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Twins' win streak reaches 5 with 6-4 victory over Red Sox

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Aaron Hicks homered for the first time in more than a year and the Minnesota Twins extended their winning streak to five games with a 6-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday. Eddie Rosario also homered for Minnesota, which has won nine of 11. The Twins swept Boston for the first time since June 13-15, 2006. Dustin Pedroia homered twice for the Red Sox,...
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No All-Stars, no problem for surging Twins

The Minnesota Twins have been playing some good baseball this season — good enough baseball to allow the team to wake up this morning with the third-best record in the American League even if fans are not taking notice. The first edition of All-Star balloting was released yesterday, and it is clear that the team is faring far better in the standings than they are in the polls...
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Red Sox’s Rusney Castillo Lays Out Twice To Rob Twins’ Kurt Suzuki (Video)

Minnesota Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki might have enjoyed a 3-for-4 night Tuesday had it not been for Rusney Castillo. The Boston Red Sox right fielder put Friday’s horror show behind him by robbing Suzuki not once, but twice in the Red Sox’s 2-1 loss at Target Field. Here’s a look at Castillo’s first highlight-reel grab, which came with no outs in the sixth inning: The Cuban...
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Starters receiving boost from aggressive lineup

The Minnesota Twins won once again yesterday 7-2 against the Boston Red Sox. The win came at Target Field after the Twins went 4-1 on a short 5 game road trip. They swept the mid-week two game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates and then took two of three against the reeling Chicago White Sox. The Twins are now an American League best 16-6 in May and have passed the Detroit Tigers...
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Minnesota Twins' Ervin Santana throws batting practice

Ervin Santana has taken the next step towards returning to the Twins rotation when he becomes eligible July 4. Santana, who was suspended 80 games for PED use back in April, threw a bullpen session with live hitters on Sunday, according to St. Paul Pioneer Press: Santana had a 42-pitch live batting practice session Sunday at extended spring training in Fort Myers, Fla., and will...
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Nolasco is benefiting from tons of run support

Ricky Nolasco – Photo Credit – Paul Hadsall How many pitchers have 100 career wins? If you know the answer, please let me know. What I DO know is that Minnesota Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco is now a member of that 100-win club, thanks to a 7-2 win over the Boston Red Sox by the Twins on Memorial Day. Those seven runs are nothing out of the ordinary for the Twins, as they currently...
Via Hot Stove MLB
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Time to give the Minnesota Twins some love

Time to give the Minnesota Twins some love
Via Philly Sports Live
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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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Time for Twins to promote Pinto

Josmil Pinto entered Spring Training as the favorite to be named the Minnesota Twins backup catcher but multiple injuries and a strong showing from Chris Herrmann forced the team to have Pinto begin the year in Triple-A. It’s time for the Twins to revisit that decision and promote Pinto to the Major League roster. Herrmann has been almost an automatic out in his occasional appearances...
Via Baseball Essential
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Minnesota Twins: Hunter, Molitor leading success

To put it simply, the Minnesota Twins have had a rough time the past few years. From 2011 to 2014, they never won more than 70 games. They were consistently at or near the bottom of the American League’s Central Division, and at no point were they ever even close to contending. The farm system that they had relied so heavily on had seemingly dried up. The dynamic duo of Joe Mauer...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Are The Minnesota Twins For Real?

The American League Central looked like it would be one of the toughest divisions in baseball heading into 2015. The reigning American League Champion Kansas City Royals looked poised to defend their crown, while the Detroit Tigers are always a menace. The Chicago White Sox went out and made some huge moves in free agency and the trade market, while the Cleveland Indians finally...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
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Blaine Boyer: Signing paying off for Minnesota Twins

The Minnesota Twins took a flier on journeyman relief pitcher Blaine Boyer this offseason and signed him to a minor league contract. Nobody thought much of the move when it was first made and the odds of Boyer breaking camp with the Twins still didn’t seem likely, but today it has become a signing that has really helped the Minnesota bullpen succeed. Boyer has made getting batters...
Via Baseball Essential
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins rough up former teammate in 8-5 win

Francisco Liriano used to electrify the Metrodome before his Tommy John surgery at the end of the 2006 season. The Minnesota Twins faced off against a familiar foe last night, as Francisco Liriano took the mound for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Liriano started his career with the Twins back in 2006 and spent seven seasons with the franchise. He had an incredible start to his career with...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Building Within the Draft

There is always a debate with fans of teams if they should sign the expensive players in free agency or build your team from the draft. The Minnesota Twins have taken the approach of signing the good not great players in free agency and drafting the stars of the team through the draft. Byron Buxton... The post Minnesota Twins: Building Within the Draft appeared first on The Garbage Time.
Via The Garbage Time
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Job Posting: Minnesota Twins Applications Programmer, Baseball Systems

Position: Minnesota Twins Applications Programmer, Baseball Systems Location: Minneapolis Description: This position offers wide-ranging exposure to current programming models and methods in a fast-paced Agile environment. As a member of the front office, collaborate with the Baseball Operations staff to develop, deliver, and maintain data driven solutions for player evaluation,...
Via Fangraphs
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Twinkies never go stale, but will the Twins?

Going into the 2015 season, the American League Central looked to be the toughest in all of baseball and it has proven to be to this point with the AL East and West combining to win just 41% of their games against what for many years was the weakest division in baseball. In that division, prior to the season beginning, it seemed there were four teams with legitimate chances to win...
Via The Outside Corner
19 days ago  |  Discuss

The Twins are over .500. The hell?

Though being one game over .500 isn't exactly blowing up the league, the Twins had extremely low expectations with a Vegas over/under of 70.5 wins, so being on pace to win something like 84 games represents a substantially better season than expected.  One can't help but wonder how they got here, and if we can expect it to last and maybe see some semi-meaningful baseball in September...
Via Down with Goldy
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Torii Hunter Walks It Back – Sort Of

Minnesota Twins OF Torii Hunter set off a social media firestorm on Saturday night when he tweeted out words of support and encouragement to boxer Floyd Mayweather prior to his title bout with Manny Pacquiao: Hunter told Twins beat writers that he was shocked later last evening when he checked his phone and saw hundreds of tweets many people had sent rebuking him for the comment...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins fan catches foul ball while holding ice cream (Video)

A Minnesota Twins fan caught a foul ball with his bare hand while holding an ice cream cone in his other hand during the seventh inning of Tuesday night's game against Detroit.The fan made it look easy, reaching up and grabbing the ball with his right hand while holding the chocolate ice cream in the waffle cone in his left hand.  That takes some skill.  Someone should give this...
Via Holdout Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins players rocking business casual look for scoreboard photos (pics)

Baseball players traditionally are adorned in their team’s uniform for the photographs displayed on in-arena scoreboards during their at-bats. The Minnesota Twins flipped that tradition on its head by having the ballplayers rock a look that is much more befitting a business casual style spotted in virtually every office in the country. Evidence of the...Read More The post Twins...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins' Dozier changes music to gain more 'street cred'

Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier received enough grief from his friends back home that he has decided to go away from the country music he loves for his walk-up music, instead opting to completely reverse course and go with an entirely kind of jam. Last season, Dozier used Justin Moore’s “Small Town USA” for...Read More The post Twins’ Brian Dozier changes walk...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins rookie wears stirrups so legally blind mom can see him

  Minnesota Twins rookie J.R. Graham might look like he’s paying homage to baseball’s past, but there’s a lot more to it than that.   Graham was able to crack the Twins’ opening day roster, and he probably pleased some baseball purists when he was seen wearing stirrups. However, Graham’s throwback look actually is a way to help his mother find him on the field...
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

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