1:56 AM EDT, Sun June 16, 2019

Nelson Cruz homers has 3 RBIs as Twins rout M's 10-5

Nelson Cruz homered and had three RBIs and utility infielder Ehire Adrianza's hustle keyed a six-run sixth and the Minnesota Twins topped the Seattle Mariners 10-5 on Thursday.

Nelson Cruz, C.J. Cron homer as Twins rout Mariners 10-5

A six-run sixth inning blows the game open as Twins score seven or more for 24th time.
Lookout Landing Jun 11, 2019
6/11/19: Open Game Thread

6/11/19: Open Game Thread

We love you, Neli Remember when the Mariners last played the Twins? They didn’t win a single game in a three-game set. Tom Murphy pitched in one of those games. All of their margins of defeat were by at least five runs. To put the cherry on top, we didn’t get to see Nelson Cruz, who had been on the injured list with a wrist strain. Ouchie. If nothing else, we’ll at least see Cruz hitting third for Minnesota tonight, and he and his best friend Kyle Seager seized their chance to catch up: Nelson Cruz and Kyle Seager are having a hug party on the field.— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish)...
Puckett's Pond Jun 10, 2019

Minnesota Twins 3 Up, 3 Down: Nelson Cruz’s return sparks Twins

The Minnesota Twins had their share of downs regarding their bullpen and failed free agent signings, but the return of Nelson Cruz, kept their hot play going. The Minnesota Twins continue to chug along through their schedule and after wrapping up a ten-game road trip with a 6-4 record, they improved to 24-12 on the […] Minnesota Twins 3 Up, 3 Down: Nelson Cruz’s return sparks Twins - Pucketts Pond - Pucketts Pond - A Minnesota Twins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Detroit Free Press Jun 9, 2019
Nelson Cruz still owns the Tigers and other impressions from blowout loss to Twins

Nelson Cruz still owns the Tigers and other impressions from blowout loss to Twins

Free Press sports writer Anthony Fenech and 97.1 The Ticket’s Jeff Riger break down the Tigers’ 12-2 loss to the Twins on Sunday, June 9, 2019.        
Twinkie Town Jun 9, 2019
Twins 12, Tigers 2: Just another day at the office

Twins 12, Tigers 2: Just another day at the office

In other years, this game might have felt like the Twins made a statement today, coming back from a disappointing loss to win the game in decisive fashion. This year, it just feels like it was supposed to happen. I love this team. The Twins never trailed today, striking early in the first with a Mitch Garver RBI double, and then Nelson Cruz’s third homer in as many days, putting them up by a score of 3-0 before Detroit came up to bat. The Tigers did get one back in the first, the only run that Cy Young candidate Jake Odorizzi gave up all day. That one snuck in on a double-play ball, so...

Cruz homers in 4th straight game, Twins trounce Tigers 12-2

Nelson Cruz homered for the fourth straight game and the Minnesota Twins connected four times in all Sunday to rout the Detroit Tigers 12-2.
Twinkie Town Jun 7, 2019
Twins 6, Tigers 3: Homers and Pineda make much win

Twins 6, Tigers 3: Homers and Pineda make much win

in news that will SHOCK and ASTOUND you, the Twins hit home runs. An early two-run whomp from Mitch Garver plus later dingers by C.J. Cron and Nelson Cruz gave the Twins of Minnesota more runs than the Tigers of Detroit. Michael Pineda showed why the Twins picked him up despite a year-long injury in 2018; he can throw base balls very speedily. In his first game after a recent bout with knee tendinitis, his slider wasn’t going where Pineda wanted it to. So he relied on throwing two varieties of fastball, one hard and one harder. It got him through six full with only three runs allowed, all...

Twins open series at Detroit with three home runs in victory over Tigers

The long ball was again flying, with Mitch Garver, C.J. Cron and Nelson Cruz belting bombs for the Twins in a 6-3 victory.

Devin Smeltzer pitching with Nelson Cruz back in lineup as Twins play in Cleveland

Smeltzer threw six scoreless innings in his major league debut a week ago vs. Milwaukee.
Twinkie Town Jun 4, 2019
Nelson Cruz returns from the IL; Arraez returned to Rochester

Nelson Cruz returns from the IL; Arraez returned to Rochester

Boomstick is back, baby! After being sidelined with a left wrist strain since after the May 12 game at home against the Detroit Tigers, designated hitter Nelson Cruz is in full health and has returned to the 25-man roster in time for the series against the Cleveland Indians in Cleveland on Tuesday. The Minnesota Twins announced this move early on Monday morning via Twitter. Cruz was still on the 25-man roster for five days after he suffered his injury before the Twins put him on the 10-day Injured List on May 17. The six-time All-Star was batting .270/.354/.508 with seven homers and 22...
Puckett's Pond Jun 3, 2019

Twins finally have full lineup with the return of Nelson Cruz

The Minnesota Twins activated Nelson Cruz off the 10-day injured list on Monday, giving them a completely healthy lineup for the first time this season. Throughout the first two and a half months of the season, the Minnesota Twins lineup has been reminiscent of an impromptu home run derby. In their first 58 games of […] Twins finally have full lineup with the return of Nelson Cruz - Pucketts Pond - Pucketts Pond - A Minnesota Twins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Twins activate Nelson Cruz, ship Luis Arraez to minors

Cruz, who was out with a wrist injury, will be ready for Cleveland series.
Puckett's Pond Jun 1, 2019

Nelson Cruz to begin rehab assignment in Fort Myers

The Minnesota Twins designated hitter has been on the injured list with a wrist injury, but he’ll head to High-A Fort Myers to begin his rehab assignment on Saturday. The Minnesota Twins put together an outstanding stretch of baseball during the month of May. While the team had a great record going 21-8, the more […] Nelson Cruz to begin rehab assignment in Fort Myers - Pucketts Pond - Pucketts Pond - A Minnesota Twins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Nelson Cruz heads to rehabilitation assignment

The Twins send Kyle Gibson to the mound today to face the Rays in the third game of a four-game series

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