George Springer's catch saves game in 10th, then Astros win in 14

  Hank Conger hit a two-run homer in the 14th inning following George Springer's game-saving catch in the 10th, and the Houston Astros beat the Texas Rangers 6-4 Sunday. Conger homered after Evan Gattis reached base for the first time this season -- on a walk in his 21st plate appearance of the year. Robbie Grossman ran for Gattis, but it didn't matter when Conger pulled a pitch...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Chatter: Rafael Montero vs. Samuel Deduno (9/27/14)

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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Aviles sac fly lifts Indians over Astros in 13

HOUSTON (AP) Mike Aviles's sacrifice fly in the 13th inning scored Jose Ramirez and gave the Cleveland Indians a 2-1 win over the Houston Astros on Thursday night. Ramirez doubled with one out before Samuel Deduno (2-6) walked Michael Brantley and Carlos Santana to set up Aviles' fly to right. Jake Marisnick's throw to the plate was offline, and Ramirez scored easily. Kyle Crockett...
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September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins' Deduno claimed by Astros

Samuel Deduno's time in Minnesota is over. The Houston Astros claimed the right-hander on outright waivers Saturday, the Twins announced. Deduno appeared in 30 games this season for Minnesota, including eight starts. He was 2-5 with a 4.60 ERA in 92 innings. With Deduno gone, the Twins' 40-man roster is now at 37 players. That could come into play in the next few days when Minnesota...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update: Phil Hughes exits after comebacker

Twins right-hander Phil Hughes left Thursday's game against the Chicago White Sox in the fourth inning after being hit in the right leg by a comebacker from Adam Dunn, reports Rhett Bollinger of (video below). He has a contusion on his shin and is listed as day-to-day. Right-hander Samuel Deduno replaced Hughes as the Twins lost 5-2.Hughes was charged with the loss, allowing...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Deduno, Twins bullpen provide bright spot in close loss to Yankees

MINNEAPOLIS -- With the New York Yankees launching their own Fourth of July fireworks in the first two innings Saturday against Kyle Gibson, it appeared as if the Twins might be in for a long day. Despite a season-low two innings from Gibson, Minnesota's bullpen kept the Twins in the game. However, an early six-run deficit proved too much for Minnesota's offense to overcome even...
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July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Tuesday: Pino to make first big-league start

After 10 years in the minor leagues, pitcher Yohan Pino will finally be making his Major League debut. The Minnesota Twins announced Tuesday that Pino will be recalled from Triple-A Rochester to start Thursday's game against the White Sox. He'll take Samuel Deduno's spot in the rotation, as Deduno will move to the bullpen. A corresponding roster move will take place before Thursday...
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June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins can't catch Tigers in 12-9 setback

DETROIT (AP) -- Rookie Eugenio Suarez hit a leadoff homer and a run-scoring double in Detroit's seven-run third inning, and the slumping Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 12-9 on Saturday. The Tigers led 11-1 after six innings, but their struggling bullpen had trouble finishing off the game. Detroit came into the game having lost 17 of 24 after a fast start to the season, but it was...
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June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Not pitching in: Twins hurlers fail to help club in blowout loss

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins signed veteran Kendrys Morales on Sunday with the hope that he can inject some life into their offense. Yet on the same day that Morales was inked to a one-year deal, the Twins' offense wasn't the problem against the visiting Astros. The pitching was. Minnesota's pitchers gave up a season-high 14 runs as Houston won the series finale by a 14-5 final...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Daily SP Rankings: Thursday, May 29

Thursday’s limited slate gives us 10 games with only a few reliable starters. To help you decipher the rest, here are our Daily SP Rankings. Zack Wheeler, always a candidate for a big start, could have one against Philadelphia. I’ve added Samuel Deduno in a few 14+ team leagues due to his great ground ball rates and solid K rates. I’m starting him against Texas, but it’s...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Big blast pushes Twins past Mariners

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Brian Dozier's three-run homer in the fifth inning put Minnesota ahead for good, and Samuel Deduno tossed six sharp innings for his first win as the Twins beat the Seattle Mariners 4-3 on Saturday night. With Minnesota trailing 2-1, Dozier followed consecutive singles by Aaron Hicks and Eduardo Escobar by sending a curveball from Roenis Elias (3-3) into the seats...
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May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Start Time and Probable Pitchers for Sunday May 11, 2014

Many weekend series are coming to an end on Sunday May 11, 2014. These games will have a traditional Mother’s Day appeal to them. Below you can find the start time and probable pitchers for all of Sunday’s games. Starts Visitors Home 1:07 PM ET LAA - Jered Weaver (3-2, 3.48) TOR - Drew Hutchison (1-2, 4.17) 1:08 PM ET MIN - Samuel Deduno (0-2, 3.42) DET - Robbie...
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers vs. Twins Game 3 Preview (5-11-14): Ray goes for win number 2.

The Detroit Tigers (21-11) take on their AL Central rivals the Minnesota Twins (16-19) from Comerica Park in the rubber match of their three game weekend series. The Tigers and Twins have split their season series so far two games a piece and today’s victor will hold the edge until the two teams face off again on June 13th for the start of their next three game set from Minneapolis...
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May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Streak stopped: Twins, Deduno can't continue positive vibe vs. Cleveland

Minnesota's starting rotation had gotten on a roll the last four games, as the Twins starters tossed four straight quality starts dating back to the series opener against Baltimore. Unfortunately for Samuel Deduno, he had to be the one to break the streak. The Twins right-hander made his first start of the year Tuesday against Cleveland and surrendered four runs (three earned) in...
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians hold off Twins

CLEVELAND -- Josh Tomlin earned his first major-league win since 2012, pitching into the seventh inning and leading the Cleveland Indians past the Minnesota Twins 4-2 Tuesday night. Tomlin (1-0) allowed one run and four hits in 6 2/3 innings. He was called up from Triple-A Columbus before the game after missing most of last year while recovering from Tommy John surgery. Tomlin struck...
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Gameday Live: Indians vs. Twins

Welcome to Indians Gameday Live! GAMEDAY INFO Cleveland Indians (13-19) vs. Minnesota Twins (15-15) Where: Progressive Field TV: 7:05 pm, SportsTime Ohio (Indians Live pregame starts at 6:30 p.m.) Starting Pitchers: Josh Tomlin (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. Samuel Deduno (0-1, 2.89 ERA) Game preview: Click here
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Start Times and Probable Pitchers for Tuesday May 5, 2014

With it being Tuesday there is a full slate of major league games. Below you can find all of the starting pitchers and start times for May 5, 2014. Starts Visitors Home 7:05 PM ET MIN - Samuel Deduno (0-1, 2.89) CLE - Josh Tomlin (0-0, -) 7:05 PM ET LAD - Clayton Kershaw (1-0, 1.35) WAS - (0-0, -) 7:05 PM ET TOR - Drew Hutchison (1-2, 3.82) PHI - Cole Hamels (0...
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Friday: Pelfrey to DL, Deduno to starting rotation

MINNEAPOLIS -- One day after another rough start, Minnesota right-hander Mike Pelfrey appears to be heading to the disabled list. Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said Friday that right-hander Samuel Deduno will take Pelfrey's place in the starting rotation. Pelfrey, meanwhile, tweaked his groin during Thursday's start against the Dodgers. The Twins will make a move following Friday...
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Erratic Deduno settling into bullpen role

Samuel Deduno was perhaps the most unpredictable -- yet still effective -- arm on the Twins' pitching staff last year.
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Erratic Deduno settling into bullpen role

MINNEAPOLIS -- Kurt Suzuki was warned about Samuel Deduno. The former was signed this offseason to take over the everyday catching duties for the Minnesota Twins. The latter was perhaps the most erratic -- yet still effective -- arm on the Twins' pitching staff last year. While Deduno had one of the best strikeout rates of the starting rotation in 2013, he also walked a lot of batters...
Via Fox Sports North
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

White Sox top Twins 7-6 on balk, 2 wild pitches

CHICAGO (AP) Leury Garcia reached a bunt single in the 11th inning and came home on a balk and a pair of wild pitches by Samuel Deduno, giving Chicago White Sox a 7-6 win over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday.
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins succumb to White Sox in 11th inning

  CHICAGO (AP) -- Leury Garcia reached a bunt single in the 11th inning and came home on a balk and a pair of wild pitches by Samuel Deduno, giving Chicago White Sox a 7-6 win over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday.   Before a crowd of just 10,625, Chicago trailed 6-4 in the ninth before Garcia's run-scoring single off Glen Perkins and Adam Eaton's RBI grounder forced extra innings...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Who’s In, Who’s Out and Who’s On The Bubble

                                                          Andrew Burton/Getty Images Jacob Papke Staff Writer After having competitions for the final rotation spot, the bullpen, centerfield, the bench and DH, the Twins have widdled it down to a lucky few. The Bullpen Matt Guerrier – After signing this winter as a non roster invitee Guerrier was considered...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins 2014 positional preview: Starting pitching

This is the first of a nine-part series previewing each position for the Minnesota Twins leading up to Opening Day. The first preview takes a look at Minnesota's starting pitching, a major weakness in 2013. PROJECTED STARTERS Ricky Nolasco (13-11, 3.70 ERA in 2013 with the Marlins and Dodgers) Phil Hughes (4-14, 5.19 ERA with the Yankees) Kevin Correia (9-13, 4.18 ERA) Mike Pelfrey...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Signings prove rotation was top priority for Twins now and for future

There's no beating around the bush when it comes to theMinnesota Twins' starting rotation last year: it was bad.Not just bad, but the worst in Major League Baseball,statistically speaking. No starting staff had a higher ERA than the Twins(5.26), and no rotation pitched fewer innings (871). Minnesota's starters alsoranked dead last in strikeouts (477) and had the worst opponent batting...
Via Fox Sports North
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss
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