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Twins Still Confident, Despite June Swoon

The elbow pad. The shin guard. The batting gloves. Enraged over a called third strike, Torii Hunter had already hurled almost all of his accessories when he ripped off his white pinstriped Minnesota Twins jersey and heaved that onto the field, too.

06/11/2015

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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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Dozier’s RBI Triple Lifts Twins In 3-2 Win Over Blue Jays

Brian Dozier drove in the tiebreaking run with a triple in the seventh inning, lifting the Minnesota Twins past the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 on Saturday.

05/30/2015

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Buehrle Slows Twins In Their 6-4 Loss

Scoring a lot of runs early in the game has played a big part in Minnesota’s surprisingly strong start this season. It’s the later innings that haven’t been as fruitful for the Twins, who were shut down by Mark Buehrle on Friday night and saw their five-game winning streak snapped with a 6-4 loss.

05/29/2015

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Hunter, Nuñez Homer In Twins’ 4-3 Win Over White Sox

Hunter homered, Trevor May pitched a career-high seven innings and the Minnesota Twins defeated the Chicago White Sox 4-3 on Saturday.

05/23/2015

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Twins Blog: Homestand Notes

The Twins finished a brief three-game homestand versus the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday. Brief, but successful as they took two of three from Tampa.

05/17/2015

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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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Santana, Hughes Lead Twins To 3-2 Win Over Rays

Danny Santana’s triple keyed a late two-run rally, and Phil Hughes pitched seven strong innings Friday night to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.

05/15/2015

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10 Reasons The Minnesota Twins Are Above .500

After a dreadful 1-6 start which included an ugly opening series at Detroit and an even worse home opener, the Twins have made quite the bounce back. They’ve gone 17-8 since and are 18-14 heading into this week’s series at Detroit and Tampa Bay.

05/13/2015

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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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Surging Twins Beat Athletics 6-5 To Finish Home Stand 8-3

Eddie Rosario drove in two runs and Glen Perkins got four outs for his 10th save to help the Minnesota Twins beat the Oakland Athletics 6-5 on Thursday. Eduardo Escobar also drove in two runs, and the Twins overcame a rough start from Ricky Nolasco to win for the seventh time in eight games.

05/07/2015

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Plouffe, Hunter Homer, Help Nolasco, Twins Beat White Sox

Trevor Plouffe and Torii Hunter homered, helping Ricky Nolasco return to the rotation with a win as the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 5-3 Saturday.

05/02/2015

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Gibson Pitches 8 Strong Innings, Twins Beat White Sox 1-0

One run was plenty for Kyle Gibson on Friday night. Gibson pitched eight strong innings, Kennys Vargas scored on a wild pitch and the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 1-0 Friday night. Glen Perkins pitched a tense ninth inning for his seventh save to give the Twins their fifth win in seven games.

05/02/2015

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Quintana Gives White Sox Solid Outing In Loss To Twins

Kyle Gibson pitched eight strong innings and the Minnesota Twins scored on a wild pitch to beat the Chicago White Sox 1-0 Friday night.

05/01/2015

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Perkins Returns From Oblique Strain

Glen Perkins made his first appearance of spring training Saturday, giving up a homer to Delmon Young in one inning of a Minnesota Twins split squad’s 5-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.

03/21/2015

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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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Twins Settle Into Spruced-Up Spring Training Home

Renovations to Hammond Stadium at the CenturyLink Sports Complex in Fort Myers were ceremonially opened to the public on Sunday, as Twins standouts Joe Mauer, Glen Perkins, Brian Dozier and Torii Hunter posed for pictures and fans toured the spruced-up seating areas and added amenities.

02/22/2015

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MN Hockey Coach Crafts Specialized Gifts For Special Recipients

High school boys hockey coach Kurt Weber is a busy man. His Lakeville South team finished the year with a 16 – 9 record. They’re the second seed in their section and host Owatonna Thursday night for sectionals.

02/17/2015

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Twins Caravan Starts Jan. 12, Will Hit 40 Cities

The first leg of the Twins Caravan, which lets fans get to see some of their favorite players and coach up close and in person, will kick of Jan. 12 with stops in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Aitkin, Brainerd and Grand Rapids.

12/16/2014

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Wife Of Twins Player Reveals Fight With Anxiety

A racing heart. That panicked voice in your head. At some point, we’ve all likely suffered from that invisible brick wall known as anxiety. One in ten people suffers from the disorder. Yet, despite its prevalence, like most mental illnesses, it’s rarely discussed.

10/15/2014

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Twins Shut Down Closer Perkins For Rest Of Season

All-Star closer Glen Perkins is being shut down for the season by the Minnesota Twins because of a strain and secondary nerve irritation in his left forearm. The Twins made the announcement on Friday. Perkins, a Minnesota native who signed a four-year, $22 million contract extension in March, had 34 saves in 41 chances. He blew three of his last five and posted an ERA of 14.21 ERA.

09/19/2014

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Twins Closer Perkins Nominated For Clemente Award

The Minnesota Twins have nominated closer Glen Perkins for the 2014 Roberto Clemente Award. Perkins is one of the 30 club finalists for the annual award, which recognizes the player whose contributions on and off the field best represent the game.

09/16/2014

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Twins’ Santana Leaves Game With Back Injury

Minnesota center fielder Danny Santana left Saturday night’s game against the Los Angeles Angels because of a strained left lower back.

09/06/2014

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Iannetta’s Sac Fly In 9th Lifts Angels Over Twins

Pinch-hitter Chris Iannetta’s sacrifice fly in the ninth inning lifted the Los Angeles Angels to a 5-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night.

09/04/2014

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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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