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Texas Rallies Past Twins 4-3 in 13 Innings

Texas beat the Twins 4-3 in 13 innings Sunday night. Minnesota led 3-0 going into the bottom of the 9th inning when Texas scored 3 unearned runs off Glen Perkins. Brian Dozier started the inning but committed an error that led to the 3 unearned runs. Ian Kinsler singled off Alex Burnett in the 13th inning to end the game.

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Rangers Beat Twins in 10 Innings

Nelson Cruz had the walk-off RBI double in the 10th inning to lift Texas past Minnesota 4-3 Saturday night. Kyle Waldrop gave up 2 hits and 1 earned run in the 10th to take the loss. Sam Deduno started the game for the Twins and allowed 6 hits and 3 earned runs in 5 1/3 innings but didn't get a decision.

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Tigers Beat Bullpen, Twins 7-3

The Twins lost 7-3 at Detroit Thursday afternoon and settle for a split in the 4-game series. Detroit scored 5 runs in the 8th off the Twins' bullpen. Tyler Robertson allowed a 3-run homerun to Prince Fielder for the big blow. Alex Burnett allowed 2 hits and 3 earned runs in 1/3 of an inning to take the loss. Scott Diamond started the game for the Twins and threw 7 innings with 5 hits and 2 earned runs allowed but didn't figure in the final decision.

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Tigers Beat Twins, Blackburn Optioned

The Twins lost 5-1 at Detroit Wednesday night after both teams endured a 2 hour and 26 minute rain delay. Justin Verlander threw all 9 innings with 4 hits and 1 earned run allowed with 7 strikeouts to get the win for the Tigers. Chris Parmelee homered to account for the lone Twins run and Denard Span was 2-4 for the Twins.

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Twins Outscore Tigers 8-6

The Twins defeated the Tigers 8-6 Tuesday night to win their 5th straight game. The Twins scored 5 runs in the 3rd inning before Detroit tied the game with 3 runs in the 4th. Minnesota broke the tie with a sacrifice fly from Ryan Doumit in the 7th inning. Joe Mauer added a solo homerun in the 9th. Mauer was 3-5 with 3 runs scored, Josh Willingham was 2-3 with a homerun and 3 RBIs and Trevor Plouffe added a 2-run homerun.

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Twins Edge Tigers 6-4

The Twins defeated Detroit 6-4 Monday night to win their 4th game in a row.

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Mauer Chosen As Lone Twins’ All Star

The American and National League All Stars were chosen Sunday and the lone Twins' representative is catcher Joe Mauer. Mauer was picked by Texas Manager Ron Washington to backup Texas catcher Mike Napoli. Mauer is batting .325 with 4 homeruns and 36 RBIs this season. He leads the American League in on-base-percentage at .416.

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Twins Edge Royals To Take 3 of 4 on the Weekend

The Twins defeated Kansas City 10-8 Sunday afternoon to win 3 out of 4 against the Royals over the weekend. Minnesota came from down 5-1 to score 5 runs in the 6th inning to lead 6-5. Josh Willingham had a 3-run homerun and Trevor Plouffe homered twice for Minnesota. Drew Butera added a 3-run homerun in the 8th inning to boost the Twins to the win. Plouffe has a team leading 18 homeruns this season. Jeff Gray threw 1 inning of scoreless relief to get the win.

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Twins To Call Up Waldrop; Host Royals

The Twins are expected to call up righthander Kyle Waldrop from triple-A Rochester. Waldrop is a 2004 1st round pick who has a 1.26 ERA in 14 1/3 innings at triple-A in 9 games. Relief pitcher Jeff Manship has been optioned to triple-A Rochester. Manship has a 10.97 ERA in 10 2/3 innings for the Twins this season.

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White Sox Rout Twins 12-5

The Twins lost 12-5 at home to the Chicago White Sox Wednesday night. Nick Blackburn allowed 9 hits and 6 earned runs in 5 innings to take the loss and drop to 4-5. Jeff Manship allowed 3 earned runs in 1 inning. He was optioned to triple-A Rochester after the game. His ERA is 10.97. Darin Mastroianni hit a 2-run homerun and Brian Dozier went 1-3 with a solo homerun and 2 RBIs for Minnesota. Adam Dunn hit a 3-run homerun for the White Sox.

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