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Willingham Poised For Rebound Season With Twins

Josh Willingham insists he is willing and able to serve as designated hitter for the Minnesota Twins, if that’s what he’s asked to do.

02/23/2014

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Willingham Homers Twice And Twins Beat A’s 4-3

Josh Willingham hit two home runs, including a two-run shot in the eighth that put the Twins in front for good, to lead Minnesota past the Oakland Athletics 4-3 Tuesday night.

09/10/2013

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Willingham Homers, But Twins Fall 5-2

Zach McAllister won for the first time in almost three months, Ryan Raburn homered and the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 5-2 on Tuesday night. Coming off his worst start of the season on Thursday against Detroit, McAllister (5-7) bounced back and held Minnesota to one earned run and four hits in six innings. He struck out seven in his first win since May 23.

08/13/2013

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Twins Place Doumit On DL, Activate Willingham

The Minnesota Twins have placed catcher Ryan Doumit on the seven-day disabled list because of a concussion and activated outfielder Josh Willingham from the 15-day DL. The Twins announced the moves before Friday’s day-night doubleheader.

08/09/2013

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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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Willingham Hits DL With Torn Meniscus

Minnesota Twins slugger Josh Willingham has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a torn meniscus in his left knee.

07/02/2013

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Twins OF Willingham Scratched With Sore Left Knee

Minnesota Twins outfielder Josh Willingham has been scratched from the lineup against the New York Yankees with discomfort in his left knee. Willingham was slotted to be the designated hitter in the series opener Monday night.

07/01/2013

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Twins OF Willingham Out Vs Tigers With Sore Knee

Minnesota Twins outfielder Josh Willingham is out of the lineup against the Detroit Tigers after receiving a cortisone shot in his balky left knee.

06/16/2013

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Fielder Fuels Porcello, Tigers To 4-0 Win At Twins

Prince Fielder broke open a scoreless game with a two-run double in the sixth inning, the spark that Rick Porcello and the Detroit Tigers used to beat the Minnesota Twins 4-0 on Friday night. Victor Martinez and Jhonny Peralta followed Fielder’s soaring drive with RBI doubles of their own, ending the night for Twins starter Scott Diamond (4-6). Even better for the Tigers was that the four-run cushion kept sputtering closer Jose Valverde out of a pressurized save situation.

06/14/2013

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Escobar Has Sac Fly In 14th To Lift Twins

Pinch-hitter Eduardo Escobar hit a sacrifice fly with one out in the 14th inning to score Hicks on Tuesday night, lifting the Minnesota Twins to a 6-5 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers, who got six hits from Jean Segura.

05/29/2013

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Teheran Pitches Braves Past Twins

Julio Teheran pitched 8 1-3 strong innings, Dan Uggla hit a three-run homer and the Atlanta Braves won their fourth straight game with a 5-1 victory over the struggling Minnesota Twins on Monday. Teheran (3-1) gave up five hits, one run — Josh Willingham’s homer in the ninth — and one walk. He struck out four, throwing 80 of his 123 pitches for strikes.

05/20/2013

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Twins’ Pedro Hernandez Gets First Major League Win

Pedro Hernandez pitched five shutout innings for his first major league win, Josh Willingham homered and the Minnesota Twins beat the Texas Rangers 7-2 Saturday to end a three-game slide.

04/27/2013

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Tepesch Picks Up Second Win As Rangers Beat Twins

Nick Tepesch pitched six strong innings for his second win while Elvis Andrus and Nelson Cruz each drove in runs to lead the Texas Rangers to a 2-1 win over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night.

04/25/2013

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Willingham Helps Twins Beat White Sox 5-3

For Josh Willingham, that flub in the fourth was an eternity ago when he came to the plate in a big spot for the Minnesota Twins.

04/21/2013

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Twins Blog: Oswaldo Arcia Makes His MLB Debut

“Hey kid, you’re going to the show…” That’s the sentence every aspiring baseball player wants to hear.

04/16/2013

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Pelfrey, Power Hitting Lead Twins Past Tigers 8-2

Mike Pelfrey pitched into the sixth inning in his Minnesota debut, Josh Willingham and Trevor Plouffe hit home runs and the Twins took the season-opening series from the Detroit Tigers with an 8-2 victory Thursday.

04/04/2013

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Cole Pitches 4 Strong Innings In Pirates’ 2-1 Loss

Top prospect Gerrit Cole allowed one run and five hits in four innings Saturday in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 2-1 loss to the Minnesota Twins.

03/16/2013

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McCutchen Homers As Pirates Beat Twins 7-4

Andrew McCutchen, Gaby Sanchez and Tony Sanchez hit home runs, leading a Pittsburgh Pirates’ split squad over the Minnesota Twins 7-4 Sunday.

03/11/2013

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Hendriks Solid In Outing For Twins

Liam Hendriks worked out of a jam after left-fielder Josh Willingham lost a fly ball in the sun, but the Minnesota Twins still lost to the Tampa Bay Rays 7-5 Tuesday.

03/05/2013

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Late Homer Lifts Orioles To 5-3 Win Over Twins

Minnesota’s Josh Willingham opened the Grapefruit League season with two hits, including a two-run homer, though the Baltimore Orioles rallied late for a 5-3 win on Saturday.

02/23/2013

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Jays Beat Twins, 6-5

Anthony Gose singled home the winning run in the 10th inning as the Toronto Blue Jays rallied to beat the Minnesota Twins 6-5 on Monday night.

10/01/2012

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‘U’ Students To Launch Baseball From Target Field

Engineering students from the University of Minnesota will get some help from a former astronaut when they launch a baseball into the stratosphere from Target Field this weekend.

09/15/2012

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Twins Beat Indians 3-0

Cole DeVries pitched six scoreless innings to win his third straight start and the Minnesota Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 3-0 on Saturday night.

09/08/2012

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Twins Sweep In Kansas City Doubleheader

Joe Mauer hit a grand slam and Chris Parmelee added a three-run shot and the Minnesota Twins outlasted the Kansas City Royals 8-7 to complete a sweep of a doubleheader Saturday.

09/01/2012

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Twins Lose To Mariners 1-0

All King Felix needs is one. Felix Hernandez struck out five in a five-hitter and Eric Thames hit a solo homer in the eighth inning to lift the Seattle Mariners to a 1-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night.

08/27/2012

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