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Twins Tickets See Outstanding Value Throughout September As Club Continues Improbable Postseason Push

Despite being one of the biggest underdogs in the American League leading up to Opening Day, the Minnesota Twins have been one of the league’s best surprises in 2015, and heading into the final month of the campaign, find themselves just 1.5 games back of the second Wild Card postseason spot. Though they went just 14-14 over the entire month of August, things were looking gloomy...
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Twins can't contain Fiers, lose 4-1 to Astros

MINNEAPOLIS -- Mike Fiers followed his no-hitter with another stellar start for Houston, pitching into the seventh inning with three hits allowed for the first-place Astros in a 4-1 victory Saturday over the Minnesota Twins. Fiers (2-0) struck out five while surrendering one run, on a bases-loaded double-play grounder hit by Trevor Plouffe in the fourth. He left two on with none...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Twins can't contain Fiers, lose 4-1 to Astros

MINNEAPOLIS -- Mike Fiers followed his no-hitter with another stellar start for Houston, pitching into the seventh inning with three hits allowed for the first-place Astros in a 4-1 victory Saturday over the Minnesota Twins. Fiers (2-0) struck out five while surrendering one run, on a bases-loaded double-play grounder hit by Trevor Plouffe in the fourth. He left two on with none...
Via Fox Sports North
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Astros' Fiers follows no-no with another win, 4-1 over Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Mike Fiers followed his no-hitter with another stellar start for Houston, pitching into the seventh inning with three hits allowed for the first-place Astros in a 4-1 victory Saturday over the Minnesota Twins. Fiers (2-0) struck out five while surrendering one run, on a bases-loaded double-play grounder hit by Trevor Plouffe in the fourth. He left two on with none...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pair of errors allow Twins to top Orioles 4-3 in 12 innings

BALTIMORE (AP) Trevor Plouffe hit a tying single with two outs in the ninth inning and the Minnesota Twins took advantage of two errors in the 12th to beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-3 Sunday for a four-game sweep. The Twins have won eight straight against Baltimore dating to last season. Minnesota manager Paul Molitor was ejected in the ninth for arguing a strikeout by Miguel Sano...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pair of errors allow Twins to beat Orioles 4-3 in 12 innings

BALTIMORE -- Trevor Plouffe hit a tying single with two outs in the ninth inning and the Minnesota Twins took advantage of two errors in the 12th to beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-3 Sunday for a four-game sweep. The Twins have won eight straight against Baltimore dating to last season. Minnesota manager Paul Molitor was ejected in the ninth for arguing a strikeout by Miguel Sano, who...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pair of errors allow Twins to beat Orioles 4-3 in 12 innings

BALTIMORE -- Trevor Plouffe hit a tying single with two outs in the ninth inning and the Minnesota Twins took advantage of two errors in the 12th to beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-3 Sunday for a four-game sweep. The Twins have won eight straight against Baltimore dating to last season. Minnesota manager Paul Molitor was ejected in the ninth for arguing a strikeout by Miguel Sano, who...
Via Fox Sports North
8 days ago  |  Discuss

StaTuesday: Analyzing the Twins' wild home/road splits

Monday's gut-wrenching, 8-7 loss at New York began a 10-game road trip for the Twins that will see them also visit Baltimore and Tampa Bay. And, if recent history is any indication, this stretch will likely illustrate the Twins' overall inconsistency. Because, to this point, the 2015 Twins have been stellar at home and wretched on the road. The Twins (59-59 overall) are 38-24 at...
Via Fox Sports North
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins, Indians can make mark with home-run streak oddity

If you like the long ball then keep your eyes on the Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians this weekend. There has been a home run hit by both teams in all six matchups between the two this season. Since divisional play began in 1969, only three other division rivalries have started a season with a longer such streak. In case you are wondering, here's who has hit the home runs for...
Via Fox Sports North
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians look to knock Twins under .500

As the frustration continues to mount, the Minnesota Twins move forward trying to keep what looked like a promising season from fading away. In danger of falling below .500 for the first time in more than a month, the visiting Twins try to avoid a season-high sixth consecutive defeat Friday night against the Cleveland Indians. Minnesota (54-54) led the AL wild-card race on July 17...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians look to knock Twins under .500

As the frustration continues to mount, the Minnesota Twins move forward trying to keep what looked like a promising season from fading away. In danger of falling below .500 for the first time in more than a month, the visiting Twins try to avoid a season-high sixth consecutive defeat Friday night against the Cleveland Indians. Minnesota (54-54) led the AL wild-card race on July 17...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Twins at Indians

As the frustration continues to mount, the Minnesota Twins move forward trying to keep what looked like a promising season from fading away. In danger of falling below .500 for the first time in more than a month, the visiting Twins try to avoid a season-high sixth consecutive defeat Friday night against the Cleveland Indians. Minnesota (54-54) led the AL wild-card race on July 17...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Unraveling in 2nd half

The Minnesota Twins were sensational the first half of the season, surpassing all expectations except their own. They finished the first half of the season with the second-best record in the American League. Multiple players were on a roll and the team looked very confident, ready to thrive in the second half. That isn’t quite how it has played out, though. Since the break, the...
Via isportsweb.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins reinstate Plouffe from paternity list, option Santana, Polanco

The Minnesota Twins announced late Friday night that they will reinstate third baseman Trevor Plouffe from the paternity list. Plouffe had missed the last three games to attend the birth of his son, Theodore Plouffe, who was born on Wednesday night. Additionally, the Twins have optioned shortstop Danny Santana to Triple-A Rochester and infielder Jorge Polanco to Double-A Chattanooga...
Via Fox Sports North
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins' Plouffe to paternity list, Polanco recalled

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe was placed on the paternity leave list following Tuesday night's 8-7 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Minnesota announced it was recalling shortstop Jorge Polanco from Triple-A Rochester. Plouffe is hitting .257 with 14 home runs and 55 RBI in 95 games this season. Polanco made his major league debut earlier this season,...
Via AP on Fox
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Plouffe goes on paternity list, Twins recall Polanco

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe was placed on the paternity leave list following Tuesday night's 8-7 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Minnesota announced it was recalling shortstop Jorge Polanco from Triple-A Rochester. Plouffe is hitting .257 with 14 home runs and 55 RBIs in 95 games this season. Polanco made his major league debut earlier this season...
Via AP on Fox
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins' Plouffe to paternity list, Polanco recalled

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe was placed on the paternity leave list following Tuesday night's 8-7 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Minnesota announced it was recalling shortstop Jorge Polanco from Triple-A Rochester. Plouffe is hitting .257 with 14 home runs and 55 RBI in 95 games this season. Polanco made his major league debut earlier this season,...
Via Fox Sports North
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

StaTuesday: Rating the Twins defense

Welcome to the latest edition of StaTuesday, where each week we'll give you a different look at sports by examining a particular statistic or numbers. This past weekend, the Society of American Baseball Research (SABR) issued its first Defensive Index rankings (SDI) for the season, based on games played through July 12. According to SABR, these rankings account for roughly 25 percent...
Via Fox Sports North
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Three runs is magic number for Twins

The Minnesota Twins hope recent history won't be repeating itself when the New York Yankees invade Target Field. The Twins certainly have had their difficulties with New York over the years at home. And let's not even talk postseason, as the Yankees eliminated Minnesota in the divisional round in 2003, 2004, 2009 and 2010, the latter two being sweeps. Of course, this is a very different...
Via Fox Sports North
July 24, 2015  |  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
July 23, 2015  |  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
July 23, 2015  |  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
July 23, 2015  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Plouffe hits grand slam, Twins shut out A's

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Trevor Plouffe hit a grand slam against All-Star Sonny Gray in the sixth inning after Brian Dozier led off the game with his 20th home run, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Oakland Athletics 5-0 on Friday night. Plouffe connected for his second career grand slam, both this year, to back 7 2/3 strong innings from Ervin Santana (1-0). It was Dozier's fifth homer...
Via AP on Fox
July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Plouffe grand slam, Dozier homer lead Twins past Athletics

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Trevor Plouffe hit a grand slam against All-Star Sonny Gray in the sixth inning after Brian Dozier led off the game with his 20th home run, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Oakland Athletics 5-0 on Friday night. Plouffe connected for his second career grand slam, both this year, to back 7 2-3 strong innings from Ervin Santana (1-0). It was Dozier's fifth homer...
Via AP on Fox
July 18, 2015  |  Discuss
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