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Game Thread: Twins vs. Tigers 12:10 MST (1:10 PM CDT) 8/...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:37 AM
It was the June of 1994 and our local lads, the Twins, ripped off 11 wins in 14 games to become briefly relevant in the newly created AL...
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Front Page: 3 Unexpected Players the Twins Have Been Able...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:25 AM
The Twins have needed a lot to go right for them in order to hold the lead in the AL Central. For every playoff team, that includes getti...
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Killebrew or Puckett?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:07 AM
Wondering what you all think about Harmon Killebrew and Kirby Puckett. Which one meant more to the Twins franchise and which one was more...
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Front Page: Twins Game Recap (8/24): Sano 3-Run Bomba, Bu...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:59 AM
The Twins trailed the Tigers 4-1 heading into the bottom of the fifth inning tonight at Target Field, but Miguel Sano smashed a go-ahead...
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Front Page: Twins Game Recap (8/23): Berríos, Bullpen Can...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:40 AM
Kicking off the Players Weekend, the Twins hosted the first of a three-game series against the team with the worst record and offense in...
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Twins Minor League Report (8/21): Ober Deals, Pensacola Trio Triumphs, and Celestino Celebrates

Today saw a few key promotions on the farm with Gilberto Celestino (acquired in the Ryan Pressly trade) moved up to Fort Myers after a torrid run for Cedar Rapids. 2019 draft pick Matt Wallner went to Cedar Rapids, and Twins fan favorite Willians Astudillo is now in Rochester. The action itself was great as well with Bailey Ober dominant on the bump, the star trio of top prospects putting their stamp on the Blue Wahoos game, and both promoted players picking up first hits at their new levels.

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3 Unexpected Players the Twins Have Been Able to Rely Upon

The Twins have needed a lot to go right for them in order to hold the lead in the AL Central. For every playoff team, that includes getting production from unexpected players. The Twins have had many notable players help them win this season, but I will be highlighting three players who have dramatically out-performed expectations coming in to 2019 to help put the Twins in the spot they are in today.

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6 Potential Non-Roster September Call-ups Who Could Impact Games

For the last time under the current rules, teams will be able to add as many as 15 players to their active bench once the calendar turns to September.

Teams won't add that many, but we can certainly expect the bullpen shuttle to finally stop when rosters expand. Players like Devin Smeltzer, Lewis Thorpe, Kohl Stewart, Cody Stashak and Randy Dobnak will know where they'll spend the entirety of September relatively early in the month.

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Twins Game Recap (8/21): Giolito Throws Complete Game as Sox Take Series

After a huge night from the Minnesota Twins’ offense that was led by Nelson Cruz, and a perfect night from the bullpen, the Twins were set up to win the series today as Jake Odorizzi faced off against Lucas Giolito. Odorizzi ran into trouble early and Giolito sailed through the Twins’ lineup as the White Sox take a series in Minnesota. For the Mets, Marcus Stroman gets his second chance against the Indians in less than a month to help the Twins and keep their lead at three games.

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

Monday 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 last night again, 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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Experts Say Twins Squirrel Following Familiar Path

“He definitely saw what worked for the MPR Raccoon,” said Freberg. “Winters are harsh around here, and this is the surest route to a warm place to live and all the garbage and acorns you can imagine.”

When Target Field’s “rally squirrel” returned to the diamond on Tuesday night, many were amused. For local rodent experts however, it was just another day at the office.

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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 to pull out a win.

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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’re more than a few key reasons 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.