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St. Paul Pioneer Press 4 hours ago
Twins 20, Tigers 6: Minnesota bashes Detroit

Twins 20, Tigers 6: Minnesota bashes Detroit

Shortly before his last-place Twins played Game No. 127 of another lost season, general manager Terry Ryan was asked what he wanted to see over these final five weeks.
Twinkie Town 5 hours ago

Twins Blast Tigers, 20-6

A 6-run second and a 9-run sixth allow the Twins to wallop the spiraling Tigers. The Tigers needed After Ian Kinsler gave Detroit an early lead with a solo dong in the first, the Twins pasted Tigers starter Robbie Ray in the second.  The inning began with back-to-back-to-back doubles from Kennys Vargas,...
Detroit Free Press 2 hours ago

Minn. 20, Detroit 6: Tigers blown out by Twins in 'embarrassing' effort

The Tigers fell a season-high 2 ½ games behind Kansas City, and it couldn't have been much uglier. 'Embarrassing,' manager Brad Ausmus said.
Detroit Free Press 2 hours ago

Twins 20, Tigers 6: Why the Tigers lost on Friday night

WHAT HAPPENED: Minnesota used a full house of extra-base hits - three doubles, two homers - to score six runs in the second off starter Robbie Ray.
Twinsights: As bonuses await, Phil Hughes intends to complete a

Twinsights: As bonuses await, Phil Hughes intends to complete a "nice full year"

Twins ace Phil Hughes remains on track to make seven more starts after beating the Cleveland Indians on Thursday. Not only would that give him one start worth of wiggle room in a late bid to become the first 20-game winner for the Twins since Johan Santana in 2004, but Hughes (14-8) would have a solid chance of maxing out $1 million worth of performance bonuses. At 165 innings, he stands just 15 innings shy of trigging the first $250,000 bonus stacked atop his three-year, $24 million contract. Another $250,000 would be due Hughes at 195 innings, which would require [...] The post Twinsights:...
Twins Now | St. Paul Pioneer Press 11 hours ago

Twinsights: Ron Gardenhire says his dugout future hasn't been discussed

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire downplayed a published report that general manager Terry Ryan wants him to return in 2015. “I don’t pay attention to it,” Gardenhire said before Friday’s game against the Detroit Tigers. “I don’t worry about it. I talk to Terry Ryan about it. We’ll talk at the...
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 4 hours ago

Escobar wanted to hit for cycle in Twins rout

Twins shortstop Eduardo Escobar says he wanted to hit for the cycle Friday, but none of his three singles could be stretched into a double.
Rotoworld 2 hours ago

Escobar with five hits in blowout win vs DET - Eduardo Escobar (SS) Minnesota Twins

Eduardo Escobar homered, tripled and drove in two in Friday's tilt with the Tigers.

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Twins-Indians: Lineups

The Twins try to avoid their fourth straight loss with Ricky Nolasco on the mound against Cleveland.
Plain Dealer Aug 20, 2014
Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins lineups for Wednesday night

Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins lineups for Wednesday night

The Indians will try to move to three-games above .500 Wednesday night against the Twins at Target Field.

Twinsights: What's the plan for Alex Meyer?

Asked in advance of Alex Meyer's 25th start for Triple-A Rochester about how his workload stacks up, here's what Twins general manager Terry Ryan said Tuesday night: "He’s right where he belongs. We can finish out the year with him. We had a plan with him and it’s worked as far as keeping him active. We got him out of there at a particular time in a game, which in a normal setting you don’t like to do that. You'd like to see him pitch through some of those innings. We’ve taken him out for a reason so he can [...] The post Twinsights: What's the plan for Alex Meyer? appeared first on...
Plain Dealer Aug 20, 2014
Rookie Tyler Holt weathers crazy travel day to help Cleveland Indians beat Twins, 7-5

Rookie Tyler Holt weathers crazy travel day to help Cleveland Indians beat Twins, 7-5

Tyller Holt, fresh from Columbus, arrived just before the start of the Indians' game against the Twins at Target Field. He was rattled and hungry, but he still came through with a big hit in the Tribe's 7-5 victory.

Three Twins postgame thoughts from LEN3: No killer instinct, Francona, Santana

The Twins lost 7-5 to Cleveland and have now dropped four of their last five games.
News-Herald Aug 19, 2014
Gomes, Holt rally Cleveland Indians in 7-5 win over Twins

Gomes, Holt rally Cleveland Indians in 7-5 win over Twins

MINNEAPOLIS - Yan Gomes had three hits including a home run, rookie pinch-hitter Tyler Holt hit a go-ahead two-run double in the sixth inning, and the Cleveland Indians rallied to beat the Minnesota Twins 7-5 on Tuesday night. Oswaldo Arcia homered in his third straight game for Minnesota, capping a five-run first where Joe Mauer and Kennys Vargas also drove in runs.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Aug 19, 2014
Indians 7, Twins 5: Kyle Gibson, Brian Duensing blow big lead

Indians 7, Twins 5: Kyle Gibson, Brian Duensing blow big lead

By all rights, Kyle Gibson should have cruised to his 12th victory in this breakout season.

Twins' Gibson can't finish what he started in loss to Cleveland

The Twins’ 5-0 lead quickly evaporates in a Cleveland rally.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Aug 19, 2014

Twins pitching prospect Kohl Stewart leaves start with apparent injury

Right-hander Kohl Stewart, the Twins' second-ranked pitching prospect, left his start in the second inning on Tuesday night for Class A Cedar Rapids with an apparent injury.

Twinsights: Kohl Stewart leaves Cedar Rapids start with apparent injury

Right-hander Kohl Stewart, the Twins’ second-ranked pitching prospect, left his start in the second inning on Tuesday night for Class A Cedar Rapids with an apparent injury. The fourth overall pick in 2013, Stewart had missed nearly four weeks with a shoulder impingement before returning to work four innings on August 13 at Beloit. He received a $4.54 million signing bonus. Stewart, 19, retired the first batter of the second inning Tuesday before giving up a double and a walk. At that point he was removed from the game after a mound visit from the team trainer. After retiring the [...] The...
St. Paul Pioneer Press Aug 19, 2014

Twins: Japan all-star trip could interest Dozier, Hughes, Perkins

Twins second baseman Brian Dozier said he and teammates Phil Hughes and Glen Perkins expect to hear from the Major League Baseball Players Association by early September regarding their interest in playing on an all-star team set to tour Japan in mid-November.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Aug 19, 2014

Twins: 'Check the ball' earned Ron Gardenhire his 72nd ejection

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire insisted he never said any magic words to plate umpire Chris Segal on Monday night, earning his 72nd career regular-season managerial ejection.

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