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Wetmore+5+thoughts%3A+Hunter%27s+shot%2C+bat+flip The Twins have now won five games in a row and Phil Hughes put a check mark in the win column for the first time on the season. Torii Hunter had the biggest hit of the night for the Twins, when he hit a 3-run homer in the sixth inning. [Full Story]

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After rough first, Hunter, offense bail out Hughes for his first win Posted by The Associated Press | 6 hours ago The Twins have now won five games in a row and won Monday despite an unsightly first inning for their ace, Phil Hughes. Torii Hunter highlighted the scoring with his 3-run home run. [Full Story]
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5 thoughts: The bat flip, what happened to Hughes? Posted by 1500ESPN | 6 hours ago Twitter: @DerekWetmore #1500espn #twins #sportswire [Watch Video]
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Wetmore 5 thoughts: Hunter's shot, bat flip, Hughes settles after slam Posted by Derek Wetmore | 7 hours ago The Twins have now won five games in a row and Phil Hughes put a check mark in the win column for the first time on the season. Torii Hunter had the biggest hit of the night for the Twins, when he hit a 3-run homer in the sixth inning. [Full Story]
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Torii Hunter on his 3-run homer and big bat flip Posted by 1500ESPN | 7 hours ago Video: @DerekWetmore #1500espn #twins #sportswire [Watch Video]
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All the reasons given for why the Twins chose Rosario over Hicks Posted by Derek Wetmore | 9 hours ago The Twins needed a replacement for Oswaldo Arcia, who hit the disabled list with a right hip flexor strain. They chose Eddie Rosario over Aaron Hicks (after apparently also considering Josmil Pinto and even Eric Fryer). Here's their reasoning. [Full Story]
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Report: Plouffe could miss a game following a death in his family Posted by Derek Wetmore | 11 hours ago Plouffe's been the Twins' best hitter the past two weeks. He might miss this Saturday's game, according to a report, to attend his late grandfather's funeral. [Full Story]
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This week in Twins links: Twins get on the right side of .500 record Posted by Derek Wetmore | 13 hours ago Things are looking better for Minnesota and the last week is a big reason why. 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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Mackey’s Musings: Twins, despite some head-scratchers, hanging tough Posted by Phil Mackey | 13 hours ago The biggest compliment I can give the Minnesota Twins (13-12) this season is this: Despite all the holes we can poke in the team, they've still played above-.500 baseball through the first month, Phil Mackey writes. [Full Story]
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Twins recall Eddie Rosario from Triple-A, Oswaldo Arcia to DL Posted by Derek Wetmore | 14 hours ago Arcia left Sunday's game with an injury that has now landed him on the 15-day disabled list. [Full Story]
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Glen Perkins says early optimism has turned into victories for Twins Posted by 1500ESPN | 18 hours ago Glen Perkins joins Mackey & Judd for Talkin' Twins. Perkins talks about how well the team played in a sweep over Chicago, the turnaround since the first week of the season, and how the team can compete moving forward. [Click to listen]
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Touch 'Em All podcast: Plouffe could present good problem for Twins Posted by Derek Wetmore | 19 hours ago After a 4-game sweep of White Sox, the Twins have climbed above .500, despite tripping out of the gates to a 1-6 start. Trevor Plouffe, who hit a grand slam Sunday, has become a real solid contributor at the plate and in the field. What's his future? [Full Story]
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Paul Molitor's seemingly sound logic on how to develop Oswaldo Arcia Posted by Derek Wetmore | 19 hours ago Oswaldo Arcia has had more success in his career against right-handed pitchers. But if he's going to become an everyday player, the Twins need to find a way to get him work against lefties, too. Paul Molitor is doing that. [Full Story]
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Touch 'Em All, ep 6: What's the biggest compliment to pay Twins right now? Posted by 1500ESPN | 1 day ago On this episode of the Touch ‘Em All podcast, Phil Mackey and Derek Wetmore discuss the increasingly rosier state of the Twins. After a 4-game sweep of White Sox, the Twins have climbed above .500, despite tripping out of the gates to a 1-6 start. Trevor Plouffe, who hit a grand slam Sunday, has become a real solid contributor at the plate and in the field. What’s his future with the Twins? Should Lester Oliveros be in Minnesota’s bullpen right now? Is Joe Mauer back to being Joe Mauer? Should the Twins call up Aaron Hicks? What’s the nicest thing you can say about the Twins right now? [Click to listen]
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Plouffe's grand slam helps Twins sweep White Sox in 4-game set Posted by The Associated Press | 1 day ago The Twins have a better-than-.500 record for the first time since last May after dismantling the Chicago White Sox, 13-3, on Sunday to complete a four-game sweep. [Full Story]
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5 thoughts: White Sox play sloppily, Twins sweep Posted by 1500ESPN | 1 day ago Twitter: @DerekWetmore #1500ESPN #Twins #SportsWire [Watch Video]
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Team Leaders
Team Leaders
Avg:Joe Mauer.290
HR:Trevor Plouffe5
RBI:Trevor Plouffe15
SB:Danny Santana2
Wins:Kyle Gibson2
Saves:Glen Perkins9
ERA:Mike Pelfrey2.63
Standings
AL CENTRALWLPCTGB
Detroit179.654--
Kansas City169.6401/2
Minnesota1412.5383
Cleveland915.3757
Chicago WSox814.3647
Sports Schedule
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Thu
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Fri
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Sat
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@ CLE
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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