Twins Blog: Homestand NotesThe first homestand of the second half is in the books and it wasn't pleasant for the Minnesota Twins.
Kang Homer Sends Pirates To 8-7 Win Against TwinsJung Ho Kang hit a tiebreaking home run off the facing off the second deck in left center-field in the ninth inning, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Minnesota Twins 8-7 Tuesday night.
Mauer's Homer Lifts Twins To 4-3 Win Over Pirates In 13Joe Mauer hit his first home run of the season, a solo shot off Antonio Bastardo in the 13th inning to help the Minnesota Twins to a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night.
Twins Use Big 2nd Inning To Down Pirates 8-5Brian Dozier got Minnesota started with a home run in the first inning and Trevor Plouffe hit a two-run shot in a six-run second as the Twins built an early 7-0 lead then held on for an 8-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.
Twins Face Francisco Liriano In PittsburghFrancisco Liriano will start for the Pirates when the Minnesota Twins visit Pittsburgh in the interleague series opener. The lefty makes his first start as a Pirate against his former team Tuesday night.
Pirates' Cervelli Homers Twice Off Twins' GibsonFrancisco Cervelli homered twice off Kyle Gibson on Friday, leading a Pittsburgh Pirates split squad to a 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins. Three-time AL batting champion Joe Mauer went 0 for 3 with a strikeout. He is batting .158 in 19 spring at-bats.
Vargas, Rosario Homer To Help Twins Beat Pirates 8-3
10 Horrible Streaks In Sports HistoryMinnesota's major sports are in a rut. But fans shouldn't feel too bad. The current losing streaks teams are on are nothing in comparison to some of the worst streaks in sports history.
Playoff Pinch Hits: Wild-Card Teams Dominating MLB PostseasonThe Royals and Giants, both wild-card teams, could each make the World Series. The top MLB regular-season teams are out, again. Is this good for baseball?
Playoff Pinch Hits: National League Dominated Lately By Exclusive GroupThe high-spending Cardinals, Giants and Phillies have won the last six National League pennants. The Cardinals or Giants will win it again in 2014.
Playoff Pinch Hits: Giants And Pirates Like It's 1971 All Over Again?The Giants and Pirates meet in the playoffs for the first time since 1971. Winner of the National League Wild Card game moves on to the Division Series.
5 Times MLB Game Protests Have Been UpheldWith the San Francisco Giants being the first team since 1986 to successfully protest a game, we decided to take a look back at some of the past protested games upheld by the MLB. Here's five times MLB game protests have been upheld: