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Sano Storm: Twins Rookie Shows Power, Discipline At Plate

Torii Hunter, Minnesota’s 40-year-old right fielder in his 17th full major league season, was at the plate last week with the bases loaded.

08/31/2015

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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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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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Twins Blog: Homestand Notes

The first homestand of the second half is in the books and it wasn’t pleasant for the Minnesota Twins.

08/02/2015

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Perkins Blows 2nd Save As Twins Lose 8-5 To Yankees

Alex Rodriguez hit three home runs in a game for the fifth time in his career and keyed a ninth-inning rally against All-Star closer Glen Perkins, sending the New York Yankees over the Minnesota Twins 8-5 Saturday night.

07/25/2015

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All-Star Break: 6 Reasons The Twins Are Contending

The Twins enter the second half of the season at 49-40, 4.5 games behind Kansas City for first place in the American League Central Division. If they can’t catch the Royals, they’re in position to grab one of two Wild Card spots for the playoffs, but that’s a ways down the road. Here are six reasons the Twins will remain in position for a playoff spot this season.

07/16/2015

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Now At The All-Star Break, Twins Continue To Silence Doubters

Twins manager Paul Molitor turned down an offer from Royals manager Ned Yost to coach in this week’s All Star Game, telling him that, actually, he’d rather have the rest.

07/13/2015

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Twins Put Shane Robinson On Family Emergency Leave

The Minnesota Twins have placed outfielder Shane Robinson on family emergency leave. Robinson traveled to Boston after his infant daughter underwent emergency surgery. Manager Paul Molitor said Friday that Robinson would not return to the team before Sunday.

07/03/2015

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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.

07/02/2015

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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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