Last at-bat spells doom for Minnesota Twins in 4-3 loss to Texas Rangers



The Minnesota Twins gave way to a the Texas Rangers walk-off single in the thirteenth inning, dropping a heartbreaker, 4-3, Sunday at The Ballpark at Arlington.

With the score tied at three, Ian Kinsler came to the plate and singled, plating David Murphy.

Trevor Plouffe paced the Minnesota Twins at the plate. Plouffe went 2-5 and scored one run. He singled in the seventh and ninth innings.

Cole De Vries kept the Texas Rangers off the board during his seven innings of work. De Vries struck out five and allowed one walk and three hits.

Scott Feldman got the win for the Texas Rangers. He tossed two innings of shutout ball. He struck out none, walked none and surrendered one hit.

The Texas Rangers were sparked by Kinsler and Michael Young, who teamed up for eight hits and three RBIs.

The game was scoreless until the Minnesota Twins broke the ice with one run in the sixth. The Twins scored on an RBI single by Justin Morneau.

The Texas Rangers survived the Minnesota Twins’ surge and put up three runs of their own in the ninth. The Rangers scored on a groundout by Elvis Andrus and a two-run single by Young.

The Minnesota Twins drop a 10-inning affair to the Texas Rangers, 4-3



The Minnesota Twins lost 4-3 in 10 innings to the Texas Rangers on Saturday at The Ballpark at Arlington.

Josh Willingham got on base two times in the game for the Minnesota Twins. He scored one run and had one RBI. He homered in the sixth inning.

Joe Nathan got the win for the Texas Rangers. He pitched two shutout innings. He struck out two, walked none and surrendered two hits.

The Texas Rangers’ Adrian Beltre, Nelson Cruz and Josh Hamilton combined for seven hits and four RBIs.

Morneau helps the Minnesota Twins down the Texas Rangers 5-1



Justin Morneau went 2-4 and hit a home run, sparking the Minnesota Twins to a 5-1 victory over the Texas Rangers on Friday at The Ballpark at Arlington.

He singled in the third inning and homered in the seventh inning.

Francisco Liriano’s six strikeouts helped the Minnesota Twins to the victory.  Liriano allowed one earned run, five hits and six walks over 6 2/3 innings.

The lead stayed with the Minnesota Twins after the third, when they scored three runs on an error and two singles.

After posting one run in the fourth, the Minnesota Twins again scored one in the seventh. In the fourth, the Minnesota Twins scored on a sacrifice fly by Joe Mauer, bringing home Drew Butera.

The Texas Rangers’ lone run of the ballgame came in the sixth inning on an RBI single by Nelson Cruz.

Minnesota Twins collect 15 hits in 7-3 loss to Detroit Tigers



The Minnesota Twins managed 12 hits off the Detroit Tigers’s Rick Porcello, but fell 7-3 on Thursday at Comerica Park.

Octavio Dotel got it done on the bump on the way to a win. He tossed 1 1/3 innings of shutout ball. He struck out three, walked none and surrendered one hit.

The Detroit Tigers were sparked by Austin Jackson and Delmon Young, who teamed up for five hits and four RBIs.

The top of the second saw the Minnesota Twins take an early lead, 1-0.  The Twins’ rally started when Trevor Plouffe singled. A single by Darin Mastroianni then moved Plouffe from first to second. Brian Dozier singled, plating Plouffe.

The Detroit Tigers matched their one-run fourth inning with one more in the fifth. In the fourth, the Detroit Tigers scored on an RBI single by Miguel Cabrera, scoring Jackson.

The Detroit Tigers never surrendered the lead after the eighth inning, scoring five runs on two three-run blasts and an RBI single by Cabrera.

The Minnesota Twins best the Kansas City Royals in shootout, 10-8



The bats were busy at Target Field on Sunday, and when the dust cleared the Minnesota Twins had a 10-8 win over the Kansas City Royals.

Hitters on both sides were strong at the plate as the teams combined for 22 hits, including nine extra base hits.

The teams traded runs for most of the contest, leading to five lead changes in the game.

The Minnesota Twins took the lead in the sixth inning and held on for the victory. The Minnesota Twins went up for good on a solo home run by Trevor Plouffe off Bruce Chen.

The Minnesota Twins hit four home runs in the win. Additional home runs for the Minnesota Twins came when Josh Willingham homered in the sixth inning, Plouffe homered in the second and sixth innings, and Drew Butera homered in the eighth inning.

Jeff Gray got the win for the Minnesota Twins. He tossed one inning of shutout ball. He struck out none, walked one and surrendered two hits.

The Minnesota Twins’ Butera, Plouffe, Brian Dozier and Willingham combined for five hits and eight RBIs.

The Minnesota Twins jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second. A solo home run by Plouffe started the inning off.

The lead was the Minnesota Twins’ to lose after sixth inning. More runs came home on a three-run home run by Willingham and a groundout by Denard Span.

After pushing across three runs in the top of the ninth, the Kansas City Royals faced just a 10-8 deficit. An RBI single by Brayan Pena and a two-run single by Irving Falu set off a the Kansas City Royals rally. Finally, Glen Perkins got Alex Gordon to to end the game.

The Cincinnati Reds cough up lead, the Minnesota Twins win 4-3



The Minnesota Twins trailed by one in the eighth, but Josh Willingham was able to capture the lead back with a two-run home run in the ninth, spurring the Minnesota Twins to a 4-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds at Great American BallPark on Sunday.

With the Minnesota Twins trailing by one, Willingham came to the plate and homered, scoring Denard Span.

Willingham had two extra-base hits for the Minnesota Twins.

Scott Diamond got the win for the Minnesota Twins. He allowed three runs over eight innings. He struck out seven, walked one and surrendered eight hits.

The Minnesota Twins were sparked by Trevor Plouffe and Willingham, who teamed up for three hits and three RBIs.

Minnesota Twins closer Jared Burton put away the final three outs to record the save.

Fourth-inning rally sparks blowout win for the Minnesota Twins, 11-3


The Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago Cubs 11-3 on Saturday at Target Field after a six-run explosion in the fourth inning.

Trevor Plouffe racked up four RBIs on two hits for the Minnesota Twins. He doubled in the fourth inning and homered in the fifth inning.

Scott Diamond worked out of four tough situations for the Minnesota Twins. He pitched six innings and allowed no earned runs on seven hits. Diamond faced his most difficult moment in the fourth inning.


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Liriano hurls gem, but Minnesota Twins’ bats go quiet in 1-0 loss to Kansas City Royals



Francisco Liriano allowed just one run on Wednesday at Kaufman Stadium, but the Minnesota Twins couldn’t get the offense going in a 1-0 defeat to the Kansas City Royals.

Liriano baffled the Kansas City Royals, striking out eight batters. Liriano allowed one earned run on four hits and one walk over six innings.

Bruce Chen recorded the win for the Kansas City Royals. He tossed seven innings of shutout ball. Chen struck out five, walked none and gave up four hits.

The Kansas City Royals managed to score one run in the second inning on an RBI single by Brayan Pena.

Three homeruns give the Minnesota Twins the edge over the Kansas City Royals, 10-7



Big blasts bring people to their feet, and the Minnesota Twins certainly provided a bunch of entertainment on Tuesday at Kaufman Stadium as three home runs powered the Minnesota Twins to a 10-7 victory over the Kansas City Royals.

Home runs for the Minnesota Twins came when Josh Willingham homered in the first inning, Justin Morneau homered in the fifth inning, and Trevor Plouffe homered in the fifth inning.

Jamey Carroll went a perfect 3-3 at the dish for the Minnesota Twins. He tripled in the fourth inning and singled in the second and eighth innings.

Alex Burnett looked sharp on the mound. Burnett held the Kansas City Royals hitless over two innings, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out one.

Cole De Vries got the win for the Minnesota Twins despite allowing five runs over five innings. He struck out four, walked none and surrendered six hits.

The Minnesota Twins jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first. AfterBen Revere singled, Willingham homered, scoring Revere.

The Minnesota Twins pushed one run across in each of the second, fourth and sixth. In the second, the Minnesota Twins scored on an RBI single by Carroll, plating Brian Dozier.

It didn’t take long for the Kansas City Royals to respond as they scored one run of their own in the second. The Kansas City Royals scored on a solo home run by Mike Moustakas.

The Kansas City Royals answered the Minnesota Twins‘ top inning with three runs of their own in the fourth. The Kansas City Royals scored on an RBI double by Moustakas, an error, and an error.

The Minnesota Twins went up for good in the fifth, scoring three runs on two two-run blasts.

One run in the bottom of the sixth helped the Kansas City Royals close their deficit to 8-5. A sacrifice fly by Eric Hosmer fueled the Kansas City Royals’ comeback. The Minnesota Twins stopped the rally after Burnett got Jarrod Dyson to.

The Minnesota Twins tacked on another two runs in the eighth. A single byRevere ignited the offense,, scoring Carroll. That was followed up byWillingham‘s single, bringing home Revere.

Two runs in the bottom of the ninth helped the Kansas City Royals close their deficit to 10-7. A sacrifice fly by Brayan Pena and a wild pitch sparked the Kansas City Royals’ rally. The Minnesota Twins‘ Matt Capps induced a Johnny Giavotella ground out to close things out.



Twins sweep the Oakland A’s with help from Willingham, 4-0.



Josh Willingham knocked in three runs as the Minnesota Twins took home a 4-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics at Target Field on Wednesday.  He singled in the first inning and homered in the fifth inning.

Francisco Liriano struck out nine hitters en route to the the Minnesota Twins win. The Minnesota Twins‘ pitcher gave up just three hits over six shutout innings.

The game’s last lead went to the Minnesota Twins thanks to a first inning rally that saw two runs cross the plate on two singles.


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