The Minnesota Twins placed Trevor Plouffe on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a strained left oblique muscle and recalled Pedro Florimon from Triple-A Rochester. Plouffe sustained the injury in Saturday’s 12-9 loss to the Tigers while diving for Ian Kinsler’s infield single.
Rookie Danny Santana drove in five runs, Kyle Gibson pitched seven strong innings and the Minnesota Twins beat the Houston Astros 8-0 Saturday. Santana, who hit his first major league home run on Friday night, flied out to lead off the first inning. He then got hits in his next four at-bats, raising his batting average to .373. Santana hit a two-run single in the second, a two-run double in the fourth as the Twins broke it open and an RBI single in the fifth.
Matt Garza took a shutout into the seventh inning and Mark Reynolds hit a two-run homer, sending the Milwaukee Brewers to a 6-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night. Garza (3-4) scattered six hits over 6 1-3 scoreless innings against the team that brought him to the big leagues in 2006. The right-hander, signed to a $50 million, four-year deal as a free agent in the offseason, struck out eight and walked two for his first win since May 5.
Ricky Nolasco pitched six solid innings for his first win in more than a month, Oswaldo Arcia homered and threw out a runner at home plate, and the Minnesota Twins flexed some muscle in beating the New York Yankees 6-1 Friday night.
Nick Tepesch won his second consecutive start, Elvis Andrus and Chris Gimenez each had two RBIs, and the Texas Rangers beat the Minnesota Twins 7-2 on Monday afternoon. Tepesch (2-0) allowed two runs in 6 2-3 innings, striking out four to win consecutive starts for the first time in his career. Alex Rios added two more hits and now has six straight multi-hit games. The Rangers have won three straight and five of six.
Both Kyle Gibson and Glen Perkins got much-needed bounceback outings on Friday night. Gibson allowed one run in seven innings, Brian Dozier and Josmil Pinto homered, and the Minnesota Twins held on to beat the Seattle Mariners 5-4.
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Phil Hughes won his third start in a row, Trevor Plouffe and Kurt Suzuki hit two-run doubles and the Minnesota Twins beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 on Sunday. Hughes (3-1) gave up two runs and six hits in 6 1-3 innings, walking none and striking out three.
Earlier this month Peter and I were asked to participate in Fan HQ’s “Rock ‘N’ Jock” expo, a fan-fest of sorts involving local sports, music and art. It was a packed event at the New Hope Cinema Grill. The Twins Blog hosted the Twins Spring Training viewing party.
Phil Hughes couldn’t overcome some sloppy defense to allow two unearned runs in the third inning of the Minnesota Twins’ 4-3 loss Thursday to the Boston Red Sox.
Trevor Plouffe’s spot at third base for the Minnesota Twins is tenuous at best, with one of the best prospects in baseball close behind him. Rather than resenting the ascension of Miguel Sano, Plouffe has befriended the big-swinging Dominican.
The Minnesota Twins and third baseman Trevor Plouffe have agreed to a $2.35 million, one-year contract that avoided salary arbitration. Plouffe batted .254 with 14 home runs and 52 RBIs in 477 at-bats last season, his second as a regular in the lineup.
Trevor Plouffe went 2 for 3 and drove in the tying and go-ahead runs as the Minnesota Twins snapped a 10-game home losing streak with a 6-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night. Plouffe’s two-run, two-out double in the fifth inning tied the game 3-3, and his bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the seventh made it 4-3 as the Twins won at home for the first time since Aug. 15, avoiding the longest home losing streak since the franchise started in Washington in 1901. The home skid was the Twins’ longest since moving from Washington in 1961. The Senators lost 10 straight home games in 1957.
Andrew Albers threw a two-hitter in his second career start and the Minnesota Twins backed him with a pair of home runs to beat the Cleveland Indians 3-0 Monday night. Albers (2-0) allowed just two singles, walked none and struck out two. Brian Dozier and Trevor Plouffe homered to help the Twins win for the eighth time in 11 games.
Samuel Deduno pitched seven impressive innings and the slumping Minnesota Twins finally figured out a way to beat the New York Yankees, hitting three home runs off Phil Hughes in a 4-1 win Saturday. Trevor Plouffe, Ryan Doumit and Pedro Florimon connected against Hughes — all on 2-2 pitches.