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13 Minnesota Athletes Now On Local Pro Teams

The Minnesota sports fan is a rare breed: One that hopes for the best but expects the worst, yet still somehow still manages to be devastated at the end of the day. But when a Minnesota athlete has a chance to come home and play for a team, we salivate like sharks that smell blood. Especially if it’s a professional athlete.

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Even For ‘Electrifying’ Buxton, There’s A Lot To Learn

Byron Buxton finished his first homestand for Minnesota with quite the challenge in Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale, the three-time-and-counting All-Star left-hander who will likely appear on the schedule many times in the coming seasons as a division rival of the Twins.

06/25/2015

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Buy Dad A Piece Of The Metrodome For Father’s Day

Year after year it can be hard to come up with exciting and new gifts for Father’s Day. As the annual holiday to celebrate dad is just around the corner, WCCO’s Ali Lucia is taking a look at unique gifts for dad.

06/15/2015

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St. Paul Man, ‘Dr. Fan,’ Travels Worldwide To Witness Baseball History

Unless he gets injured, Alex Rodriguez will get his 3000th major league hit later this week. And unless he suffers a similar fate, Dr. Seth Hawkins will be there to see it, as he has for each of the last 20 hitters to reach that milestone.

06/14/2015

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Rangers Hit Impressive HRs, Lewis Finally Beats Twins

Moreland pulled his shot an estimated 409 feet down the right-field line and Gallo then had a 461-foot drive into the upper deck, all in a tiebreaking six-run fourth that put Texas ahead to stay in Colby Lewis’ first career win over the Twins.

06/13/2015

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Twins Still Confident, Despite June Swoon

The elbow pad. The shin guard. The batting gloves. Enraged over a called third strike, Torii Hunter had already hurled almost all of his accessories when he ripped off his white pinstriped Minnesota Twins jersey and heaved that onto the field, too.

06/11/2015

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JUNE 10: First base umpire Jeff Kellogg #8 watches as Torii Hunter #48 of the Minnesota Twins throws his batting glove onto the field after being ejected from the game against the Kansas City Royals during the eighth inning on June 10, 2015 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Royals defeated the Twins 7-2.

Did Torii Hunter Go Too Far In His Outburst?

Frustration boiled over for Torii Hunter and the Minnesota Twins Wednesday night in a 7-2 loss to the Kansas City Royals at Target Field. Did Hunter go too far in his tirade?

06/11/2015

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Twins Host Royals In A Rare, Meaningful June Series

There will be a buzz in the air Monday night when the Minnesota Twins take the field to host the Kansas City Royals at Target Field. The same can be said for the rest of the series Tuesday and Wednesday night.

06/08/2015

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10 Reasons The Twins Finished May Among Baseball’s Best

After the Twins beat Toronto on Sunday, they finished one of their better months in franchise history. They lead the American League Central Division and have the second-best record in the AL. Since a 1-6 start, the Twins are 29-13. So what gives? Here are 10 reasons why the Twins are off to a hot start, and hopefully why it will last this year.

06/03/2015

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Twins’ Dozier Learns Spanish To Get To Know Teammates

This season, half of the team’s 40 man roster was born outside the US. Seventeen are native Spanish speakers, mostly from Venezuela and Dominican Republic. Knowing many of his teammates couldn’t speak his language, Dozier took it upon himself to learn theirs.

05/31/2015

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Twins Blog: Homestand Notes

Another homestand for the Minnesota Twins is in the books, and the pattern of home field success continues. This six-gamer saw the Twins accomplish something they hadn’t done since 2006, and afforded them a view of the division they hadn’t had since 2013.

05/31/2015

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Twins’ Nolasco Leaves In 2nd Inning With Ankle Injury

Minnesota’s Ricky Nolasco left his start in the second inning against Toronto on Sunday with a sore right ankle. The team said Nolasco, who started the day 5-1 with a 5.12 ERA, would undergo an MRI.

05/31/2015

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A Look At Minnesotans’ Long History On Letterman

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Since he debuted on CBS 22 years ago he’s been king of Late Night. David Letterman’s final show is Wednesday night and through it all Minnesotans helped deliver the jokes and make the music, and they […]

05/20/2015

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10 Reasons The Minnesota Twins Are Above .500

After a dreadful 1-6 start which included an ugly opening series at Detroit and an even worse home opener, the Twins have made quite the bounce back. They’ve gone 17-8 since and are 18-14 heading into this week’s series at Detroit and Tampa Bay.

05/13/2015

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Twins Plouffe To Miss Game Against Indians

Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe will miss Saturday’s game against the Indians because of a family matter. Twins manager Paul Molitor says Plouffe has flown to Texas, but he’s expected to rejoin the team for the finale of the three-game series on Sunday.

05/09/2015

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Tigers Nip Twins 5-4 In Series Opener

Yoenis Cespedes had a homer, a double and three RBIs to back David Price in the Detroit Tigers’ 5-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night.

04/27/2015

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Escobar’s HR Leads Twins’ Balanced 8-5 Win Over Seattle

Minnesota pitcher Trevor May could not avoid a line drive but it could have been worse.

04/26/2015

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Twins Blog: Homestand Notes

After an awful 1-5 road trip to start the 2015 campaign, the Twins returned home to the friendly confines of Target Field determined to brush off a bad start and right the ship.

04/19/2015

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Hughes Holds Twins Close, Indians Break Away For 4-2 Win

Danny Salazar matched his career high with 10 strikeouts while pitching into the seventh inning of his season debut, giving the Cleveland Indians a spark in a 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday.

04/18/2015

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Season Couldn’t Have Started Much Worse For Molitor, Twins

The Minnesota Twins have presented new manager Paul Molitor with quite a challenge after his first regular season week in charge.

04/14/2015

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Sale Helps Chicago White Sox Beat Minnesota Twins 6-2

Minnesota dropped to 1-5 under new manager Paul Molitor. Danny Santana had two hits, including an RBI double, and Phil Hughes lasted six innings after getting off to a slow start.

04/12/2015

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White Sox Get 3 Hits In 6-0 Loss To Twins

The Minnesota Twins picked up their first win under Paul Molitor. Then they had some fun with their first-year manager. Tommy Milone pitched two-hit ball into the eighth inning, and Minnesota beat the White Sox 6-0 Friday in Chicago’s home opener.

04/10/2015

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Twins’ Nolasco Headed To DL Because Of Inflammation In Elbow

Minnesota Twins right-hander Ricky Nolasco is headed to the 15-day disabled list because of inflammation in his pitching elbow. Manager Paul Molitor says the move will likely be made Saturday, with Trevor May getting called up from Triple-A Rochester.

04/10/2015

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Twins End Scoreless Drought At 24 Innings, Swept By Tigers

Shane Greene and the Detroit Tigers set the modern AL record for the longest shutout streak to start a season, extending their string to 24 innings while beating the Minnesota Twins 7-1 on a rainy Thursday.

04/09/2015

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9 Reasons The Minnesota Twins Will Struggle In 2015

Can the Twins be a team that contends for a playoff spot or will it be another long, frustrating summer at Target Field? It’s too early to tell, but most that know the game well don’t have high expectations for the Twins in 2015. Here’s nine reasons why it will probably be another losing season in Minnesota.

04/09/2015

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