Minnesota Twins: Model of Inconsistency

Can the Minnesota Twins get things back together?As expected, the 2014 season is off to a roaring start. From the early success of the Milwaukee Brewers, to the substandard performance of teams like the Royals, Reds, and Diamondbacks, the game we all love is showing us once again that anything can happen. One team in particular has found this to be true. Through twelve games the...
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Twins' Josh Willingham has small wrist fracture

The Minnesota Twins evened their season record to 6-6 with a 4-3 win over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday. Kevin Correia allowed three runs on six hits in seven innings. Casey Fien got the win in relief and Glen Perkins notched his third save of the season. On the injury front, a CT scan revealed a small fracture in Josh Willingham's left wrist. He missed his sixth straight...
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Twins offense among best in baseball

MINNEAPOLIS -- In an offseason where starting pitching was the main focus for Minnesota in free agency, much hand-wringing was done this winter in Twins Territory over the lineup. Would this offense be able to score any runs? Will the players who had down years in 2013 be able to bounce back in 2014? Through two weeks, the answer to both of those questions has been a resounding yes...
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Correia's quality start completes solid weekend for Twins rotation

MINNEAPOLIS -- Entering the weekend, the Minnesota Twins dropped to 3-6 following a three-game sweep at the hands of the Oakland Athletics. Poor starting pitching was one of the biggest flaws during that series. Three days later, the Twins are back at .500 with a three-game sweep of the visiting Kansas City Royals -- and Minnesota has its starting pitching to thank. Right-hander...
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Bartlett will work on ankle, swing during assignment

Jason Bartlett will head Sunday to Fort Myers, Fla., on board with the plan to get him as many at-bats as he needs to get going at the plate. Bartlett is on the disabled list because of a sprained left ankle and will begin a rehabilitation stint while with Class A Fort Myers, but the Twins see it as a chance to sharpen his swing after the veteran shortstop went 4-for-43 in spring...
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Twins bats, Nolasco hit stride in 7-1 win over Royals

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire is about to return to a team that is playing markedly better than when he left it two days ago. Saturday, the offense showed it can take advantage of a struggling starter. And Ricky Nolasco allayed fears about a possible Vance Worley redux. And after being beat down by the Royals for most of 2013, the Twins whipped them 7-1 Saturday, giving them victories...
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How the Minnesota Twins will make the playoffs

Brian Dozier The last time the Minnesota Twins reached the postseason was the year 2010. They had a comfortable six-game lead over the Chicago White Sox in the standings and were the only team in the division to finish with over 90 wins. This year, the Twins have started to turn their rough start to the season around as they hope to reclaim the division and head to the playoffs....
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Shields undone by defense as Royals fall to Twins 7-1

MINNEAPOLIS -- Joe Mauer hit his first home run of the season and free-agent acquisition Ricky Nolasco earned his first win for the Minnesota Twins in a 7-1 victory Saturday over the Kansas City Royals. A day after getting his first RBI of the year, Mauer drove in three more runs against Kansas City starter James Shields. Brian Dozier had a leadoff homer for Minnesota, which has...
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Shields looks to help Royals rebound in Minnesota

The Minnesota Twins were among the league's worst both at the plate and on the mound in 2013. While the pitching staff has yet to come around, at least their offense has been able to produce at times without some of their key hitters. Coming off their third double-digit scoring performance of the season, the Twins hope to get a better outing from Ricky Nolasco as they face James...
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Gibson proving to be more than capable starter for Twins

MINNEAPOLIS -- On a night when the Minnesota Twins needed their starting pitcher to go deep into the game, Kyle Gibson delivered. And through two starts, Gibson has pitched more like an ace than a No. 5 starter. Granted, it's early to throw such labels onto the Twins' 26-year-old right-hander. But following arguably the best start of the year by a Minnesota pitcher, Gibson...
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Colabello, Gibson lead Twins past Royals 10-1

MINNEAPOLIS -- Chris Colabello drove in three runs, Kyle Gibson pitched into the seventh inning and the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 10-1 Friday night to end a nine-game home losing streak that dated to last season. Josmil Pinto homered for the Twins, who reached double digits in runs for the third time this year. Mike Moustakas had two hits for Kansas City, which...
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Minnesota Twins: Colabello contributes hot bat to lineup

Target Field While the Minnesota Twins still struggle to see a record above .500, designated hitter and first baseman Chris Colabello has been nothing but determined to help the team reach that goal and a possible chance at postseason. At 30 years old, Colabello was not within immediate eyesight for any Major League roster following school. Graduating from Assumption College in 2005...
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Everybody say ‘awwww’: Joe Mauer’s twin girls make Target Field debut (photos)

The Minnesota Twins may have been swept by the Oakland A’s after losing 6-1 on Thursday at Target Field, but at least first baseman Joe Mauer got to enjoy the pregame festivities and likely pocketed a memory that will last a lifetime. During a pregame ceremony, Mauer was joined on the field by his wife […] The post Everybody say ‘awwww’: Joe Mauer’s twin girls make Target...
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Twins rumors: Minnesota made multiple significant offers to free agents

The Minnesota Twins have been getting a lot of flak in their local media for not spending as much money as other teams have been.  According to the Twins though, it's not like they didn't try to grab some.  Derek Wetmore of 1500 ESPN has a quote from President Save St. Peter:"We made offers to Matt Garza, a very significant offer. We made a significant offer to Ervin...
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Twins unveil Bloody Mary that has bacon cheeseburger garnish

The home opener for the Minnesota Twins is not until next Monday, but the team unveiled some of the more interesting new offerings that will be available for fans at Target Field during the 2014 MLB season. Among the many savory and fattening offerings, there is the Valentini’s Bucket of Meatballs at Frankie V’s, the […] The post Twins unveil Bloody Mary that features a Bacon...
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