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April 9, 2005 | INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona was released from Massachusetts General Hospital yesterday, two days after having chest pains that doctors said were likely caused by a virus. Team physician Thomas Gill said tests showed no evidence of a heart problem. Outfielder Eric Young was placed on the 60-day disabled list by the San Diego Padres, a day after dislocating his right shoulder. Twins first baseman Justin Morneau was held out of Minnesota's lineup Friday night because of dizziness two days after he was hit in the head by a pitch.
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May 4, 2011 | Associated Press
CHICAGO - Francisco Liriano pitched the major league's first no-hitter of the season, throwing his first career complete game in the Minnesota Twins' 1-0 victory over the White Sox last night. Liriano (2-4), who has played all six of his major league seasons with the Twins, struck out two and tied his career high with six walks. The 27-year-old lefthander threw 123 pitches in his 95th major league start. He survived a rocky ninth inning that began when Brent Morel grounded to shortstop and Matt Tolbert made a one-hop throw that first baseman Justin Morneau scooped.
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August 13, 2011 | By Don McKee, Inquirer Columnist
After being out for more than two months, first baseman Justin Morneau is back with the Twins, just in time for their long climb back to respectability. Minnesota, which was once thought to be a bona fide contender for the pennant, reinstated the 2009 AL MVP before Friday night's game at Cleveland. Morneau's return means the 52-65 Twins are finally nearing full strength. Morneau and fellow all-star Joe Mauer (another former MVP) have been the same lineup just nine of the last 198 games, including the playoffs.
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August 7, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
Paul Byrd's first shutout in more than 2 years and Travis Hafner's homer helped the visiting Cleveland Indians earn a series split with a 4-0 victory last night over the Minnesota Twins. With his old-school, windmill windup and high leg kick, Byrd (10-4) breezed through the Twins. He needed only 99 pitches to get his first shutout since July 1, 2005, at Kansas City. The heart of Minnesota's lineup continued to come up empty, once again providing no support for starter Carlos Silva (9-12)
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November 24, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
Joe Mauer sat behind a table on a podium in a conference room at the Metrodome when Justin Morneau shouted out the last question of the day. "Are you finally going to buy dinner now?" Morneau said to his teammate from the audience, one MVP to another. Mauer became only the second catcher in 33 years to win the American League Most Valuable Player Award, finishing first in a near-unanimous vote yesterday. The Minnesota Twins star received 27 of 28 first-place votes and 387 points in balloting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.
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August 4, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
Recently released John Olerud signed with the New York Yankees yesterday, giving the team insurance at first base while Jason Giambi is treated for a benign tumor. Olerud is a two-time All-Star, a three-time Gold Glove winner and was the 1993 American League batting champion. But he started slumping in the second half last season with Seattle, and the Mariners cut him last month when his slide continued. "I've definitely struggled, but I believe I can turn it around," Olerud said.
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September 15, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
Suddenly, the Minnesota Twins are within striking distance of first place. Torii Hunter and Rondell White homered on consecutive pitches in the eighth inning to help the visiting Twins beat the Cleveland Indians, 9-4, and pull within one game of first in the American League Central. The Twins' sixth victory in seven tries moved them two games ahead of the Chicago White Sox in the wild-card race and one game behind the faltering Detroit Tigers in the Central. The last time Minnesota was within one game of first place was the second day of the season, April 5. Hunter drove in four runs and finished with three hits, and White also had three hits.
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August 19, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
The Minnesota Twins are back in the thick of the postseason chase. Matthew LeCroy hit his third home run in two games, leading the Twins over visiting Seattle last night, 7-3, for their fifth straight victory. Justin Morneau drove in two runs, including the go-ahead run in the third, in Minnesota's seventh win in eight games. The Twins remain in fourth place in the wild-card race, but moved within 3 1/2 games of idle Oakland after Joe Mays (6-8) won for the first time since July 3. "We're dangerous when we can hit because we can pitch," Minnesota manager Ron Gardenhire said.
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May 25, 2005 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
CLEVELAND - With two outs in the 11th inning, Justin Morneau dropped in a three-run double just out of the reach of centerfielder Grady Sizemore, sending the Minnesota Twins to a 6-3 win over the Cleveland Indians last night. Morneau hit a soft liner toward the gap in left-center that a diving Sizemore could not snag, clearing the bases to propel the Twins to their fifth win in seven games. Minnesota had loaded the bases on a double by Nick Punto and two walks. Sizemore and Jody Gerut homered for the Indians, who had won three straight.
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September 10, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
THE NEW YORK Yankees escaped from Camden Yards with their lead in the AL East intact, and as a bonus, slugger Curtis Granderson worked his way out of a slump. Granderson came off the bench to hit his 35th homer and drive in five runs, and visiting New York beat the Baltimore Orioles Sunday, 13-3, to regain sole possession of first place in the division and earn an important split of the season series. Derek Jeter also homered for the Yankees, who lead the Orioles by one game with 22 left.
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August 26, 2014 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com
WHEN BEN REVERE slapped Nick Greenwood's 89-mph sinker to leftfield in yesterday's seventh inning at Citizens Bank Park, it signified the centerfielder's 26th multihit performance in his last 51 games. It also propelled him into a tie in the race for the National League batting title. With two more hits yesterday, Revere upped his average to .314, the same mark with which Colorado's Justin Morneau entered the day. Morneau was given the day off in the Rockies' home win against the Marlins that started just after the Phillies capped their 7-1 win over the Cardinals.
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August 19, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
SAN FRANCISCO - With two on and two out in the second inning, Giants eight-hole hitter Brandon Crawford hit a ball in the hole between first and second base. Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard made a diving effort, but the ball found the outfield grass. Pitcher David Buchanan initially broke to first base to cover if Howard got to the ball, and then didn't have enough time to back track and back up third base. Marlon Byrd's throw to third bounced away from Cody Asche and out of play.
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December 15, 2013
The Colorado Rockies signed first baseman Justin Morneau to a two-year, $12.5 million deal Friday. He will step in for Todd Helton, who retired at the end of the season. The Rockies were contemplating moving Michael Cuddyer from right field over to first base before the deal with Morneau. Like Helton, Morneau is a smooth-fielding first baseman. Since 2003, his fielding percentage (.996) is second to only Helton (.997). Over his 11-year career, Morneau is a .277 hitter. He was the 2006 American League MVP while a member of the Minnesota Twins, hitting .321 that season with 34 homers and 130 RBIs.
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June 13, 2013 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
MINNEAPOLIS - Mike Adams clutched his right arm, wrapped in ice, hours before the Phillies reliever was charged with the decisive run in a 3-2 loss to the Minnesota Twins. It is rare for a reliever to throw a bullpen session, albeit brief, before that night's game. But Adams, the Phillies' $12 million setup man, had not pitched in four days because of biceps tendinitis. On Tuesday afternoon at Target Field, he sought to prove his readiness if he would be needed later in the night.
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September 10, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
THE NEW YORK Yankees escaped from Camden Yards with their lead in the AL East intact, and as a bonus, slugger Curtis Granderson worked his way out of a slump. Granderson came off the bench to hit his 35th homer and drive in five runs, and visiting New York beat the Baltimore Orioles Sunday, 13-3, to regain sole possession of first place in the division and earn an important split of the season series. Derek Jeter also homered for the Yankees, who lead the Orioles by one game with 22 left.
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April 13, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
THE CLEVELAND Indians may have found a boost for their stagnant offense. The team has reached agreement on a $1.25 million, 1-year contract with free-agent outfielder Johnny Damon, a person familiar with the deal said Thursday. The person spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity, because the Indians had not yet announced the agreement. Damon, 38, is 277 hits from 3,000 and was looking to catch on with a team to prolong his career. Agent Scott Boras has worked out a deal with Indians general manager Chris Antonetti, who has been looking for a player to help a Cleveland team off to a 1-4 start and batting only .176 - worst in the majors.
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September 19, 2011 | By Francisco Delgado, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Twins, it seems, just can't win for losing. On the heels of losing former MVP Joe Mauer on Friday for the rest of the season because of pneumonia, the team announced Sunday that their other MVP, Justin Morneau , will likely be out for the rest of the season. Morneau has concussion symptoms and a cyst on his left knee that needs to be removed, meaning that the slugger would have played in only 69 games this season. Morneau, who missed two months because of neck surgery, hit .227 with four homers and 30 RBIs.
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August 13, 2011 | By Don McKee, Inquirer Columnist
After being out for more than two months, first baseman Justin Morneau is back with the Twins, just in time for their long climb back to respectability. Minnesota, which was once thought to be a bona fide contender for the pennant, reinstated the 2009 AL MVP before Friday night's game at Cleveland. Morneau's return means the 52-65 Twins are finally nearing full strength. Morneau and fellow all-star Joe Mauer (another former MVP) have been the same lineup just nine of the last 198 games, including the playoffs.
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May 4, 2011 | Associated Press
CHICAGO - Francisco Liriano pitched the major league's first no-hitter of the season, throwing his first career complete game in the Minnesota Twins' 1-0 victory over the White Sox last night. Liriano (2-4), who has played all six of his major league seasons with the Twins, struck out two and tied his career high with six walks. The 27-year-old lefthander threw 123 pitches in his 95th major league start. He survived a rocky ninth inning that began when Brent Morel grounded to shortstop and Matt Tolbert made a one-hop throw that first baseman Justin Morneau scooped.
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April 15, 2011 | Associated Press
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Johnny Damon hit a two-run homer with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Tampa Bay Rays a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night. Carl Pavano pitched eight shutout innings for the Twins, but was denied the victory when closer Joe Nathan gave up a two-run double to Matt Joyce in the ninth. Minnesota regained the lead in the 10th on Danny Valencia's RBI single off Kyle Farnsworth (0-1). Sam Fuld singled with one out in Tampa Bay 10th off Matt Capps (1-1)
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