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Crews Put Finishing Touches On Target Field For Twins Home Opener

The Minnesota Twins are just two days away from their first home game of the season. The team will play the Kansas City Royals in front of a sold-out crowd Monday afternoon. At the dawn of the new season, Target Field awakens from a long winter as workers ready the ball park for nearly 40,000 baseball fans.

04/11/2015

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Hamline, Concordia Play Inaugural Baseball Games At CHS Field

It’ll forever be known as the home of the Saint Paul Saints. Saturday, though, the secondary tenant steals the thunder. CHS Field, the sparkling new ballpark in Saint Paul’s Lowertown neighborhood, echoes with balls hitting bats and slapping into leather mitts.

04/11/2015

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White Sox Get 3 Hits In 6-0 Loss To Twins

The Minnesota Twins picked up their first win under Paul Molitor. Then they had some fun with their first-year manager. Tommy Milone pitched two-hit ball into the eighth inning, and Minnesota beat the White Sox 6-0 Friday in Chicago’s home opener.

04/10/2015

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Bert Blyleven Apologizes For Calling Detroit ‘Ugly’

Twins broadcaster Bert Blyleven apologized on the air and on Twitter for calling the skyline and city of Detroit “ugly” on the social-media network during the rain delay.

04/10/2015

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Twins End Scoreless Drought At 24 Innings, Swept By Tigers

Shane Greene and the Detroit Tigers set the modern AL record for the longest shutout streak to start a season, extending their string to 24 innings while beating the Minnesota Twins 7-1 on a rainy Thursday.

04/09/2015

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Tigers Shut Out Twins Again In 11-0 Rout

Anibal Sanchez helped Detroit blank Minnesota for the second straight game, Jose Iglesias had four hits and Alex Avila scored four runs as the Tigers routed the Twins 11-0 Wednesday.

04/08/2015

MIAMI, FL - APRIL 06: A general view of Marlins Park during Opening Day between the Miami Marlins and the Atlanta Braves on April 6, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

MLB Opening Day: The Best Opening Day Tweets

Joy filled the air at America’s ballparks and it even permeated its way into the social media universe as well.

04/06/2015

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Twins Take On Tigers In Detroit For Opening Day

It’s Opening Day for the Minnesota Twins! The Twins take on the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park in downtown Detroit. Paul Molitor will walk to home plate as manager for the first time Monday at noon.

04/06/2015

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 15: Pitcher Jon Lester puts on a Cubs hat during an introduction press conference by the Chicago Cubs on December 15, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

MLB Opening Day: A Look At The Top Five Games

Tonight we begin the transition from March Madness to baseball as the MLB season prepares to kick off when the St. Louis Cardinals visit the Chicago Cubs.

04/05/2015

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Red Sox Beat Twins In Spring Finale

Justin Masterson pitched five solid innings and the Boston Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 4-2 Saturday in a spring training wrapup. Masterson gave up two runs and seven hits. He’s expected to start Thursday at Philadelphia.

04/04/2015

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MLB Suspends Twins’ Ervin Santana For Drug Violation

The MLB has suspended Twins pitcher Ervin Santana for 80 games without pay after testing positive for PEDs (Stanozolol).

04/03/2015

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Twins Blog: 8 Things To Watch

Opening Day is nigh, and that means the 2015 Minnesota Twins campaign is upon us. After four years of futility, can new field management and an amped-up starting rotation get things turned around?

04/03/2015

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Hughes, Buchholz Look Sharp In Twins-Red Sox 4-4 Tie

Phil Hughes and Clay Buchholz each had their final spring training tuneups Wednesday as the Minnesota Twins and a Boston Red Sox split squad played to a 4-4 tie in nine innings. Hughes, slated to start Minnesota’s regular-season opener Monday in Detroit, struck out five, walked two and gave up one run and four hits in four innings against a squad that included starters Dustin Pedroia, Pablo Sandoval and Mike Napoli.

04/01/2015

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Ingram, Longtime Twins Minor League Coach, Dies At 48

Riccardo Ingram, a longtime minor league coach in the Minnesota Twins organization and a former football and baseball star at Georgia Tech, has died at the age of 48 following his second battle with brain cancer. Georgia Tech said Ingram died on Tuesday night.

04/01/2015

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St. Olaf Cancels Baseball Season After Hazing Investigation

St. Olaf College is cancelling the remaining games of the 2015 baseball season after “serious violations” of the school’s hazing policy.

03/28/2015

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Mauer Hits 1st Spring Homer, Twins Beat Phillies

Joe Mauer hit his first home run of the spring and the Minnesota Twins beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-1 Saturday. Mauer hit a two-run drive to right field. The three-time AL batting champion has spent extra time working off a tee with hitting coach Tom Brunansky.

03/28/2015

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Gibson Strikes Out 7 In Twins’ Loss To Rays

Kyle Gibson struck seven in six strong innings for the Minnesota Twins in a 2-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday. Gibson mixed in his slider and placed new emphasis on his changeup in striking out Rays slugger Evan Longoria three times and leadoff man John Jaso twice.

03/25/2015

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 29: The San Francisco Giants celebrate after defeating the Kansas City Royals to win Game Seven of the 2014 World Series by a score of 3-2 at Kauffman Stadium on October 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

10 Bold Predictions For The Upcoming MLB Season

Before the baseball season gets underway next weekend here are 10 bold predictions about the upcoming season.

03/25/2015

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Saints’ New Ballpark Embraces Old Tradition With Much-Needed Upgrades

This year marks a new era for the St. Paul Saints baseball team — in two months, they’ll play their first home game in Lowertown. CHS Field was built on the site of the old Gillette factory. The brand new building cost 62 million dollars, but it still honors some old Saints traditions.

03/21/2015

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Baseball Hall Of Famers As Managers — A Look Back

Paul Molitor became the latest Hall of Fame player to test his teaching skills when the Minnesota Twins hired him as their manager. With Molitor preparing for his debut with the Twins this season, here’s a look back at a mixed-at-best track record of players with a plaque at Cooperstown who also took their turns trying to manage in the major leagues.

03/04/2015

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Hall-Of-Famer Molitor Confident In Managerial Patience

Two seasons after Hall-of-Famer Paul Molitor played his last game, he became the bench coach for the Minnesota Twins on manager Tom Kelly’s staff. The role was his for two years. The experience was infinitely valuable for the job that opened for him much later.

03/04/2015

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Hometown Boys Molitor, Mauer Trying To Turn Twins Around

Two hometown stars are trying to save a franchise that has rarely been lower after four straight seasons of at least 92 losses.

02/28/2015

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Settled With Twins, Perkins Has ‘Zero Desire’ To Leave

The contract Glen Perkins has with the Minnesota Twins goes through at least 2017, so the All-Star closer wouldn’t have to think about switching teams for a while. He already has. He would never do it.

02/27/2015

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Paul Molitor Makes Debut As Manager At Spring Training

Many are hoping Molitor will be able to change the losing culture at the Twins, but all the Hall of Famer can do to make changes is make out the lineup card. It all starts with the pitchers, who began their workouts in Fort Meyers Monday, including the recently-acquired, right-hander Irving Santana.

02/23/2015

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