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Game Thread: Twins vs. Diamondbacks 8-19 @ 6:10 PM CT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:31 PM
ANNND Welcome! To Minnesota Twins Whine Line on a Saturday! Normally there's a theme on this particular day, and I guess you could say th...
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Upcoming Roster Moves + Roster Shuffle

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:29 PM
With the upcoming doubleheader on Monday and Grossman heading to the DL with a fractured finger, the Twins will need to make some moves....
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Top 100 Prospects

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 05:17 PM
After the trade deadline I had some time and ranked my top 100 Twins prospects. For references I used fangraphs, BA, MLB Pipeline, Twins...
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Byron Buxton

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:24 PM
Currently leads the team in B-Ref WAR and is fourth in Fangraphs WAR behind Sano, Dozier, and Rosario.    We don't need to turn...
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Article: Twins Minor League Report (8/18): Grand Slams, S...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 04:01 PM
Twins affiliates were undefeated on Friday night, putting another exclamation point on an incredible display of power throughout the orga...
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Twins edged by Rays 1-0

The Rays finally found a way to beat the Twins on Thursday afternoon: just don't let them score. Eventually, that worked, but it wasn't until the top of the ninth inning that the Rays pushed across the game's lone run, winning 1-0.

Attached Image: francisco-liriano-no-hitter.jpg It didn't have to be that way. The Twins threatened in the first inning, when Denard Span singled and then nabbed his first of two stolen bases. Trevor Plouffe then coaxed a walk for an early scoring opportunity. But on a 3-1 pitch, Joe Mauer lined weakly to left field which held the runners. Justin Morneau flew to center and Josh Willingham grounded to shortstop and then early rally was stifled.

Twins pitchers nearly matched the Rays. Francisco Liriano threw the first three innings, striking out five and walking none, while giving up just one hit. Liam Hendricks, Scott Diamond and Daryl Thompson then worked scoreless inning. Jeff Manship struck out the side in the seventh inning. Brendan Wise got the Twins through the eighth inning.

Twins pitcher Carlos Gutierrez started the ninth inning with a strikeout and ground out, but walked Hak-Ju Lee on four pitches. Lee then stole second. Gutierrez still should have got out of the inning, but Luke Hughes, who was playing his first game since rehabbing a shoulder injury, had a throwing error that plated Lee and kept the inning alive.

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