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Ervin Santana Mows Down Angels In 3-0 Victory For Twins

Ervin Santana pitched eight innings of four-hit ball against his former team, and the Minnesota Twins snapped both their four-game skid and the Angels’ seven-game winning streak with a 3-0 victory over Los Angeles on Thursday.

07/23/2015

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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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Hunter’s Leadership Has Lifted Twins, And So Have His Homers

Torii Hunter turns 40 this weekend. He’s been bracing for trouble. Not from his body or mind, despite that daunting number for a professional athlete, but from his Minnesota Twins teammates.

07/17/2015

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Santana Returns From Suspension As Twins Fall To Royals 3-2

Eric Hosmer drove in Lorenzo Cain with nobody out in the ninth inning, helping the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 3-2 on Sunday for a split of their four-game series.

07/05/2015

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Twins’ Santana Reinstated From Suspension, Will Start Sunday

Minnesota Twins pitcher Ervin Santana has been reinstated following an 80-game drug suspension and is scheduled to start Sunday against the Kansas City Royals.

07/04/2015

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Aaron Thompson Becoming Trusted Arm In Twins’ Bullpen

There’s no way the Twins could’ve expected they’d be getting what they’re getting out of this guy this season. If they had, Aaron Thompson would’ve made the big league roster out of spring training.

05/16/2015

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Hunter Homers For Twins In 7-2 Win Over Indians

Torii Hunter hit his first home run for Minnesota since 2007, helping Trevor May and the Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 7-2 Sunday.

04/19/2015

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Season Couldn’t Have Started Much Worse For Molitor, Twins

The Minnesota Twins have presented new manager Paul Molitor with quite a challenge after his first regular season week in charge.

04/14/2015

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9 Reasons The Minnesota Twins Will Struggle In 2015

Can the Twins be a team that contends for a playoff spot or will it be another long, frustrating summer at Target Field? It’s too early to tell, but most that know the game well don’t have high expectations for the Twins in 2015. Here’s nine reasons why it will probably be another losing season in Minnesota.

04/09/2015

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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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Twins Need Starting Pitching Spike

Paul Molitor was hired as Minnesota’s new manager, bringing Hall of Fame membership and renowned intelligence and intuition to a team seeking a fresh start. The Twins brought back one of their most popular players ever, Torii Hunter, to help solidify an unsettled outfield, mentor a fledgling team and hit a few home runs.

04/02/2015

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Jimenez Helps Orioles Beat Twins’ Split Squad 3-2

Ubaldo Jimenez has his best outing of spring training, allowing two runs and five hits over four innings Wednesday as the Baltimore Orioles beat a Minnesota Twins’ split squad 3-2.

03/18/2015

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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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8 Reasons The Twins Will Be Better In 2015

It’s a tough time to be a baseball fan in Minnesota. The Twins have had four straight seasons of at least 90 losses, have been at the bottom of the American League Central Division and there has been little hope that things will change any time soon. But as the Twins reported to Spring Training last week, optimism seemed to be everywhere.

03/04/2015

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Twins Again Bank On Better Starting Pitching After Big Spend

The fall of the Minnesota Twins over the last four seasons can be traced to several factors, none more influential than the struggles of the starting rotation. So for the second straight winter, the Twins spent millions of dollars to try to fix it.

02/24/2015

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Twins Welcome Their Latest Santana

Ervin Santana’s given name was Johan. This was a fine way to be identified for the right-hander raised in the Dominican Republic and working his way up through the minor leagues.

12/15/2014

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12/15/2014

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Ervin ‘Magic’ Santana Joins The Twins’ Pitching Staff

Are the good old days back again? Johan Santana will be pitching for the Twins this summer. Well, sort of. “[In the] minor leagues, I was Johan Santana. Then, there was another Johan Santana. You know who that is,” said the Twins’ newest free agent acquisition, starting pitcher Ervin Santana, with a laugh. “They send me his baseball cards every time so I can sign it.”

12/13/2014

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Twins To Announce Santana Deal Saturday

The Minnesota Twins called a news conference for Saturday to announce a four-year contract with free-agent right-hander Ervin Santana. Santana’s deal, which guarantees him $55 million, contains a club option for 2019 that could become guaranteed. The 32-year-old was 14-10 with a 3.95 ERA for Atlanta this year. He as an AL All-Star with the Los Angeles Angels in 2008.

12/12/2014

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Podcast: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 12-12-14

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12/12/2014

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AP Sources: Twins, Ervin Santana Near $55M Deal

Two people with direct knowledge of the deal say the Minnesota Twins and free-agent right-hander Ervin Santana are working to finalize a four-year contract worth $55 million.

12/11/2014

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 01: Jorge Soler #68 of the Chicago Cubs hits a double against the Milwaukee Brewers during the second inning on September 1, 2014 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois.

CBSSports.com: Fantasy Baseball Week 25 Starts And Sits

The fantasy baseball experts at CBSSports.com break down who to start and who to sit for the upcoming week.

09/12/2014

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 22: Newly aquired Chase Headley of the New York Yankees looks on from the dugout during the fourth inning against the Texas Rangers on July 22, 2014 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.

CBSSports.com: Fantasy Baseball Week 18 Starts And Sits

The fantasy baseball experts at CBSSports.com break down who to start and who to sit for the upcoming week.

07/25/2014

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Mauer Returns, But Twins Fall To Royals 7-2

Ervin Santana heard his name bandied about in trade rumors in recent weeks, with yet another season threatening to swirl down the drain in Kansas City.

07/30/2013

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