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Santana Sharp At Home, Twins Beat Astros 7-5

Ervin Santana struck out 10 to earn his first home win, Eduardo Nunez and Miguel Sano homered, and the Minnesota Twins survived a ninth-inning rally to beat the Houston Astros 7-5 on Sunday.

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Twins Lose 4-3 To Yankees, Get Swept In New York

The fading Minnesota Twins will have to try to reinsert themselves into the AL wild-card race without Aaron Hicks. The center fielder is headed back to the disabled list. Hicks strained his left hamstring trying to run out a grounder in the sixth inning of the Twins’ 4-3 loss to the New York Yankees on Wednesday, their fifth defeat in seven days.

08/19/2015

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With Seven Weeks Left, Make Sure Your Fantasy Team Is On Proper Pace

Every fantasy league has different rules, but most people play in standard Rotisserie leagues that feature limits on both games played by hitters and games started by pitchers—or some variation along those lines. You want to make sure your team isn’t going to go over those limits too soon!

08/15/2015

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Price Silences Scuffling Twins As Jays Win 5-1

David Price struck out 11 over eight innings to win his Blue Jays debut, Josh Donaldson hit a tie-breaking home run and Toronto beat the Minnesota Twins 5-1 in the opener of a four-game series between AL wild-card contenders.

08/03/2015

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McCutchen, Liriano Lead Pirates Sweep Of Twins With 10-4 Win

Andrew McCutchen hit a home run and turned an RBI single into race around the bases while Minnesota made two errors in a five-run sixth inning, helping Francisco Liriano and the Pittaburgh Pirates beat the Twins 10-4 Wednesday for a two-game sweep.

07/29/2015

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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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