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Deduno Pitches Twins To 3-1 Victory Over Royals

Samuel Deduno pitched seven sharp innings and one of Justin Morneau’s two doubles drove in Minnesota’s first run, sending the Twins to a 3-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night.

06/27/2013

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Power Surge By Twins Fuels 8-4 Win Over White Sox

Brian Dozier’s two-run homer for Minnesota was one of a career-high four long balls hit off Chicago starter John Danks, and the Twins finished their first three-game sweep of the season and their first over White Sox in three years with an 8-4 victory on Thursday.

06/20/2013

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Twins Blog: Morneau Finally Goes Yard

April 28. That was the last time Justin Morneau had hit a home run, until he sent a Duente Heath pitch 370 feet towards Target Plaza in right field on Wednesday night. Not that he hasn’t been productive for the Twins.

06/20/2013

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Morneau Homers For Twins In 7-4 Win Over White Sox

Justin Morneau homered for the first time in almost two months, a two-run shot that helped the Minnesota Twins to a 7-4 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday.

06/19/2013

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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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Morneau’s Single In 8th Lifts Twins To Win

Justin Morneau hit the go-ahead single in the eighth inning to cap a three-hit night and carry the Minnesota Twins to a 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday.

06/11/2013

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Potential Future Stars Fueling Hope For Twins

These days, many fans of the Twins are more excited about players like Miguel Sano and Byron Buxton than Joe Mauer, Justin Morneau or anyone else in Minnesota.

06/05/2013

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Twins Blog: Morneau’s Casino Night

Being a professional athlete comes with some perks. Some are more obvious than others: getting paid to play a sport, being a celebrity and becoming a role model to others. Another great benefit: being able to help the people who support you. Many athletes feel a great responsibility to pay it forward and don’t take that aspect of their job lightly.

06/03/2013

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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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Gardenhire Earns 64th Career Ejection At Twins’ Game In Detroit

Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire has been ejected from Saturday’s game at Detroit while arguing a call at second base. The Twins had men on first and second with nobody out in the third inning when Justin Morneau hit a grounder to first baseman Prince Fielder.

05/25/2013

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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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Hicks’ Bat And Glove Help Twins Beat White Sox

Rookie Aaron Hicks hit two home runs and made a leaping catch in center field to take a home run away from Adam Dunn in the Minnesota Twins’ 10-3 win over the Chicago White Sox on Monday night. Justin Morneau extended his hitting streak to nine games with three hits and four RBIs, including a bases-clearing double that capped the scoring in the eighth.

05/13/2013

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Mauer, Morneau Have 3 Hits, Twins Beat Orioles 8-5

Ryan Doumit homered, Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau each had three hits, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-5 Saturday night. Vance Worley (1-4) struggled through 5 1-3 innings, but a strong performance by Minnesota’s bullpen enabled him to earn his first win in 13 starts dating to Aug. 1, 2012.

05/11/2013

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Arcia HR, Lackey Error Boost Twins Over Sox 5-3

Oswaldo Arcia hit a two-run homer and the Minnesota Twins capitalized on a costly throwing error by Boston starter John Lackey to beat the struggling Red Sox 5-3 Thursday night.

05/09/2013

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Diamond Returns From Surgery As Twins Lose 4-2

Matt Harvey didn’t allow a hit until Justin Morneau homered off the right-field foul pole with two outs in the seventh inning and led the New York Mets over the Minnesota Twins 4-2 Saturday.

04/13/2013

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