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Swarza, Carrasco, Rzepczynski, Chisenall Agree With Indians

Former Minnesota right-hander Anthony Swarzak agreed Thursday to a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians, who avoided arbitration with right-hander Carlos Carrasco by agreeing to a one-year deal for $2,337,500.

01/15/2015

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Anthony Swarzak Agrees To Minor League Deal With Indians

Former Minnesota Twins right-hander Anthony Swarzak has agreed to a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians.

01/15/2015

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Schafer Drives In 4, Twins Top Royals 11-5 In 10th

Jordan Schafer tied a career high with four RBIs, including a two-run single in the 10th inning Thursday night as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Kansas City Royals 11-5.

08/28/2014

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Fill-In Swarzak Pitches Twins Past Indians, 3-1

Anthony Swarzak pitched five sharp innings in a fill-in start, Oswaldo Arcia homered and the Minnesota Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 3-1 Wednesday. Danny Santana scored after two of his three hits for the Twins, and five relievers totaled six strikeouts over four scoreless innings.

07/23/2014

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Minnesota’s Gibson Scratched From Wednesday Start

Minnesota Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson has been scratched from Wednesday’s start against Cleveland due to lower back stiffness. Gibson, 8-8 with a 4.19 ERA, will be replaced by Anthony Swarzak.

07/22/2014

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Mauer, Twins Beat White Sox 6-5 For 4-Game Sweep

Joe Mauer had two hits and two RBIs, and the Minnesota Twins beat the White Sox 6-5 Sunday to complete their first four-game sweep against Chicago in 20 years. Anthony Swarzak and Casey Fien combined for three shutout innings of relief and Jared Burton earned his first save since May 30, 2013, with a perfect ninth. Kurt Suzuki had three hits.

06/22/2014

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Cabrera Homers, Sends Scherzer, Tigers Past Twins

Miguel Cabrera hit a three-run homer that capped a six-run second inning, sending Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers past the Minnesota Twins 9-3 Saturday. On a day when the Tigers honored former manager Jim Leyland, they won with a familiar formula they used to reach the playoffs under him: Power by Cabrera, the two-time AL MVP, and pitching by Scherzer, the reigning Cy Young Award winner.

05/10/2014

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Twins Agree To Contract With Swarzak

The Minnesota Twins and right-hander Anthony Swarzak have agreed to a $935,000, one-year contract, avoiding arbitration. Swarzak went 3-2 with a 2.91 ERA in 48 games for the Twins last season. He made all of those appearances out of the bullpen for the first time in his four-year career. In years past, Swarzak was often used as a spot starter when the rotation faltered or someone went down with an injury.

01/18/2014

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Twins, Trevor Plouffe Agree To $2.35M, 1-Year Deal

The Minnesota Twins and third baseman Trevor Plouffe have agreed to a $2.35 million, one-year contract that avoided salary arbitration. Plouffe batted .254 with 14 home runs and 52 RBIs in 477 at-bats last season, his second as a regular in the lineup.

01/17/2014

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Willingham Homers Twice And Twins Beat A’s 4-3

Josh Willingham hit two home runs, including a two-run shot in the eighth that put the Twins in front for good, to lead Minnesota past the Oakland Athletics 4-3 Tuesday night.

09/10/2013

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Bullpen Comes Through For Twins In Win Over Astros

Ryan Doumit hit the go-ahead single in the seventh inning, Minnesota’s bullpen pitched six scoreless innings and the Twins beat the Houston Astros 6-4 on Saturday night. After starter Kyle Gibson allowed four runs and nine hits in three innings, Anthony Swarzak struck out five in the next three innings and the American League’s second-best bullpen came through for Minnesota. Brian Duensing (4-1) followed with a scoreless seventh and Casey Fien a scoreless eighth to set up All-Star Glen Perkins for his 26th save.

08/03/2013

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Twins’ Pedro Hernandez Gets First Major League Win

Pedro Hernandez pitched five shutout innings for his first major league win, Josh Willingham homered and the Minnesota Twins beat the Texas Rangers 7-2 Saturday to end a three-game slide.

04/27/2013

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Twins Blog: The Boys Of Snowstorms

They’re supposed to be the boys of summer. This season, they’re the boys of snowstorms.

04/18/2013

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Twins Recall Hernandez For Sunday Start

The Minnesota Twins have recalled left-hander Pedro Hernandez from Triple-A Rochester, and he will make his 2013 debut Sunday against the Baltimore Orioles in place of injured right-hander Cole De Vries.

04/07/2013

Minnesota Twins v Detroit Tigers

Twins: Swarzak Has Cracked Ribs — From Wrestling

Minnesota Twins pitcher Anthony Swarzak has two cracked ribs, the freak result of some ill-fated horseplay during a gathering with teammates last month.

02/06/2013

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Kotchman’s RBI Lifts Indians Over Twins 4-3 In 10

Casey Kotchman singled with the bases-loaded in the 10th inning, giving the Cleveland Indians a 4-3 win over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday.

09/20/2012

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Twins Sweep In Kansas City Doubleheader

Joe Mauer hit a grand slam and Chris Parmelee added a three-run shot and the Minnesota Twins outlasted the Kansas City Royals 8-7 to complete a sweep of a doubleheader Saturday.

09/01/2012

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Twins Top Tigers 6-4 With 4-Run 4th Inning

Ron Gardenhire deflected credit on the night the Minnesota Twins gave their manager his 900th career victory. Trevor Plouffe hit a two-run single, one of six singles during Minnesota’s four-run fourth inning, to help the Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 6-4 Monday night.

07/02/2012

Minnesota Twins v Seattle Mariners

Mariners Spear Twins In 7-0 Win

Felix Hernandez and Steve Delabar combined on a one-hitter and the Seattle Mariners shut out the Minnesota Twins 7-0 on Saturday.

05/05/2012

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Granderson Hits 3 Homers, Yankees Beat Twins 7-6

With three quick long balls, Curtis Granderson had Mr. October hooked. Granderson hit three home runs in the first four innings and matched a career high with five hits, leading the New York Yankees to a 7-6 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night.

04/19/2012

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Twins Say Blackburn’s Shoulder Should Be All Right

An MRI test on Minnesota right-hander Nick Blackburn’s shoulder has revealed no damage, and the Twins expect him to make his next start.

04/15/2012

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Twins RHP Hendriks Scratched With Food Poisoning

Minnesota Twins right-hander Liam Hendriks has been scratched from his scheduled start Sunday against the Baltimore Orioles with food poisoning.

04/07/2012

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Wada Struggles As Orioles Lose To Twins 5-0

The Minnesota Twins scored four runs off Japanese left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada and held the Baltimore Orioles hitless until the eighth inning in a 5-0 exhibition victory Tuesday.

03/27/2012

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Tosoni’s Slam Lifts Twins Over Royals

The Minnesota Twins entered the final series of the season with one goal — to avoid losing 100 games.

09/27/2011

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Baker Pitches 5 Scoreless In Return For Twins

Scott Baker pitched five scoreless innings and the Twins bullpen came through with four solid innings of relief in a 4-1 victory over the Tigers on Saturday, snapping Detroit’s 11-game winning streak over Minnesota.

07/23/2011

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