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Twins willing to be patient with Buxton

Twins willing to be patient with Buxton

MLB.com Updated 1 hour ago
The learning process continues for Byron Buxton, but that's not why he remains in the Major Leagues despite his ongoing struggles at the plate. The answer involves all the other ways Buxton's athleticism helps the Twins on a daily basis. Hitting is just…
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  • Dozier Hits 2 HRs, Gibson Shines as Twins Blank White Sox

    Dozier Hits 2 HRs, Gibson Shines as Twins Blank White Sox

    nytimes.com MLB.com 23 hours ago
    Brian Dozier was struggling to keep his average above .200 for the first two months of the season.
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  • Twins 7, Yankees 1: Twins Defeat Yankees With a Barrage of Home…

    Twins 7, Yankees 1: Twins Defeat Yankees With a Barrage of Home Runs

    nytimes.com Jun 26 (3 days ago)
    The Twins hit six homers as the Yankees finished an 11-game homestand against sub-.500 teams at 6-5.
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  • Duffey stifles Yanks as Twins swat 6 HRs

    Duffey stifles Yanks as Twins swat 6 HRs

    MLB.com nytimes.com Jun 26 (3 days ago)
    Tyler Duffey carried a perfect game into the sixth inning, supported by consecutive home runs off the bats of Brian Dozier, Trevor Plouffe and Max Kepler, leading the Twins to a 7-1 victory over the Yankees on Sunday at Yankee Stadium.
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  • Twins club 3 straight homers in Bronx

    Twins club 3 straight homers in Bronx

    MLB.com Jun 26 (3 days ago)
    The Twins briefly turned Yankee Stadium into a launchpad in the sixth inning of Sunday's series finale against the Yankees, with Brian Dozier, Trevor Plouffe and Max Kepler hitting back-to-back-to-back homers off right-hander Nathan Eovaldi.
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  • Yanks pounce on error as arms baffle Twins

    Yanks pounce on error as arms baffle Twins

    MLB.com Jun 25 (4 days ago)
    Though the Yankees struggled to cobble together offense against the Twins on Saturday afternoon, they came away with a 2-1 win at Yankee Stadium after Eduardo Escobar booted a grounder off the bat of Starlin Castro in the eighth inning, allowing Aaron H…
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  • Bullpen Brilliant Again as Yankees Edge Twins 2-1

    Bullpen Brilliant Again as Yankees Edge Twins 2-1

    nytimes.com Jun 25 (4 days ago)
    Starlin Castro drove home the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning with a sharp one-hopper scored an error on shortstop Eduardo Escobar, and the New York Yankees edged the Minnesota Twins 2-1 Saturday with more dominant pitching from the back end of the…
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  • Yankees 2, Twins 1: Yankees Top Twins in Mark Teixeira’s Return

    Yankees 2, Twins 1: Yankees Top Twins in Mark Teixeira’s Return

    nytimes.com Jun 25 (4 days ago)
    The first baseman, who tore cartilage in his right knee earlier this month, returned from the disabled list, going 0 for 3 in the Yankees’ win.
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  • Geltz optioned to make room in TB for Arcia

    Geltz optioned to make room in TB for Arcia

    MLB.com Jun 24 (5 days ago)
    The Rays were busy with their roster following Friday night's 6-3 loss to the Orioles. Steve Geltz was optioned to Triple-A Durham. Taking his place on the 25-man roster is outfielder Oswaldo Arcia, whom the Rays acquired from the Twins on Friday. The t…
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  • Helped by 3 Errors, Yanks Beat Twins 5-3 to Get Back to .500

    Helped by 3 Errors, Yanks Beat Twins 5-3 to Get Back to .500

    nytimes.com Jun 24 (5 days ago)
    Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman combined for three innings of perfect relief for the second straight game, Rob Refsnyder hit a tiebreaking single and the New York Yankees took advantage of three errors to rally past the Minnesota Twin…
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  • Rays acquire outfielder Arcia from Twins

    Rays acquire outfielder Arcia from Twins

    MLB.com Jun 24 (5 days ago)
    The Rays acquired outfielder Oswaldo Arcia from the Twins for cash or a player to be named later on Friday afternoon.
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  • Phils' 15-hit attack backs Eickhoff vs. Twins

    Phils' 15-hit attack backs Eickhoff vs. Twins

    MLB.com Jun 23 (6 days ago)
    A towering three-run homer in the eighth inning gave Freddy Galvis a career-high five RBIs, as the shortstop powered the Phillies to a 7-3 win over the Twins behind a solid Jerad Eickhoff in Thursday's series finale at Target Field, snapping a season-lo…
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  • Veteran advice helps spark Galvis, Phils' bats

    Veteran advice helps spark Galvis, Phils' bats

    MLB.com Jun 23 (6 days ago)
    Before Tuesday's series opener against the Twins at Target Field, the Phillies' hitters gathered with Phillies hitting coach Steve Henderson to discuss the week's pitching matchups.
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  • Plouffe day to day with mild right groin strain

    Plouffe day to day with mild right groin strain

    MLB.com Jun 23 (6 days ago)
    Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe exited in the sixth inning of Minnesota's series finale against the Phillies on Thursday afternoon at Target Field after appearing to injure his right leg on a groundout to second base.
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  • This MLB All-Star is upset that he's injured and still getting …

    This MLB All-Star is upset that he's injured and still getting paid

    yahoo.com Jun 23 (6 days ago)
    If Minnesota Twins closer Glen Perkins never did another thing to endear himself to the hometown fans, they'd still love him. How could they not? He's from Minnesota. He grew up a Twins fan and now he's represented them three times in the All-Star game.…
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  • Perkins' tweet airs out injury frustration to fans

    Perkins' tweet airs out injury frustration to fans

    MLB.com Jun 23 (6 days ago)
    Twins closer Glen Perkins just can't catch a break right now -- first learning he would require season-ending left shoulder surgery for a torn labrum, and now having to deal with angry messages from fans on Twitter frustrated with the left-hander's lack…
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  • Watch live: Twins host Phillies in the MLB Free Game of the Day

    Watch live: Twins host Phillies in the MLB Free Game of the Day

    yahoo.com Jun 23 (6 days ago)
    A week ago, I wrote about the Philadelphia Phillies free-falling back to normal. At that point, on June 16, their June record was 4-10. Seven days later, their record is — you guessed it — 4-17. Those seven games haven't been against the most fearsome t…
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  • Kepler's redemption leads Twins past Phillies

    Kepler's redemption leads Twins past Phillies

    MLB.com nytimes.com Jun 23 (7 days ago)
    Max Kepler was in danger of being the goat after his two-run fielding error keyed a three-run rally that gave the Phillies a lead in the fifth, but he was instead the hero of a 6-5 Twins victory on Wednesday night after driving in the tying run, the go-…
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  • Suzuki Leads Twins' Surge With 6 RBIs in 14-10 Win vs Phils

    Suzuki Leads Twins' Surge With 6 RBIs in 14-10 Win vs Phils

    nytimes.com Jun 21
    Kurt Suzuki had the single, the double and the home run. The triple was 90 feet away after his drive down the left-field line landed in the corner, and his Minnesota Twins teammates were playfully waving him to third base.
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  • Joe Mauer Fights to Stay Afloat Aboard a Sinking Twins Team

    Joe Mauer Fights to Stay Afloat Aboard a Sinking Twins Team

    nytimes.com Jun 21
    The first baseman has rebounded since a concussion ended his catching career in 2013. Though some of his skills have diminished, he is still at the heart of the Twins’ lineup.
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  • Nunez making most of opportunity as everyday player

    Nunez making most of opportunity as everyday player

    MLB.com Jun 20
    When Twins manager Paul Molitor was serving as the club's first-base coach and infield coordinator in 2014, Eduardo Nunez confided in him that he had always dreamt of being an everyday player.
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  • First-round Draft pick Kirilloff agrees to deal

    First-round Draft pick Kirilloff agrees to deal

    MLB.com Jun 20
    The Twins have agreed to terms with first-round Draft pick Alex Kirilloff, MLB.com's Jim Callis reported on Monday.
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  • Video - Keith Law's Best And Worst Farm Systems 02:40

    Keith Law's Best And Worst Farm Systems

    Jan 26
    Keith Law says the Cubs and Twins are among the most stacked farm systems, but finds the Tigers' cupboard barren after a year of trades to help the big club.
  • Video - Keith Law's Top MLB Prospects 03:10

    Keith Law's Top MLB Prospects

    Jan 26
    Keith Law breaks down the three best prospects from his list of the top 100 major league prospects.
  • Video - Twins Lock Up Phil Hughes 02:34

    Twins Lock Up Phil Hughes

    Dec 22
    ESPN SweetSpot blogger David Schoenfield discusses the Twins' three-year contract extension with Phil Hughes.
  • Video - Desperate Twins Land Ervin Santana 02:23

    Desperate Twins Land Ervin Santana

    Dec 11
    ESPN SweetSpot blogger David Schoenfield discusses the Twins' signing of free-agent pitcher Ervin Santana.