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Front Page: Give Up, Cleveland. Now The Invincible Twins...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:36 AM
After a ridiculous hot start for the Twins, they’ve been struggling to maintain their division lead over Clevelend. Something has been mi...
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Front Page: Twins Game Recap (8/20): Cruz Leads Twins Off...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:30 AM
Last night was a bit of a come down to earth for the Minnesota Twins, who cruised their way to a four-game sweep against the Texas Ranger...
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Front Page: Twins Minor League Report (8/20): Extra(s), E...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 01:08 AM
It was a long day in the Minnesota Twins farm system on Tuesday, as three of their six affiliate’s games went into extra innings. Hits we...
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4th OF Discussion with Hamilton now DFA'd

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:42 AM
With Billy Hamilton DFA'd by KC today should we claim him to be our 4th OF/ speed off the bench?This would allow our OF defense to be at...
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Front Page: 6 Reasons Why the Twins Will Win the AL Central

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 10:46 PM
We’ve got less than six full weeks left in the 2019 Major League Baseball regular season. The Minnesota Twins are looking for their first...
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Give Up, Cleveland. Now The Invincible Twins Have A Rally Squirrel

After a ridiculous hot start for the Twins, they’ve been struggling to maintain their division lead over Clevelend. Something has been missing. An ace starter? A dominant closer? Byron Buxton? Nope. The team apparently needed a #RallySquirrel.

Tuesday night the Twins again fell into an early deficit to the White Sox. They came back to tie it 3-3 and were threatening in the bottom of the fifth when this happened:

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Twins Minor League Report (8/20): Extra(s), Extra(s), Read All About It!

It was a long day in the Minnesota Twins farm system on Tuesday, as three of their six affiliate’s games went into extra innings. Hits were also hard to come by overall on the night, but luckily their pitchers picked up the slack and helped them to victories in each of the contests that went extra frames. Devin Smeltzer also matched a top pitching prospect in the Blue Jays system in triple-A, helping allow his offense pull out a win late.

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Twins Game Recap (8/20): Cruz Leads Twins Offensive Explosion

Last night was a bit of a come down to earth for the Minnesota Twins, who cruised their way to a four-game sweep against the Texas Rangers over the weekend. However, the Twins jumped right back on the gas pedal tonight again tonight, putting up 14 runs, on 10 extra base hits, against the Chicago White Sox. In New York, the Mets took care of business, beating the Cleveland Indians by a score of 9 to 2, which helped the Twins extend their lead in the division back up to three games.

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6 Reasons Why the Twins Will Win the AL Central

We’ve got less than six full weeks left in the 2019 Major League Baseball regular season. The Minnesota Twins are looking for their first AL Central Division title since 2010, and despite having an 11.5 game lead midway through the year, they’re facing an intense race to the finish. Have no fear though, this club is going to win the division, and there’s more than a few key reasons as to why.

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Twins Game Recap (8/19): Twins Unable to Mount Comeback, Drop Series Opener 6-4

After completing a four-game sweep in Texas, the Twins returned home to start a three-game series against the Chicago White Sox. With the Cleveland Indians off for a day before starting a three-game series in New York against the Mets, the Twins had an opportunity to expand their division lead another half game to three. Nelson Cruz was back in the lineup and Luis Arraez hit leadoff for the first time in his career but the Twins fell to Chicago by a final score of 6-4.

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Twins Minor League Report (8/19): Red Wings Get No-Hit, Kernels Get Big Win

It was a night full of intrigue in the Twins minor leagues on Monday night. First, there were several interesting transactions. Pensacola played a doubleheader, and in one of the games they got a strong pitching performance and in the other, they got some big hits from top prospects. The GCL Twins were actually able to play and won two good games as they received one of the top prospects from the Dominican Summer League.

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Nelson Cruz and the Unlikely Quest for 400 Home Runs

Nelson Cruz was back in the Twins line-up on Monday, but he was never supposed to be to this point in his career. To call Cruz a late bloomer would be an understatement. He never made it on to any major prospect top-100 list and he didn’t debut until he was 24-years old. His first career home run didn’t come until his age-26 season and he wouldn’t play 100 big league games in a season until he was 28. Now Twins fans are witnessing an ageless wonder on the cusp of 400 career home runs.

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Leading Off Podcast With Cooper And Matt: The Twins Stand Alone (Again)

Hey everyone, we’re back with another podcast fresh off a four-game sweep over Texas! Matt and I talk about Jorge Polanco, Jose Berrios, Michael Pineda, Cleveland and much more in this episode so give it a listen and let us know what you think!

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Gleeman & The Geek, Ep 440: Road Warriors

Aaron and John talk about the Twins' impressive road trip, Sam Dyson's return and Brusdar Graterol's possible arrival, Jose Berrios' worrisome struggles, Marwin Gonzalez catching fire at the best time, Jorge Polanco's throwing errors, and the Phillie Phanatic lawsuit. You can listen by downloading us from iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeartRadio or find it at GleemanAndTheGeek.com. Or just click this link.

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How Miguel Sano Turned His Season Around

In late June, Miguel Sano’s 2019 season felt like it was on the brink of collapse.

From his delayed start in May through the end of June, the Minnesota Twins’ third baseman led baseball with a grotesque 42 percent strikeout rate. He had been strikeout prone but now in nearly half of his trips to the plate, he headed back to the bench without putting a ball in play, often looking a fool in the process. While the game was trending toward more whiffs, the average hitter still managed to strike out in only 20 percent of his plate appearances. Pitchers had him eating out of their hands.

The Twins staff finally intervened, retooled, and rewired his swing. The results have been no short of outstanding. Since the end of June, Sano’s 627 slugging percentage has been one of the best in the game. His average exit velocity of 95.6 miles per hour has been the third highest among qualified hitters and he has hit 60 percent of his balls in play over 95 miles per hour (third best in MLB).

While all the rocket shots and batted ball data is intriguing, perhaps most importantly, Sano no longer leads all hitters in strikeouts. So what changed?

Here’s how Miguel Sano became hotter than hard seltzer this summer.

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Twins Minor League Report (8/17): Larnach Homers, Rochester Entering Must Win Territory

Rochester is three games out of first place with 15 games left in the season. One problem with their position is there are two other teams between them and the first-place club. The Red Wings play both teams in front of them over the next two weeks, so they have an opportunity to be in charge of their destiny. They will also get some pitching help with top prospects Brusdar Graterol and Jorge Alcala set to be added to the club on Monday.

Was Rochester able to help themselves on Sunday? Read on to find out.

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Week in Review: Back on Top

Ever so briefly, the Cleveland Indians overtook the American League Central. Following their triumphant series at Target Field, which moved them into a first-place tie, the Indians defeated the Red Sox on Monday to pull ahead of Minnesota in the standings.

By week's end, the hot-hitting Twins had moved back into the lead with a bit of breathing room, and they're poised to keep adding in the days ahead.