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  • Paredes Homers as Orioles Beat Twins 3-2

    Paredes Homers as Orioles Beat Twins 3-2

    nytimes.com Updated 1 hour ago
    Chris Davis hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the seventh, Jimmy Paredes homered and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Minnesota Twins 3-2 on Saturday night.
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  • Roundup: Braves’ Push for Playoffs Picks Up Steam

    Roundup: Braves’ Push for Playoffs Picks Up Steam

    nytimes.com Aug 29 (yesterday)
    Chris Davis hit the fourth grand slam of his career, and the host Baltimore Orioles got a dominant pitching performance from Miguel Gonzalez in a 9-1 victory over the skidding Minnesota Twins.
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  • Plouffe's homer No. 10K in franchise history

    Plouffe's homer No. 10K in franchise history

    MLB.com Aug 29 (yesterday)
    Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe made history Friday night, as he connected on the 10,000th home run in franchise history in the seventh inning of Minnesota's 9-1 loss to the Orioles.
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  • Gonzalez great, Davis grand for O's vs. Twins

    Gonzalez great, Davis grand for O's vs. Twins

    MLB.com nytimes.com Aug 29 (yesterday)
    Chris Davis broke the game open with a grand slam in the fourth inning to lead the Orioles to a 9-1 win over the Twins in the series opener Friday night.
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  • Young's home run stands after crew chief review

    Young's home run stands after crew chief review

    MLB.com Aug 29 (yesterday)
    The Orioles had a home run call stand in the fifth inning, helping increase their lead over the Twins on Friday night.
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  • Royals designate veteran Chen for assignment

    Royals designate veteran Chen for assignment

    MLB.com Aug 29 (yesterday)
    Left-hander Bruce Chen's often inspiring and successful six seasons with the Kansas City Royals are behind him. Chen was designated for assignment on Friday, one day after giving up six runs in the 10th inning of an 11-5 loss to the Minnesota Twins.
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  • Royals' division lead dips with extra-inning loss

    Royals' division lead dips with extra-inning loss

    MLB.com Aug 29 (yesterday)
    Alex Gordon belted a game-tying homer in the seventh, but Bruce Chen was tagged for six runs in the 10th inning as the Royals dropped an 11-5 decision to the Twins on Thursday night.
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  • Twins strike for six in 10th inning to best KC

    Twins strike for six in 10th inning to best KC

    MLB.com nytimes.com Aug 29 (yesterday)
    Jordan Schafer finished with four RBIs, including a two-run single in a big six-run 10th inning as the Twins earned an 11-5 win over the Royals on Thursday night.
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  • Roundup: Six-Run Eighth Powers Royals Past Twins

    Roundup: Six-Run Eighth Powers Royals Past Twins

    nytimes.com Aug 28 (3 days ago)
    Nori Aoki drove in the go-ahead run in a six-run eighth inning, sending host Kansas City past Minnesota, 6-1, on Wednesday.
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  • Royals break it open in 8th, pad Central lead

    Royals break it open in 8th, pad Central lead

    ESPN.com Aug 27 (3 days ago)
    Nori Aoki drove in the go-ahead run during a six-run eighth inning Wednesday night, sending the Kansas City Royals to a 6-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins.
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  • Alex Gordon makes like Superman and rescues Royals with walk-of…

    Alex Gordon makes like Superman and rescues Royals with walk-off homer

    yahoo.com ESPN.com nytimes.com MLB.com Aug 27 (4 days ago)
    The Kansas City Royals seemed bound to be shut out by the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night until the bat boy spoke up with Alcides Escobar and Alex Gordon coming to bat in the bottom of the ninth. Manager Ned Yost explains, via the Associated Press: ''T…
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  • Martinez Has 4 RBIs to Pace Tigers Over Twins

    Martinez Has 4 RBIs to Pace Tigers Over Twins

    nytimes.com Aug 24 (6 days ago)
    Victor Martinez homered and had four RBIs, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 13-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday.
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  • Tigers split with Twins in Verlander's return

    Tigers split with Twins in Verlander's return

    ESPN.com nytimes.com Aug 24 (7 days ago)
    Justin Verlander labored into the sixth inning, Nick Castellanos had two hits and two RBIs, and the Detroit Tigers salvaged a doubleheader split by beating the Minnesota Twins 8-6 Saturday night.
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  • Romine makes appearance on mound vs. Twins

    Romine makes appearance on mound vs. Twins

    MLB.com Aug 23
    The Tigers' pitching staff took a beating Friday night, but at least their eighth-inning man had an acceptable excuse for allowing three runs on four hits in one frame. That's because their eighth-inning man was shortstop Andrew Romine.
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  • Chicago's Jackie Robinson West provides inspiration at Little L…

    Chicago's Jackie Robinson West provides inspiration at Little League World Series

    Once the late Kirby Puckett came out of the South Side of Chicago, came out of the Robert Taylor Houses to become one of the great baseball players, and finally a World Series champion with his Minnesota Twins.
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  • Vargas, Twins Avert Sweep With 4-1 Win vs Indians

    Vargas, Twins Avert Sweep With 4-1 Win vs Indians

    Phil Hughes has been pitching with a cracked nail on his right index finger, a common side effect of the sharp curveball he throws. He's kept the nail intact with super glue.
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  • Gardenhire wins one challenge, loses another

    Gardenhire wins one challenge, loses another

    MLB.com Aug 21
    Ron Gardenhire won a challenge in the sixth inning of Thursday's game against the Indians to help Minnesota get out of a potential jam, and the Twins manager lost a second challenge an inning later.
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  • Gomes exits an inning after being hit in mask

    Gomes exits an inning after being hit in mask

    MLB.com Aug 21
    The Indians were not going to take any chances when catcher Yan Gomes began to feel ill after absorbing a deflected pitch off the mask on Thursday afternoon. In the sixth inning of the Tribe's 4-1 loss to the Twins, Gomes exited with concussion-like sym…
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  • Francona walks 'fine line' using 'pen at record pace

    Francona walks 'fine line' using 'pen at record pace

    MLB.com Aug 21
    During a mound visit on Tuesday night, while the Indians were trying to claw back into the game against the Twins, second baseman Jason Kipnis had an emphatic message for manager Terry Francona.
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  • Sturdy House, timely offense lead Tribe over Twins

    Sturdy House, timely offense lead Tribe over Twins

    On Wednesday night, T.J. House made his first start in nearly two weeks for the Indians and showed no signs of rust. The lefty pitched into the sixth inning, quieting Minnesota's bats and setting the tone for the Tribe in a 5-0 victory at Target Field.
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  • Video - Twins Rock Royals In Extra Innings 02:42

    Twins Rock Royals In Extra Innings

    Aug 28
    Baseball Tonight Spotlight: The Twins scored six runs in the top of the 10th to beat the Royals 11-5.
  • Video - Twins Rock Royals In Extra Innings 01:01

    Twins Rock Royals In Extra Innings

    Aug 28
    The Twins scored six runs in the top of the 10th to beat the Royals 11-5.
  • Video - Royals Roll Twins 00:53

    Royals Roll Twins

    Aug 27
    The Royals topped the Twins 6-1 for their fourth straight win against Minnesota.
  • Video - Gordon Plays Hero For Royals 00:34

    Gordon Plays Hero For Royals

    Aug 26
    Alex Gordon hit a walk-off two-run home run to give the Royals a 2-1 win over the Twins.

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