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2016 Schedule
15-36, 5th in AL Cent
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Oakland fans exchange a beer for a ball (0:56)
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Get a ball, toss a cap (0:25)
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Sano exits game after injuring hamstring (0:37)
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Valencia goes deep to give Athletics the lead (0:22)

Lineup: Twins (15-35) at Athletics (23-29)

  • 1. Eduardo Nunez, SS (R)
  • 2. Brian Dozier, 2B (R)
  • 3. Joe Mauer, 1B (L)
  • 4. Miguel Sano, RF (R)
  • 5. Trevor Plouffe, 3B (R)
  • 6. Robbie Grossman, LF (S)
  • 7. Byung Ho Park, DH (R)
  • 8. Kurt Suzuki, C (R)
  • 9. Byron Buxton, CF (R)
  • SP: Tyler Duffey, RHP
  • Daily notes

Joe Mauer named AL Player of the Week

Twins first baseman Joe Mauer has been selected as the American League Player of the Week. Mauer batted .440 with seven runs scored, four home runs and seven RBIs over six games through the period ending on May 29 to earn his third career AL Player of the Week award.

Stats & Info

AL Central sure looks different

The White Sox have lost 15 of their last 19 games since May 9. As a result, their six-game lead in the division is now a two-game deficit.

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Athletics execute well in win over Twins (1:26)
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Twins hold steady in rankings

Minnesota remains 29th after finishing the week with a four-game winning streak, including a weekend sweep in Seattle. Next up are three games in Oakland. Week 8 Power Rankings

AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi

Twins eyeing pitchers at No. 15

In his latest mock draft, Keith Law now has the Twins selecting high school left-hander Kyle Muller with the No. 15 overall pick. Minnesota has mostly been linked to college arms, though. Law: Mock draft 2.0 (Insider)

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Things could get worse for Phil Hughes

Despite his 5.55 ERA this season, Hughes has actually been lucky in terms of hits allowed, per Baseball Info Solutions. His declining strikeout rate and the Twins' poor defense behind him point to more problems ahead. Pitchers who won't rebound (Insider)

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Dean outshines Hernandez as Twins down Mariners

Robbie Grossman's bases-loaded double keyed a five-run third inning and Pat Dean pitched effectively for seven innings for his first major league victory to pace the Twins past the Mariners 7-2.

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Twins' Molitor: Focused on support for Allen

Twins manager Paul Molitor said he is concerned about Neil Allen and focused on what the team can do to support his friend after the pitching coach was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

It's been a breezy 3 days in Houston for the Orioles. They whiffed 52 times! The word from the Elias Sports Bureau: That's the most ever in a 3-game series. The record they broke was a month old - 47, by the Nationals against the Twins.

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Any takers for Ervin Santana?

The Twins are well out of contention, meaning they could look to trade a veteran like Santana at this summer's deadline. However, Jim Bowden thinks his annual salary and prior PED suspension will hurt his market. Top trade candidates, best fits (Insider)

Stats & Info

Wednesday's longest home runs

Rangers rookie Nomar Mazara outpaced the competition by 20 feet on Wednesday. His solo shot off Angels starter Hector Santiago traveled 453 feet, the longest homer by a Rangers player this season, per ESPN's Home Run Tracker.

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What's going on with Kevin Jepsen?

Jepsen's first 29 appearances with the Twins were strong -- he posted a 1.61 ERA and a 25:7 strikeout-to-walk ratio. But the 2016 season has been completely different for Jepsen, as his ERA is north of 5.00. Twins Daily

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs19128th
Batting Average.23921st
On Base Percentage.30524th
Slugging Percentage.38425th
Earned Run Average5.0128th
Quality Starts20Tied-26th
WHIP1.4527th
BAA.28430th

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