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Although they've put some life into their slim playoff chances with outstanding pitching, the Cleveland Indians could have a tough time getting their offense on track in Minnesota. The resurgent Indians hope to keep shaving games off their postseason deficits as they go after their fourth straight victory Friday night against 15-game winner Phil Hughes and the Twins. Cleveland...
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Nationals claim Twins’ Opening Day shortstop off waivers

t’s not often you see a team’s Opening Day shortstop get claimed off regular, non-revocable waivers in mid-September, but the Twins just lost Pedro Florimon to the Nationals on the waiver wire. Of course, Florimon lost Minnesota’s shortstop job in April and has spent most of the season at Triple-A, where he hit just .257 with a .717 OPS in 85 games.
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Twins' Hughes especially stingy during solid bounceback campaign

MINNEAPOLIS -- Phil Hughes was legitimately annoyed when he walked Chicago's Jordan Danks last Saturday. Few pitchers hate walking batters the way Hughes does, and he knew the walk had some implications on a little-known statistic -- one he could set a new single-season mark for by year's end. As Hughes prepares to start Friday's game against Cleveland, he does so with...
Via Fox Sports North
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Gibson bears down, Twins win first home series since July

Before you dive into that morning pot of coffee, the next sentence might be the only pick up you need. The Twins have won a series. Not only that, but one at home. Their 8-4 victory over Detroit on Wednesday allowed them to take two of three from the two-time defending AL Central champions, who saw their lead over Kansas City shrink to one-half game thanks to an in-game personality...
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David Price hit hard, Tigers lose to Twins 8-4

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- David Price was hit hard in a disappointing outing and the Minnesota Twins beat Detroit 8-4 Wednesday night to tighten the AL Central race ahead of the Tigers' big weekend series in Kansas City. Danny Santana tripled, doubled and drove in two runs for the Twins. Kyle Gibson (12-11) recovered from a rough start to pitch last-place Minnesota to its second straight...
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Twins make contending Tigers uneasy, take series

MINNEAPOLIS -- At times this week, it was tough to tell which team was fighting for a playoff spot and which team was en route to 90 losses. Yet, as the Minnesota Twins and Detroit Tigers battled for three games at Target Field, the atmosphere was unlike anything many of the Twins players had experienced this season. Minnesota faced two former Cy Young winners as well as a lineup...
Via Fox Sports North
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Tigers drop second in row to Twins, head to KC for big 3-game set

  David Price was hit hard in a disappointing outing and the Minnesota Twins beat Detroit 8-4 Wednesday night to tighten the AL Central race ahead of the Tigers' big weekend series in Kansas City. Danny Santana tripled, doubled and drove in two runs for the Twins. Kyle Gibson (12-11) recovered from a rough start to pitch last-place Minnesota to its second straight win over the...
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Twins trump Tigers, 8-4

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Danny Santana tripled, doubled and drove in two runs as the Minnesota Twins beat Detroit 8-4 Wednesday night to tighten the AL Central race ahead of the Tigers' big weekend series in Kansas City. Kyle Gibson (12-11) recovered from a rough start to pitch Minnesota to its second straight win over the division leaders. The Tigers ended the night with a half-game...
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Twins trump Tigers, 8-4

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Danny Santana tripled, doubled and drove in two runs as the Minnesota Twins beat Detroit 8-4 Wednesday night to tighten the AL Central race ahead of the Tigers' big weekend series in Kansas City. Kyle Gibson (12-11) recovered from a rough start to pitch Minnesota to its second straight win over the division leaders. The Tigers ended the night with a half-game...
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Santana's 3 hits lead Twins past Tigers 8-4

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Danny Santana tripled, doubled and drove in two runs as the Minnesota Twins beat Detroit 8-4 Wednesday night to tighten the AL Central race ahead of the Tigers' big weekend series in Kansas City. Kyle Gibson (12-11) recovered from a rough start to pitch Minnesota to its second straight win over the division leaders. The Tigers ended the night with a half-game...
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David Price hit hard, Tigers lose to Twins 8-4

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- David Price was hit hard in a disappointing outing and the Minnesota Twins beat Detroit 8-4 Wednesday night to tighten the AL Central race ahead of the Tigers' big weekend series in Kansas City. Danny Santana tripled, doubled and drove in two runs for the Twins. Kyle Gibson (12-11) recovered from a rough start to pitch last-place Minnesota to its second straight...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
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Twins closer Glen Perkins going for 'complete look' at pitching arm

The Twins have already been eliminated from postseason contention, so at this point they're just hoping to get through the rest of the season healthy. Unfortunately, closer Glen Perkins will be unavailable on Wednesday night not only because he is dealing with a nagging neck problem, but also because he is having his left arm checked out. Perkins, 31, recently missed about a...
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Twins Wednesday: Twins make Chattanooga new Double-A affiliate

MINNEAPOLIS -- After 20 years, the Minnesota Twins officially ended their partnership with Double-A affiliate New Britain. The team announced Wednesday that the Chattanooga Lookouts of the Southern League will become the Twins' new Double-A affiliate after signing a four-year player development agreement. The Lookouts recently served as the Double-A club for the Los Angeles Dodgers...
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Links of the Day 9/17/14

Just an FYI, I’m headed out of town this weekend, so posts may be more irregular than usual, but Eric J will be popping in here and there. I would say it’s a net gain for all of you. Baltimore and Washington each clinched a postseason spot last night Dee Gordon made a play while seated. Nick Gordon, his brother, is in the Twins system and hopefully not as lazy. The Twins are...
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Twins Injury Update: Eduardo Escobar, Oswaldo Arcia

Minnesota Twins shortstop Eduardo Escobar injured his right shoulder diving for a ground ball in the fourth inning of Tuesday's game, reports Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com. Escobar had to leave the game and will undergo an MRI on Wednesday. Meanwhile, outfielder Oswaldo Arcia is expected to miss a couple more days, but should be able to return by Friday after tweaking his back...
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Nolasco's strong effort saved by Twins' ninth-inning rally

Whatever was wrong with their Opening Day starter for most of the year, Ricky Nolasco seems to have fixed it. But now something is wrong with the Twins’ All-Star closer. Their former All-Star closer, too. Glen Perkins and Joe Nathan took turns blowing saves Tuesday, with the Twins getting the last chance to celebrate. Aaron Hicks, down to a 3-and-2 count and two outs, beat out...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Today In Tribe History: September 17, 1998

Outfielder Manny Ramirez hits his sixth home run in the span of three games for Cleveland, tying a Major League record, in a 9-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins. The home run is Ramirez’s 43rd of the season. He will continue the tear two days later, slugging two more blasts for his final homers of the season, ending a 45-homer, 145-RBI season.
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
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Twins' Vargas crushes homer, set to cash in

MINNEAPOLIS -- Kennys Vargas wore two necklaces as he talked with reporters following the Twins' crazy, 4-3 win over Detroit, a game in which he played a big role. He might be adding one more necklace to the collection. The Twins' designated hitter hit a home run Tuesday, Vargas' eighth home run in 43 major-league games with Minnesota. The 24-year-old slugger also hit...
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Twins rally, top Tigers in ninth

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Aaron Hicks hit a two-out RBI single in the ninth inning and the Minnesota Twins rallied for a 4-3 win over the AL Central-leading Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. After J.D. Martinez hit a three-run home run to give Detroit a 3-2 lead in the top of the ninth, Trevor Plouffe drew a one-out walk against Joe Nathan (4-4) and was replaced by pinch-runner Doug Bernier...
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Twins rally, top Tigers in ninth

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Aaron Hicks hit a two-out RBI single in the ninth inning and the Minnesota Twins rallied for a 4-3 win over the AL Central-leading Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. After J.D. Martinez hit a three-run home run to give Detroit a 3-2 lead in the top of the ninth, Trevor Plouffe drew a one-out walk against Joe Nathan (4-4) and was replaced by pinch-runner Doug Bernier...
Via Fox Sports North
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins stun Tigers in 9th for 4-3 win

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Aaron Hicks hit a two-out RBI single in the ninth inning and the Minnesota Twins rallied for a 4-3 win over the AL Central-leading Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. After J.D. Martinez hit a three-run home run to give Detroit a 3-2 lead in the top of the ninth, Trevor Plouffe drew a one-out walk against Joe Nathan (4-4) and was replaced by pinch-runner Doug Bernier...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins stun Tigers in 9th for 4-3 win

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Aaron Hicks hit a two-out RBI single in the ninth inning and the Minnesota Twins rallied for a 4-3 win over the AL Central-leading Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. After J.D. Martinez hit a three-run home run to give Detroit a 3-2 lead in the top of the ninth, Trevor Plouffe drew a one-out walk against Joe Nathan (4-4) and was replaced by pinch-runner Doug Bernier...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Tuesday: Perkins nominated for prestigious Clemente Award

MINNEAPOLIS -- It wasn't until a few years ago when Glen Perkins truly felt he could give back to the community in the way he wanted. There were plenty of question marks early in Perkins' career as he moved from a starting pitcher to a reliever, bouncing between the majors and minors along the way. But once Perkins, now a two-time All-Star closer, established himself with...
Via Fox Sports North
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Leadoff: The Tigers look for their 5th straight win tonight in Minnesota

The Tigers (84-66) look for their 5th straight win tonight when they take on the Minnesota Twins (63-87) in game 2 of the three game, midweek series from Minneapolis. Righty Rick Porcello gets the start for Detroit as he looks for his 16th win of the season while the Twins counter with five game winner Ricky Nolasco. The season series between these two AL Central rests in the Tigers’...
Via The Majors Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update: Tommy Milone's MRI shows no structural damage

The Minnesota Twins fell to the Detroit Tigers on Monday by the score of 8-6. The loss dropped the Twins to 63-87 on the season, last in the American League Central. Although 6th in the Major Leagues in runs scored, the Twins have been derailed by a staff that is 28th in ERA at 4.82. There's some good news on the injury front, as an MRI on Tommy Milone revealed no structural...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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