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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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Hunter Furious With Ump, Molitor’s Twins Lose 4-0 To Tigers

Torii Hunter’s first game back with the Minnesota Twins ended with the outfielder yelling at plate umpire Joe West. Hunter was livid after West ruled he swung at strike three for the final out of Minnesota’s 4-0 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Monday.

04/06/2015

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Twins Take On Tigers In Detroit For Opening Day

It’s Opening Day for the Minnesota Twins! The Twins take on the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park in downtown Detroit. Paul Molitor will walk to home plate as manager for the first time Monday at noon.

04/06/2015

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Twins Release Lineup Card Ahead Of Opening Day

The Minnesota Twins open their regular season at Detroit on Monday, and the team has already been thrown a big curve ball with its roster. Paul Molitor, in his first season as manager, already has released the lineup card for Opening Day. It comes with a few surprises.

04/05/2015

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AL Central Rivals Tigers And Twins Open In Detroit

Phil Hughes is set to start for Minnesota in the first game of what Hall of Famer Paul Molitor hopes will be a long managerial career.

04/05/2015

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Twins Blog: 8 Things To Watch

Opening Day is nigh, and that means the 2015 Minnesota Twins campaign is upon us. After four years of futility, can new field management and an amped-up starting rotation get things turned around?

04/03/2015

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Twins Need Starting Pitching Spike

Paul Molitor was hired as Minnesota’s new manager, bringing Hall of Fame membership and renowned intelligence and intuition to a team seeking a fresh start. The Twins brought back one of their most popular players ever, Torii Hunter, to help solidify an unsettled outfield, mentor a fledgling team and hit a few home runs.

04/02/2015

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Tanaka Gives Up 3 Runs As Yankees Lose To Twins 3-1

Masahiro Tanaka gave up three runs in 4 1-3 innings Tuesday and declared himself healthy and ready for the season following the New York Yankees’ 3-1 loss to the Minnesota Twins.

03/31/2015

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Recharged With Molitor, Twins Need Starting Pitching Spike

Paul Molitor was hired as Minnesota’s new manager, bringing Hall of Fame membership and renowned intelligence and intuition to a team seeking a fresh start.

03/26/2015

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Hall Of Famers Molitor, Sandberg Manage Against Each Other

Hall of Fame players Paul Molitor and Ryne Sandberg are managing against each other, making the spring training game between the Minnesota Twins and Philadelphia Phillies a unique matchup.

03/23/2015

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Rays Top Twins 5-2, Despite Strong Start By Milone

Tommy Milone proved with the Oakland Athletics he could succeed as a major league starter, compiling a 31-22 record with a 3.84 ERA between 2012 and 2014.

03/11/2015

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Twins Prospects Return To Field In 3-1 Win Over Minnesota

Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor could have made it easier on his former college team if his B squad wasn’t so good.

03/04/2015

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Baseball Hall Of Famers As Managers — A Look Back

Paul Molitor became the latest Hall of Fame player to test his teaching skills when the Minnesota Twins hired him as their manager. With Molitor preparing for his debut with the Twins this season, here’s a look back at a mixed-at-best track record of players with a plaque at Cooperstown who also took their turns trying to manage in the major leagues.

03/04/2015

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