1. Verlander Gem Blown as Minnesota Twins Sweep Detroit Tigers

    It isn’t fair, but it is baseball. Justin Verlander pitched a gem for the Tigers this afternoon, but he didn’t get the win. He threw a career-high 13 strikeouts, and he sent the Twins down in weary rows, but he didn’t get the win...

    Alex Brown Written by Alex Brown about 5 years ago 74 reads 0 comments

  2. Joe Crede Powers Minnesota Twins Win with Walkoff Grand Slam

    Wednesday’s Twins-Tigers game very nearly included everything. There were, after all, about five hours of baseball involved, so that left time for an interlude of great pitching ...

    Alex Brown Written by Alex Brown about 5 years ago 124 reads 1 comments

  3. Mariner's-Twins: Blackburn's Pitching Gem Blown by Bullpen

    Today the Twins went for a sweep, with poor Seattle on a 6-game losing streak. Minnesota has just had two games with bountiful power and good-to-great pitching. All they needed was one more dose of that to lift themselves back up to the ...

    Alex Brown Written by Alex Brown about 5 years ago 177 reads 0 comments

  4. Twins Wallop Mariners 11-0: Homers Aplenty and Scott Baker's First Win

    The Twins unmistakably come to life at the start of a homestand against Seattle. Do you have your checklist ready? Mark Minnesota down as follows: Early lead. They score two in the first, after granting the opposition nothing more than a hit...

    Alex Brown Written by Alex Brown about 5 years ago 61 reads 0 comments

  5. Tigers Blank Twins 9-0: Everything and Nothing

    Tonight at Comerica Park, the Tigers pitch great and hit well. The Twins do precisely the opposite. Baseball, like one team wants it to be. Games like these are necessary from time to time—for both teams...

    Alex Brown Written by Alex Brown about 5 years ago 65 reads 2 comments

  6. Minnesota-Detroit: Safety Squeeze Fails; Twins 7, Tigers 2

    Michael Cuddyer has used the last three games to show us his "after" picture. Gone are the mechanical glitches or bad batting eye judgments. He's hitting a ton. There was a homer yesterday and a two-run triple against Detroit tonight...

    Alex Brown Written by Alex Brown about 5 years ago 172 reads 0 comments

  7. Scott Baker's One Bad Inning of Seven: Twins Lose to Royals

    You’re not a little kid any more, so you know better. No-hitters don’t happen often, and you need take no superstitious steps to preserve this one...

    Alex Brown Written by Alex Brown about 5 years ago 76 reads 1 comments

  8. Kansas City Royals Outlast Minnesota Twins 10-7 in See-Saw Game

    What does it take to operate a see-saw? Just two elements: you’ll both have to be of nearly equal weight, and neither one of you gets to leave...

    Alex Brown Written by Alex Brown about 5 years ago 40 reads 0 comments

  9. Joe Mauer Homers in Homecoming: Minnesota Twins Beat Kansas City Royals 7-5

    If one team actually played the game perfectly (which would mean the other team couldn’t, quite), baseball would be dull...

    Alex Brown Written by Alex Brown about 5 years ago 34 reads 0 comments

  10. Minnesota Twins End April at .500

    Running to stand still actually can work in baseball, but it isn’t too impressive in itself. The Twins finish their month of April at .500, which happens to be good enough to put them a half game out of first in the AL Central...

    Alex Brown Written by Alex Brown about 5 years ago 28 reads 0 comments

  11. Minnesota Twins Win by Inches: Justin Morneau and Co. Edge Tampa Bay Rays

    When they say it’s a game of inches, it’s out of frustration. You could keep a tally in most any game, but tonight as the Twins host the Rays there’s all too much proof that baseball accomplishments are measured in millimeters...

    Alex Brown Written by Alex Brown about 5 years ago 44 reads 0 comments