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Wetmore+5+thoughts%3A+King+Felix%27s+shutout Hernandez threw a five-hitter and his first complete game victory since August 2012, as the Mariners beat the Minnesota Twins 2-0. "I had the stuff to throw a perfect game," Hernandez said. "But it didn't happen." [Full Story]

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Wetmore's 5 thoughts: Dealing Felix, Hughes loses, curveballs in play Posted by Derek Wetmore | 5 hours ago Felix Hernandez struck out 9 Twins batters on his way to a complete game shutout to outduel Phil Hughes. Hughes, by the way, gave up a pair of homers, but was able to effectively use his curveball late in Friday's game. [Full Story]
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Felix Hernandez pitches shutout to win duel against Hughes, Twins Posted by Derek Wetmore | 5 hours ago Hernandez threw a five-hitter and his first complete game victory since August 2012, as the Mariners beat the Minnesota Twins 2-0. "I had the stuff to throw a perfect game," Hernandez said. "But it didn't happen." [Full Story]
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Report: Former Twins manager Gardenhire hired an agent to monitor jobs Posted by Derek Wetmore | 20 hours ago Gardenhire has hired an agent to monitor possible managerial openings, according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal. There's an interesting Twins connection with the man he chose, too. [Full Story]
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Wetmore: Why I disagree with Hunter's decision to try to steal home Posted by Derek Wetmore | 1 day ago Torii Hunter was thrown out at home plate Wednesday to stunt a bases-loaded, two-out rally. The play has sparked a fascinating discussion about aggressiveness in baseball under new Twins manager manager Paul Molitor. [Full Story]
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Second Tommy John surgery could end Joe Nathan's career Posted by Derek Wetmore | 1 day ago Nathan was one of the truly elite MLB closers from the time he joined the Twins until the time he joined the Tigers, from 2004-2013. Now, his career might be over. [Full Story]
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Wetmore 5 thoughts: Pelfrey's nice outing, Hunter caught stealing home Posted by Derek Wetmore | 2 days ago Torii Hunter made a very questionable decision on the basepaths Wednesday. But Mike Pelfrey and the rest of the Twins offense did enough to beat Kansas City and salvage one game. [Full Story]
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Pelfrey pitches 7 shutout inning to collect his first win since 2013 Posted by The Associated Press | 2 days ago The Twins salvaged one game from the series against the Royals and will get a day off before starting a series in Seattle. Mike Pelfrey pitched well for 7 innings in Wednesday's win. [Full Story]
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Mackey: What is Danny Santana's true baseball identity? Posted by Phil Mackey | 2 days ago Danny Santana's true identity remains a big question mark for the Minnesota Twins. Heading into Wednesday night's game against the Royals, Santana has reached base just 10 times in 51 plate appearances. [Full Story]
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Minnesota Twins at Kansas City Royals Posted by 1500ESPN | 3 days ago
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Best pitchers in franchise history left off 'franchise 4' in round 1 Posted by Derek Wetmore | 3 days ago As part of its "franchise four" voting process, Major League Baseball on Monday announced the first-round voting results. Perhaps the greatest pitcher of all-time was not in the top-4 after round one. Joe Mauer also didn't make the cut. [Full Story]
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Tom Brunansky says Danny Santana needs to relax on the field Posted by 1500ESPN | 3 days ago Twins hitting coach Tom Brunansky joins Mackey & Judd for Talkin' Twins. Bruno recalls the day he was traded for Tom Herr on the 27-year anniversary. He also talks about the play of Danny Santana and some other [Click to listen]
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Early return good for Royals after signing Morales instead of Hunter Posted by Derek Wetmore | 3 days ago The Royals apparently wanted to sign Torii Hunter this offseason and after missing out on his service, they went with another former Twin, according to the Kansas City Star. [Full Story]
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Wetmore's 5 thoughts: Turning to closer early didn't pay off this time Posted by Derek Wetmore | 3 days ago Paul Molitor had the right thought process in turning to closer Glen Perkins in the eighth inning Tuesday, although the outcome didn't work out in the Twins' favor. Here are 5 thoughts from Tuesday's game. [Full Story]
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Team Leaders
Team Leaders
Avg:Joe Mauer.271
HR:Trevor Plouffe2
RBI:Torii Hunter6
SB:Shane Robinson2
Wins:Tommy Milone2
Saves:Glen Perkins3
ERA:Mike Pelfrey2.65
Standings
AL CENTRALWLPCTGB
Kansas City124.750--
Detroit116.6471 1/2
Chicago WSox69.4005 1/2
Cleveland69.4005 1/2
Minnesota610.3756
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4/25
Sun
4/26
Mon
4/27
Tue
4/28
Wed
4/29
@ SEA
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3:10pm
vs. DET
7:10pm
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12:10pm
Sports Schedule
# Name Age Ht. Wt. Pos.
80 Arcia, Oswaldo 6-0 210 OF
31 Burnett, Alex 27 6-0 210 RP
61 Burton, Jared 33 6-5 225 RP
30 Correia, Kevin 34 6-3 200 SP
21 Deduno, Samuel 31 6-3 190 SP
58 Diamond, Scott 6-3 220 LHP
18 Doumit, Ryan 6-1 220 C
20 Dozier, Brian - - SS
52 Duensing, Brian 32 5-11 205 RP
5 Escobar, Eduardo 26 5-10 173 3B
50 Fien, Casey 31 6-2 205 RP
25 Florimon, Pedro 28 6-2 180 SS
0 Fuld, Sam 5-10 - OF
35 Gardenhire, Ron 57 - - Mgr
44 Gibson, Kyle 27 6-6 207 SP
7 Guerra, Deolis 26 6-5 251 SP
72 Gutierrez, Carlos 6-3 230 RHP
12 Hermann, Chris 27 6-0 200 C
32 Hicks, Aaron 27 6-2 190 OF
45 Hughes, Phil 26 6-5 240 SP
49 Manship, Jeff 30 6-2 210 SP
7 Mauer, Joe 32 6-5 233 C
33 Morneau, Justin 33 6-4 233 1B
47 Nolasco, Ricky 32 6-2 223 SP
27 Parmelee, Chris 6-1 230 1B
37 Pelfrey, Mike 31 6-7 249 SP
90 Perkins, Glen 32 5-11 205 SP
43 Pinto, Josmil 34 5-11 210 C
24 Plouffe, Trevor 28 6-2 200 SS
1 Presley, Alex 29 5-10 190 LF
57 Pressly, Ryan 26 6-3 205 RP
22 Ramirez, Wilkin 29 6-2 231 LF
20 Roenicke, Josh 32 6-3 195 RP
8 Suzuki, Kurt 31 5-11 205 C
8 Suzuki, Kurt 31 5-11 205 C
32 Swarzak, Anthony 29 6-4 225 SP
56 Thielbar, Caleb 28 6-0 195 RP
59 Tonkin, Michael 25 6-7 220 RP
0 Walters, P.J. - - P
16 Willingham, Josh 6-2 230 OF
49 Worley, Vance 27 6-2 230 SP