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Preview: Twins vs. Mariners

Minnesota Twins general manager Terry Ryan said he has "every intention" of making a deal before his club takes the field Friday night. Twins fans can only hope that will be the case for the surprising club, which will again be without Trevor Plouffe when it continues a four-game home series with the Seattle Mariners. Minnesota (53-48) holds the AL's second wild card in a crowded...
Via Fox Sports North
12 hours ago  |  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
2 days ago  |  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
2 days ago  |  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
2 days ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  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
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Angels' Street nets 300th save as Twins' Plouffe 'pulls a Favre'

Los Angeles Angels closer Huston Street finally picked up his 300th career save on Wednesday, a testament to his consistency as one of the game's most reliable ninth-inning guys. However, in a nod to former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre, Street did so with an 'assist' from the Minnesota Twins' Trevor Plouffe.  Recall: with New York Giants defensive end -- and current...
Via Fox Sports
8 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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via Fox Sports North
13 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  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 Fox Sports North
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Twins vs. Tigers

The Minnesota Twins have pounded their way to a successful homestand leading into the All-Star break. They'll look to maintain that offensive success while trying for a third consecutive victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday. Minnesota (48-40) has belted eight homers while averaging 6.0 runs and 10 hits to go 5-1 on a seven-game home stay. Less than 24 hours after a seven-run...
Via Fox Sports North
19 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...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
19 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...
Via AP on Fox
19 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...
Via Fox Sports North
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals' lead over Twins falls to 3 1/2 games after 5-3 loss at The K

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Joe Mauer hit a two-run homer in his first four-hit game in nearly two years, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 5-3 Saturday night. Mauer, who is 13 for 28 against Royals starter Joe Blanton, homered with Brian Dozier aboard in a three-run first. Aaron Hicks' grounder scored Trevor Plouffe, who missed the cycle by a home run, with the other run...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Hey Some Sports Stuff Happened

Some of you who still actually read this blog have noticed I haven't posted in a while.  Mostly because I was driving across the country to Utah with my wife and two idiot kids.  We covered more than 2,500 miles and traveled in Minnesota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Utah over the last 15 days, spending nights in 3 different hotel rooms and 2 different condos.  We saw...
Via Down with Goldy
June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Starlin Castro Leads Chicago Cubs to Extra Inning Road Win in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – JUNE 19: Starlin Castro #13 of the Chicago Cubs catches Trevor Plouffe #24 of the Minnesota Twins off second base during the fifth inning of the game on June 19, 2015 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Cubs 7-2. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Coming into Saturday with losses in 3 of their previous 4 games, the Chicago Cubs...
Via The Sports Journal
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Plouffe, Suzuki lead Twins to victory after lengthy rain delay

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Mike Pelfrey was sharp for seven innings, Trevor Plouffe and Kurt Suzuki hit back-to-back RBI doubles in the first inning, and the Minnesota Twins held on to beat the Boston Red Sox 2-1 on Tuesday night. After rain delayed the game's first pitch for 1 hour, 21 minutes, Minnesota jumped on Clay Buchholz (2-6) for three doubles and two runs in the first. That was...
Via AP on Fox
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Lucroy And Reyes Return

Submit a question to be answered on the show! In Episode 202, Professors Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) and Lance Rinker (@LanceMRinker) catch up on fantasy baseball news from the long Memorial Day weekend. Topics include: Some Real or Fake on Trevor Plouffe, Mike Napoli, Drew Hutchison, and Tim Lincecum Jonathan Lucroy and Jose Reyes return from the DL The debut of Yankees’ prospect...
Via Baseball Professor
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Plouffe hits 3-run homer in Twins' Memorial Day win

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Ricky Nolasco struck out five in 7 2/3 innings and Trevor Plouffe hit a three-run homer to lead the surging Minnesota Twins to a 7-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Monday. Nolasco (5-1) gave up two runs on seven hits to win his fifth straight start since coming off the disabled list. The Twins got 16 hits to pick up their AL-leading 16th win in May. After...
Via AP on Fox
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss
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