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Willingham Homer Silences Tribe Comeback; Twins 4, Indians 3

They used three center fielders and two shortstops in Monday night’s game against the Minnesota Twins, but the Indians still fell one run short, dropping the series opener 4-3. T.J. House, recalled Monday afternoon from Columbus, took the mound for the Tribe against LHP Twin Kris Johnson. Both sides were retired in order to start the game. Ryan Raburn, playing left field, had the...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Series Preview #32: Cleveland Indians (50-48) at Minnesota Twins (44-53)

The Cleveland Indians came just one win short of creating the perfect start to the second half of the season by taking three of four from the first place Detroit Tigers to trim two games off of their American League Central Division deficit. They will look to continue to close the gap as they make their first appearance of the season, and their first since clinching the AL Wild Card...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Confidence building for surging Indians

The Cleveland Indians couldn't overcome a rare poor performance offensively in dropping their series finale against the AL Central leaders, but they're feeling confident moving forward versus the Minnesota Twins. The surging Indians look to build on a promising start to their longest road swing of the season as they go after a seventh straight victory at Target Field in the opener...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Young Twins pitcher endures early exit in Colorado

Kris Johnson's spot start earlier in the year with Minnesota lasted just 4 1/3 innings. His second outing in a Twins uniform was even shorter. Johnson went four innings Friday in the series opener against the Colorado Rockies, surrendering five runs on eight hits as he and the Twins fell, 6-2, in Denver. Among the eight hits Johnson allowed, two cleared the Coors Field fence to chase...
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July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Wednesday: P Kris Johnson likely to receive big-league start

With Ricky Nolasco on the disabled list with an elbow injury, the Twins will turn to Kris Johnson to take Nolasco's place in the rotation. Minnesota has not yet made a roster move, but manager Ron Gardenhire told reporters in Seattle on Wednesday that Johnson will indeed be recalled from Triple-A Rochester and will start Friday in Colorado. Johnson previously made one spot start...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Painfully long day of baseball ends with two losses for Twins

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins and Los Angeles Dodgers played two games on Thursday. One lasted just one minute over three hours. The other? More than five long, plodding hours. It figures that the 12-inning marathon was the second of Thursday's two games in the day-night doubleheader, ending at 11:22 p.m. CT. It lasted a whopping five hours, 11 minutes, setting a new record...
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Wednesday: Kris Johnson preparing for Twins debut

MINNEAPOLIS -- Kris Johnson doesn't anticipate he'll have many nerves when he takes the mound for his Minnesota Twins debut in the second game of a doubleheader Thursday against the Los Angeles Dodgers. After all, he has his first major league experience under his belt. Well, barely. Johnson made one start for the Pittsburgh Pirates last season and appeared in three more games as...
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April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins trim roster down to 40

The Minnesota Twins reduced their roster to 40 players Sunday by optioning three players to Triple-A Rochester and sending five others to minor-league camp. Left-handed pitcher Kris Johnson, catcher Eric Fryer and infielder Danny Santana were optioned while left-hander Sean Gilmartin, outfielders Darin Mastroianni and Jermaine Mitchell and infielders James Beresford and Brandon Waring...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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