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The Twins are smacking around Erik Bedard pretty hard right now, but he should be winning, 2-1.

Bedard struck out Michael Cuddyer to apparently end the third inning and strand two runners in scoring position, but the ball bounced in front of catcher Ramon Hernandez, who sailed a throw over first baseman Kevin Millar's head. Both runners scored, and Justin Morneau's single increased the Twins' lead to 4-2.

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Minnesota has eight hits through four innings, and leadoff hitter Luis Castillo already has batted three times. So has the guy behind him, Nick Punto.

I'm still waiting for Terry Tiffee to get into a game.

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Morneau has 126 RBIs, tying Harmon Killebrew for second on Minnesota's single-season list. Killebrew holds the record with 140 in 1969.

Orioles strength and conditioning coach Tim Bishop is leaving the organization after 16 seasons, the last 14 with the Orioles, to open his own sports performance facility in Lutherville.

Check it out at www.performfit.com.

Bishop also wants to spend more time with his wife and two young sons.

"It's like you're losing your right arm," manager Sam Perlozzo said.

"As long as he's happy, we're happy for him."

Bishop offered to let a certain blogger go through a training session with him once the place opens in mid-November. I made sure he knows CPR.

I'll let him check out my six-pack.

I hope he likes Yuengling.

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