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Willingham Retires After 11 Big League Seasons

Josh Willingham is retiring after 11 major league seasons, agent Matt Sosnick said Monday.

11/24/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 22: Yordano Ventura #30 of the Kansas City Royals pitches in the first inning against the San Francisco Giants during Game Two of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 22, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Royals Getting More Value From Payroll Than Giants

The Kansas City Royals are one of MLB’s thriftiest teams, while the San Francisco Giants are one of its highest-spending teams.

10/24/2014

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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.

08/17/2014

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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.

08/15/2014

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Podcast Page: 8-12-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Click the link above to head to Dave’s Podcast Page.

08/12/2014

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Royals Get Willingham From Twins For Minor Leaguer

The 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.

08/11/2014

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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.

08/10/2014

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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.

07/30/2014

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Royals’ Offense Shut Down In 2-1 Loss To Twins

James Shields acknowledged that he didn’t have his best stuff Tuesday night.

07/29/2014

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Abreu Hits 30th HR, White Sox beat Twins 9-5

Jose 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.

07/25/2014

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Podcast Page: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 7-22-14

A busy Tuesday show….listen to some of the things you may have missed by clicking the link above.

07/22/2014

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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.

07/21/2014

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What Will The Twins Do At The Trade Deadline?

Last in the American League Central Division and now third from the bottom in the wild card race, it’s pretty clear the Twins will be sellers at the trading deadline.

07/21/2014

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Twins Drop 9th Straight Road Game, 5-4 At Texas

Minnesota left fielder Josh Willingham made a diving attempt at a sinking line drive. A couple of batters later, he was chasing down a deep fly ball when he ran into the outfield wall.

06/27/2014

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Gibson Gives Up 5 1st-Inning Runs In Twins’ Loss

The Minnesota Twins’ offense gave Kyle Gibson a reprieve, scoring five runs in the second inning to put him back at square one after he had surrendered five in the first. It didn’t make any difference. It wasn’t his night.

06/25/2014

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Mauer, Twins Beat White Sox 6-5 For 4-Game Sweep

Joe Mauer had two hits and two RBIs, and the Minnesota Twins beat the White Sox 6-5 Sunday to complete their first four-game sweep against Chicago in 20 years. Anthony Swarzak and Casey Fien combined for three shutout innings of relief and Jared Burton earned his first save since May 30, 2013, with a perfect ninth. Kurt Suzuki had three hits.

06/22/2014

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Mauer Sparks Twins In 4-2 Win Over White Sox

Joe Mauer drove in two runs, including the go-ahead double in the eighth inning, to push the Minnesota Twins past the Chicago White Sox 4-2 Thursday night.

06/20/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 6-4-14

Miss something from today? Check out the highlights on THE PODCAST PAGE

06/04/2014

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Twins Beat Brewers, Game Delayed When Fan Falls

Josh Willingham hit a three-run homer and the Minnesota Twins beat Milwaukee 6-4 Tuesday night in a game delayed when a fan fell into the Brewers’ bullpen.

06/03/2014

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Twins Rally Late, Hughes Wins 7-2 In Return To NY

Phil Hughes pitched eight poised innings in his return to New York and wound up a winner when the Minnesota Twins rallied past the Yankees 7-2 Sunday behind big hits from Josh Willingham and Brian Dozier in a six-run ninth.

06/01/2014

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Nolasco Pitches Twins To 6-1 Win Over Yankees

Ricky Nolasco pitched six solid innings for his first win in more than a month, Oswaldo Arcia homered and threw out a runner at home plate, and the Minnesota Twins flexed some muscle in beating the New York Yankees 6-1 Friday night.

05/30/2014

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Twins Fall 5-4 To Rangers To Lose Series

Leonys Martin doubled twice and scored three times, including the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, and the Texas Rangers beat Minnesota Twins 5-4 on Thursday to win their second straight four-game series on the road.

05/29/2014

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Twins Expect To Put Josh Willingham On 15-Day DL

The Minnesota Twins expect to put left fielder Josh Willingham on the 15-day disabled list Saturday.

04/11/2014

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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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Willingham Hits 1st HR, Twins Beat Red Sox 7-4

Josh Willingham finally hit his first home run of the spring in Minnesota’s exhibition finale, and the Twins beat the Boston Red Sox 7-4 on Saturday. The game was called because of rain with two outs in the top of the ninth inning. Mike Napoli went 2 for 2 with a home run and three RBIs for the Red Sox. Jake Peavy, making his third Grapefruit League start, gave up one run and three hits in five innings. He walked one and struck out three.

03/29/2014

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