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All-Star Game Was Moment To Savor For Glen Perkins

Glen Perkins got to pitch the ninth inning for the American League in the All-Star game this week, representing the host Minnesota Twins in the same place he was born and raised. Rare are the occurrences in sports that come together as smoothly as that.

07/17/2014

85th MLB All Star Game

Jeter, Trout Lead AL Over NL 5-3 In All-Star Game

Helping send Derek Jeter out a winner in his last All-Star game appearance, Mike Trout drove in two runs with a triple and a double to lead the American League past the National League 5-3 on Tuesday night.

07/15/2014

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All-Star Farewell: Jeter Takes Bow, Hits Double

Derek Jeter was a big hit from the start in his final All-Star game.

07/15/2014

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Pitching To All-Stars Lets Bethel Coach Forget About Mudslide

How’s this for an all-star experience? They ask you to pitch batting practice to the American League. That was the call for former Gopher and Twins player Brian Raabe, and it gave him an opportunity to forget about a baseball problem at Bethel University.

07/15/2014

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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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‘He’s On Fire Right Now': Colabello’s Perseverance Paying Off

Chris Colabello, the most dangerous hitter in the American League through the first week of the season, is a guy that wasn’t even drafted. And he never even made the minor leagues until the eighth year of his pro career.

04/08/2014

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Indians Beat Twins 5-1

The Cleveland Indians moved into the AL wild-card lead on the next-to-last scheduled day of the regular season, beating the Minnesota Twins 5-1 Saturday behind Scott Kazmir’s strong start to extend their winning streak to nine. Seeking their first postseason appearance since 2007, the Indians (91-70) took a one-game lead over Tampa Bay and Texas (both 90-71), who both lost Saturday. Cleveland is assured of at least a tie for the AL wild card. With three teams seeking the two wild cards, Sunday’s results could decide the matter or lead to one or two tiebreaker games at the start of next week.

09/28/2013

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Sports Verdict: Which Team Has A Better Shot At Making The Playoffs? Pirates Vs. Orioles

Both the Baltimore Orioles and the Pittsburgh Pirates are enjoying quality seasons midway through this year. With each team presenting a legitimate threat to make the playoffs in their respective leagues, the question is, which is most likely to achieve that goal?

07/25/2013

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Sports Verdict: Which Team Has The Better All-Star Game Roster? AL Vs. NL

With the two leagues set to square off in their annual exhibition featuring its greatest stars on July 16, all eyes will be on Citi Field. With home field advantage during the World Series on the line, the question very simply put is, can the National League maintain its grip on the contest for the fourth straight year?

07/11/2013

New York Yankees v Minnesota Twins

Morneau’s Not Satisfied, But Twins Are Relieved

Justin Morneau isn’t producing the same way he used to. Still, the former American League Most Valuable Player award and four-time All-Star has a .273 batting average, 19 home runs and 77 RBIs.

09/27/2012

Minnesota Twins Photo Day

Ron Gardenhire Touts Miguel Cabrera As AL MVP

If Ron Gardenhire had a vote for AL MVP, he would cast it for Miguel Cabrera.

09/22/2012

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Joe Nathan Makes Himself Home With Rangers

Back-to-back AL championships got the Texas Rangers another prize in veteran Joe Nathan.

11/22/2011

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Twins Seek To Shake Yankee Curse In 2011

The two-time defending AL Central champions are preparing for their second season at Target Field.

03/25/2011

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Ron Gardenhire Wins AL Manager Of The Year

Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire has been named the American League Manager of the Year.

11/17/2010

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Mauer Wins 3rd Straight Gold Glove

Joe Mauer is golden, again.

11/09/2010

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