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BOSTON, MA - JULY 6: Nelson Cruz #23 of the Baltimore Orioles prepares to face Jake Peavy #44 of the Boston Red Sox in the first inning at Fenway Park on July 6, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.

American League Mid-Season Team MVPs

Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the American League’s mid-season team MVPs.

07/10/2014

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Twins Can’t Slow Down Astros In 14-5 loss

Chris Carter and Jon Singleton hit their first career grand slams to power the Houston Astros to a 14-5 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday. Carter’s slam in the seventh inning sailed over the limestone overhang in right field and gave Houston a 9-3 lead.

06/08/2014

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Minnesota Twins Unveil Bronze ‘T.C. The Bear’ Statue

Minnesota’s beloved mascot has been etched in history. Late Sunday morning, the Minnesota Twins unveiled a life-sized bronze statue of longtime mascot T.C. Bear.

06/08/2014

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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

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 6: Jonathan Villar #6 of the Houston Astros dives back to first base against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on September 6, 2013 in Oakland, California.

Jonathan Villar’s Speed An Important Asset For Astros

Despite mediocre hitting, Jonathan Villar has too much speed to keep out of the Astros’ lineup.

03/25/2014

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Crowe’s RBI Single In 9th Lifts Astros Over Twins

Trevor Crowe hit an RBI single in the ninth inning that lifted the Houston Astros over the Minnesota Twins 6-5 on Wednesday. Jonathan Villar singled to start the ninth and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Jose Altuve. Crowe’s line drive to left field off Brian Duensing (6-2) allowed the speedy Villar to score easily, giving Houston its first win in six tries against Minnesota.

09/04/2013

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Colabello’s Slam Gives Twins 10-6 Win Over Astros

Rookie Chris Colabello homered twice, including a tiebreaking grand slam in the ninth inning, to lift the Minnesota Twins to a 10-6 win over the Houston Astros on Monday.

09/02/2013

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Morneau And Arcia Homer, Twins Sweep Astros

Justin Morneau and Oswaldo Arcia homered as the Minnesota Twins beat the Houston Astros 3-2 Sunday for a three-game sweep. Four Twins relievers combined for four scoreless innings, sending Houston to its fourth straight loss. Arcia led off the seventh with a home run that broke a 2-all tie. He connected against Brad Peacock (1-4), who was promoted from Triple-A to make the start and struck out 10.

08/04/2013

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Bullpen Comes Through For Twins In Win Over Astros

Ryan Doumit hit the go-ahead single in the seventh inning, Minnesota’s bullpen pitched six scoreless innings and the Twins beat the Houston Astros 6-4 on Saturday night. After starter Kyle Gibson allowed four runs and nine hits in three innings, Anthony Swarzak struck out five in the next three innings and the American League’s second-best bullpen came through for Minnesota. Brian Duensing (4-1) followed with a scoreless seventh and Casey Fien a scoreless eighth to set up All-Star Glen Perkins for his 26th save.

08/03/2013

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TTYM: The Indy 500 Winner Buzz and Why You Should Never Eat At A Stadium

Tara Lipinsky brings you some of the most interesting sports stories you may not have heard about in That Thing You Missed.

05/31/2013

Photo Gallery: Pirates vs. Astros

Photos from the Astros 6-3 win over the Pirates.

07/08/2010