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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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White Sox, Floyd Down Twins 3-2

The Chicago White Sox downed the Minnesota Twins 3-2 Tuesday night. Gavin Floyd threw 7 shutout innings with 5 hits allowed and 9 strikeouts to get the win. Jamey Carroll had a 2-run single in Minnesota's 2-run 9th inning but Denard Span grounded out to 2nd base to end the game. Liam Hendriks thew 6 1/3 innings with 5 hits and 3 earned runs allowed to take the loss and drop to 0-5. Alex Rios hit a 2-run homerun off Hendriks.

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Twins, Liriano Beat White Sox 4-1

The Twins won 4-1 at home against the Chicago White Sox Monday night. Francisco Liriano threw 7 innings with 4 hits and 1 earned run allowed to get the win and improve to 2-7. Minnesota scored 1 run in the 1st inning and added 2 more runs in the 2nd. Joe Mauer was 3-4 with a run scored and 1 RBI and Ben Revere was 4-5 for Minnesota. Mauer is hitting .323 while Revere is now hitting .331. Jared Burton threw a scoreless 9th inning to get his 2nd save in as many days.

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Twins, Willingham Down Reds 4-3

The Twins came from behind Sunday afternoon to beat the Reds 4-3. Josh Willingham hit a 2-run homerun off Aroldis Chapman in the 9th inning to turn a 3-2 deficit to a 4-3 lead. Trevor Plouffe hit a solo homerun and Joe Mauer was 2-4 with a run scored for Minnesota. Scott Diamond threw 8 innings with 8 hits and 3 earned runs to get the win and improve to 6-3. Jared Burton threw a scoreless 9th inning to get the save.

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Reds Blank Twins; Mauer Returns

The Twins lost 6-0 in Cincinnati to the Reds Saturday afternoon. Johnny Cueto threw 7 shutout innings with 3 hits allowed and 9 strikeouts for the win for the Reds. Brian Duensing made the start for the Twins and allowed 4 hits and 4 earned runs in 3 innings to take the loss. The start was the first this season for Duensing. Joe Mauer was in the lineup at first base with Justin Morneau getting the day off. Mauer, Josh Willingham and Ryan Doumit each had 1 hit for the Twins. Mauer had missed 4 games with a bruised quad.

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Pirates Rout Twins 9-1

The Twins lost 9-1 at Pittsburgh Thursday night. James McDonald threw all 9 innings with 6 hits and 1 earned run allowed to get the win and improves to 6-3. Liam Hendriks allowed 8 hits and 3 earned runs to take the loss and drop to 0-4. His ERA is 7.39. Justin Morneau was 2-3 and Ryan Doumit went 1-4 and drove in the lone Twins' run.

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Twins, Willingham Edge Pirates 2-1

The Twins defeated Pittsburgh 2-1 Wednesday night. Josh Willingham hit a solo homerun in the 8th inning to break a 1-all tie for the Twins. Francisco Liriano made his longest start of the season throwing 6 2/3 innings with 4 hits and 1 earned run allowed. He didn't figure in the final decision. Jared Burton threw 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief to get the win. Glen Perkins threw a scoreless 9th inning to earn his 1st save of the season. Trevor Plouffe had a RBI single for the Twins in the first inning.

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Pirates Down Twins 7-2

The Twins lost 7-2 at Pittsburgh Tuesday night to suffer their 5th loss in their last 6 games. Denard Span hit a 2-run homerun accounting for the lone Twins' runs. Trevor Plouffe was 2-3 for Minnesota. Scott Diamond allowed 8 hits and 4 earned runs in 5 1/3 innings to take the loss for the Twins. Kevin Correia threw 5 shutout innings with 4 hits allowed to get the win for the Pirates.

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Twins Start 3-Game Series at Pittsburgh

The Twins begin a 3-game series at Pittsburgh Tuesday night at 6:05, pregame on WJON at 5:35. Lefthander Scott Diamond (5-2) gets the start on the mound for the Twins and righthander Kevin Correia (2-6) toes the rubber for the Pirates. The Twins are 26-39 and trail the White Sox by 8 games for first place in the American League Central.

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