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August 17, 2019 - 6:53 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Minnesota Twins did what they do better than any other major league team this season - hit home runs - but their 4-3 win over the Texas Rangers on Friday night turned on a fly ball that barely cleared the infield. Max Kepler hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning after...
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Twins second baseman Luis Arraez
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August 16, 2019 - 5:09 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Eddie Rosario and the Minnesota Twins keep hitting home runs, and maintaining the slimmest possible lead in the AL Central. Rosario matched his career high with his 27th homer, and like Miguel Sano went deep for the second game in a row, as the Twins beat the Texas Rangers...
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Indians throw out Adrianza at the plate
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August 11, 2019 - 8:26 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Carlos Santana hit a grand slam in the 10th inning, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 7-3 on Sunday to win the four-game series and forge another tie for the AL Central lead. The Twins tied the game with four hits in a two-run ninth against Brad Hand (5-3), using...
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Jake Odorizzi with the pitch
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August 11, 2019 - 6:23 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Someone needed to toe the mound for the Minnesota Twins and take control. "Might as well be me," Jake Odorizzi said. "I kind of pride myself on that." Odorizzi earned his career-high 13th win and the Twins broke a tie with Cleveland atop the AL Central, beating the Indians 4-1...
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August 06, 2019 - 10:42 am
"If it was up to most of the fans on social media, this wouldn't have happened last night." - Cory Hepola Sano Walkoff Home Run vs. Atlanta Yep, a Sano walk-off, pinch-hit, two-run homer and the Twins defeat Atlanta 5-3! It's Sano's 2nd career walk-off, and the 9th time the Twins have had a pinch-...
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Twins rookie Devin Smeltzer
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August 05, 2019 - 4:48 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Devin Smeltzer's meditation routine kept him calm on the way to his first major league win. Smeltzer pitched two-hit ball into the seventh inning, and the Minnesota Twins completed a three-game sweep by blanking the Kansas City Royals 3-0 on Sunday. Jason Castro homered and Eddie...
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Twins DH Nelson Cruz celebrates in dugout
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August 04, 2019 - 8:42 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Nelson Cruz is hardly slowing down. If anything, he's heating up. The 39-year-old Minnesota slugger extended his recent tear Saturday night, hitting three home runs in a game for the second time in 10 days and powering the AL Central-leading Twins to an 11-3 victory over the...
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Nelson Cruz homers again
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August 03, 2019 - 6:27 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A little time off didn't slow Nelson Cruz. Cruz homered and drove in five runs to help the Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 11-9 on Friday night. The win keeps the AL Central-leading Twins three games ahead of Cleveland, which beat the LA Angels 7-3. With the team's prior three...
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