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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

Another Loss In KC, Streak At 5

Kila Ka’aihue had yet to show his power potential for the Royals. The first two innings agaist Minnesota changed all that. Ka’aihue hit two home runs and drove in a career-high four runs to lead […]

09/29/2010

Blackburn Baffles Mariner Bats In Strong Showing

SEATTLE(AP) _ Nick Blackburn kept the Seattle Mariners crossed up all day. Newly acquired reliever Brian Fuentes met the Minnesota Twins’ expectations. The duo combined on a two-hitter Saturday, leading the Twins to a 1-0 […]

08/28/2010

Ninth-Inning Rally Pulls Twins Closer to Division-Leading White Sox

The Minnesota Twins want to remember the jubilation of piling on one another as long as possible. Chicago can’t erase the memory fast enough.

07/18/2010

Bats Comes Alive As Twins Pull Back Ahead of Tigers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ One night after watching 39-year-old slugger Jim Thome lumber out a triple, Denard Span put his young legs to work in a big, big way.

06/30/2010

Phillies' Bats Are Lively in Easy Win Over Twins

Chase Utley told everyone he wasn’t hurt and backed it up with a strong all-around performance.

06/18/2010

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