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7/13/2014 | Twins ride five-run first, Dozier's jacks to big win

After getting staked with a five-run lead in the first, Phil Hughes worked five innings for the Twins, and some late runs gave them breathing room as they beat the Rockies, 13-5, in the rubber game of their series.


7/13/2014 | Rockies lose challenge in fourth inning vs. Twins

With the Rockies trailing the Twins, 5-4, in the fourth on Sunday, Carlos Gonzalez took off on a dropped third strike on a ball that trickled away from catcher Kurt Suzuki down the third-base line. But first-base umpire Chris Guccione ruled that Suzuki's throw made it to first in time for the final out of the frame.


7/13/2014 | Twins break ground on St. Paul nature sanctuary

The Twins dedicated Trout Brook Nature Sanctuary in a Sunday afternoon ceremony that featured owner Jim Pohlad, team president Dave St. Peter, MLB executive vice president of business Tim Brosnan and former World Series champion Randy Bush.


7/13/2014 | Santana set to begin rehab assignment Monday

Shortstop Danny Santana (left knee deep bone bruise) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Monday with Class A Advanced Fort Myers. The team is off Tuesday, so Santana will resume his rehab on Wednesday and Thursday.


7/13/2014 | Twins set rotation for after All-Star break

Kyle Gibson will start Friday against the Rays when the Twins resume play after the All-Star break, followed by Kevin Correia on Saturday and Phil Hughes on Sunday.


7/13/2014 | Twins follow All-Star Game with series vs. Rays

Playing in the shadows of the Midsummer Classic in Minneapolis, the Twins and Rays open the second half of their season with plenty of work to do.


7/12/2014 | MLB, TeamSmile provide dental screening in St. Paul

On Saturday, former Twins second baseman Frank Quilici proudly wore his 1965 American League Championship ring at the Boys & Girls Club in East Saint Paul, where Major League Baseball and the Twins were participating in a TeamSmile event for about 300 kids to provide dental screening and education.


7/12/2014 | Twins, MLB unveil renovated Ronald McDonald House

Former Twins pitchers Brad Radke and Rick Aguilera were at the unveiling of a Ronald McDonald House renovation on Saturday, part of the All-Star Week Legacy initiatives being undertaken in this region by Major League Baseball and the host Twins.


7/12/2014 | Hot-hitting Fuld on 'fantastic' run for Twins

With a double in the sixth inning of Saturday's 9-3 victory over the Rockies, center fielder Sam Fuld has recorded at least one hit in 11 of his last 12 games.


7/12/2014 | Gardy balancing power with defense at Coors Field

With its vast outfield, Coors Field has influenced how manager Ron Gardenhire has filled out his lineup this series in Denver.


7/12/2014 | Saskatoon RBI kids enjoying trip to Twin Cities

A dozen 11- and 12-year-olds from Saskatoon, Sask., were selected from over 7,500 Blue Jays Baseball Academy Rookie League Jr. RBI members across Canada to travel to Minnesota for the Jr. RBI Classic.


7/12/2014 | Blyleven recalls MLB debut in FanFest Q&A

Twins legend and Hall of Fame pitcher Bert Blyleven is known for his quick wit and sharp memory, and he showed off both of them during a question-and-answer session at the FanFest Clubhouse on Saturday morning.


7/12/2014 | Hughes eyes repeat effort in rubber match vs. Rox

After tossing 7 1/3 scoreless innings against the Mariners his last time out, Phil Hughes gets the call on Sunday in the rubber match of the Twins' series with the Rockies, who will turn to Brett Anderson in the final game before the All-Star break.


7/12/2014 | Correia keeps rolling as Twins offer support in rout

Hard-luck starter Kevin Correia again pitched well Saturday. And this time he was awarded with a victory rather than the satisfaction of a job well done as the Twins beat the Rockies, 9-3, at Coors Field.


7/12/2014 | Twins prospects take tour of Mall of America

Twins prospects Alex Meyer, Jose Berrios and Kennys Vargas took a tour of Mall of America on Friday before participating in Sunday's SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game.


7/12/2014 | Field dedicated to Carew in Minneapolis

The Twins and Major League Baseball took part in the fifth field-renovation announcement during All-Star week as baseball legend Rod Carew was honored with a field dedication in Minneapolis.


7/12/2014 | Matzek sets out vs. Twins for second career win

Tyler Matzek will go looking for his second career Major League win on Saturday when the Rockies host the Twins at Coors Field, taking on Minnesota's Kevin Correia.


7/11/2014 | Johnson, Twins topped by Rockies in series opener

Starter Kris Johnson was hit hard in three innings and gone after the fourth as the Rockies beat the Twins 6-2, on Friday night, ending Minnesota's three-game winning streak, its longest since it won a season-high four straight June 19-22.


7/11/2014 | Kirby Puckett Eye Mobile unveiled at FanFest

Kirby Puckett is here in spirit at All-Star week -- and beyond. He is here in the form of smiles on so many Twins fans around these parts who treasure his memory, in the stories people like Tom Kelly are telling this week, and most importantly, in that inimitable smile that is larger than life on the sides of the new Kirby Puckett Eye Mobile.


7/11/2014 | Twins face off against former teammate Morneau

After joking that Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau was "a traitor," manager Ron Gardenhire said before Friday's series opener that he was looking forward to facing him.


7/11/2014 | Santana working out in Florida before rehab stint

Assistant general manager Rob Antony said shortstop Danny Santana (left knee deep bone bruise) flew from Minneapolis to Fort Myers, Fla., where he will work out for a few days with the Twins' team in the rookie level Gulf Coast League.


7/11/2014 | Kids enjoy All-Star opportunity of a lifetime

The first baseballs hit at Target Field during All-Star week didn't come from a celebrity, a Hall of Fame legend or a professional slugger. On Friday, that honor belonged to kids from the Hopkins Challenger division and the West/South Metro Miracle League division.


7/11/2014 | Jr. RBI Classic teams work with Kids Against Hunger

With the morning's games in the Jr. RBI Classic washed out as a storm rolled through the Twin Cities, the kids in the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities program funneled their energy into helping a good cause on Friday afternoon when they participated in a food-packing event for Kids Against Hunger at Conordia University.


7/11/2014 | Guardado represents Twins at Children's Hospital

The Starlight Fun Center mobile entertainment unit contains the latest gaming system and rolls bedside in hospitals to provide entertainment and therapeutic play for pediatric patients. It is traditional every year for MLB to dedicate these at host sites during All-Star Week and the World Series.


7/11/2014 | Opat, Carew address crowd at FanFest opening

These days, things are a lot different. FanFest -- a five-day baseball-palooza that runs until the game on Tuesday -- is one of the many events fans have already enjoyed in the Twin Cities area.




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