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Five Fun Activities To Get The Family Outdoors

Make this a summer to remember for the whole family with these five ways to bring everyone together while enjoying the warmer weather.

07/21/2014

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Price Throws 8 Shutout Innings; Rays Top Twins 5-1

Pushing the Tampa Bay Rays back toward .500 might be David Price’s way of dampening trade rumors. The All-Star left-hander pitched eight scoreless innings to win five straight starts for the first time in his major league career, and the Rays beat the Minnesota Twins 5-1 Saturday night for their fourth consecutive victory.

07/19/2014

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21 Things That Have Happened Since The Last Back-to-Back Home Run Derby Champion

With 15 years between back to back champions, lots of things have happened in the sporting world during that time. With that being said, here is a look at 21 things that have happened since we last had a back-to-back Home Run Derby champion.

07/16/2014

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Podcast Page: All Star Game Recap-The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 7-16-14

A day Minnesota, or the Morning News With Dave Lee won’t forget. Highlights from Wednesday’s All Star Game rewind program can be by clicking the link above.

07/16/2014

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Businesses, Baseball Fans Relish All-Star Experience

Baseball is referred to as America’s favorite past time, but for four days it’s been Minnesotans who’ve celebrated the game like no other.

07/15/2014

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Hernandez, Wainwright To Open All-Star Game

Seattle’s Felix Hernandez will start Tuesday night’s All-Star game for the American League and Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals will open for the National League.

07/14/2014

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 13: Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees warms up before their game against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on June 13, 2014 in Oakland, California.

5 Things You Need To Know About The 2014 MLB All-Star Game

The 2014 MLB All-Star Game will be played at Target Field in Minneapolis on July 15. Here are 5 things you need to know about the game.

07/14/2014

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Finding Minnesota: Target Field

Even with more than 90 losses for three straight seasons, the Minnesota Twins have averaged more than 30,000 fans a game since Target Field opened in 2010. The ballpark itself is clearly part of the draw. “I love the architecture,” Jessi Oeltjen of Spring Valley said. “I’m a design buff, so just the architecture, the design, the layout. Once you get inside, there is not a bad seat in the house.”

07/13/2014

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For Some, Tommy John Surgery Before Major Leagues

Sitting in the Minnesota Twins locker room Sunday surrounded by many of the most promising minor leaguers, Christian Binford remembered back five years ago, when he was a 10th grader pitching for the Mercersburg Academy in Pennsylvania. Up to the plate walked some stud on the other team who was good enough to attract 10-20 scouts.

07/13/2014

8. San Francisco Giants (5-2)

Hudson, Simon, Street, Clippard Join NL All-Stars

San Francisco’s Tim Hudson, Cincinnati’s Alfredo Simon, San Diego’s Huston Street and Washington’s Tyler Clippard have been added to the roster for Tuesday’s All-Star game at Target Field as the National League changed about one-third of its pitching staff. They replace a quartet of pitchers who started Sunday: the Giants’ Madison Bumgarner, the Reds’ Johnny Cueto, the Padres’ Tyson Ross and the Atlanta Braves’ Julio Teheran.

07/13/2014

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Dozier Hits 2 Homers As Twins beat Rockies 13-5

Brian Dozier played his own version of Home Run Derby against the Colorado Rockies, hitting two into the left-field seats. Next up, the real thing — in his home park. Dozier had his first career multihomer game to get cranked up for the derby and the Minnesota Twins beat the Rockies 13-5 on Sunday.

07/13/2014

Home of the Minnesota Twins

Commemorative Streets For Twins’ HOFers Get New Location

The Minnesota Twins and the city of Minneapolis found new locations for the two streets commemorating the Twins’ Hall of Famers, Kirby Puckett and Rod Carew. Kirby Puckett Place and Rod Carew Drive will be relocated next to Target Field.

07/13/2014

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Baseball Fans Celebrate The Game In The Twin Cities

The 85th annual All-Star Game is still a few days away, but already fans are flocking to the Minneapolis Convention Center to take in the sights and sounds of baseball. Twins spokesman Kevin Smith says there will be a chance for everyone to get into the spirit of the game, with a parade on Tuesday. And at Target Station, behind the field, they will be showing both the Home Run Derby on Monday and the game on Tuesday.

07/12/2014

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Correia Solid As Twins Rock Rockies 9-3

Some run support at long last made all the difference for Kevin Correia. Correia pitched six innings of one-run ball, Eduardo Escobar homered, and the Minnesota Twins pulled away late to beat the Colorado Rockies 9-3 on Saturday. Correia (5-11) scattered seven hits and cooled the power-hitting Rockies, who stranded 10 baserunners and were kept in the yard after slugging eight home runs in their previous two games. He walked one and struck out one in snapping a hard-luck three-game losing streak during which he had received no run support.

07/12/2014

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Target Field Is Ready For Its All-Star Close-Up

With the All-Star game coming to the Twin Cities, the Minnesota Twins see the mid-summer party as more than a way to distract from another disappointing season. In some ways, it’s a referendum on the success of outdoor baseball in the chilly north country and the first chance 5-year-old Target Field has had to take center stage.

07/12/2014

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MLB FanFest Delights Sluggers At Heart

Baseball fans don’t have to wait for Tuesday’s All-Star game to celebrate the All-Star break. The All-Star FanFest kicked off Friday at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Thousands are expected to attend the five-day event that celebrates everything baseball.

07/11/2014

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All-Star Game FanFest Opens At Mpls. Convention Center

Baseball fans hoping to be overwhelmed by memorabilia headed to the MLB All-Star Game FanFest, which opened Friday morning at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The doors opened at 9 a.m. The first day’s focus is on kids, with the first thousand kids through the door getting a free T.C. Bear bobblehead.

07/11/2014

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3 Local Scorekeepers Prepare For All-Star Game Spotlight

Baseball players know the difference between a hit and an error. The trouble is, their opinion doesn’t count in the score book. Former Twins slugger David “Big Papi” Ortiz has had his problems with the scorekeeper in Fenway Park.

07/11/2014

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Pino Gets 1st Career Win, Twins Beat Mariners 4-2

Yohan Pino has the game ball to prove he belongs in the majors, even if he doesn’t have a big league job anymore. The Minnesota Twins rookie right-hander earned his first major league victory — beating the Seattle Mariners 4-2 Thursday night in his fifth big league appearance — and was told after the game that he’s being sent back to the minors to make room for LHP Kris Johnson to start Friday at Colorado.

07/11/2014

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Kids Rule At ASG Fan Fest Kickoff

Major League Baseball’s All Star game at Target Field is just five days away. But Friday, Fan Fest opens at the Minneapolis Convention Center – and the first day is dedicated to kids! Doors open at 9 a.m. with the first thousand kids through the door getting a free T.C. Bear bobblehead.

07/10/2014

16. Colorado Rockies (10-10)

Oh, Neau! Morneau Misses All-Star Game Cut

Minnesota fans who were hoping to get Justin Morneau back in action at Target Field during next week’s All-Star Game fell short in their efforts. On Thursday, the MLB announced that Morneau would not be joining the roster of players for next Tuesday’s game.

07/10/2014

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Dedications This Week For 2 MLB All-Star Projects

As part of the Twin Cities’ MLB All-Star Game festivities, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and the Minnesota Twins are celebrating the dedication of two projects. One is an expansion and improvement of the youth baseball field in Northeast Park.

07/10/2014

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Twins Blog: Future Twins In ASG’s Futures Game

One of the underrated parts of the All-Star Game festivities is the Futures Game, which will take place this year on Sunday at Target Field at 4 p.m. The future of baseball will be on display. Doubt that statement? Consider this list.

07/10/2014

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Check These Affordable (Even Free) All-Star Game Events

We all know the All Star Game is coming and, of course, the tickets are really expensive. But you may not know that there are some free events and others that might just fit into your family budget.

07/08/2014

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