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Santana looks to get back on track as Twins look to sweep Cleveland

Ervin Santana needs to rediscover his slider is he to tame a Cleveland lineup that should be angry after going 0-for-15 with runners in scoring position during the first two games of this series.

Trade Byron Buxton for pitching? No, no, no -- on so many levels

I could have, and perhaps even wanted to, let this go — just absorb the words, know it was a bad idea but probably just an idle suggestion in passing, and move on. I couldn’t do it, though. And so here it is: in an item on the Twins at SI.com, writer Jeremy Fuchs uses this weekend’s Twins sweep in Cleveland — the first of its kind since 1991, the last time Minnesota won the World Series, of course — as a device for heaping some praise on the local nine. He gets it mostly right, starting with Ervin Santana, noting Miguel Sano’s huge impact, perhaps overstating the contributions of...

Shutout moves Twins back into first place

Ervin Santana started them toward a victory and a sweep of the Indians.
Over the Monster Jun 26, 2017
Red Sox 4, Twins 1: Chris Sale did Chris Sale things

Red Sox 4, Twins 1: Chris Sale did Chris Sale things

Ho hum, another dominant start from Chris Sale The last time Chris Sale faced off against the Twins, it was billed as a pitchers duel between him and Ervin Santana. As it turned out, it was the worst start of Sale’s season to that point but the Red Sox gave him plenty of run support and completely bucked the expectations of the pitching matchup. This time around, it was another great matchup, this time with the young rising star Jose Berrios taking the mound against Sale. The batters had the expected amount of trouble in this one, but fortunately Sale was great enough to rise above the...

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