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Tampa Bay Bullpen Helps End Twins’ 6-Game Winning Streak

Relievers Brandon Gomes, Alex Colome and Brad Boxberger combined for 4 2-3 scoreless innings and the Tampa Bay Rays ended Minnesota’s six-game winning streak, beating the Twins 5-4 on Thursday night. The loss dropped the Twins a half-game behind Texas for the second AL wild-card spot.

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Escobar Hits 2 Homers, Twins Beat Rays 5-3

Eduardo Escobar homered twice and Joe Mauer had a tiebreaking RBI single as Minnesota beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 on Wednesday night for the Twins’ sixth consecutive win.

08/26/2015

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Twins’ Graham Goes On DL Day After 1st Major League Win

The Minnesota Twins have put right-hander J.R. Graham on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation one day after he earned his first major league win. Minnesota also reinstated reliever Blaine Boyer from the 15-day DL prior to Wednesday night’s game against Tampa Bay. Boyer had missed 15 games due to right elbow inflammation.

08/26/2015

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Twins Win 5th Straight, Beat Rays 11-7 Behind 3 Homers

Brian Dozier, Miguel Sano and Eddie Rosario all homered as Minnesota beat the Tampa Bay Rays 11-7 Tuesday night for the Twins’ fifth straight win.

08/25/2015

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Pair Of Errors Allow Twins To Top Orioles 4-3 In 12 Innings

Trevor Plouffe hit a tying single with two outs in the ninth inning and the Minnesota Twins took advantage of two errors in the 12th to beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-3 Sunday for a four-game sweep.

08/23/2015

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Wiffle Ball Tournament Raises Money For Charity League

Hundreds of people hit the baseball diamond for a great cause Sunday. The Big Wiff, as it’s known, is a wiffle ball tournament, benefiting the Miracle League of Minnesota.

08/23/2015

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Buxton’s First Big League RBI Lifts Twins Past Orioles 3-2

What’s 21-year-old rookie Byron Buxton doing in the middle of a playoff chase?

08/22/2015

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Twins Use Big 8th-Inning To Rally Past Orioles 4-3

Kurt Suzuki hit a two-run single in the eighth inning to cap a comeback against All-Star reliever Darren O’Day and carry the Minnesota Twins past the Baltimore Orioles 4-3 Friday night.

08/21/2015

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Duffey Stymies Orioles As Twins Roll To 15-2 Victory

Backed by Minnesota’s most proficient offensive performance of the season, Tyler Duffey certainly didn’t need his best stuff to beat the Baltimore Orioles.

08/21/2015

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Twins’ Hicks Lands On DL, Byron Buxton Recalled

Minnesota Twins star prospect Byron Buxton is rejoining the big league squad for its four-game series in Baltimore this weekend. Twins officials made it official after Wednesday’s 4-3 loss to the Yankees, the last of a three-game sweep.

08/19/2015

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Twins Lose 4-3 To Yankees, Get Swept In New York

The fading Minnesota Twins will have to try to reinsert themselves into the AL wild-card race without Aaron Hicks. The center fielder is headed back to the disabled list. Hicks strained his left hamstring trying to run out a grounder in the sixth inning of the Twins’ 4-3 loss to the New York Yankees on Wednesday, their fifth defeat in seven days.

08/19/2015

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Player Style Files: Twins Second Baseman Brian Dozier

Brian Dozier had the highlight of being an American League All-Star selection this year, but his love for the game began when he started playing at 5 years old.

08/19/2015

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A-Rod Hits Grand Slam To Rally Yankees Over Twins, 8-4

Alex Rodriguez hit a slump-busting grand slam in the seventh inning, and the New York Yankees rallied from a three-run deficit against a depleted Minnesota bullpen to beat the Twins 8-4 Tuesday night.

08/18/2015

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Yankees Lose Pitcher To Liner To Face, Beat Twins In 10th

Yankees rookie pitcher Bryan Mitchell sustained a nasal fracture when he was hit in the head by a line drive Monday night, forcing him off the field with a towel over his bloody face.

08/17/2015

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What’s On Brian Dozier’s Pregame Playlist?

Minnesota Twins second basemen Brian Dozier was an All-Star this year and is leading the team with 25 home runs. So how does he get mentally ready to play the game he loves every night? What’s on Dozier’s pregame playlist?

08/17/2015

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Milone Returns From DL To Help Twins Beat Indians 4-1

Tommy Milone returned from the disabled list and pitched five innings, Kurt Suzuki had two key RBIs and the Minnesota Twins beat Carlos Carrasco and the Cleveland Indians 4-1 on Sunday afternoon.

08/16/2015

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Rookie Duffey Takes No-Hit Try Into 6th, Twins Top Indians

Tyler Duffey took a no-hit bid into the sixth inning of his second big league game and pitched the Minnesota Twins over the Cleveland Indians 4-1 Saturday night.

08/15/2015

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Twins Shut Down By Kluber Again In 6-1 Loss

For the second time in a week, the Minnesota Twins couldn’t get much going against Cleveland Indians ace Corey Kluber. Kluber flirted with a no-hitter for the second consecutive outing against the Twins before finishing with a one-hitter in his second straight complete game as Cleveland cruised to a 6-1 win Friday night.

08/14/2015

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Twins Reliever Blaine Boyer Put On Disabled List

The Minnesota Twins have placed reliever Blaine Boyer on the 15-day disabled list because of an inflammation in his throwing elbow. The Twins made the move made before the start of a three-game series against Cleveland. Michael Tonkin was recalled from Triple-A Rochester to take Boyer’s place in the bullpen.

08/14/2015

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Twins Put Hughes On DL, With Lower Back Inflammation

The Minnesota Twins have made some progress with their starting pitching this year. The rotation is ranked 10th in the American league in ERA, after finishing last each of the previous three seasons. This is still an area of concern, though, with the Twins trying to stay viable in the AL wild card race.

08/13/2015

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Moreland’s 4 Hits, 4 RBIs Propel Rangers Past Twins 6-5

Mitch Moreland drove in four runs on a career-high four hits, including a two-run homer to help the Texas Rangers avoid a sweep at Minnesota and rally past the Twins for a 6-5 victory Thursday.

08/13/2015

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Hicks, Sano Lead Twins In Rout Over Rangers, 11-1

Aaron Hicks had four of Minnesota’s 17 hits, Miguel Sano homered twice and Mike Pelfrey picked up his first win since June as the Twins routed the Texas Rangers 11-1 on Wednesday night.

08/12/2015

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Twins Double Their Way Back To Beat Rangers 3-2

Eduardo Escobar’s two-out double in the ninth inning drove in the winning run, capping a late rally by the Minnesota Twins for a much-needed 3-2 victory Tuesday night over the Texas Rangers.

08/11/2015

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Twins Reinstate Byron Buxton, Option To Triple-A Rochester

The Minnesota Twins announced Monday that they’ve reinstated outfielder Byron Buxton from the 15-day disabled list and optioned him to Class AAA Rochester.

08/10/2015

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Sands, Almonte Lead Indians’ 17-4 Rout Of Twins

Jerry Sands had a pinch-hit grand slam and Abraham Almonte, called up from the minors before the game, was 4 for 5 with a two-run homer, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 17-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday night.

08/08/2015

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