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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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Hunter Goes 4 For 4, Drives In 4 As Twins Roll Indians 9-3

Torii Hunter went 4 for 4, including a solo homer, and drove in four runs, leading the Minnesota Twins past the Cleveland Indians 9-3 on Friday night. The Twins have won eight of nine and are 16-7 since April 13.

05/08/2015

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

After a brief stint with some rough spring weather, the state’s high school spring sports have been back in action lately as we get ready to head to the postseason. The prep baseball, softball and golf seasons are all taking shape with a few weeks to go before we have playoff brackets and sectional play. Here’s a look at some of the big games Friday on the high school sports scene.

05/07/2015

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Gibson Pitches 8 Strong Innings, Twins Beat White Sox 1-0

One run was plenty for Kyle Gibson on Friday night. Gibson pitched eight strong innings, Kennys Vargas scored on a wild pitch and the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 1-0 Friday night. Glen Perkins pitched a tense ninth inning for his seventh save to give the Twins their fifth win in seven games.

05/02/2015

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White Sox Take On Orioles In Empty Baltimore Stadium

With rubble and debris looming nearby, and tempers still smoldering in riot-torn Baltimore, the Orioles played a baseball game on Wednesday. This wasn’t for the fans, because there weren’t any at Camden Yards.

04/29/2015

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WCCO Photographer’s Son Teaches Jamie Yuccas How To Pitch

The Minnesota Twins take on the Detroit Tigers Tuesday night, and WCCO’s Jamie Yuccas is getting to throw out the first pitch! One of WCCO’s morning photographers, Dave Charest, has a son who is an excellent little league pitcher.

04/28/2015

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Mahtomedi’s Sean Hjelle Has Kentucky On His Mind

Mahtomedi’s Sean Hjelle is made for basketball, and maybe baseball. He’s 6 feet 11 inches tall and he’s good in the low post. But he thinks his future is on the mound. Watch him on the basketball court and you see a kid with potential — big potential.

04/24/2015

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Twins Visit Mariners This Weekend

The Minnesota Twins will face a team from outside the American League Central for the first time this season when then they visit Safeco Field in Seattle this weekend.

04/24/2015

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4 Things To Know: Wild’s Big Win, Latest In Boston Bombing Trial & More

From a big Minnesota Wild win to a new way to watch baseball, here are the four stories you need to know for Tuesday, Boston Bombing Death Decision Will Dzhokhar Tsarnaev live or die? The […]

04/21/2015

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Hughes Holds Twins Close, Indians Break Away For 4-2 Win

Danny Salazar matched his career high with 10 strikeouts while pitching into the seventh inning of his season debut, giving the Cleveland Indians a spark in a 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday.

04/18/2015

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Twins Place Duensing On 15-Day Disabled List

The Minnesota Twins have placed left-hander Brian Duensing on the 15-day disabled list with a strain of muscles in his rib cage. The Twins announced on Friday Duensing sustained an intercostal strain the day before during his appearance in the ninth inning against the Kansas City Royals. Duensing has been used as the team’s left-handed specialist out of the bullpen.

04/17/2015

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Top 5 Walk-Up Songs For Twins Players – 2015 Edition

Last year we brought you the top 5 walk-up songs for the Minnesota Twins. But just as the roster can change from year to year, so too can these classic call-to-bats. So, in honor of this week’s home opener we decided to take a look at what tunes stayed the same, what changed and what ones are simply the best.

04/14/2015

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Twins Blog: Players Caught Up In Thrill Of Home Opener

Baseball is a unique sport in many ways. When teams in other sports begin their season, it’s a special event. But “Opening Day” and “Home Openers” in baseball seem to rise to another level. Teams break out the bunting, entire squads are introduced to the fans, and the pregame festivities seem to last for hours.

04/13/2015

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4 Things To Do: Twins’ Home Opener At Target Field

Monday is the Home Opener at Target Field as the Twins get ready to host the Kansas City Royals. You can still get in on freebies and fun, even if you’re not going to the game. WCCO This Morning’s Ali Lucia had some other suggestions for things to try this year if you’re at Opening Day.

04/13/2015

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Minnesota State Wins Record-Setting D-2 Game 41-20

The Minnesota State Mavericks sure have their swings in shape. They swept a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference doubleheader at Bemidji State on Saturday by scores of 10-9 in seven innings and, yes, 41-20 in eight innings. The Mavericks had 53 hits, including eight home runs, in 101 at-bats over the two games.

04/12/2015

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