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Twins Rookie Slugger Sano, Closer Perkins Out Vs White Sox

The Minnesota Twins are without rookie slugger Miguel Sano and closer Glen Perkins for the game against the Chicago White Sox on Thursday. Sano is dealing with a hamstring injury that doesn’t allow him to run.

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Rays Bullpen Helps End Twins’ 6-Game Winning Streak

Relievers Brandon Gomes, Alex Colome and Brad Boxberger combined for 4 2-3 scoreless innings and the Tampa Bay Rays ended Minnesota’s six-game winning streak, beating the Twins 5-4 on Thursday night. The loss dropped the Twins a half-game behind Texas for the second AL wild-card spot.

08/27/2015

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Twins’ Graham Goes On DL Day After 1st Major League Win

The Minnesota Twins have put right-hander J.R. Graham on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation one day after he earned his first major league win. Minnesota also reinstated reliever Blaine Boyer from the 15-day DL prior to Wednesday night’s game against Tampa Bay. Boyer had missed 15 games due to right elbow inflammation.

08/26/2015

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Wiffle Ball Tournament Raises Money For Charity League

Hundreds of people hit the baseball diamond for a great cause Sunday. The Big Wiff, as it’s known, is a wiffle ball tournament, benefiting the Miracle League of Minnesota.

08/23/2015

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Twins Reliever Blaine Boyer Put On Disabled List

The Minnesota Twins have placed reliever Blaine Boyer on the 15-day disabled list because of an inflammation in his throwing elbow. The Twins made the move made before the start of a three-game series against Cleveland. Michael Tonkin was recalled from Triple-A Rochester to take Boyer’s place in the bullpen.

08/14/2015

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Twins Put Hughes On DL, With Lower Back Inflammation

The Minnesota Twins have made some progress with their starting pitching this year. The rotation is ranked 10th in the American league in ERA, after finishing last each of the previous three seasons. This is still an area of concern, though, with the Twins trying to stay viable in the AL wild card race.

08/13/2015

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Top 5 Best Conveyances Ever To Transport A Professional Athlete

Under ordinary circumstances, the only means of locomotion a professional athlete needs is his own magnificent body. But should an athlete choose to be carried, lifted, flown, floated, glided wheeled or otherwise transported between two geographical points, then the conveyance used to move the sportsman must be as glorious to behold as the athlete himself.

08/11/2015

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Bautista Hits Slam, Blue Jays Beat Twins, Win 4th In Row

Jose Bautista hit a grand slam, Edwin Encarnacion and Josh Donaldson homered and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Minnesota Twins 9-7 Wednesday night for their fourth straight win. Encarnacion hit a three-run drive and Donaldson added a two-run shot. Toronto has homered in 17 of 18 games since the All-Star break, with 10 multihomer games in that span.

08/05/2015

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Offense Falls Flat Again, Twins Lose 3-1 To Surging Jays

Josh Donaldson and Troy Tulowitzki hit solo home runs, Marco Estrada pitched 6 2-3 innings to win consecutive starts and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Minnesota Twins 3-1 on Tuesday night. Toronto’s sixth win in seven games moved the Blue Jays ahead of the Twins and into the second AL wild-card spot.

08/04/2015

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An Ode To The Hot Dog: Celebrating Baseball’s Favorite Food

On National Hot Dog Day, we celebrate by looking at the best hot dogs in baseball stadiums around the country.

07/23/2015

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The Top 5 Athletes-Turned-Actors

LeBron James is getting some good reviews for his performance (as himself) in the new Judd Apatow – Amy Schumer movie Trainwreck. Despite losing the championship this year, he has been able to dodge the […]

07/22/2015

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Burnsville Pitcher Finally Takes The Mound After Battle With Cancer

Sean Floersch hasn’t been able to pitch in quite a while, but he was determined to make it back on the mound.

07/18/2015

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Plouffe Grand Slam, Dozier Homer Lead Twins Past Athletics

Ervin Santana received the game ball from Joe Mauer after his first win with Minnesota, and he waited months to finally earn it. The Twins’ power hitters provided him plenty of support, too.

07/18/2015

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Twins’ Brian Dozier Homers In 1st All-Star At-Bat

Mike Trout flashed the skill that puts him at the front of baseball’s new generation, just moments after four of the all-time greats had just walked off the field. Trout became the first player in 38 years to homer leading off an All-Star game.

07/15/2015

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MN Politicians Call On USPS To Release Harmon Killebrew Stamp

Minnesota’s full congressional delegation has written a letter to get Twins great Harmon Killebrew immortalized on a postage stamp. The late Killebrew’s wife and the Minnesota Twins are asking for fans to send in letters of support.

07/14/2015

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4 Things To Know From July 14, 2015

From a historic agreement to limit Iran’s nuclear program to an equally history flyby of the dwarf planet Pluto, here are the four stories to know for Tuesday, July 14.

07/14/2015

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Baseball Managers Fistfight In Summer League Game

The benches clear after opposing managers got into it during an Alaska Baseball League game.

07/10/2015

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Brian Dozier Gets His Own Emoji When You Use #VoteDozier

It’s the final push for players hoping to make the All-Star Team. Public voting is open until 3 p.m. Friday, and players are pushing for those numbers. Prior to Friday, all voting has been taking place online or through text message.

07/10/2015

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5 Best Places To Eat Near The 2015 MLB All-Star Game

Visiting Cincinnati for the 2015 MLB All-Star game? Here are some can’t-miss food stops to add into your travel itinerary.

07/08/2015

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Twins Put Shane Robinson On Family Emergency Leave

The Minnesota Twins have placed outfielder Shane Robinson on family emergency leave. Robinson traveled to Boston after his infant daughter underwent emergency surgery. Manager Paul Molitor said Friday that Robinson would not return to the team before Sunday.

07/03/2015

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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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