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Cabrera Homers, Sends Scherzer, Tigers Past Twins

Miguel Cabrera hit a three-run homer that capped a six-run second inning, sending Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers past the Minnesota Twins 9-3 Saturday. On a day when the Tigers honored former manager Jim Leyland, they won with a familiar formula they used to reach the playoffs under him: Power by Cabrera, the two-time AL MVP, and pitching by Scherzer, the reigning Cy Young Award winner.

05/10/2014

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Twins Reinstate Hicks From 7-Day DL

The Minnesota Twins have reinstated outfielder Aaron Hicks from the 7-day disabled list. Hicks ended up with a concussion when he crashed into the center-field wall against the Los Angeles Dodgers on May 1.

05/09/2014

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Mauer Still Out, Could Go On Disabled List

Minnesota Twins first baseman Joe Mauer missed his fourth straight game with lower back spasms and manager Ron Gardenhire said the six-time All-Star could go on the disabled list. Mauer played catch and hit off a batting tee Wednesday, but it’s unclear when he’ll be able to play.

05/08/2014

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Aviles’ Walk-Off Hit Give Indians 4-3 Win Over Twins

Mike Aviles’s two-out single in the ninth inning gave the Cleveland Indians a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night. Asdrubal Cabrera led off the inning with a double against Casey Fien (3-1). The ball was hit over the head of infielder Eduardo Escobar, who misjudged the ball that landed on the warning track.

05/07/2014

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Twins’ Joe Mauer Out With Back Spasms

Minnesota Twins first baseman Joe Mauer will miss at least one game with lower back spasms. Mauer was taken out of Sunday’s win against Baltimore in the third inning when his back tightened. Manager Ron Gardenhire said Monday that Mauer has improved, but the team wants to give their star some extra rest.

05/05/2014

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Mauer, Dozier HR, Correia Pitches Twins Over O’s

Joe Mauer and Brian Dozier both homered, Kevin Correia earned his first win of the season and the Minnesota Twins ended their four-game losing streak by beating the Baltimore Orioles 6-1 Saturday. Mauer had three hits and four RBIs. His three-run shot off reliever Brad Brach in the seventh inning broke open the game.

05/03/2014

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Dodgers Complete Sweep Of Twins Behind Puig

After Yasiel Puig carried the Dodgers early, it was little-known Scott Van Slyke and Drew Butera who came up big at the end of a long day. Van Slyke and Butera homered in the 12th inning and Los Angeles held on to beat the Minnesota Twins 4-3 to earn a sweep of the day-night doubleheader on Thursday.

05/02/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 4-21-14

Mike Lynch singing Karaoke during Mike Max’s Sports Segment. That and other highlights are here on the Podcast Page. Click the above link to listen back.

04/21/2014

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Mauer Homers, Nolasco Pitches Twins Past Royals

Joe Mauer hit his first home run of the season and free-agent acquisition Ricky Nolasco earned his first win for the Minnesota Twins in a 7-1 victory Saturday over the Kansas City Royals. A day after getting his first RBI of the year, Mauer drove in three more runs against Kansas City starter James Shields. Brian Dozier had a leadoff homer for Minnesota, which has scored the second-most runs in the American League.

04/12/2014

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A’s Ruin Home Opener For Twins With 8-3 Victory

The Oakland Athletics can win a lot of different ways, as evidenced by their two-year hold on the AL West division title. Yoenis Cespedes proved he can play through a hurting right heel, giving Scott Kazmir and the A’s a spark with a pair of RBIs that helped spoil the Minnesota Twins’ home opener with an 8-3 victory on Monday.

04/07/2014

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‘So Far So Good’: Mauer On Being Full-Time First Baseman

The home opener brought a new season to Target Field on Monday, and it also marked a new era for Joe Mauer.

04/07/2014

PHOENIX, AZ - AUGUST 31: Catcher Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants throws to second base against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the ninth inning of a MLB game at Chase Field on August 31, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Fantasy Baseball Preview: Catcher

CBS Local Sports breaks down the top catchers for your fantasy baseball draft.

03/11/2014

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Mauer Drives In A Run As Twins-Phillies Tie

Joe Mauer drove in the game’s first run with a first-inning single, and four Minnesota Twins pitchers combined to two-hit the Philadelphia Phillies in a 1-1 tie Sunday. Mauer, who also flied out twice, is batting .250 through five spring games after making the full-time switch to first base.

03/09/2014

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Parmelee’s 3-Run HR Sends Twins Past Red Sox 6-2

Chris Parmelee’s three-run homer off left-handed reliever Jose Mijares broke open a close game in the sixth inning on Saturday, and the Minnesota Twins went on to beat the Boston Red Sox 6-2. Parmelee hit just .172 against lefties last year. He opened the season as the Twins’ everyday right fielder but gradually lost playing time until being sent back to Triple-A at the All-Star break. The former first-round draft pick is out of minor league options.

03/01/2014

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Mauer, Suzuki Likely To Talk Catcher With Twins

Joe Mauer insists he has put away his catcher’s gear for good after a season-ending concussion last August.

02/19/2014

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