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Odorizzi gets first Minnesota win, Twins top Astros 4-1

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Jake Odorizzi grinded through six innings for his first win with Minnesota, leadoff man Brian Dozier walked a career-high four …

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Cervelli hits three-run HR in win over Cubs

Francisco Cervelli went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer in Tuesday’s 8-5 victory over the Cubs.<p>The Pirates were up 5-2 at the time, but Cervelli’s …

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Just chillin': Record low cold in Minny, Mariners win 11-4

MINNEAPOLIS -- The series finale between the Seattle Mariners and the Minnesota Twins was postponed Sunday because of wintry weather.<p>With snow in the …

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Minnesota Twins: Ervin Santana behind schedule

It’s a long season and the Minnesota Twins are bound to run into plenty of bumps along the way. Earlier this week Minnesota received bad news about …

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Power fuels Twins 4-2 comeback vs. Mariners in cold opener

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins had to bundle up for their home opener.<p>The extra layers sure didn't limit their strength.<p>Mitch Garver hit the …

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5 observations from the first week of the Twins’ season

There's a lot of baseball left to be played in 2018, but with all the thoughts and prognostications from spring training now in the rearview mirror …

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Christian Yelich (oblique) out versus Cubs

Christian Yelich (oblique) is not in the Brewers' lineup Thursday against the Cubs.<p>X-rays on Adam Eaton's left ankle came back negative.<p>Eaton …

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Ervin Santana still not cleared to throw

Twins righty Ervin Santana has still not been cleared to resume throwing, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer-Press was among those to report on …

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Ervin Santana injury update: Twins starter still not cleared to throw

The Minnesota Twins are doing fine without him, but Ervin Santana will be out longer than originally expected.<p>For the better part of the past two …

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X-rays negative for Adam Eaton (ankle)

X-rays on Adam Eaton's left ankle came back negative.<p>Kyle Schwarber is absent from the Cubs' lineup Thursday against the Brewers.<p>Fellow outfielder …

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Series Preview: Twins pitchers look to keep rolling against Pirates

Baseball is back, and we already get treated to some interleague play. Your Minnesota Twins will be visiting the Pittsburgh Pirates for two games at …

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“65 Mustangs” Pick Your Spots 2018 – Spot Starting Guide Week One 4/2/2018 to 4/8/2018

Oh, it is time! Another long winter is in the books, as is Spring Training, and now it is time to Play Ball! I apologize for this article already …

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Ryan LaMarre’s hit on Opening Day was a long time coming

BALTIMORE — Before his 11th-inning single on Opening Day, Ryan LaMarre’s last hit in the major leagues had been way back on Sept. 6, 2015 for the …

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The Minnesota Twins have an upcoming logjam with their roster

The Minnesota Twins made some major additions to their pitching staff this offseason. That is going to leave the Twins with some important decisions …

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Joe Mauer passes Harmon Killebrew with 14th Opening Day start for Twins

BALTIMORE — Joe Mauer’s 14th Opening Day start in a Twins uniform was set to move him past late Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew for most in Minnesota …

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Meet the 2018 Minnesota Twins

After an offseason that included a few exciting signings (see Morrison, Logan) and a big trade (see Odorizzi, Jake), the Twins will open their 2018 …

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Twins’ Opening Day payroll is club-record $128.4 million

With a newly bolstered rotation and 38-homer slugger Logan Morrison ensconced in the designated hitter slot, the Twins enter the 2018 regular season …

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2018 Team Previews: American League(Part 2)

American League team previews continued. Make sure to check the rest of our team by team overviews to get a better understanding of what to possibly …

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Trade frenzy reshaped Braves' Top 20 prospects

Five of the top 10 and 11 of the top 20. That's how many newcomers have been added to Baseball America's updated Braves prospects list since the …

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Minnesota Twins 2018 Season Preview

The Minnesota Twins were one of the biggest surprises in baseball last year, qualifying as one of the Wild Cards. Can they take that next step this …

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AL Central outlook: Indians have unfinished business

Despite a string of five consecutive losing seasons, the rebuilding White Sox are generating plenty of buzz in<br>the American League this spring. Here’s …

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Star Tribune staffers predict the Twins season

<b>Patrick Reusse:</b> <b>89-73</b><p>The Twins have loaded up on professional pitchers: Lance Lynn, Jake Odorizzi, Fernando Rodney, Zach Duke and Addison Reed have …

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Twins pick Odorizzi for Opening Day

The Minnesota Twins are turning to a fresh face to take the mound on Opening Day against the Baltimore Orioles.<p>Jake Odorizzi will make the first …

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Assembling The $80 Pitching Staff: Reviving The Quadrinity, Starting Pitcher Edition

According to the novelist Rick Moody, the purpose of literature is “to cast in language the nature of being.” And sure enough, that’s the Birchwood …

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Despite bump to back of Twins’ rotation, Gibson happy to contribute

<b>FORT MYERS, Fla. —</b> With the recent additions of Lance Lynn and Jake Odorizzi to Minnesota’s rotation, Kyle Gibson has found himself bumped to the …

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Spring Training Injuries Continue to Pile Up

<i>Opening Day is just a week away. But with the return of baseball season comes injury troubles that are already piling up for many of the league’s top</i> …

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Hypothetical Twins 2018 Disaster Season

After a decent 2017 season and a great offseason, everyone is optimistic for 2018. I think they'll do well, but I also enjoy laughing at the Twins …

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Indians must hold off Twins for AL Central crown this season

<i>Editor’s note: From now until opening day, the Yahoo Sports MLB crew is previewing the season ahead. Today, we continue our division-by-division</i> …

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30 Teams in 30 Days: Minnesota Twins Preview

<b>The 30/30 Club</b><p><b>Club 16: Minnesota Twins</b><p>If there was going to be a team in 2017 who made a surprising run to the postseason, no one predicted it would …

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AL Notes: Cobb not returning to the Rays, latest on Santana's injury

• Twins infielder Erick Aybar will be able to ask for his release if the team doesn’t add him to its roster by Friday, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer …

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