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White Sox Beat Twins 11-4

The Twins lost 11-4 to the Chicago White Sox Tuesday night. The Twins went out to a 4-2 lead when Josh Willingham hit his 2nd homerun of the night in the 6th inning. Chicago scored 9 runs off the Twins' bullpen in the 7th and 8th innings to win the game. Willingham was 2-4 with 2 homeruns and 4 RBIs and both Denard Span and Justin Morneau each had 2 hits for Minnesota.

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Orioles Edge Twins, Liriano 2-1; Capps Out Indefinetly

The Twins lost 2-1 Wednesday night to Baltimore. Tommy Hunter threw 7 1/3 innings with 6 hits and 1 earned run allowed to get the win. Francisco Liriano threw 6 innings with 4 hits and 2 earned runs allowed to take the loss. Liriano gave up a 2-run homerun to Adam Jones in the first inning to Baltimore. Josh Willingham hit a solo homerun for the only Twins' run. Willingham was 2-3 and Trevor Plouffe was 2-3 for Minnesota.

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Twins Edge Royals To Take 3 of 4 on the Weekend

The Twins defeated Kansas City 10-8 Sunday afternoon to win 3 out of 4 against the Royals over the weekend. Minnesota came from down 5-1 to score 5 runs in the 6th inning to lead 6-5. Josh Willingham had a 3-run homerun and Trevor Plouffe homered twice for Minnesota. Drew Butera added a 3-run homerun in the 8th inning to boost the Twins to the win. Plouffe has a team leading 18 homeruns this season. Jeff Gray threw 1 inning of scoreless relief to get the win.

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Twins, Willingham Down Reds 4-3

The Twins came from behind Sunday afternoon to beat the Reds 4-3. Josh Willingham hit a 2-run homerun off Aroldis Chapman in the 9th inning to turn a 3-2 deficit to a 4-3 lead. Trevor Plouffe hit a solo homerun and Joe Mauer was 2-4 with a run scored for Minnesota. Scott Diamond threw 8 innings with 8 hits and 3 earned runs to get the win and improve to 6-3. Jared Burton threw a scoreless 9th inning to get the save.

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Reds Blank Twins; Mauer Returns

The Twins lost 6-0 in Cincinnati to the Reds Saturday afternoon. Johnny Cueto threw 7 shutout innings with 3 hits allowed and 9 strikeouts for the win for the Reds. Brian Duensing made the start for the Twins and allowed 4 hits and 4 earned runs in 3 innings to take the loss. The start was the first this season for Duensing. Joe Mauer was in the lineup at first base with Justin Morneau getting the day off. Mauer, Josh Willingham and Ryan Doumit each had 1 hit for the Twins. Mauer had missed 4 games with a bruised quad.

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Twins, Willingham Edge Pirates 2-1

The Twins defeated Pittsburgh 2-1 Wednesday night. Josh Willingham hit a solo homerun in the 8th inning to break a 1-all tie for the Twins. Francisco Liriano made his longest start of the season throwing 6 2/3 innings with 4 hits and 1 earned run allowed. He didn't figure in the final decision. Jared Burton threw 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief to get the win. Glen Perkins threw a scoreless 9th inning to earn his 1st save of the season. Trevor Plouffe had a RBI single for the Twins in the first inning.

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Phillies Beat Twins 9-8; Walters Hurt

The Twins lost 9-8 at home against Philadelphia Wednesday night. P.J. Walters left the game in the 1st inning with a right shoulder stiffness. He didn't retired a hitter and allowed 4 hits and 4 earned runs to take the loss and drops to 2-2. Walters will have his shoulder looked at today. Denard Span went 3-5 with a run scored and 1 RBI and both Trevor Plouffe and Josh Willingham each had a solo homerun for the Twins. Ben Revere went 2-5 with 2 runs scored and 1 RBI for Minnesota.

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Twins Get Walk-Off Hit From Willingham

The Twins have won 8 of their last 10 after beating the Chicago Cubs 8-7 in 10 innings Friday night. Josh Willingham's RBI single in the 10th won the game for Minnesota. The Twins trailed 5-2 before taking a 6-5 lead. The Cubs got a 2-run homerun from Rafael Soriano to take a 7-6 lead. Justin Morneau's RBI triple scored Willingham in the 9th inning to tie the game. Trevor Plouffe and Ryan Doumit each had 2 hits including a solo homerun for Minnesota and Ben Revere added 3 hits for the Twins.

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Twins Down Royals 10-7 For 3rd Straight Win

The Twins defeated the Royals 10-7 in Kansas City Monday night to earn their 3rd straight win and to win their 6th in their last 7. Ben Revere was 3-5 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBIs, Jamey Carroll was 3-3 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBIs, Josh Willingham went 2-3 with a homerun with 3 RBIs and Justin Morneau hit a 2-run homerun for the Twins. Cole DeVries earned his first major league win throwing 5 innings with 6 hits and 4 earned runs. Matt Capps recorded the final our for his 13th save.

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Willingham Lifts Twins Past Oakland

Josh Willingham hit a walk-off 3-run homerun in the bottom of the 9th inning off Oakland closer Brian Fuentes to lift the Twins to a 3-2 win over Oakland Tuesday night. Justin Morneau and Ben Revere each had 2 hits for the Twins. Cole DeVries threw 5 shutout innings wieh 2 hits and 5 walks allowed but didn't figure in the final decision. Glen Perkins threw a scoreless 9th inning to get the win and improve to 1-1.

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