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Touch+%27Em+All%3A+New+way+of+thinking%3F On this episode of the Touch ‘Em All podcast, Phil Mackey and Derek Wetmore discuss the great first 25 percent of the season for the Twins. How much credit should Paul Molitor receive for this turnaround? [Full Story]

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Touch 'Em All, ep 9: All the winning might force Twins to think differently Posted by 1500ESPN | 6 hours ago On this episode of the Touch ‘Em All podcast, Phil Mackey and Derek Wetmore discuss the great first 25 percent of the season for the Twins. How much credit should Paul Molitor receive for this turnaround? What’s one underrated factor in the Twins’ turnaround? Is there window of competitiveness opening already? Do they have to change how they view the season as a win-now mode type of team? Is Danny Santana the answer at shortstop? What does a bullpen demotion mean for Alex Meyer? Will Kennys Vargas be called back up quickly? What has Kyle Gibson changed for the better this season? Are we believing in him now? What’s gotten into Tommy Milone? [Click to listen]
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Plouffe adds power, offense back up Nolasco's good start in Twins win Posted by The Associated Press | 9 hours ago Ricky Nolasco pitched 7 2/3 effective innings Monday as the Twins beat the Red Sox to improve to 8 games better than .500. [Full Story]
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Wetmore 5 thoughts: Nolasco wins No. 100, Twins bats post 6-run inning Posted by Derek Wetmore | 9 hours ago Ricky Nolasco retired 15 in a row at one point and turned in his most effective outing of the season for the Twins. It was his 100th career win, and it came on a day the Twins offense busted out for six runs in the 2nd inning. [Full Story]
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Suspended Ervin Santana takes first on-field step toward return Posted by Derek Wetmore | 13 hours ago Santana threw a live bullpen session and has another one scheduled this week as he eyes an early July return from his steroid suspension. [Full Story]
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This week in Twins links: Minnesota in midst of early-season success Posted by Derek Wetmore | 15 hours ago The Twins, tied for second in the division, are outperforming outside expectations from the beginning of the season. If you missed any news or analysis from over the week, this post is designed to help you get caught up in short order. [Full Story]
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Brian Dozier and Kyle Gibson power Twins past White Sox Posted by The Associated Press | 1 day ago Dozier hit a solo shot off Jose Quintana (2-5) in the first inning and a three-run homer off Scott Carroll in the seventh for his second career multi-home run game. Gibson (4-3) struck out eight, tying a career high, and allowed a run in 8 innings. [Full Story]
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Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox Posted by 1500ESPN | 1 day ago
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Video: Wetmore's 5 thoughts on Hicks' grab, Perkins' save, May's day Posted by Derek Wetmore | 1 day ago 1. Joe Mauer not in the lineup? 2. Trevor May strong through 7 innings. 3. Aaron Hicks with another sweet catch. 4. Torii Hunter and Eduardo Nunez chipping in home runs. 5. Glen Perkins is now 16-for-16 converting save opportunities. [Full Story]
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Zulgad: CHS Field latest baseball palace added to Minnesota landscape Posted by Judd Zulgad | 2 days ago Not long ago, Minnesota fans had the option of heading indoors or to a second-rate outdoor stadium to watch baseball. That is no longer the case with CHS Field in St. Paul joining Target Field as a fantastic venue for viewing games outdoors. [Full Story]
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May pitches 7 efficient innings, Twins hitters do enough to beat Sale Posted by The Associated Press | 2 days ago Torii Hunter homered, Trevor May pitched a career-high seven innings and the Minnesota Twins defeated the Chicago White Sox 4-3 on Saturday. [Full Story]
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Wetmore 5 thoughts: May's strong start, Perkins perfect, Hicks' range Posted by Derek Wetmore | 2 days ago Aaron Hicks made another highlight-reel catch in center field, Glen Perkins nailed down his 16th save and the Twins beat the White Sox, 4-3. This column presents Derek Wetmore's 5 thoughts from Saturday's game. [Full Story]
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Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox Posted by 1500ESPN | 3 days ago
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Sacrifice fly boosts Samardzija, White Sox to win against Twins Posted by The Associated Press | 3 days ago Jeff Samardzija pitched three-hit ball over eight innings, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 3-2 on Friday night. Phil Hughes was pulled after 7 innings and 89 pitches, and Chicago scored the winning run against the Twins' bullpen. [Full Story]
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Wetmore 5 thoughts: Samardzija dealing, Mauer's steal, Hughes pulled Posted by Derek Wetmore | 3 days ago Phil Hughes was lifted after 7 innings and just 89 pitches, and the bullpen gave up the deciding run in a 3-2 loss to the White Sox. [Full Story]
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Team Leaders
Team Leaders
Avg:Torii Hunter.280
HR:Brian Dozier9
RBI:Torii Hunter27
SB:Danny Santana4
Wins:Ricky Nolasco5
Saves:Glen Perkins16
ERA:Kyle Gibson2.72
Standings
AL CENTRALWLPCTGB
Kansas City2816.636--
Minnesota2618.5912
Detroit2620.5653
Cleveland2024.4558
Chicago WSox1923.4528
Sports Schedule
Tue
5/26
Wed
5/27
Thu
5/28
Fri
5/29
Sat
5/30
vs. BOS
7:10pm
vs. BOS
12:10pm
vs. TOR
7:10pm
vs. TOR
1:10pm
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 34 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