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American League Central Division Comments And Prediction

The Cleveland Indians have a nice lead in the division as play begins after the All-Star break.

While the Detroit Tigers and classy Kansas City Royals have managed to stay in the race, I believe the Indians under manager, Terry Francona, who guided the Boston Red Sox to titles in 2004 and 2007, will hold on and win the A.L. 38 more words

Twins Hoping To Reverse Trend Of Bad Starting Pitching

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — During the previous decade, as Minnesota piled up division titles as a spunky overachiever, the organization’s ability to produce fundamentally solid players and competitive teams without expensive power hitters or starting pitchers became known around baseball as the “Twins Way.” 765 more words

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History in the Making

Ichiro Suzuki, a surefire first ballot hall of famer, is closing in on 3,000 MLB hits. This is a momentous achievement for any player, all the more so since Ichiro played in Japan for 9 seasons before making the trek to Seattle in 2001. 783 more words

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Miguel Sano nears return from hamstring injury, but where will he play?

Miguel Sano is getting close to returning to the Twins lineup.

Minnesota is tentatively planning to have Sano return to the field on Friday night at Class AAA Rochester to begin a rehab stint intended to help him return from a hamstring injury. 259 more words

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Didi no longer an easy out against lefties

Opposing managers should be thinking twice about now about bringing in left-handed relievers to face Didi Gregorius. The book on the shortstop a year ago when he joined the Yankees was that he struggled against left-handed pitching. 636 more words

Minnesota Twins Lose Game, Series To Anaheim Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — One inning after Max Kepler simply overran a fly ball to right, Robbie Grossman took a poor line in left field and allowed another Angels drive to drop. 604 more words

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Jim Pohlad on Baseball, Brothers, and Business

By Oscar Wolfe

My mom and I stepped into the elevator of a downtown Minneapolis skyscraper and shot up the 39 stories to the office of Mr. 1,289 more words

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