16 hrs ago
The Morning Call
Charlie Manuel needs to see more production from Ben Revere
"He's very capable of stealing anywhere from 40 to 60 bags," manager Charlie Manuel said.
Tue May 14, 2013
Bourn returns to Philly; wonders what might have been
They drafted him in the fourth round of the 2003 First-Year Player Draft. He worked his way through the farm system before he started to show his potential in the big leagues in '07, when he hit .277 with 18 stolen bases in 119 at-bats. But the Phillies traded him to Houston that November to acquire Brad Lidge, whose season of perfection helped the ... (more)
Minnesota Twins climb to 19th in latest power rankings
Their assault on Philip Humber Saturday was vicious. 2. Cardinals : Shelby Miller and Adam Wainwright completely overmatched the Rockies' lineup, and that's no easy feat.
Mon May 13, 2013
Hicks homers twice, takes one away as Twins top White Sox
Justin Morneau, center, celebrated as the Twins went ahead 4-2 after he and Joe Mauer scored in the third inning.
Aaron Hicks Launching Bombs to Rekindle Rookie of Year Campaign
Crank up the Aaron Hicks for American League Rookie of the Year talk because this kid is back! I may need to curb my enthusiasm a little bit; but after watching Hicks' performance on Monday, it's hard not to get excited about the future this kid has in front of him.
Sun May 12, 2013
MLB's Worst Stat Lines Thus Far
We're quickly approaching the quarter mark of the baseball season, and it's around this time where players' statistics start to level out.
Sat May 11, 2013
Vance Worley Pitches Poorly, But Earns First Win
A night after the Minnesota Twins ' bullpen blew a lead and potential victory, the bullpen was back to its strong self on Saturday night leading the Twins to a 8-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles .
Defense remains a priority with Diamondbacks
It's no secret why the Diamondbacks have emerged as one of the best defensive teams in Major League baseball.
Quick minor league note
La Velle E. Neal III has covered baseball for the Star Tribune since 1998 . Born and raised in Chicago, he grew up following the White Sox and hating the Cubs.
Wed May 08, 2013
The Miami Herald
Sam Donnellon: Slap-happy hitters a dying breed
The club, by description and definition, is a small one. In a world of bulging biceps and shrunken ballparks, the slap-hitting speedsters who populated the 1970s and '80s era of spacious, artificial-turf stadiums are nearly extinct, the few remaining required to prove their worth on almost a nightly basis, their margin of error as slim as their ... (more)
Mon May 06, 2013
Vance Worley Latest in Line of Minnesota Twins' "Sinker-ballers" to Struggle
Couple the M&M Boys' of Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau with an alright start by Vance Worley and the Minnesota Twins thought they had a good enough recipe for success on Monday night.
Sun May 05, 2013
The Providence Journal
A Series Matter: Red Sox-Twins and Rebounding
THE EPIGRAPH: "Its vanished trees, the trees that had made way for Gatsby's house, had once pandered in whispers to the last and greatest of all human dreams; for a transitory enchanted moment man must have held his breath in the presence of this continent, compelled into an aesthetic contemplation he neither understood nor desired, face to face ... (more)
Worley seeks first Twins win opposite streaking Buchholz
It'd be hard to ask for more out of a pitcher than what Clay Buchholz has given the Red Sox this season.
Let's Go Tribe
MLB Recap: Cleveland Indians 7, Minnesota Twins 3 - Scott Kazmir gets ...
Scott Kazmir had his best start of the early season, and gained his first win in three seasons in the process.
Fri May 03, 2013
Deep Left Field
Series Preview: Cleveland Indians vs. Minnesota Twins
Last year, the Indians ans Twins engaged in an epic battle that I had dubbed the race for last place .
Thu May 02, 2013
Phillies Notebook: Revere remains seated
IF BEN REVERE was hitting .300 and doing the types of things the Phillies envisioned when they acquired him from the Twins, he might have started in centerfield last night against the Marlins.
Marlins' Juan Pierre feels Phillies' Ben Revere will be just fine
Ben Revere was arguably the Phillies ' biggest offseason acquisition, and the center fielder's .204 average with just one extra-base hit in the month of April has been an area of concern.
Section 219: One dozen wins in two dozen games
Startribune.com digital sports editor Howard Sinker used to cover the Twins and now shares season tickets with friends in Section 219 of Target Field.
Wed May 01, 2013
The Winnipeg Free Press
Twins snap Detroit's streak with 6-2 victory
Aaron Hicks hit a line drive to the right-field corner and immediately took off around the bases, reaching third to lead off the seventh inning.
Tue Apr 30, 2013
Major League Baseball
Delmon homers in first at-bat after coming off DL
General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said a few times in the past couple of weeks that the Phillies would not put Delmon Young in a uniform unless he showed he could play competently in right field.