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Idina Menzel To Sing Anthem At All-Star Game

Major League Baseball announced Tuesday that Tony-Award winning singer Idina Menzel will sing the U.S. national anthem at next week’s All-Star Game at Target Field. It’s one of many musical performances that will be a part of the All-Star Game experience in Minneapolis.

07/08/2014

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Twins Blog: Ron Gardenhire At All-Star Game

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire has never been on the losing side of an All-Star game, and with Target Field hosting this year’s festivities, he doesn’t plan on starting now. This will be the third time Gardenhire’s been a part of an American League All-Star staff.

07/08/2014

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Twins Stymied By Iwakuma, Mariners In 2-0 Loss

The Minnesota Twins were unable to advance a runner past first base through the first six innings against Hisashi Iwakuma on Monday night in a 2-0 loss to the Mariners.

07/08/2014

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Twins Blog: All-Star Game Food

When the All-Star Game is here next week, baseball will be all the buzz. Until then, we can dream about what the week will be like and drool over the new choices at the concessions. The Twins revealed some new food items special for the game.

07/07/2014

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Twins’ RHP Nolasco Sidelined By Elbow Soreness

Twins right-hander Ricky Nolasco is being sent back to Minnesota because of a sore right elbow. Nolasco is scheduled to have his elbow examined on Tuesday and undergo an MRI. Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said Nolasco (5-7) met with manager Ron Gardenhire on Monday before the series opener against the Seattle Mariners and told him he had felt pain all season.

07/07/2014

19. Minnesota Twins (14-15)

Meyer Will Replace May For Twins At Futures Game

The Minnesota Twins will send top pitching prospect Alex Meyer to the Futures Game at the All-Star events at Target Field next week. MLB announced Monday that Meyer will replace fellow right-hander and Triple-A Rochester teammate Trevor May at the exhibition Sunday. May has been out for more than a week with a strained right calf muscle.

07/07/2014

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Target Field Debuts Self-Serve Beer Stations

Minnesota Twins fans now have even more control over what – and how much – beer they can consume while enjoying a ball game. Self-serve beer stations, called DraftServ, debuted at Target Field Sunday and marks the first time in history one of these machines has been used at a Major League Baseball game.

07/07/2014

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Twins Blog: Twins All-Stars

The Minnesota Twins will have at least two players representing them as they host the 2014 All-Star Game. Kurt Suzuki is getting his first shot at an appearance in the Midsummer Classic, and Glen Perkins can now call himself a two-time All-Star. Suzuki broke into the big leagues with Oakland in 2007.

07/06/2014

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Nolasco Hit Hard As Twins Lose To Yankees 9-7

Hours after trading Vidal Nuno to Arizona for Brandon McCarthy and cutting outfielder Alfonso Soriano, the New York Yankees took a nine-run lead by the fourth inning and seemed set for a laugher at Target Field. The game ended with the potential go-ahead run at the plate. Jacoby Ellsbury homered, doubled and drove in four runs as Yankees beat the Minnesota Twins 9-7 Sunday after their roster shakeup and moved back above .500 at 44-43.

07/06/2014

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Jeter Bids Twins Farewell, Gets Metrodome’s 2nd Base

This weekend likely isn’t Derek Jeter’s last time playing in Minnesota — he’s nearly a lock to make his 14th All-Star team here in a little more than a week. But it will be his last time playing against the Twins, with the future Hall of Famer announcing that this will be his final season.

07/05/2014

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Cervelli Makes Error In 11th, Gives Twins Win

The Minnesota Twins got a lot of help in snapping a skid against the New York Yankees. Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli made a throwing error in the 11th inning that allowed Josh Willingham to score from second base, giving Minnesota a 2-1 victory on Saturday. With the bases loaded, Trevor Plouffe hit a dribbler to reliever Matt Thornton (1-1). The left-hander flipped it to Cervelli for the forceout at home.

07/05/2014

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Minnesota Twins Honor Lou Gehrig, The Fight Against ALS

Nothing says the Fourth of July like watching baseball. Fans packed Target Field Friday just like they packed Yankees Stadium 75 years ago to hear Lou Gehrig give his now-famous speech that ushered in the fight against ALS – also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

07/04/2014

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Yankees Tag Gibson In 6-5 Win Over Twins

Brian Roberts hit three doubles and a triple, and the New York Yankees used their bullpen to hang on for a 6-5 win over the Minnesota Twins on Friday.

07/04/2014

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Good Question: How Many Different Uniforms Do Twins Players Have?

Like most of us, the Twins have made quite a few changes to their wardrobe over the years. From the pinstripes of the ’60s, to the pinstripes of today, and in-between, there’s a favorite of Twins pitcher Casey Fien.

07/03/2014

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Hughes Hits Wall As Twins Fall To Yankees 7-4

Carlos Beltran gave the foundering Yankees a jolt with a three-run homer Thursday night, lifting Masahiro Tanaka to his major league-leading 12th win and helping New York end a season-worst five-game skid with a 7-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins.

07/03/2014

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16. New York Yankees (50-47)

Baseball Shots Of The Week – July 22, 2014

It’s tough to keep up with all the action in MLB. Here’s your power rankings for the week ending on July 22nd.

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MLB All-Star Game: Home Run Derby

Oakland’s Yoenis Cespedes became the first repeat winner of the All-Star home run derby in 15 years, powering his way past Cincinnati’s Todd Frazier by a whopping 9-1 in the final round Monday night.

6. Los Angeles Dodgers (54-43)

Baseball Shots Of The Week – July 15, 2014

It’s tough to keep up with all the action in MLB. Here’s your power rankings for the week ending on July 15th.

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MLB All-Star Weekend: Futures Game

Texas Rangers prospect Joey Gallo showed off his power with a soaring two-run homer in the sixth inning to give the U.S. team the lead for good in a 3-2 victory over the World squad Sunday at the All-Star Futures Game for baseball’s best minor leaguers.

1. Oakland Athletics (55-33)

Baseball Shots Of The Week – July 8, 2014

It’s tough to keep up with all the action in MLB. Here’s your power rankings for the week ending on July 8th.

4. Detroit Tigers (44-34)

Baseball Shots Of The Week – July 1, 2014

It’s tough to keep up with all the action in MLB. Here’s your power rankings for the week ending on July 1st.

5. Los Angeles Dodgers (42-35)

Baseball Shots Of The Week – June 24, 2014

It’s tough to keep up with all the action in MLB. Here’s your power rankings for the week ending on June 24th.

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