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5 MLB Trade Deadline Winners

After one of the craziest MLB trade deadlines ever, let’s take a look at who made the best moves of the day.

08/01/2014

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Top 5 Starting Rotations If The Playoffs Started Today

By Jordan Tracy The trade deadline has come and gone. All that is left is possibly waiver wire trades that could include someone like Cliff Lee being dealt but major moves have been made before […]

07/31/2014

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Twins Sign Kurt Suzuki To 2-Year Extension

The Minnesota Twins have signed All-Star catcher Kurt Suzuki to a two-year, $12 million contract extension. The Twins got the deal done on Thursday, keeping a respected veteran around the clubhouse on a team that continues to struggle in the standings.

07/31/2014

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Podcast Page: 7-31-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Minnesota mourns a fallen hero. Listen for highlights of Dave Lee’s coverage, and other items from Thursday by clicking the link above.

07/31/2014

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5 Crazy Plays By A Shortstop You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

A super human shortstop, no Derek Jeter, we’re not talking about you.

07/30/2014

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Twins’ Arcia Stays Behinds After Birth Of Child

The Twins were playing short-handed Tuesday night against the Royals while outfielder Oswaldo Arcia spent time with his family following the birth of his baby boy. Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said Arcia declined to take paternity leave.

07/29/2014

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Fuld’s 2-Run Single Lifts Twins Over White Sox 4-3

A big hit from Sam Fuld and a quick recovery by Glen Perkins gave the Minnesota Twins a win that temporarily helped them forget about a season that’s slipping away. Fuld hit a tiebreaking, two-run single off Javy Guerra in a three-run seventh inning, and the Twins defeated the Chicago White Sox 4-3 Sunday to avoid a four-game sweep.

07/27/2014

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Darnell, Twins Struggle Against White Sox, Sale

It’s hard to say who had the tougher night — Logan Darnell against Chicago’s hitters, or his Minnesota teammates against White Sox ace Chris Sale. Sale tied a season high with 12 strikeouts in eight dominant innings, Alexei Ramirez hit his 10th homer, and the White Sox beat the Twins 7-0 on Saturday night for their third straight win over the Twins.

07/26/2014

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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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Twins To Bring Up Darnell To Start Saturday

The Minnesota Twins plan to bring up left-hander Logan Darnell from Triple-A Rochester to start Saturday against the Chicago White Sox in place of ailing Kyle Gibson. Gibson played long toss from 120 feet and threw in the bullpen Friday. He’ll try to start Tuesday in Kansas City.

07/25/2014

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9 Athletes Over 50 Who Are Still Better Than You

Most look like they haven’t aged, some look even younger than they did when they were active players, and some are still involved for the love of the game. Here’s a look at nine athletes over 50 who are still better and more athletic than you and who could beat you in anything.

07/25/2014

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6 Newest Members Of The National Baseball Hall Of Fame

Taking place in Cooperstown, NY, six baseball players/managers will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The official induction ceremony will take place Sunday, July 27th.

07/25/2014

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5 MLB Players Who Could Make It In The WWE

By Adam W. Bloom Have you ever found yourself wondering if certain athletes could excel in other professions?  After recently watching a WWE match and a baseball game  – I found myself asking that very […]

07/25/2014

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7 Athletes Who Have Bizarre And Unusual Superstitions

We all know athletes have a ritual, routine, tradition or whatever you want to call it leading up to games. However, these 7 athletes have the most bizarre and unusual superstitions in the game.

07/25/2014

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10 Players Who Could Get Traded At MLB Trade Deadline

With the MLB trade deadline just two weeks away, it’s time to see who could potentially be on the move in late July.

07/24/2014

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Top 5 MLB Player Nicknames

Major League Baseball has blessed the world with some truly fantastic nicknames in its 145-year history: Lou “Biscuit Pants” Gehrig, Ruben “Slam-wich” Sierra and Milton Bradley. Wait, scratch that last one. Here’s what the MLB currently has to offer in the sweet nickname department.

07/23/2014

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Twins Let Guerrier Go, Recall Reliever Pressly

The Minnesota Twins have designated right-hander Matt Guerrier for assignment and will recall right-hander Ryan Pressly from Triple-A Rochester to take his place in the bullpen. The move was made Wednesday. The Twins have 10 days to trade or place Guerrier on unconditional waivers. If he clears waivers, Minnesota can release him.

07/23/2014

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Fill-In Swarzak Pitches Twins Past Indians, 3-1

Anthony Swarzak pitched five sharp innings in a fill-in start, Oswaldo Arcia homered and the Minnesota Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 3-1 Wednesday. Danny Santana scored after two of his three hits for the Twins, and five relievers totaled six strikeouts over four scoreless innings.

07/23/2014

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Santana Homers To Lead Cleveland Past Minnesota

Carlos Santana homered among his season high-tying four hits and Danny Salazar won in his first start in more than two months as the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 8-2 Tuesday night. Cleveland won for the fourth time in six games since the All-Star break. Minnesota has lost four of five.

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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Top 5 MLB Closer Celebrations

Do closer celebrations bother you? Here is a list of some of my favorite closer celebrations to help you decide whether they are awesome or down right classless.

07/21/2014

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Price Throws 8 Shutout Innings; Rays Top Twins 5-1

Pushing the Tampa Bay Rays back toward .500 might be David Price’s way of dampening trade rumors. The All-Star left-hander pitched eight scoreless innings to win five straight starts for the first time in his major league career, and the Rays beat the Minnesota Twins 5-1 Saturday night for their fourth consecutive victory.

07/19/2014

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21 Things That Have Happened Since The Last Back-to-Back Home Run Derby Champion

With 15 years between back to back champions, lots of things have happened in the sporting world during that time. With that being said, here is a look at 21 things that have happened since we last had a back-to-back Home Run Derby champion.

07/16/2014

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Local Food Trucks Enjoys All-Star Game Boost

Major League Baseball celebrates stars of the past and future during the All-Star Game. But the big leagues are moving beyond peanuts and Cracker Jacks, putting the spotlight on five up-and-coming Minnesota chefs.

07/15/2014

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5 Facts You Didn’t Know About Back-To-Back HR Derby Champ Yoenis Cespedes

Yoenis Cespedes is the name on every sports announcer’s lips but what do you really know about this Cuban powerhouse center fielder with an amazing arm? Here are a few facts.

07/15/2014

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