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Rays Bullpen Helps End Twins’ 6-Game Winning Streak

Relievers Brandon Gomes, Alex Colome and Brad Boxberger combined for 4 2-3 scoreless innings and the Tampa Bay Rays ended Minnesota’s six-game winning streak, beating the Twins 5-4 on Thursday night. The loss dropped the Twins a half-game behind Texas for the second AL wild-card spot.

08/27/2015

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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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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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Twins Get Bullpen Help, Add Jepsen From Rays

The Minnesota Twins got some much-needed help for their beleaguered bullpen on Friday, acquiring right-handed reliever Kevin Jepsen from the Tampa Bay Rays for a pair of minor league pitching prospects.

07/31/2015

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Kinatrax: The Story Behind Baseball’s Newest Tech

New technology looks to change our understanding of the art of pitching.

06/22/2015

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This Week In Baseball: New Technology Could Help Better Understand Pitchers

Baseball has consistently been the leader in finding an innovative way to look at a sport that’s been around for well over 100 years.

06/16/2015

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Twins Take Advantage Of Rare Rays’ Error For 6-4 Win

Brian Dozier homered, Eduardo Escobar had four hits and the Minnesota Twins took advantage of a rare Tampa Bay error to beat the Rays 6-4 on Saturday.

05/16/2015

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Santana, Hughes Lead Twins To 3-2 Win Over Rays

Danny Santana’s triple keyed a late two-run rally, and Phil Hughes pitched seven strong innings Friday night to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.

05/15/2015

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Gibson Strikes Out 7 In Twins’ Loss To Rays

Kyle Gibson struck seven in six strong innings for the Minnesota Twins in a 2-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday. Gibson mixed in his slider and placed new emphasis on his changeup in striking out Rays slugger Evan Longoria three times and leadoff man John Jaso twice.

03/25/2015

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Rays Top Twins 4-2 On 9th-Inning Homer By Dykstra

Allan Dykstra hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth, lifting the Tampa Bay Rays to a 4-2 win over a Minnesota split squad Saturday after Twins starter Trevor May pitched four nearly perfect innings.

03/22/2015

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Rays Top Twins On Late Homer

Allan Dykstra hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth, lifting the Tampa Bay Rays to a 4-2 win over a Minnesota split squad Saturday after Twins starter Trevor May pitched four perfect innings. Four Twins pitchers held the Rays to one hit over the first eight innings, a long home run by Juan Francisco off Mark Hamburger in the fifth.

03/21/2015

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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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PODCAST PAGE: 10-27-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee!

Monday Morning QB with Dave Lee…listen back to portions of the show by clicking the link above.

10/27/2014

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Playoff Pinch Hits: James Shields-Wil Myers Trade A Success For Royals

The Kansas City Royals traded for starting pitcher James Shields before the 2013 season, giving up top hitting prospect Wil Myers.

10/19/2014

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5 Crazy Events From Major League Baseball You May Have Missed

By Adam W. Bloom The second half of the MLB season is under way with a number of teams making moves to try and stamp their ticket into the playoffs. While you’d think the pressure […]

07/25/2014

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Price Throws 8 Shutout Innings; Rays Top Twins 5-1

Pushing the Tampa Bay Rays back toward .500 might be David Price’s way of dampening trade rumors. The All-Star left-hander pitched eight scoreless innings to win five straight starts for the first time in his major league career, and the Rays beat the Minnesota Twins 5-1 Saturday night for their fourth consecutive victory.

07/19/2014

BOSTON, MA - JULY 6: Nelson Cruz #23 of the Baltimore Orioles prepares to face Jake Peavy #44 of the Boston Red Sox in the first inning at Fenway Park on July 6, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.

American League Mid-Season Team MVPs

Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the American League’s mid-season team MVPs.

07/10/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 4-25-14

To hear reaction to the Wild’s big win in Game 4 plus other highlights from today’s show, CLICK THE LINK ABOVE

04/25/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee————–John Hines Hosting. 4-23-14

On Dave Lee’s Birthday, did you miss something from John Hines Fill in shot? Click the link above to listen back to highlights from the podcast section.

04/23/2014

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Price, DeJesus Key Rays’ 7-3 Win Over Twins

David Price allowed six hits in his first complete game of the season, David DeJesus drove in three runs, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Minnesota Twins 7-3 on Tuesday night.

04/22/2014

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Rays-Twins Rained Out

The spring training game between the Tampa Bay Rays and Minnesota Twins scheduled for Monday was rained out.

03/24/2014

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Longoria, Ramos Lead Rays To 5-4 Win Over Twins

Evan Longoria hit a two-run double and Cesar Ramos looked sharp on the mound, sending the Tampa Bay Rays to a 5-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night. Tampa Bay improved to 14-4-2 this spring, the best record in the Grapefruit League. The Rays have allowed 67 runs, fewest in the majors. Ramos, trying to win the fifth spot in the rotation, struck out six in 4 2-3 scoreless innings. He gave up four hits and a walk, throwing 64 pitches before giving way to Grant Balfour.

03/20/2014

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Rays Rap Worley In 11-3 Win Against Twins

Twins starter Vance Worley allowed 11 hits and seven earned runs in Minnesota’s 11-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.

03/18/2014

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Price Sparkles In 5-Inning Outing Against Twins

David Price struck out eight in five innings, and Yunel Escobar and David DeJesus drove in runs off Ricky Nolasco, helping the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Minnesota Twins 7-1 on Tuesday. Price allowed one run and three hits in his second spring training start, surrendering a solo homer to Jason Kubel leading off the second inning. The 2012 AL Cy Young Award winner, who signed a $14 million, one-year contract after being the subject of trade talks, walked one, hit a batter and also was charged with a balk during a 75-pitch outing.

03/11/2014

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Longoria Homers, Balfour Perfect, Rays Top Twins

Evan Longoria hit a two-run homer and Grant Balfour was perfect in his first appearance in a Tampa Bay uniform since 2010, helping the Rays beat the Minnesota Twins 6-3 on Sunday.

03/02/2014

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