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Brian Dozier went 3-for-6 with two home runs and four RBI in the Twins' 13-5 beatdown of the Rockies on Sunday.

Dozier led off the game with a ground-rule double, and he only got better from there. Dozier hit a solo home run in the eighth and added a three-run homer in the ninth for good measure. This season is shaping up to be Dozier's coming out party -- the second baseman has 18 home runs, 16 stolen bases, 45 RBI and an American League-best 69 runs scored heading into the break.
Jul 13 - 10:49 PM

Trevor Plouffe went 3-for-5 with a double, triple and three runs scored in Sunday's win over the Rockies.

The Twins banged out 18 hits on the day, and Plouffe had three of the team's 13 runs scored. He's hitting .245/.317/.409 on the season, and he'll be nothing more than an AL-only option in the second half.
Jul 13 - 10:39 PM

Phil Hughes allowed 10 hits and five runs over five innings but took the win against the Rockies on Sunday.

Hughes was staked to a five-run lead, but he very nearly didn't hang on to get his 10th win. The right-hander did manage to strike out six while not walking a batter. It's a good end to a good first half for Hughes, who goes into the break with a 3.92 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 108/11 K/BB ratio over 121 2/3 innings. He seems to have turned a corner this year, and his good first half should carry over into the second.
Jul 13 - 10:20 PM

Oswaldo Arcia is not in Sunday's lineup due to a stomach bug.

Arcia revealed that he was throwing up Saturday's night. He should be fine after the All-Star break. Chris Parmelee is in right field Sunday in his place.
Jul 13 - 1:33 PM

Twins released LHP Scott Diamond.

Diamond had a 6.52 ERA, a 1.638 WHIP, and 47 strikeouts in 80 innings for Triple-A Rochester. The 27-year-old southpaw will look to sign with a new team.
Jul 12 - 8:13 PM

Kevin Correia tossed six innings of one-run ball Saturday in the Twins' 9-3 win over the Rockies.

Correia flirted with danger, yielding seven hits and a walk while striking out just one batter, but he operated well in situations that required damage control to earn a victory in his final start of the season's first half. He's 5-11 with a 4.61 ERA and 1.42 WHIP.
Jul 12 - 8:04 PM

Twins right-handed pitching prospect Kohl Stewart scattered six hits, while allowing one run and striking out five batters for Low-A Cedar Rapids on Friday.

The Twins have held back the reins on Stewart this season, but he has performed very well, putting up a 2.58 ERA and a 1.148 WHIP as a 19-year old in a league where the average player is 22.
Jul 12 - 10:27 AM

Kris Johnson was knocked around for five runs over just four innings in Friday's loss to the Rockies.

Welcome to Coors Field. Making the start in place of the injured Ricky Nolasco, Johnson allowed eight hits in the loss, including a pair of two-run homers. The 29-year-old left-hander should stick in Minnesota's rotation for now, but he's not really a fantasy option.
Jul 12 - 1:01 AM

Brian Dozier went 2-for-4 with two singles and a walk Friday against the Rockies.

Dozier entered Friday's action with no walks over his first nine games this month. However, now that he has one, he's up to 52 on the year, which already surpasses his total from all of last year. The 27-year-old isn't going to hit for average, but his improved on-base ability has helped keep his value afloat this season.
Jul 12 - 12:58 AM

Twins recalled LHP Kris Johnson from Triple-A Rochester.

He'll make the start on Friday in Colorado. While it's obviously not an ideal setting to rejoin the rotation, Johnson should stick around as long as Ricky Nolasco (elbow) is on the shelf. He's put up a 2.75 ERA over 16 Triple-A start this season.
Jul 11 - 8:34 AM

Twins optioned RHP Yohan Pino to Triple-A Rochester.

Pino struggled initially with the Twins but has rebounded the last two times out, yielding just two runs in 11 innings. He seems likely to rejoin the rotation after the All-Star break.
Jul 11 - 8:32 AM

Kendrys Morales enjoyed his return to Seattle, going 1-for-4 with a double and two RBI to finish off a big series in Thursday's 4-2 victory.

The veteran's two-run fifth inning double proved to be the difference. Morales entered this series batting just .216, but he hit safely in all four games, going 5-for-15 (.333) with three doubles and five RBI. His slash line is getting better by the day, though it still looks gruesome at .231/.252/.325.
Jul 11 - 1:36 AM
Sam Fuld - OF - Twins

Sam Fuld reached base three times for the third consecutive game on Thursday against Seattle.

He finished 1-for-2 with two walks, a steal and a run scored. Fuld doesn't want to leave Seattle. He went 5-for-10 (.500) with four walks, a homer, three steals, two RBI and three runs scored as the Twins took three of four. If you need a center fielder in your AL-only league, Fuld is probably your best free agent bet at the moment. He won't keep raking like this -- he's hit safely in nine of 10 -- but Fuld will draw the occasional walk and steal bases as long as he's in the lineup.
Jul 11 - 1:27 AM

Yohan Pino surrendered just one run over five innings to earn his first MLB victory over the Mariners on Thursday.

He allowed seven hits and two walks while notching four strikeouts. Pino is expected to be demoted to make room for Friday starter Kris Johnson, but he might have done enough in his past two starts to book a reservation in the rotation to begin the second half. Pino put up an ugly 6.32 ERA in his first three outings, but yielded just two runs in 11 innings over his last two. Pino is 1-2 with a 4.50 ERA and 1.31 WHIP overall.
Jul 11 - 1:26 AM

Joe Mauer (oblique) is not expected to be ready to return immediately after the All-Star break.

It's no surprise, as he'll only been two weeks removed from a strained right oblique at that time. There's no timetable for Mauer's return, but typically oblique strains keep players sidelined for 3-4 weeks.
Jul 10 - 7:58 PM


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