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Power Rankings: Twins No. 13

A sweep of first-place Kansas City would have given the Twins a boost in the rankings this week, but a shaky bullpen forced Minnesota to settle for a four-game split. MLB Power Rankings

Dozier or Perkins will go to Cincy

Brian Dozier is deserving, but he may be left off the AL All-Star roster. If Dozier doesn't make it, Glen Perkins is a lock to represent the Twins in the bullpen. David Schoenfield

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Four Royals on ASG team, but Blue Jay tops all

The Kansas City Royals lead all teams with four All-Star starters, while Josh Donaldson of the Toronto Blue Jays and Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals are top vote-getters.

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Royals spoil Santana's superb debut

Ervin Santana's return from an 80-game drug suspension went very well as he held Kansas City to 2 runs in 8 innings of work. But with Santana out of the game, the Royals' Eric Hosmer clubbed a walk-off double. Box score

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Long-awaited debut set

Ervin Santana is about to make his return from an 80-game drug suspension for the Twins against the Royals. The 32-year old went 14-10 with the Braves last season. Follow live

Grantland: Santana's plunge predictable

Given Danny Santana's poor production last season, Ben Lindbergh is only surprised by how quickly the Twins SS has further declined this season. MLB breakouts and breakdowns

Grantland: Santana's plunge predictable

Given Danny Santana's poor production last season, Ben Lindbergh is only surprised how quickly the Twins' SS has further declined this season. MLB breakouts and breakdowns

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Gibson dominates Royals

Kyle Gibson was remarkable against the Royals, tossing 8 innings allowing four hits and four walks but no runs as the Twins toppled Kansas City 2-0. Box score

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Rancel: Miguel Sano brings 80 power to Twins

The Minnesota Twins have called up one of baseball's top power prospects in Miguel Sano. Nobody questions the power, but can he hit for enough average to stay in the lineup?

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ESPN's American League All-Stars

Who deserves a spot on the American League's All-Star Game roster this year? Our experts make their picks for the Midsummer Classic in Cincinnati.

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Twins call up another top prospect

Double-A prospect 3B Miguel Sano will join the Twins for tonight's game vs. Kansas City. He ranks No. 5 on Keith Law's most recent top 10 prospect rankings. Sano sat out 2014 due to injury but hit .274 with 15 HRs in Chattanooga this season.

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Who belongs on the All-Star team?

Brian Dozier is relatively unheralded, but trails only Miguel Cabrera in most home runs since the start of 2014 (39 to Cabrera's 40) and Keith Law believes he deserves an All-Star berth. Some belong, some don't (Insider)

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Twins calling up touted slugger prospect Sano

The Minnesota Twins, in need of offense and facing a big series against the first-place Kansas City Royals, are calling up touted hitting prospect Miguel Sano.

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Appreciating Brian Dozier's first half

Twins second baseman Brian Dozier deserves an All-Star bid, and it's amazing when you look at where he came from.

2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs34014th
Batting Average.25017th
On Base Percentage.30225th
Slugging Percentage.39118th
Earned Run Average3.8614th
Quality Starts4117th
WHIP1.3323rd
BAA.27028th

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