Coon Rapids-Andover team loses second game at Little League World Series

After posting an impressive 2-1 victory in their opening game of the Little League World Series, the Minnesota team from Coon Rapids-Andover American Little League took one on the chin today,  losing 11-0 in four innings to a team from South Riding, Virginia. The Virginia team representing the Southeast Region,  became just the second U.S. team ever to post back to back no-hitters in their first two games of the World Series. Justin Lee pitched all four innings in recording the no-hit shut out victory for Virginia. Next up for Coon Rapids-Andover is an elimination losers bracket game on Monday … Continue reading Coon Rapids-Andover team loses second game at Little League World Series

Twins’ Cruz headed to injured list with wrist injury

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have placed designated hitter Nelson Cruz on the 10-day Injured List with a left wrist strain. Cruz injured his wrist on a swing during the fourth inning of last night’s game with the Cleveland Indians. In 87 games for the Twins this season, Cruz is hitting .294 (95-for-323) with 19 doubles, 32 home runs, 76 RBI, 41 walks, 59 runs scored and a 1.035 OPS. Since the All-Star break, Cruz leads baseball in home runs (16) and ranks fifth for the entire season. This marks Cruz’s second stint on … Continue reading Twins’ Cruz headed to injured list with wrist injury

Odorizzi falters as Twins lose to Yanks; lead in Central down to 2 games

All Star pitcher Jake Odorizzi gave up 9 runs and 10 hits in four innings as the Twins lost the series finale to the Yankees on Wednesday 10-7 at Target Field.  The loss, coupled with Cleveland’s 4-0 win over Toronto left the Twins lead in the American Central at just two games. Minnesota led Cleveland by as many as 11 1/2 games in early June.  The Twins launched three more home runs in the loss as Nelson Cruz, Eddie Rosario and Marwin Gonzalez all went deep. The Twins travel to Chicago this weekend for a four game series with the … Continue reading Odorizzi falters as Twins lose to Yanks; lead in Central down to 2 games

Twins’ Polanco proves All-Star worthiness, readies for 2nd half run

By Tony Langfellow  Cleveland, Ohio – Cleveland held the 90th MLB All-Star Game at the home of the Indians, Progressive Field on July 9, bringing the best baseball players in the world together for a weekend of fun events. It was the sixth time in club history that Cleveland has hosted this yearly exhibition game, and no other city in baseball has had the All-Star Game more than the city of Cleveland.         Just behind the Cleveland Indians is Minnesota (as the Twins and Washington Senators), the San Francisco Giants, the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the Cincinnati Reds all hosting five All-Star Games … Continue reading Twins’ Polanco proves All-Star worthiness, readies for 2nd half run

Twins reinstate Mejia from injured list

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have returned left-handed pitcher Adalberto Mejía from his rehab assignment and reinstated him from the 60-day Injured List. Mejía, 26, who missed the Twins’ last 56 games with a right calf strain, has allowed 12 runs (11 earned) with 11 strikeouts in 11.1 innings in 11 major league games this season. In six rehab appearances between Single-A Ft. Myers (2 games) and Double-A Pensacola (4 games), the left-hander threw 7.0-scoreless innings, scattering four hits and a walk with 10 strikeouts. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Twins … Continue reading Twins reinstate Mejia from injured list

Twins activate Buxton, Gonzalez from IL

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have reinstated outfielder Byron Buxton and infielder/outfielderMarwin Gonzalez from the 10-day Injured List. Buxton, who missed the Twins last 13 games with a right wrist contusion, is hitting .266 (55-for-207) in 65 games this season, with 21 doubles, three triples, nine home runs, 38 RBI, 40 runs scored and a .851 OPS. Gonzalez, who missed the Twins last nine games with a right hamstring strain, is hitting .255 (59-for-231) in 63 games this season, with 11 doubles, nine home runs, 26 RBI, 28 runs scored and a .743 OPS … Continue reading Twins activate Buxton, Gonzalez from IL

Twins place Rosario on 10-day injured list

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have placed outfielder Eddie Rosario on the 10-day Injured List with a left ankle sprain (retro to June 27). Rosario is hitting .282 (87-for-308) with 14 doubles, 20 home runs, 60 RBI, 51 runs scored and an .841 OPS in 75 games. Ehire Adrianza from the 10-day Injured List.  Adrianza, who missed the last 10 games with abdominal issues, is hitting .271 (29-for-107) with two doubles, four home runs, 13 RBI and a .772 OPS in 43 games this season. Additionally, the Twins have optioned right-handed pitcher Zack Littell … Continue reading Twins place Rosario on 10-day injured list