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Twins win a dramatic one to beat Detroit

Johan Santana was ace-like, throwing 7 strong innings, giving up just 4 hits with 3 runs. He walked 2 and struck out 10. Justin Morneau, though, was the hero of the day. He delivered a two-run homerun, his 30th of the year, in the top of the 8th to put the Twins ahead and put Santana in line for the win. Read the rest of this entry »

Twins even series against Detroit

Brad Radke had a better-than-quality start night last night, going 7 innings while giving up 9 hits and just 2 runs. Joe Mauer highlights the Twins’ offense, going 3-for-5 with a double and 2 RBIs. He raised his league-leading average to .367. Read the rest of this entry »

Twins fall hard in series opener against Tigers

Francisco Liriano did not pitch his best, getting pulled after just 4 innings of work. He gave up 10 hits, 4 runs (all earned). FSN North reporter Ron “Coomdog” Coomer says he thinks there is something wrong with Liriano still. EDIT: Francisco Liriano, Minnesota’s rookie All-Star, is out indefinitely with what appears to be a left elbow injury. This comes from the Star Tribune. Read the rest of this entry »

Twins pound out season-high 22 hits as they sweep Royals

The Twins had 56 hits in the series, along with 41 runs. 5 HRs, 12 doubles, and 23 two-out RBIs also helped them get the sweep of a central division rival. Read the rest of this entry »

Twins win thanks to the Royals

Two errors, two wild pitches, and 8 walks from the Royals’ pitchers allowed the Twins to get an 8-2 victory tonight. Kind of how the first game against the Rangers went; Twins score a lot, opposing team doesn’t score much. We all know how that series ended. Read the rest of this entry »

Starting pitching fails, Twins lose second straight series

Sorry for the delay, the internet was bad again today. It doesn’t make me happy to report about games where the Twins flat out suck, so I’ll make today’s post short and simple. Read the rest of this entry »

Twins scoreless against Rangers

Scott Baker pitched decent until he the start of the 4th, where, when it was all said and done, he gave up a grand slam and a solo homerun, among other things, to give the Rangers an 8-0 lead. My gut feeling is that he’ll be sent down to AAA, again. It’s not right to send players around so often, like the Twins have done with both Baker and Boof Bonser. They did it earlier this year with Jason Kubel and Jason Bartlett, and now look at ’em. Read the rest of this entry »