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Rosario drives in 3 runs, leads Twins to 9-5 win over Mariners

MINNEAPOLIS -- Eddie Rosario finished a single shy of the cycle and drove in three runs to help the Minnesota Twins snap a four-game skid with a 9-5 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday night. Aaron Hicks and Brian Dozier also homered for the Twins, who had lost 10 of their previous 12 games. Phil Hughes (10-6) gave up five runs on 10 hits and struck out five in five innings...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hughes on verge of rare turnaround

Phil Hughes can do something Thursday night that hasn't been done in 10 years. Hughes was 0-4 in April, but has a chance to win his 10th game when the Minnesota Twins host the Seattle Mariners. No pitcher has been 0-4 (or worse) and then reached 10 wins by the end of July since Barry Zito did it in 2005 with the Oakland A's. Zito was also 0-4 in April that season and just happened...
Via Fox Sports North
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Preview: Twins vs. Mariners

Phil Hughes has regained the form that made his first season with the Minnesota Twins such a success, and the approach he takes is one J.A. Happ could employ to work through recent struggles. Two pitchers displaying very different command in recent starts face off Thursday night with the Twins hoping to halt a four-game losing streak with the Seattle Mariners in town. Hughes (9-6...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Twins vs. Mariners

Phil Hughes has regained the form that made his first season with the Minnesota Twins such a success, and the approach he takes is one J.A. Happ could employ to work through recent struggles. Two pitchers displaying very different command in recent starts face off Thursday night with the Twins hoping to halt a four-game losing streak with the Seattle Mariners in town. Hughes (9-6...
Via Fox Sports North
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners-Twins Preview

Phil Hughes has regained the form that made his first season with the Minnesota Twins such a success, and the approach he takes is one J.A. Happ could employ to work through recent struggles. Two pitchers displaying very different command in recent starts face off Thursday night with the Twins hoping to halt a four-game losing streak with the Seattle Mariners in town. Hughes (9-6...
Via AP on Fox
2 days 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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Five teams that need to buy at the trade deadline

We are about a week away from the trade deadline. Some deals have already been made while other teams are still waiting to make their move. For these five teams, being aggressive at the trade deadline might be the key to making the post-season. Toronto Blue Jays This is the one team that has not lost a lot of ground on the New York Yankees this past week. They are three games behind...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Hughes gets best of former club, Twins rout Yankees

MINNEAPOLIS -- Phil Hughes pitched seven shutout innings against his former team and Miguel Sano hit one of Minnesota's four home runs in the Twins' 10-1 victory over the New York Yankees on Friday night. Hughes (9-6) gave up seven hits, struck out three and wiggled out of a bases-loaded jam in the seventh. Trevor Plouffe went 3 for 4 with a homer and a double and Torii Hunter and...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Hughes shines against former team, Twins beat Yankees 10-1

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Phil Hughes pitched seven shutout innings against his former team and Miguel Sano hit one of Minnesota's four home runs in the Twins' 10-1 victory over the New York Yankees on Friday night. Hughes (9-6) gave up seven hits, struck out three and wiggled out of a bases-loaded jam in the seventh. Trevor Plouffe went 3 for 4 with a homer and a double and Torii Hunter...
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Hughes gets best of former club, Twins rout Yankees

MINNEAPOLIS -- Phil Hughes pitched seven shutout innings against his former team and Miguel Sano hit one of Minnesota's four home runs in the Twins' 10-1 victory over the New York Yankees on Friday night. Hughes (9-6) gave up seven hits, struck out three and wiggled out of a bases-loaded jam in the seventh. Trevor Plouffe went 3 for 4 with a homer and a double and Torii Hunter and...
Via Fox Sports North
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Twins vs. Yankees

The New York Yankees have swung the bat well in the Bronx all season, but they've been rather inconsistent at the plate away from home. The AL East leaders look to change that as they seek a fifth straight victory in the opener of a season high-tying 10-game road trip Friday night against the Minnesota Twins. New York (53-41) is on the verge of going 13 games over .500 for the first...
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Preview: Twins vs. Yankees

The New York Yankees have swung the bat well in the Bronx all season, but they've been rather inconsistent at the plate away from home. The AL East leaders look to change that as they seek a fifth straight victory in the opener of a season high-tying 10-game road trip Friday night against the Minnesota Twins. New York (53-41) is on the verge of going 13 games over .500 for the first...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Let the road trip begin: New York Yankees vs. Minnesota Twins series preview

As the New York Yankees get set to begin a nine-game road trip, they are coming in playing better than ever. They swept the Baltimore Orioles and have won five of their last six games out of the All-Star break. The Yankees have gained major separation in the American League East during this stretch. As for the Minnesota Twins, they lost four games in a row before finally ending...
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LEADING OFF: Greinke streak on hold, Kazmir goes for Astros

A look at what's happening all around the major leagues Friday: --- NO ZZZZZS FOR ZACK Zack Greinke's scoreless streak is on hold after the Dodgers ace returned to LA to wait with his wife for the birth of their first child. Greinke has pitched 43 2-3 shutout innings and was set to start Friday night vs. the Mets in New York. Manager Don Mattingly says there's still a chance Greinke...
Via AP on Fox
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Yankees-Twins Preview

The New York Yankees have swung the bat well in the Bronx all season, but they've been rather inconsistent at the plate away from home. The AL East leaders look to change that as they seek a fifth straight victory in the opener of a season high-tying 10-game road trip Friday night against the Minnesota Twins. New York (53-41) is on the verge of going 13 games over .500 for the first...
Via AP on Fox
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A's trump Twins in extra innings, 3-2

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Stephen Vogt hit a game-ending single in the 10th inning and the Oakland Athletics rallied to beat the Minnesota Twins 3-2 on Saturday night. After the teams were held to one total run in the first eight innings behind sharp pitching from Oakland's Scott Kazmir and Minnesota's Phil Hughes, the game opened up late. The Twins took the lead with two runs in the top...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Twins at A's

The Minnesota Twins appear poised to pick up where they left off prior to the All-Star break. They can match a season high with their fifth consecutive victory Saturday night on the road against the Oakland Athletics. Brian Dozier hit a leadoff home run and Trevor Plouffe belted a grand slam in the sixth inning off All-Star Sonny Gray during Friday's 5-0 victory. Owners of the second...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers fall victim to 16-hit attack by Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Torii Hunter's towering two-run homer into the third deck against his former team highlighted a 16-hit afternoon for Minnesota, and the Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 9-5 on Saturday. Trevor Plouffe and Eddie Rosario each had three hits and scored twice, and the bottom five batters in the Twins lineup combined for six RBIs and 11 hits in 19 at-bats. Aaron Hicks...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins register 16 hits, tame Tigers

MINNEAPOLIS -- Torii Hunter's towering two-run homer into the third deck against his former team highlighted a 16-hit afternoon for Minnesota, and the Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 9-5 on Saturday. Trevor Plouffe and Eddie Rosario each had three hits and scored twice, and the bottom five batters in the Twins lineup combined for six RBI and 11 hits in 19 at-bats. Aaron Hicks hit a...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers try to rebound from stunning defeat

The Detroit Tigers have experienced few problems at the plate even with Miguel Cabrera on the shelf, but their bullpen cost them a prime chance for another win over the Minnesota Twins with a stunning meltdown. Phil Hughes will try to help the Twins build on a thrilling victory and slow down the Tigers on Saturday (4 p.m. on FOX Sports 1) while extending his win streak to four. Detroit...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers try to rebound from stunning defeat

The Detroit Tigers have experienced few problems at the plate even with Miguel Cabrera on the shelf, but their bullpen cost them a prime chance for another win over the Minnesota Twins with a stunning meltdown. Phil Hughes will try to help the Twins build on a thrilling victory and slow down the Tigers on Saturday (4 p.m. on FOX Sports 1) while extending his win streak to four. Detroit...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Twins vs. Tigers

The Detroit Tigers have experienced few problems at the plate even with Miguel Cabrera on the shelf, but their bullpen cost them a prime chance for another win over the Minnesota Twins with a stunning meltdown. Phil Hughes will try to help the Twins build on a thrilling victory and slow down the Tigers on Saturday while extending his win streak to four. Detroit (44-42) is batting...
Via Fox Sports North
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Twins vs. Orioles

The Baltimore Orioles finally got the breakout offensive game they desperately needed. A matchup with Phil Hughes could make it difficult for them to continue in that direction. A pair of second-place teams open a three-game series at Target Field on Monday night as the Orioles and Minnesota Twins meet for the first time this season. Things turned around quickly for Baltimore (43...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Twins vs. Orioles

The Baltimore Orioles finally got the breakout offensive game they desperately needed. A matchup with Phil Hughes could make it difficult for them to continue in that direction. A pair of second-place teams open a three-game series at Target Field on Monday night as the Orioles and Minnesota Twins meet for the first time this season. Things turned around quickly for Baltimore (43...
Via Fox Sports North
26 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...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss
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