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  • Kevin Jepsen lets Howie Kendrick turn key double play in Angels' win

    The natural instinct for a pitcher on a grounder up the middle is to lunge for the ball with your glove, stop it with your foot, do anything to knock it down. Angels reliever Kevin Jepsen fought that urge in the seventh inning Tuesday night, and it led to...
  • Much-maligned Angels bullpen provides relief in win over Twins

    Much-maligned Angels bullpen provides relief in win over Twins
    The Angels bullpen had taken a pounding in the previous eight games, allowing 17 earned runs in 21 2/3 innings and blowing four saves. Relievers entered Tuesday night with an 11-8 record, 4.49 earned run average and an American League-high 12 blown saves....
  • Angels beat Twins, 6-4, on strong outing by Jered Weaver

    KEY MOMENT: A five-run cushion in the ninth was almost not enough for deposed closer Ernesto Frieri. The Twins loaded the bases with two outs on a single and two walks. Joe Smith gave up a three-run double to Joe Mauer to make it 6-4 and raise Frieri's...
  • Remembering Padres Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, the 5.5 guy

    Remembering Padres Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, the 5.5 guy
    There are two numbers we will remember in association with Tony Gwynn. One is 19, of course, the uniform number he wore with distinction as the right fielder for the San Diego Padres. The other is 5.5, a reference to the hole between third base and...
  • Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, Padres' wizard with a bat, dies at 54

    Tony Gwynn, appreciated throughout baseball for his wizardry with a bat and beloved in San Diego for his loyalty to his adopted city, died Monday. He was 54. Gwynn died in a Poway hospital after a four-year battle with cancer, the National Baseball Hall...
  • Twins rally late for 4-2 win over Sox

    MINNEAPOLIS – Standing in his office late Thursday afternoon, Robin Ventura gazed down at the green blob on his computer screen. “This does not look good,” he said. “Looks like an avocado.” It was not an avocado, but an...
  • White Sox blowing chances in games and standings

     White Sox blowing chances in games and standings
    MINNEAPOLIS — According to the Target Field video board, Twins second baseman Brian Dozier can solve a Rubik's Cube in less than two minutes. Solving the White Sox puzzle has been just as easy for the Twins, who came into the series with a five-...
  • White Sox's Jose Abreu isn't into nickname game

    MINNEAPOLIS — White Sox broadcaster Ken "Hawk" Harrelson has coined several memorable nicknames to players over the years, including "Big Hurt" for Frank Thomas, "One Dog" for Lance Johnson and "El Caballo" for Carlos Lee. Harrelson's latest...
  • Better ballparks don't guarantee better play

    MINNEAPOLIS — Target Field is revving up for the upcoming All-Star Game, when a national audience will get a chance to see the charms of a relatively new downtown ballpark built four years ago to revitalize the Twins organization. It follows the...
  • A Rich Minor League History In New Britain

    A Rich Minor League History In New Britain
    HARTFORD — The expected departure of the Rock Cats to Hartford for 2016 will leave New Britain, a city of 73,000, without minor league baseball for the first time since 1983. It will also leave a 6,000-seat stadium, only 18 years old, quiet on...
  • Will extra rest pay off for Orioles right-hander Miguel Gonzalez this afternoon against the Twins?

    Will extra rest pay off for Orioles right-hander Miguel Gonzalez this afternoon against the Twins?
    MINNEAPOLIS – The Orioles will face the Minnesota Twins this afternoon at Target Field with an opportunity to claim back-to-back road series wins for the first time since last September. If they win today to take two of three games here –...