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Even For ‘Electrifying’ Buxton, There’s A Lot To Learn

Byron Buxton finished his first homestand for Minnesota with quite the challenge in Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale, the three-time-and-counting All-Star left-hander who will likely appear on the schedule many times in the coming seasons as a division rival of the Twins.

06/25/2015

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Prep Blog: Spring State Champions At A Glance

School is out, the sun is out and summer is here. It officially starts on Father’s Day, but for high school athletes, the spring came to an end both late last week and on Monday as the state’s spring champions were crowned across various sports.

06/19/2015

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Twins Blog: ‘Damn Yankees!’

It’s fair to say there’s no love lost between the Minnesota Twins and New York Yankees. However, that rivalry (and hatred) goes well beyond the Twins’ days at the Metrodome and even Met Stadium.

06/18/2015

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Your Baseball-Centric Travel Guide To Cooperstown

Travel guide to Cooperstown, New York, home of the world famous National Baseball Hall of Fame.

06/17/2015

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Buy Dad A Piece Of The Metrodome For Father’s Day

Year after year it can be hard to come up with exciting and new gifts for Father’s Day. As the annual holiday to celebrate dad is just around the corner, WCCO’s Ali Lucia is taking a look at unique gifts for dad.

06/15/2015

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Scoring Changes Wipes Out Crucial Twins Error Vs. Rangers

A game-deciding error against Minnesota Twins center fielder Aaron Hicks is now a two-run double for Mitch Moreland of the Texas Rangers. The Rangers announced before Saturday’s game that the official scorer had changed his ruling on the play Friday night.

06/13/2015

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Torii Hunter Drops Appeal Of Suspension

Minnesota outfielder Torii Hunter has dropped the appeal of his two-game suspension and will sit out the rest of the weekend series at Texas. Hunter was in the original lineup for Saturday’s game, but the outfielder’s decision was announced by the Twins about an hour before the scheduled first pitch.

06/13/2015

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Twins Reinstate Rookie Rosario From Paternity List

The Minnesota Twins have reinstated outfielder Eddie Rosario from the paternity list. The move was made before Friday’s game at Texas that opened a three-game series against the Rangers. The Twins announced that Rosario and his wife, Milany, had their third child, Lucas.

06/12/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Little League Field In Minnesota

There are movies made about stories like that of Russ and Ann Mann’s. “I really wanted to build something that nobody else had,” Russ said. There are two little league baseball fields, nestled in Isanti County, built from the sheer drive of two salt-of-the-earth people.

06/11/2015

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New Life, St. Cloud Cathedral, Mounds View Return To State

All three Minnesota high school baseball champions have returned to the state tournament to defend titles from last season. New Life Academy of Woodbury in Class 1A, St. Cloud Cathedral in Class 2A and Mounds View in Class 3A are back in their respective brackets, all as the top seed. This is the 16th year of the three-class format.

06/09/2015

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Miracle League Gives All Kids Opportunity To Play Ball

A Twin Cities baseball league is teaching kids more than just the fundamentals of the game. The West Metro Miracle League gives kids of all abilities the chance to play. Built off Highway 101 in Minnetonka nearly eight years ago, the modified field is specially designed for children with special needs.

06/06/2015

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5 Things To Know About Wine, Women And Baseball

Last Friday, the Twins took on the Toronto Blue Jays. The game may have ended in a loss, but for a large group of women attending the night was still a win. That’s because it was Wine, Women and Baseball.

06/03/2015

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Report: Saints Could Get Additional Tailgating Options

It looks like there will soon be more tailgating options at CHS Field in St. Paul. According to the Star Tribune, the Metropolitan Council has voted to negotiate with the Saints to develop another tailgating lot near Metro Transit’s Light Rail facility.

06/02/2015

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Twins Sweep Red Sox, Move Into 1st Place Tie In AL Central

Aaron Hicks homered for the first time in more than a year and the Minnesota Twins extended their winning streak to five games with a 6-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday.

05/27/2015

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Bemidji Teen Dies After Being Hit By Baseball

A Bemidji teenager has died after an accident on a baseball field. Police say Schaubhut was pitching at a baseball game, and was struck by a ball hit by the batter.

05/25/2015

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Twins Get Shut Down By Samardzija, Lose 3-2 To White Sox

As he watched from the dugout, Paul Molitor had no desire to grab a bat and step in against Jeff Samardzija. The Hall of Famer had plenty of sympathy for his batters, though. Samardzija fought off a shaky start to pitch three-hit ball over eight innings, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 3-2 on Friday night.

05/22/2015

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Saints’ Gear Up For 1st Home Opener At New CHS Field

Thursday marks the St. Paul Saints baseball team’s first home opener in their new stadium at CHS Field. The Saints have a new name for their porcine mascot to honor the occasion.

05/21/2015

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How Much Does The First Month Of The MLB Season Matter?

Does first place really matter in May? Does last place? We broke down 20 years of baseball history to find out.

05/19/2015

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Twins Face Francisco Liriano In Pittsburgh

Francisco Liriano will start for the Pirates when the Minnesota Twins visit Pittsburgh in the interleague series opener. The lefty makes his first start as a Pirate against his former team Tuesday night.

05/19/2015

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Twins Take Advantage Of Rare Rays’ Error For 6-4 Win

Brian Dozier homered, Eduardo Escobar had four hits and the Minnesota Twins took advantage of a rare Tampa Bay error to beat the Rays 6-4 on Saturday.

05/16/2015

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Twins Place Outfielder Jordan Schafer On DL

The Minnesota Twins placed outfielder Jordan Schafer on the 15-day disabled list with a strained medial collateral ligament in his right knee. The team activated outfielder Shane Robinson off the family emergency list before Saturday’s game against Tampa Bay.

05/16/2015

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Prep Blog: This Weekend’s Top High School Match-Ups

You don’t have to go very far to find entertaining, competitive and intense match-ups on the high school sports scene. The spring prep sports landscape will take shape over the next few weeks as we’ll have playoffs underway, if not decided, in lacrosse, softball, baseball and tennis.

05/14/2015

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Cabrera Homers Twice To Lift Tigers Over Twins 13-1

Miguel Cabrera homered twice and drove in five runs, and Anibal Sanchez pitched eight sharp innings to lift the Detroit Tigers to a 13-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday. Nick Castellanos and Bryan Holaday also went deep for the Tigers, and Anthony Gose added a career-high four hits.

05/14/2015

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Twins Plouffe To Miss Game Against Indians

Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe will miss Saturday’s game against the Indians because of a family matter. Twins manager Paul Molitor says Plouffe has flown to Texas, but he’s expected to rejoin the team for the finale of the three-game series on Sunday.

05/09/2015

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