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Twins Fall To Division-Leading Tigers 4-2

The Minnesota Twins did what they could against Max Scherzer, forcing the star right-hander to throw 116 pitches in six innings. “We had a lot of good at-bats and made him throw a ton of pitches. He still hangs in there,” Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. “That’s why he’s a stud.”

09/25/2014

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The Twins’ Honeymoon Period At Target Field Is Over

In their final home game of the 2014 season, the Minnesota Twins treated their fans to something rather uncommon: a victory. The team now has four games left in Detroit before the season ends. It’s the fourth straight season that the Twins have lost at least 90 games.

09/24/2014

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Rain Delay Costs Twins’ Hughes $500K Bonus

The rain dripped off the brim of his cap as Phil Hughes walked off the mound. An hour-plus delay meant the last start of his first season for Minnesota was over. That half-million-dollar bonus stayed one out away. He still earned a nice prize: the major league record for strikeout-to-walk ratio. Hughes struck out five without a walk over eight innings, and the Twins beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-1 on Wednesday afternoon.

09/24/2014

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Plouffe Done For Season With Broken Left Forearm

Minnesota Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe’s season has ended a few days early, because of a broken left forearm.

09/24/2014

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Gibson Sharp In Twins’ 6-3 Win Over Diamondbacks

Kyle Gibson matched a career high with eight strikeouts, Chris Parmelee hit a two-run single after entering the game for an injured Joe Mauer, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-3 on Tuesday night. Trevor Plouffe added four singles and Aaron Hicks two hits and an RBI for the Twins.

09/23/2014

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Joe Mauer Leaves With Bruised Right Elbow

Minnesota Twins first-baseman Joe Mauer was forced out of the game after being struck in the right elbow by a pitch from Arizona Diamondbacks starter Andrew Chafin in the first inning.

09/23/2014

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Twins Blog: Minor League Players Of The Year

While the Twins record this season will likely be their best since 2010, that’s not exactly a high bar to clear. Plainly, the Twins will require an infusion of talent if they’re going to get back to being a contender in the American League Central Division. The beginning of that infusion is evidenced by the announcement of this year’s Twins Minor League Pitcher and Player of the Year.

09/23/2014

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Nolasco Rocked In Twins’ 6-2 Loss To Diamondbacks

A season of futility for Ricky Nolasco was at least looking to end on a halfway decent note when the Minnesota Twins’ prize offseason acquisition had put together three straight solid starts heading into the home stretch. After things blew up on him again on Monday night against woeful Arizona, Nolasco admitted that there was nothing he could have done to save what has been a horrendous year for him.

09/22/2014

21. Cleveland Indians (11-14)

Kluber Strikes Out 14; Indians Beat Twins 7-2

Corey Kluber continues to dominate hitters when the Cleveland Indians need him most. Kluber struck out a career-high 14 hitters for the second straight start and the Indians didn’t lose any ground in the playoff chase Sunday with a 7-2 win over the Minnesota Twins.

09/21/2014

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Twins Lose 7-3 To Contending Indians

Yan Gomes homered and drove in four runs to help the Cleveland Indians advance in the AL wild-card race by beating the Minnesota Twins 7-3 on a rainy Saturday night.

09/20/2014

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Plouffe Lifts Twins Past Indians In 10th

After a 13-inning victory the night before, the long-shot Cleveland Indians held out hope that they could still sneak into the playoffs. They were dealt a serious setback Friday night.

09/19/2014

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Twins Shut Down Closer Perkins For Rest Of Season

All-Star closer Glen Perkins is being shut down for the season by the Minnesota Twins because of a strain and secondary nerve irritation in his left forearm. The Twins made the announcement on Friday. Perkins, a Minnesota native who signed a four-year, $22 million contract extension in March, had 34 saves in 41 chances. He blew three of his last five and posted an ERA of 14.21 ERA.

09/19/2014

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Santana’s 3 Hits Lead Twins Past Tigers 8-4

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.

09/17/2014

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Chattanooga New Home For Twins’ Double-A Affiliate

Chattanooga is the new home of the Minnesota Twins’ Double-A minor-league affiliate. The Southern League’s Chattanooga Lookouts announced Wednesday that they had signed a four-year player development contract with the Twins. The Twins’ previous Double-A home had been in New Britain, Connecticut.

09/17/2014

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Twins Stun Tigers In 9th For 4-3 Win

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.

09/16/2014

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25. Chicago White Sox (63-79)

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