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Royals rally past Twins: Escobar hit a 2-run, go-ahead triple to lead Kansas City over Minnesota

July 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Rookie Yordano Ventura pitched seven strong innings, and Alcides Escobar laced a two-run triple in a four-run seventh as the Kansas City Royals downed the Minnesota Twins 6-3 Thursday night.
Ventura (8-8) was pulled after 103 pi…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Saved by the Red Sox, Twins get right catcher

July 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

The Twins’ most productive move at the non-waiver trade deadline was the signing of Kurt Suzuki to a contract extension. Everyone can thank the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals for that.
Remember that the Twins were hot after A.J. Pierzynski…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Price is right as Rays top Twins

July 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

MINNEAPOLIS — Tampa Bay pitcher David Price made a scary confirmation for the rest of the baseball world Saturday night following a 5-1 Rays win over the Minnesota Twins.
After Price pitched eight shutout innings, looking sometimes dominant and si…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Umpire’s All-Star Game experience like no other

July 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

Folks, we have a winner in the contest for best ever all-star memory.
On a gorgeous San Diego afternoon in 1992, St. Paul’s Tim Tschida found himself in baseball heaven. A young umpire at the time, he was scheduled to work his first All-Star Game …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Reliving old memories: Fans remember moments from the past during All-Star FanFest

July 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

MINNEAPOLIS — Bruce Ekholm gasped when he saw the small, weathered baseball glove in a glass display case.
The 57-year-old baseball fan pulled out his smart phone and took a picture of the glove, which southpaw Rube Waddell of the Philadelphia Ath…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

How to sell South Dakota tourism: State homes in on advertising, social efforts

July 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

MITCHELL, S.D. — Nearly 500 miles from South Dakota’s border, the Rushmore State was shown in prime position.
It was behind home plate at Major League Baseball stadium Miller Park in Milwaukee, as the Brewers took on their rivals, the Chicago Cu…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Minnesota seeing stars: Twins’ Perkins, Suzuki named to All-Star roster

July 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

MINNEAPOLIS — In the weeks leading up to Sunday’s announcement, Glen Perkins tried to play it cool.
If he were selected for the first Twin Cities All-Star Game in three decades, that would be great. If not, so be it.
After the Twins closer fina…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Minnesota seeing stars: Twins’ Perkins, Suzuki named to All-Star roster

July 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

MINNEAPOLIS — In the weeks leading up to Sunday’s announcement, Glen Perkins tried to play it cool.
If he were selected for the first Twin Cities All-Star Game in three decades, that would be great. If not, so be it.
After the Twins closer fina…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Yankees score early to beat Twins

July 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

MINNEAPOLIS — Early offensive fireworks turned into a battle of the bullpens as the New York Yankees scored six runs in the first two innings and held on for a 6-5 win over the Minnesota Twins on Friday at Target Field.
Second baseman Brian Robert…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Can’t catch a break: Mauer’s upsetting season continues with trip to DL

July 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

MINNEAPOLIS — Just when Joe Mauer starts to heat up at the plate, something seems to slow him down. The six-time All Star was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday after straining his right oblique Tuesday night.
It’s been an insanely fru…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com