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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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Escobar Hits 2 Homers, Twins Beat Rays 5-3

Eduardo Escobar homered twice and Joe Mauer had a tiebreaking RBI single as Minnesota beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 on Wednesday night for the Twins’ sixth consecutive win.

08/26/2015

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Twins Double Their Way Back To Beat Rangers 3-2

Eduardo Escobar’s two-out double in the ninth inning drove in the winning run, capping a late rally by the Minnesota Twins for a much-needed 3-2 victory Tuesday night over the Texas Rangers.

08/11/2015

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Second-Place Twins Beat AL Central-Leading Royals, 2-0

Kyle Gibson threw eight innings of four-hit ball, Danny Santana and Eduardo Escobar had RBI triples, and the Minnesota Twins beat the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals 2-0 Thursday night.

07/02/2015

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Hunter Homers Twice As Twins Beat Brewers 5-2

Torii Hunter hit two home runs and Eduardo Escobar had a three-run shot, leading the Minnesota Twins over the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 Saturday.

06/27/2015

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Pelfrey Tosses 8 Strong Innings, Twins Blank Brewers 2-0

Mike Pelfrey pitched eight strong innings, his longest outing in three years, and the Minnesota Twins avoided a series sweep by beating the Milwaukee Brewers 2-0 on Sunday.

06/07/2015

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Twins’ Dozier Learns Spanish To Get To Know Teammates

This season, half of the team’s 40 man roster was born outside the US. Seventeen are native Spanish speakers, mostly from Venezuela and Dominican Republic. Knowing many of his teammates couldn’t speak his language, Dozier took it upon himself to learn theirs.

05/31/2015

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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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Hunter Continues Hot Streak In 7-4 Win Over Cleveland

Torii Hunter continued his torrid stretch with three hits, including a home run, and the Minnesota Twins defeated the Cleveland Indians 7-4 on Saturday.

05/09/2015

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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’ Nolasco Headed To DL Because Of Inflammation In Elbow

Minnesota Twins right-hander Ricky Nolasco is headed to the 15-day disabled list because of inflammation in his pitching elbow. Manager Paul Molitor says the move will likely be made Saturday, with Trevor May getting called up from Triple-A Rochester.

04/10/2015

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Escobar Drives In 3, Nolasco Sharp As Twins Beat Red Sox 5-2

Eduardo Escobar drove in three runs, adding to his torrid spring, and Ricky Nolasco tossed three solid innings to help the Minnesota Twins beat the Boston Red Sox 5-2 on Friday night.

04/03/2015

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Twins Beat Orioles 10-9 In Matt Wieters’ Return From Surgery

Matt Wieters returned to catching exactly six months after Tommy John surgery and played six innings in the Baltimore Orioles’ 10-9 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday.

03/17/2015

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Mauer, Escobar Lead Twins Over Orioles

Joe Mauer and Eduardo Escobar each hit run-scoring doubles to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 2-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday.

03/08/2015

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Hughes Picked As MVP, Pitcher Of Year For Twins

Phil Hughes has been named most valuable player and pitcher of the year for the Minnesota Twins in 2014. Hughes set a major league record for strikeout-to-walk ratio and posted a 3.52 ERA in 32 starts, his first season with the Twins.

10/16/2014

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Twins Batter Tigers 12-3, Keep Detroit’s Lead At 1

Eduardo Escobar had a homer, four hits and a career-high six RBIs, and the Minnesota Twins ensured that the AL Central race will come down to the very end with a 12-3 rout of the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night.

09/27/2014

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Escobar, Twins Bat Around Twice, Pound Tigers 20-6

Eduardo Escobar got a career-high five hits, including a homer and a triple, and the Minnesota Twins batted around twice in a 20-6 rout of the Detroit Tigers on Friday night.

08/22/2014

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Twins Squander Leads In 5-4 Loss To Padres

Center fielder Alexi Amarista made a game-saving catch in the bottom of the ninth inning and Seth Smith followed with a solo homer in the 10th to lift the San Diego Padres to a 5-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday.

08/06/2014

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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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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

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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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Hughes Hits Wall As Twins Fall To Yankees 7-4

Carlos Beltran gave the foundering Yankees a jolt with a three-run homer Thursday night, lifting Masahiro Tanaka to his major league-leading 12th win and helping New York end a season-worst five-game skid with a 7-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins.

07/03/2014

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Twins Beat AL Central-Leading Tigers 2-0

Kyle Gibson threw seven innings and Eduardo Escobar hit a solo homer in the third and drew a bases-loaded walk in the ninth, lifting the Minnesota Twins to a 2-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night.

06/13/2014

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Twins’ Dozier Leaves With Sore Lower Back

Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier left Wednesday’s game against the Blue Jays in the fourth inning with a sore lower back and was replaced by Eduardo Escobar. Dozier came in batting .245 with a team-high 14 home runs and 33 RBIs.

06/11/2014

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Santana’s Bat, Gibson’s Arm Lead Twins Over Astros

Rookie Danny Santana drove in five runs, Kyle Gibson pitched seven strong innings and the Minnesota Twins beat the Houston Astros 8-0 Saturday. Santana, who hit his first major league home run on Friday night, flied out to lead off the first inning. He then got hits in his next four at-bats, raising his batting average to .373. Santana hit a two-run single in the second, a two-run double in the fourth as the Twins broke it open and an RBI single in the fifth.

06/07/2014

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