Potential Future Stars Fueling Hope For Twins These days, many fans of the Twins are more excited about players like Miguel Sano and Byron Buxton than Joe Mauer, Justin Morneau or anyone else in Minnesota.
Twins Blog: Morneau’s Casino NightBeing a professional athlete comes with some perks. Some are more obvious than others: getting paid to play a sport, being a celebrity and becoming a role model to others. Another great benefit: being able to help the people who support you. Many athletes feel a great responsibility to pay it forward and don't take that aspect of their job lightly.
Escobar Has Sac Fly In 14th To Lift TwinsPinch-hitter Eduardo Escobar hit a sacrifice fly with one out in the 14th inning to score Hicks on Tuesday night, lifting the Minnesota Twins to a 6-5 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers, who got six hits from Jean Segura.
Gardenhire Earns 64th Career Ejection At Twins' Game In DetroitMinnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire has been ejected from Saturday's game at Detroit while arguing a call at second base. The Twins had men on first and second with nobody out in the third inning when Justin Morneau hit a grounder to first baseman Prince Fielder.
Teheran Pitches Braves Past TwinsJulio Teheran pitched 8 1-3 strong innings, Dan Uggla hit a three-run homer and the Atlanta Braves won their fourth straight game with a 5-1 victory over the struggling Minnesota Twins on Monday. Teheran (3-1) gave up five hits, one run — Josh Willingham's homer in the ninth — and one walk. He struck out four, throwing 80 of his 123 pitches for strikes.
Hicks' Bat And Glove Help Twins Beat White SoxRookie Aaron Hicks hit two home runs and made a leaping catch in center field to take a home run away from Adam Dunn in the Minnesota Twins' 10-3 win over the Chicago White Sox on Monday night. Justin Morneau extended his hitting streak to nine games with three hits and four RBIs, including a bases-clearing double that capped the scoring in the eighth.
Mauer, Morneau Have 3 Hits, Twins Beat Orioles 8-5Ryan Doumit homered, Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau each had three hits, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-5 Saturday night. Vance Worley (1-4) struggled through 5 1-3 innings, but a strong performance by Minnesota's bullpen enabled him to earn his first win in 13 starts dating to Aug. 1, 2012.
Arcia HR, Lackey Error Boost Twins Over Sox 5-3 Oswaldo Arcia hit a two-run homer and the Minnesota Twins capitalized on a costly throwing error by Boston starter John Lackey to beat the struggling Red Sox 5-3 Thursday night.
Diamond Returns From Surgery As Twins Lose 4-2 Matt Harvey didn't allow a hit until Justin Morneau homered off the right-field foul pole with two outs in the seventh inning and led the New York Mets over the Minnesota Twins 4-2 Saturday.
Twins Use Unearned Run To Beat Orioles 6-5 Justin Morneau singled in the tiebreaking run with two outs in the ninth inning after an error by Chris Davis, and the Minnesota Twins got a home run from Chris Parmalee in a 6-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday night.
Aaron Hicks Wins Center Field Job With TwinsJoe Mauer had a three-run homer and six RBIs and Justin Morneau hit a two-run drive that caromed off a palm tree behind the right-field wall, helping the Minnesota Twins rout the Toronto Blue Jays 14-5 Sunday.
Morneau Homers For Twins In 2-1 Loss To Red SoxThe next time Justin Morneau steps into the batter's box he'll be representing Canada in the World Baseball Classic. Morneau homered in his final game with Minnesota before leaving for the WBC, but the Twins lost to the Boston Red Sox 2-1 on Saturday.
Morneau Has 2 Hits In Twins' Win Justin Morneau is finding his hitting touch early in preparation for the World Baseball Classic.
Morneau Backs Worley, Twins In 5-4 Win Vs Pirates Justin Morneau was on Vance Worley's side this time.
Morneau Arrives At Twins Camp, Says He's HealthyFirst baseman Justin Morneau arrived in Minnesota Twins camp Friday, three years removed from his first concussion, seven years away from his MVP season and entering the final year of his contract.