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Rays Beat Twins 7-3 In 10 Innings

The Twins lost 7-3 in 10 innings at home to Tampa Bay and were sweep away in the 3-game series by the Rays. Tampa Bay scored 4 runs in the 10th inning. Alex Burnett allowed 1 hit, 2 walks and 3 earned runs in 2/3 of an inning to take the loss for the Twins. Jeff Keppinger drove in the go-ahead run with a groundout in the 10th inning. Scott Diamond started the game for the Twins and threw 7 innings with 8 hits and 3 earned runs allowed.

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Mauer, Twins Comeback to Beat Red Sox

Joe Mauer hit a 3-run homerun in the 9th inning off Boston closer Alfredo Aceves to lift the Twins to a 6-4 win over the Red Sox Saturday night. Minnesota score 4 runs off Aceves in the 9th inning. Ben Revere was 3-5 with a run scored and Jamie Carroll was 2-4 with 2 runs scored and 1 RBI for the Twins. Cole DeVries threw 7 innings with 4 hits and 2 earned runs allowed. Alex Burnett earned the win in relief and Jared Burton threw a scoreless 9th inning for the save.

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Orioles Edge Twins 4-3

The Twins lost 4-3 to Baltimore Thursday afternoon. Minnesota led for much of the day before Baltimore scored 2 runs in the 8th inning. Mark Reynolds had a 2-run single in the 8th inning to give Baltimore the lead. Alex Burnett walked 2 and allowed 2 earned runs in 1/3 of an inning to take the loss. Justin Morneau went 2-4 with a run scored. Josh Willingham had a RBI single and Trevor Plouffe contributed a RBI double for the Twins.

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Rebuilding the Twins: Bullpen

In this installment of “Rebuilding the Twins”, we will take a look at the Twins bullpen. The bullpen was a very glaring weakness for the Twins last season. The lack of hard throwing arms frequently cost the Twins wins and the loss of Joe Nathan certainly doesn’t help change that.

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Tigers Beat Twins On Controversial Call

The Twins lost 6-5 Monday afternoon in Detroit on a controversial call. Alex Avila doubled down the leftfield line and the ball appeared to touch 1 or more fans and fan interference was called but the umpires decided to award Jhonny Peralta home plate from first base on what appeared to be a ground-rule double.

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Can The Twins Re-Emerge Or Are They Done?

The Twins were swept in Arizona over the weekend and are now 15-30 and 14 1/2 games back of Cleveland for first place in the American League Central. The bullpen blew leads for the Twins on Friday and Saturday and Alex Burnett gave up a run Sunday that caused him to take the loss.

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Bullpen Blows Lead In Twins Loss At Kansas City

The Twins lost their 4th game in a row last night when the bullpen blew a late lead in their 4-3 defeat at Kansas City. Alex Burnett allowed 2 runs in the bottom of the 8th inning and took the loss. Scott Baker threw the ball well throwing 6 1/3 innings with 8 hits and 2 earned runs allowed and doesn't figure in the final decision.

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