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  • Twins rout the Indians for Gardenhire's 1,000th career victory

    CLEVELAND One batter into Ron Gardenhire's managing career, he already owned a 1-0 lead, and a reason to trust his own instincts. Twelve years and four days later, he still does and those instincts have placed him in some hallowed company. Brian Dozier...
  • Nick Swisher powers Indians to Opening Day win

    CLEVELAND By the time the Indians and Minnesota Twins took the field for Friday's home opener under dark gray skies, the temperature had dropped nearly 20 degrees into the low 40s. As the wind picked up to better than 20 mph, Twins outfielder Oswaldo...
  • Matt Lindstrom gets White Sox closer job, save

    Matt Lindstrom gets White Sox closer job, save
    Matt Lindstrom received the good word Sunday after the White Sox completed a workout at U.S. Cellular Field. Robin Ventura pulled the 34-year-old right-hander aside to tell him he had been anointed the closer entering the season. In Monday's opener...
  • White Sox-Twins: Opening-day firsts

    The White Sox earned their first victory of the season — and their 60th victory on opening day in franchise history — when they topped the Twins 5-3 on Monday. Here are other firsts of the 2014 season. Pitch: Chris Sale, a day after turning...
  • Capsules for the AL Central Division

    AL CENTRAL (in predicted order of finish) Detroit Tigers Last year: 93-69 (first, AL Central) New faces: 2B Ian Kinsler (Rangers), RHP Joe Nathan (Rangers), OF Rajai Davis (Blue Jays), RHP Joba Chamberlain (Yankees), LHP Ian Krol (Nationals)...
  • Twins heading for Chicago

    FORT MYERS, Fla. The Grapefruit League season ended with a throat-slashing gesture by umpire crew chief Bob Davidson, who ended Saturday's game in the top of the ninth as rain fell at JetBlue Park. It came just as the Twins were remembering what it was...
  • Capsules for the American League

    Predicted Order of finish AL EAST Tampa Bay Rays Last year: 92-71 (2d) Manager: Joe Maddon (9th season, 677-620; overall, 704-644) Key pitchers: David Price (10-8, 3.33 ERA, 1.098 WHIP); Alex Cobb (11-3, 2.76 ERA, 1.151 WHIP); Matt Moore (17-4. 3....
  • Key observations of the Twins leaving Camp Florida

    FORT MYERS, Fla. There's a right way and a wrong way to gripe about the 2014 Twins roster. The wrong way is to become violently ill over the addition of Jason Bartlett, a career shortstop recast as a super utility player after a year and a half away from...
  • Twins blank Royals, 3-0

    Twins blank Royals, 3-0
    Ryan Doumit homered and drove in a pair of runs Tuesday night, sending the Minnesota Twins to a 3-0 victory and the Kansas City Royals to their franchise-record 11th straight home loss.     Samuel Deduno (2-1) allowed four hits over six-plus innings...
  • LVC-MVC matchups headline District 11 baseball semifinals

    Whitehall and Parkland have spent much of this season sitting at or near the top of The Morning Call's baseball rankings. The Zephyrs and Trojans will have to beat the Mountain Valley Conference's best to set up a fourth meeting with one another. Pocono...
  • Buchholz's Defenders Say Claims Are All Wet

    Buchholz's Defenders Say Claims Are All Wet
    Last time, it was all about what was going on his left arm. This time, it was all about what was going on inside his head. After Blue Jays broadcasters Jack Morris and Dirk Hayhurst claimed Clay Buchholz was throwing a spitter, Buchholz insisted nothing...
  • Twins snap Royals 3-game win streak, win 7-4 on Sunday

    Twins snap Royals 3-game win streak, win 7-4 on Sunday
    Josh Willingham had three hits and came a homer away from hitting for the cycle to help the Minnesota Twins snap their six-game losing streak by beating the Kansas City Royals 7-4 Sunday. Jason Marquis (2-0) threw six strong innings for Minnesota, who...