels' seven-game winning streak with a 3-0 victory over Los Angeles on Thursday. Trevor Plouffe hit a three-run homer in the fourth inning for the Twins, who wrapped their six-game California road trip with bookend...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Twins at Angels

Ervin Santana called Angel Stadium home for eight years. He was an All-Star and threw the Los Angeles Angels' first individual no-hitter in almost three decades. Anaheim will be enemy territory for him for the first time Thursday, though, when he takes the mound for the Minnesota Twins against baseball's hottest team. Santana (1-0, 3.66 ERA) went 96-80 with a 4.33 ERA in 236 games...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Twins at Angels

Ervin Santana called Angel Stadium home for eight years. He was an All-Star and threw the Los Angeles Angels' first individual no-hitter in almost three decades. Anaheim will be enemy territory for him for the first time Thursday, though, when he takes the mound for the Minnesota Twins against baseball's hottest team. Santana (1-0, 3.66 ERA) went 96-80 with a 4.33 ERA in 236 games...
Via Fox Sports North
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins-Angels Preview

Ervin Santana called Angel Stadium home for eight years. He was an All-Star and threw the Los Angeles Angels' first individual no-hitter in almost three decades. Anaheim will be enemy territory for him for the first time Thursday, though, when he takes the mound for the Minnesota Twins against baseball's hottest team. Santana (1-0, 3.66 ERA) went 96-80 with a 4.33 ERA in 236 games...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins look to keep things under control vs. A's

The Minnesota Twins were a surprise team to some in the first half of the season. One of the reasons the Twins went 49-40 before the All-Star break was their pitching -- in particular, the control of the pitchers. Minnesota had one of the best walk rates in the first half in team history. Limiting baserunners certainly is one way to help keep the other team off the scoreboard. That...
Via Fox Sports North
13 days ago  |  Discuss

LEADING OFF: Gray faces Santana as MLB season resumes

A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today: --- BACK TO BUSINESS The season resumes after the four-day All-Star break. Sonny Gray (10-3), a first-time All-Star who didn't get into the game, starts for Oakland at home against Minnesota. Ervin Santana starts for the Twins after getting a pair of no-decisions in his return from an 80-game drug suspension. FLIPPED...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: A Culture of Confidence

It is the bottom of the 8th inning. There are two outs. You are trailing by 6 runs. Where is your head at? Do you give in and call it a day? This was the situation for the Minnesota Twins in their home game against the Detroit Tigers on Friday night. It is safe to say the situation was looking pretty bleak. Starting pitcher Ervin Santana, whom the Twins were hoping to help...
Via isportsweb.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Handling Harrison’s Injury

Submit a question to be answered on the show! In Episode 232, Professors Adam Nodiff (@ANodBaseball) Dan Marcus (@DanMarcus3) are back to discuss fantasy baseball action and answer some listener questions. Topics include: How to handle Josh Harrison’s six-week absence Thoughts on the return of Hisashi Iwakuma Whether we buy Taylor Jungmann’s hot start Expectations for...
Via Baseball Professor
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins Continue to Surprise in 2015

At 43-39 and in a tie with Baltimore for the second wild card spot in the American League, the Minnesota Twins are one of baseball’s biggest surprises in 2015. First-year manager Paul Molitor‘s club received a boost with the return of Ervin Santana. On Sunday, the veteran right-hander made his regular season debut after serving an 80-game suspension for the use of a performance...
Via Baseball News Source
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Roundup: Buyer Beware on Returning SP

Patrick Corbin and Ervin Santana both made their debuts this weekend. Corbin made his debut on Saturday, and it certainly could have gone worse. He threw 76 pitches on the day, 56 of which were for strikes. Given that control and command often elude pitchers returning from Tommy John, it was notable that Corbin didn’t walk a batter. Still, there was obvious rust, which should...
Via Baseball Professor
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Ervin Santana set to rejoin the Twins

The Minnesota Twins can now rejoice as the team’s biggest acquisition can now rejoin the team. Pitcher Ervin Santana has served his debt to society and will make his season debut. Santana is coming off an 80-game suspension for testing positive for Stanozolol , a performance enhancing drug, in April right after the Twins signed him to a four year deal worth $55 million. This came...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins improving rotation and bullpen with recent roster moves

The Minnesota Twins had to make roster moves with Ervin Santana set to come off the restricted list and all the dust settled Saturday as the veteran right-hander was officially reinstated. Santana will join the Twins rotation and start Sunday afternoon’s game against the Kansas City Royals while Trevor May loses his starting spot and moves to the bullpen. The team demoted top...
Via Baseball Essential
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins' Santana reinstated from suspension, will start Sunday

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Minnesota Twins pitcher Ervin Santana has been reinstated following an 80-game drug suspension and is scheduled to start Sunday against the Kansas City Royals. Santana signed a $55 million, four-year contract with the Twins in December after going 14-10 with a 3.95 ERA last season for Atlanta. The 32-year-old right-hander tested positive for performance-enhancing...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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