Willingham Retires After 11 Big League SeasonsJosh Willingham is retiring after 11 major league seasons, agent Matt Sosnick said Monday.
Playoff Pinch Hits: Royals Getting More Value From Payroll Than GiantsThe Kansas City Royals are one of MLB's thriftiest teams, while the San Francisco Giants are one of its highest-spending teams.
Royals Score 7 In 2nd, Beat Twins 12-6 Alex Gordon, Salvador Perez and Josh Willingham homered, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 12-6 on Sunday for their 20th win in their last 25 games.
Willingham's 3 RBIs Vs His Former Team Lead Royals Josh Willingham returned to Target Field and hit a bases-clearing double in Kansas City's five-run fourth inning, and the surging Royals hung on to beat the Minnesota Twins 6-5 on Friday night.
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Royals Get Willingham From Twins For Minor LeaguerThe Royals bolstered their offense Monday by acquiring outfielder Josh Willingham from the Minnesota Twins, a move the long-suffering franchise hopes will help them end a playoff drought that stretches back nearly three decades.
Twins Beat A's 6-1, Snap 12-Game Skid Vs. Oakland Leave it to a pair of former Oakland Athletics to end one of the worst skids the Minnesota Twins have ever had against another club. Kurt Suzuki hit a tiebreaking double and Josh Willingham added two-run homer in the eighth inning, and the Twins snapped a 12-game losing streak to Oakland by beating the A's 6-1 on Sunday.
Base-Running Blunders Doom Twins In 3-2 Loss In KC Danny Duffy trudged off the mound with the bases loaded and his team trailing by a run, and took a seat in the dugout to watch Jason Frasor try to bail him out.
Royals' Offense Shut Down In 2-1 Loss To Twins James Shields acknowledged that he didn't have his best stuff Tuesday night.
Abreu Hits 30th HR, White Sox beat Twins 9-5Jose Abreu hit his major league-leading 30th homer and drove in three runs, leading the Chicago White Sox past the Minnesota Twins 9-5 on Friday night. Abreu had two hits and scored twice. The Cuban rookie has 77 RBIs — Detroit's Miguel Cabrera began the day leading the majors with 80.
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Willingham's Homer Powers Twins Past Indians 4-3 Josh Willingham's tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning sent the Minnesota Twins to a 4-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night. Kurt Suzuki had a two-run double among his three hits, Trevor Plouffe hit an RBI double and the Twins beat the Indians at home for the first time in more than 11 months.