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Twins Closer Glen Perkins Gets Surprise Gift After All-Star Selection

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota Twins closer Glen Perkins had quite a night Monday as the team earned a walk-off 4-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles at Target Field. He’s a perfect 27-for-27 in save opportunities and has a 1.27 earned run average with 34 strikeouts and just five walks in 35 1/3 innings pitched.
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Baltimore Orioles Lose on Walk-Off Homerun to the Minnesota Twins

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – JULY 6: Aaron Hicks #32 and Torii Hunter #48 of the Minnesota Twins pour water on teammate Brian Dozier #2 and Fox Sports North reporter Marney Gellner after Dozier hit a two-run walk-off home run against the Baltimore Orioles in the tenth inning of the game on July 6, 2015 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Orioles 4-2 in ten innings...
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StaTuesday: The WAR on Brian Dozier

Welcome to the inaugural edition of StaTuesday. Each week we'll give a different look at sports by taking a look at a particular statistic or numbers. If you have any ideas for future articles, please send us an email. Brian Dozier has been having an All-Star caliber season for the Minnesota Twins, but his fate in making next week's star-studded affair comes down to him winning the...
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Minnesota Twins' Ricky Nolasco to undergo ankle surgery

If you were hoping to see Ricky Nolasco back on the mound for the Twins anytime soon, think again. The right-hander will undergo surgery to remove the bone fragment in his right ankle next week, the team announced Monday. The injury has been causing Nolasco pain for weeks and hasn't improved with cortisone shots and orthodics. Nolasco had hoped to avoid surgery, but after getting...
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Twins recall lefty reliever O'Rourke, send down Thompson

After Thursday night's win over Baltimore, the Minnesota Twins made a roster move, sending left-hander Aaron Thompson to Triple-A Rochester and recalling lefty Ryan O'Rourke from the same club. The 27-year-old O'Rourke was drafted in the 13th round of the 2010 MLB Draft by the Twins and has yet to appear in the major leagues. This season he has pitched for both Double-A Chattanooga...
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Twins vs. Orioles preview

The Minnesota Twins relied solely on the home run to top the Baltimore Orioles in the opening contest of a three-game series, but now facing a red-hot Kevin Gausman, the AL Central contenders may need to seek out a different method of production. Whatever the route, Brian Dozier figures to again be a focal point Tuesday night when the Twins try for their first consecutive wins in...
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Brian Dozier Makes a Huge Final Vote Statement

Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier leads the American League in extra base hits and runs scored. He also leads all second baseman in home runs and runs batted in so naturally a lot of fans would feel like he got snubbed by not getting chosen to represent the Twins at the All-Star Game. With a Final Vote campaign now ahead of him, Dozier gave fans a big reason to give him...
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Minnesota Twins Continue to Surprise in 2015

At 43-39 and in a tie with Baltimore for the second wild card spot in the American League, the Minnesota Twins are one of baseball’s biggest surprises in 2015. First-year manager Paul Molitor‘s club received a boost with the return of Ervin Santana. On Sunday, the veteran right-hander made his regular season debut after serving an 80-game suspension for the use of a performance...
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Ervin Santana set to rejoin the Twins

The Minnesota Twins can now rejoice as the team’s biggest acquisition can now rejoin the team. Pitcher Ervin Santana has served his debt to society and will make his season debut. Santana is coming off an 80-game suspension for testing positive for Stanozolol , a performance enhancing drug, in April right after the Twins signed him to a four year deal worth $55 million. This came...
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Minnesota Twins improving rotation and bullpen with recent roster moves

The Minnesota Twins had to make roster moves with Ervin Santana set to come off the restricted list and all the dust settled Saturday as the veteran right-hander was officially reinstated. Santana will join the Twins rotation and start Sunday afternoon’s game against the Kansas City Royals while Trevor May loses his starting spot and moves to the bullpen. The team demoted top...
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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...
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Mauer has 2-run HR among 4 hits as Twins beat Royals 5-3

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) 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 (2-2), 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...
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Miguel Sano wasting no time making impact

Minnesota Twins prospect Miguel Sano has wasted no time making a positive impact for the team since his call-up earlier this week. The slugger is 3-for-8 (.375) through his first two games and he’s made every one of his at-bats count, especially the hits. Sano got his first base hit, an infield single, in the 9th inning of his Major League debut and was then replaced for a pinch...
Via Baseball Essential
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Former Mizzou pitcher helps send Royals to a fourth straight loss

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kyle Gibson threw eight innings of four-hit ball, Danny Santana and Eduardo Escobar had RBI triples, and the Minnesota Twins beat the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals 2-0 Thursday night. Gibson (6-6) stranded a pair of runners in the eighth before turning the lead over to Glen Perkins, who remained perfect in 26 save attempts. Perkins is two saves shy of...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
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Minnesota Twins to call up top prospect Miguel Sano

The Minnesota Twins have selected the contract of their organization’s top prospect, Miguel Sano. Sano’s fun personality could bring a great atmosphere to the Minnesota clubhouse. (Rob Carr/Getty Images North America) Sano, who hails from the Dominican Republic, is ranked as the No. 9 overall prospect in the minor leagues by A third baseman by trade, Sano will likely...
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Royals put Houston behind them, head home and welcome Twins

Perhaps a visit from the Minnesota Twins will help the Kansas City Royals move on from a rough end to an overall successful road trip. The American League leaders can avoid matching a season high with their fourth consecutive loss by beating the Twins for a sixth time in seven games Thursday night. Kansas City (44-31) won five of the first six on its nine-game trek before being swept...
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Series Preview: Royals vs. Minnesota Twins, July 2-5

After a 5-4 road trip, the Kansas City Royals return home for 11 games leading into the All Star Break. The home stand begins with a big American League Central matchup against the second place Minnesota Twins, who sit 4.5 games back. The Royals went into Minnesota in early June behind the Twins in the […]
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Twins call up top prospect Miguel Sano

Following an 11-17 June, the Twins have fallen five games behind the Royals in the AL Central, just one game ahead of the Tigers for second place in the division. Minnesota is only a half-game away from the league’s second wild-card bid, but is fighting in a mosh pit with five other clubs for that spot. To try and break from the pack, the Twins have to put their best team on...
Via The Outside Corner
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Minnesota Twins set to call up Miguel Sano

The Minnesota Twins are dipping into their farm system once again this season as they hope calling up their number two overall prospect, Miguel Sano, will bring a spark to their lineup. Sano earns the call up after hitting 15 home runs and 48 RBIs with a .374 on-base percentage in the Twins’ AA affiliate, the Chattanooga Lookouts. The call up was first reported by Twins’ beat...
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