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Twins Edge Cleveland in 12 Innings

The Twins scored 2 12th inning runs to win at Cleveland Tuesday night. Alexi Casilla and Pedro Florimon each had RBI singles in Minnesota's 2-run 12th. Tyler Robertson threw 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief to get the win. Glen Perkins threw the 12th innings with 1 earned run allowed to get the save. Joe Mauer went 3-4 with 1 RBI and is batting .325. Denard Span went 3-6 with 2 runs scored for the Twins. P.J. Walters threw 5 innings with 8 hits and 2 earned runs allowed.

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Mariners Edge Twins 5-4

The Twins lost 5-4 at home against Seattle Thursday in the final game of a 4-game series. Josh Willingham's dropped ball in the 6th inning led to 4 Seattle runs and may have cost the Twins the game. Willingham did hit a 2-run homerun later in the game. Alexi Casilla was 2-3 with 2 runs scored and 1 RBI and Brian Duensing threw 5 1/3 innings with 4 hits and 3 earned runs allowed to take the loss and drop to 3-10.

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Cleveland Beats Twins 6-2

Cleveland downed the Twins 6-2 in Cleveland Wednesday to salvage the final game of the 3-game series and snap their 11-game losing streak. Brian Duensing allowed 11 hits and 6 runs (4 earned) in 7 innings to take the loss and drop to 2-7. Justin Masterson threw 7 innings with 3 hits and 2 earned runs allowed to get the win. Alexi Casilla hit a 2-run homerun supplying the Twins with their only runs. Minnesota managed just 4 hits.

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Phillies, Blanton Beat Twins 6-1

The Twins lost 6-1 at home to the Philllies Thursday night. Philadelphia takes 2 out of 3 this week from the Twins at Target Field. Joe Blanton threw a complete-game with 7 hits and 1 earned runs allowed to get the win. Scott Diamond allowed 5 hits and 4 earned runs in 6 innings to take the loss for the Twins. Jim Thome hit a 3-run homerun for the Phillies and Trevor Plouffe hit a solo homerun for the Twins. Alexi Casilla and Joe Mauer each had 2 hits for Minnesota.

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Angels Down Twins 4-3; Morneau Hurts Wrist

The Twins lost 4-3 in Anaheim to the Los Angeles Angels Monday night. Minnesota fell behind 4-0 before scoring 3 runs in the 8th inning but they came up short. Alexi Casilla went 3-4 with a run scored, 1 RBI and 2 stolen bases and Danny Valencia was 2-4 with 1 RBI for the Twins. Nick Blackburn threw 6 innings with 7 hits and 3 earned runs allowed to take the loss and drop to 0-3. C.J. Wilson threw 7 1/3 innings with 5 hits and 3 earned runs allowed to get the win. Former Twin Torii Hunter hit a 2-run homerun for the Angels.

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Twins Avoid Arbitration With Casilla

The Twins avoided salary arbitration with 2nd baseman Alexi Casilla by agreeing to a 1-year contract worth $1.382 Million. Casilla hit .260 with 2 homeruns and 21 RBIs in 97 games playing 2nd base and shortstop for the Twins in 2011.

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Twins Activate Casilla; Morneau Next

The Twins activated 2nd baseman Alexi Casilla from the 15-day disabled list after the game Wednesday night and optioned infielder Trevor Plouffe to triple-A Rochester. Casilla has been out with a hamstring strain. Twins Manager Ron Gardenhire says the Twins will activate 1st baseman Justin Morneau off the 15-day disabled list Friday.

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Casilla Goes On DL; Hughes Comes Up

The Twins have placed 2nd baseman Alexi Casilla on the 15-day disabled list with a hamstring injury. He is likely to miss 2 to 3 weeks. The Twins called up infielder Luke Hughes from triple-A Rochester to replace Casilla on the active roster.

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Twins Beat Rangers in Minneapolis

The Twins beat the Texas Rangers 5-4 Thursday night at Target Field when Alexi Casilla singled in Luke Hughes from 2nd base with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th inning. The Twins took a 4-1 lead when Michael Cuddyer hit a 3-run homerun.

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Twins Agree To 1-Year Contract With Casilla

The Twins have agreed to a 1-year contract with middle infielder Alexi Casilla worth $865,000 contract avoiding salary arbitration. The agreement was announced Sunday.

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