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In Twins Rotation, Experience, Competition Is Up

The Minnesota Twins had a major problem with starting pitching last season, so their first response was to increase the competition.

01/26/2013

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Twins Recall Hendriks To Start Wednesday Vs. A’s

The Minnesota Twins have recalled rookie Liam Hendriks from Triple-A Rochester to take the rotation spot opened when fellow right-hander Nick Blackburn was demoted to the minor league club.

08/21/2012

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Twins Send Down Blackburn, Nishioka Will Stay In Rochester

The Minnesota Twins have outrighted right-handed pitcher Nick Blackburn to Triple-A Rochester and infielder Tsuyoshi Nishioka. According to the Twins’ director of communication, the team will make a corresponding roster move to replace Blackburn on Tuesday.

08/20/2012

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Twins Lose To Rays 4-2

The American League wild card standings show that the Tampa Bay Rays are solidly in the mix to return to the postseason. The Rays, however, have higher aspirations. Tampa Bay has made it very clear that it wants to win the American League East. The Rays’ 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday night was the latest example of why they believe that making up six games and catching the New York Yankees is possible.

08/11/2012

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Twins Send Reds To 4th Straight Loss, 5-4

Homer Bailey smashed one of his bats against the wall in the clubhouse tunnel after leaving the game much earlier than desired.

06/22/2012

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Twins’ Pavano Placed On 15-Day DL

The Minnesota Twins placed Carl Pavano on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder strain before Monday night’s game against the Kansas City Royals.

06/04/2012

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Blackburn Set To Rejoin Twins Rotation

Minnesota right-hander Nick Blackburn is set to rejoin the Twins’ starting rotation Tuesday night.

04/22/2012

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Twins Say Blackburn’s Shoulder Should Be All Right

An MRI test on Minnesota right-hander Nick Blackburn’s shoulder has revealed no damage, and the Twins expect him to make his next start.

04/15/2012

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Twins P Blackburn Asks For Trainer, Leaves In 6th

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Nick Blackburn was removed with one out in the sixth inning during his start on Saturday against the Texas Rangers.

04/14/2012

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Bard Allows 3 Runs As Red Sox Beat Twins 9-7

Daniel Bard made his final case for a rotation spot, allowing three runs and four hits in six innings Friday as the Boston Red Sox beat a Minnesota Twins’ split squad 9-7.

03/30/2012

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Blackburn Sharp Again For Twins In Loss To Orioles

Nick Blackburn said he’s throwing better than ever.

03/16/2012

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Blackburn, Hughes Each Sharp, Twins Beat Yankees

Nick Blackburn pitched three scoreless innings and the Minnesota Twins hit three home runs Sunday to beat a New York Yankees split squad 5-1.

03/11/2012

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Liriano Leaves Game After 2 Innings

Minnesota Twins left-hander Francisco Liriano left the game against Baltimore on Thursday after the second inning with a left posterior shoulder strain.

08/25/2011

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Morneau Back In Twins Lineup, Blackburn Shut Down

Justin Morneau was back in the Minnesota Twins’ starting lineup Tuesday night against Baltimore after missing the previous two games with a foot injury.

08/23/2011

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Twins Place Blackburn On DL, Recall Oilveros

The Minnesota Twins placed pitcher Nick Blackburn on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right forearm and recalled reliever Lester Oliveros from Triple-A Rochester before Monday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles.

08/22/2011

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Twins RHP Blackburn Leaves Start In 2nd Inning

Minnesota Twins right-handed starter Nick Blackburn has left the game against the New York Yankees in the second inning with a lateral forearm strain in his pitching arm.

08/21/2011

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Verlander Reaches 18 Wins As Tigers Top Twins 7-1

Justin Verlander allowed one run over 7 2-3 innings to become baseball’s first 18-game winner, and the Detroit Tigers breezed to an easy 7-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.

08/16/2011

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Thome, Blackburn Lift Twins Over Red Sox

Jim Thome hit a tiebreaking RBI double during Minnesota’s three-run eighth inning and the Twins beat the Boston Red Sox 5-2 on Wednesday night.

08/10/2011

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Valencia Pushes Twins Past Indians Again

Danny Valencia singled home the go-ahead run for the second straight day, this time in the eighth inning, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 7-5 in a sloppy game played on another sweltering day at Target Field.

07/20/2011

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Blackburn Outduels Buehrle As Twins Top ChiSox 1-0

Nick Blackburn pitched eight shutout innings for the Minnesota Twins, and Michael Cuddyer’s home run was enough to beat Mark Buehrle and the Chicago White Sox 1-0 on Thursday.

06/16/2011

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Casilla Has Four Hits, Leads Twins Over Royals 7-2

Alexi Casilla matched a career high with four hits and drove in two runs, leading the Minnesota Twins to a 7-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night.

06/04/2011

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Blackburn, Span Lead Twins Over Mariners

Nick Blackburn came through with a desperately needed complete game and Denard Span had three hits and an RBI to lift the Minnesota Twins to a 4-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.

05/24/2011

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Twins Win Third Straight With 11-1 Victory

Nick Blackburn pitched seven solid innings for Minnesota, which has won three straight — all on the road — following a season-high nine-game losing streak.

05/19/2011

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Blackburn Gets Win As Twins Beat Chisox

Nick Blackburn earned his first win in a month, Jason Kubel had a pair of RBI and the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 3-2 Wednesday to sweep a brief two-game series behind some outstanding pitching.

05/04/2011

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Blackburn Sharp In Twins’ Win Over Rays

Nick Blackburn pitched three perfect innings and Chris Parmelee hit a solo homer Saturday to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 6-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.

03/05/2011

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