Sam Fuld so rarely hits home runs it’s difficult for the Minnesota center fielder to tell the difference between a deep fly ball and a shot that might leave the park. Fuld barely cleared the wall with his second home run of the season, Phil Hughes pitched into the eighth inning and the Twins beat the Seattle Mariners 2-0 on Tuesday night.
Twins manager Ron Gardenhire has never been on the losing side of an All-Star game, and with Target Field hosting this year’s festivities, he doesn’t plan on starting now. This will be the third time Gardenhire’s been a part of an American League All-Star staff.
The Minnesota Twins were unable to advance a runner past first base through the first six innings against Hisashi Iwakuma on Monday night in a 2-0 loss to the Mariners.
Twins right-hander Ricky Nolasco is being sent back to Minnesota because of a sore right elbow. Nolasco is scheduled to have his elbow examined on Tuesday and undergo an MRI. Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said Nolasco (5-7) met with manager Ron Gardenhire on Monday before the series opener against the Seattle Mariners and told him he had felt pain all season.
This weekend likely isn’t Derek Jeter’s last time playing in Minnesota — he’s nearly a lock to make his 14th All-Star team here in a little more than a week. But it will be his last time playing against the Twins, with the future Hall of Famer announcing that this will be his final season.
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Twins first baseman Joe Mauer has left Minnesota’s game against the Kansas City Royals with a strained muscle in his right side.
Oswaldo Arcia snapped his 0-for-31 skid with a long homer in the second inning off Angels starter Garrett Richards, who had given up just two homers all season. Nothing else went particularly well in another loss for the Minnesota Twins, who also lost their rookie shortstop.
The Minnesota Twins’ offense gave Kyle Gibson a reprieve, scoring five runs in the second inning to put him back at square one after he had surrendered five in the first. It didn’t make any difference. It wasn’t his night.
Brian Dozier has been everywhere for the Minnesota Twins during a breakout season for the sweet-swinging, slick-fielding second baseman.
Ron Gardenhire will be in the dugout with the AL All-Stars at his home stadium. The Minnesota manager was chosen along with Cleveland’s Terry Francona as coaches to join AL manager John Farrell of Boston in the July 15 All-Star game at Target Field. For the NL, manager Mike Matheny of St. Louis chose Clint Hurdle of Pittsburgh and Fredi Gonzalez of Atlanta as his coaching staff.
The sounds of kids screaming and laughing echoed in the empty Target Field ball park Sunday morning. The Minnesota Twins wrapped up Hope Week with a salute to military families. Manager Ron Gardenhire hosted 25 families, welcoming them to a game of catch in the outfield.
Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire was ejected from Sunday’s game against the Detroit Tigers for arguing a call near second base.
Manager Ron Gardenhire will miss Minnesota’s games on Friday and Saturday against Kansas City to attend Saturday’s funeral of Michael Hirschbeck in Ohio.
Chris Colabello, the most dangerous hitter in the American League through the first week of the season, is a guy that wasn’t even drafted. And he never even made the minor leagues until the eighth year of his pro career.