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Improved Sano vital to Twins' turnaround

Improved Sano vital to Twins' turnaround

MLB.com Updated 9 hours ago
There is nothing more to be done about the first 46 games of the season. But you had to like what manager Paul Molitor said in regard to Miguel Sano: "It's a tough game. He's kind of learned that."
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  • Twins top Royals with trio of homers

    Twins top Royals with trio of homers

    MLB.com nytimes.com May 25 (2 days ago)
    Eduardo Nunez, Brian Dozier and Miguel Sano homered to help the Twins avoid a sweep at the hands of the Royals with a 7-5 victory in the series finale on Wednesday afternoon at Target Field.
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  • Twins staying course with Molitor as skipper

    Twins staying course with Molitor as skipper

    MLB.com May 24 (4 days ago)
    When a team struggles to an 11-33 start, the conventional move -- the convenient, conventional move -- would be to dismiss the manager. This is not happening with the Twins, nor should it.
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  • Royals' bats pour it on as Perez goes 5-for-5

    Royals' bats pour it on as Perez goes 5-for-5

    MLB.com nytimes.com May 24 (4 days ago)
    Salvador Perez was a homer short of the cycle, going a career-best 5-for-5 with a double and a triple, to help lead the Royals to a 10-4 win over the Twins on Monday night at Target Field.
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  • Dozier looking to lead, gets advice from Torii

    Dozier looking to lead, gets advice from Torii

    MLB.com May 23 (4 days ago)
    After going 1-for-16 in the Twins' four-game series against the Blue Jays that saw his average tumble to .199, second baseman Brian Dozier woke up on Monday morning to a phone call from his former teammate Torii Hunter.
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  • John Gibbons ends a week of ejections with yet another ejection

    John Gibbons ends a week of ejections with yet another ejection

    yahoo.com MLB.com May 23 (4 days ago)
    Toronto Blue Jays' manager John Gibbons has been channeling Bobby Cox this past week. On Sunday, during the Jays game against the Minnesota Twins, he was ejected. Again. For the third time in seven days. Sunday's ejection was brought on by several insid…
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  • Bautista, Donaldson Homers Propel Blue Jays Over Twins 3-1

    Bautista, Donaldson Homers Propel Blue Jays Over Twins 3-1

    nytimes.com May 22 (5 days ago)
    Trying to spark an offense that hasn't met its immense expectations, the Toronto Blue Jays stacked the top of their lineup the past four games with their three main power threats.
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  • Nunez Homer Caps Late Rally as Twins Defeat Blue Jays

    Nunez Homer Caps Late Rally as Twins Defeat Blue Jays

    nytimes.com May 21 (6 days ago)
    The Minnesota Twins turned to unlikely sources to rally for an unlikely win on Saturday.
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  • Blue Jays hit four home runs in rout of Twins

    Blue Jays hit four home runs in rout of Twins

    MLB.com nytimes.com May 21 (7 days ago)
    Aaron Sanchez tossed seven strong innings and was backed by homers from Josh Donaldson, Jose Bautista, Michael Saunders and Darwin Barney in a 9-3 win for the Blue Jays that handed the Twins their fifth straight loss on Friday night at Target Field.
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  • Tulowitzki Single in 11th Lifts Jays to 3-2 Win at Twins

    Tulowitzki Single in 11th Lifts Jays to 3-2 Win at Twins

    nytimes.com May 20
    Toronto's struggles since taking the division title last season have been mirrored by Troy Tulowitzki, whose five All-Star Game appearances and two Silver Slugger awards have seemed rather distant lately.
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  • Bautista batting leadoff for first time since '10

    Bautista batting leadoff for first time since '10

    MLB.com May 19
    Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista was penciled into Thursday night's starting lineup against the Twins as the leadoff hitter for the first time since 2010.
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  • Verlander Reaches K Milestone, Helps Tigers Beat Twins 6-3

    Verlander Reaches K Milestone, Helps Tigers Beat Twins 6-3

    Justin Verlander, sporting a scruffy beard on his 33-year-old face, chuckled when the Detroit Tigers showed a video montage of some of his significant strikeouts during a career that started more than a decade ago.
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  • Tigers use 7-run frame to strike win vs. Twins

    Tigers use 7-run frame to strike win vs. Twins

    MLB.com May 17
    One night after the Tigers put up an eight-run opening inning and had to rally late, Miguel Cabrera's first triple in 365 days sparked a seven-run seventh inning to lift Detroit to its third straight victory with a 7-2 win over the Twins on Tuesday nigh…
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  • Tigers Score 7 in 7th Inning, Beat Minnesota 7-2

    Tigers Score 7 in 7th Inning, Beat Minnesota 7-2

    nytimes.com May 17
    Gene Lamont felt a little nervous when he found out he'd be managing the Detroit Tigers for a night.
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  • Ausmus suspended 1 game, fined for tirade

    Ausmus suspended 1 game, fined for tirade

    MLB.com May 17
    Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus has received a one-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for excessive arguing and his inappropriate actions following his ejection at the conclusion of the fourth inning of Monday night's game against the Minnesota …
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  • Not Brad at all: Tigers survive after tirade

    Not Brad at all: Tigers survive after tirade

    MLB.com May 17
    The Tigers lost an eight-run lead after the first inning, then lost their manager in a fourth-inning tirade, but they rallied with a go-ahead home run from Nick Castellanos to take a 10-8 win from the Twins on Monday night at Comerica Park.
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  • Twins' core youngsters continue to struggle as Jose Berrio…

    Twins' core youngsters continue to struggle as Jose Berrios roughed up

    ESPN.com May 17
    Twins' core youngsters continue to struggle as Jose Berrios roughed up
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  • Tigers Blow 8-0 Lead, but Get Late Homers to Beat Twins

    Tigers Blow 8-0 Lead, but Get Late Homers to Beat Twins

    nytimes.com May 16
    Hours after admitting he knows he's in a tough situation due to his team's disappointing play, Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus provided a memorable moment on a strange night.
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  • Duffey, Rosario Lead Twins to 5-1 Win Over Indians

    Duffey, Rosario Lead Twins to 5-1 Win Over Indians

    nytimes.com May 15
    Twins manager Paul Molitor acknowledged he put together an odd lineup Sunday.
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  • Buxton shows improvement, but return up in air

    Buxton shows improvement, but return up in air

    MLB.com May 15
    Byron Buxton has been swinging a hot bat since being sent to Triple-A Rochester on April 25, but Twins manager Paul Molitor said there's no timetable for when he'll be called back up.
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  • Twins snap skid with Centeno's shot

    Twins snap skid with Centeno's shot

    Minnesota catcher Juan Centeno delivered a two-run home run off Indians ace Corey Kluber on Saturday afternoon, providing the spark that pushed the Twins to a 6-3 victory at Progressive Field. Righty Ervin Santana turned in a solid effort that guided th…
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  • Indians place Brantley on 15-day disabled list

    Indians place Brantley on 15-day disabled list

    MLB.com May 14
    Michael Brantley knows he is too valuable to the Indians to push through any lingering issues with his surgically-repaired right shoulder and risk a setback. The left fielder alerted the team that he was not bouncing back well after games. Prior to thei…
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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.