All posts tagged "Minnesota Twins"

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    Shairon Martis Traded to the Twins

    UPDATE 2:00 PM: I just spoke with Neal Huntington, who said the deal was more about finding Martis a better opportunity. Looking at the Twins' pitching situation, I think Martis would have a better shot there than in Pittsburgh, where he was in Double-A, with a lot of options in Triple-A. UPDATE...

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    The Prestige of Small Payroll Baseball – Minnesota Twins 2008-09

    Every year some team does it. There's always at least one team that contends for a division title, or makes the playoffs, or even advances to the World Series on a payroll that dwells in the umbra of the Yankees' world. And then every fan and talking head wonders why...

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    Blackburn Goes the Distance for Twinkies

    Nick Blackburn tossed his first complete game and was thisclose to his first career shutout. He limited the Pirates to six hits and a run. Zach Duke gave up three runs in six innings, but it wasn't enough. Michael Cuddyer and Brian Buscher, who came into the game hitting less than .200,...

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    Cutch's First Career Dinger Paces Pirates Offense

    Andrew McCutchen, Andy LaRoche and Adam LaRoche each homered and drove in a pair of runs as Ian Snell won for just the second time all year. McCutchen hit a two run homer in the third. After Joe Crede's two RBI knock tied the score in the home half of the fourth,...

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    Twins Pound Maholm

    Minnesota unleashed a ton of hits at Paul Maholm. He surrendered eight runs in five plus innings. The Pirates were unable to do much off his counterpart, Minnesota's Glen Perkins who won his first start since coming off the DL. Joe Mauer had four hits and six diferent Twins drove in a...

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