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October 2, 2010 | Wire reports
Minnesota's Justin Morneau was back out on the field, taking ground balls and getting in some swings Saturday morning. But Twins Manager Ron Gardenhire officially confirmed what Morneau had indicated Thursday, that the first baseman will not be included on the roster for the American League division series. Morneau had worked out extensively before Thursday's game, but took things easy Friday. Although the Twins didn't take batting practice Saturday, the club set up an extra session of hitting and infield so that Morneau and a couple of other players could get in some work.
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April 25, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
That seemed inevitable, the way the Dodgers have been going of late, the way their offense has underperformed and their bullpen struggled in the late innings. The Dodgers wasted a terrific start by Josh Beckett and fell out of first place on a wet Friday night when they fell, 5-4, to the Rockies in 11 innings at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers have now lost four of their last five games and have fallen half a game behind the Giants in the National League West, tied with the Rockies for second.
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July 21, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
- With the Dodgers appearing reluctant to meet the Chicago Cubs' asking price for potential two-month rental pitcher Ryan Dempster , they could soon turn their focus to players they could retain beyond this season. Two players on the Dodgers' radar are first baseman Justin Morneau of the Minnesota Twins and pitcher James Shields of the Tampa Bay Rays, according to people familiar with the team's thinking. The Dodgers aren't actively negotiating deals for Morneau or Shields, one of the people said.
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July 24, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
In these long and unexpected summer days when the Angels are looking up at so many teams in the standings, they take their joy where they can find it. On Wednesday, they found it in eight innings of brilliance and one inning of insanity. Jered Weaver delivered the brilliance and sweated out the insanity. The Angels left the ballpark amused and relieved, heading out on the trip that could save their season after a 1-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins. BOX SCORE: Angels 1, Minnesota 0 "It doesn't matter how we win games right now," Weaver said.
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September 30, 2010 | Wire reports
The injury-plagued Minnesota Twins got a dose of encouraging news Thursday when Joe Mauer , who sat out for 10 days because of tissue inflammation in his left knee, started against the Toronto Blue Jays as the designated hitter. He is expected to be the starting catcher Friday. Shortstop J.J. Hardy , who had missed the previous four games because of a swollen left knee, also started. Meanwhile, first baseman Justin Morneau took batting and fielding practice as he continues to recover from postconcussion syndrome.
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July 28, 2008 | From the Associated Press
* Minnesota 4, at Cleveland 2: Justin Morneau sparked a two-run, ninth-inning rally with a run-scoring double and the Twins pulled to within 2 1/2 games of first-place Chicago in the American League Central. * at Kansas City 6, Tampa Bay 1: Billy Butler homered and drove in four runs, Kyle Davies (4-2) picked up his first victory in more than a month and the Royals earned a split of the four-game series.
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July 11, 2008 | From the Associated Press
DETROIT -- Justin Morneau narrowly missed one home run Thursday afternoon. He took advantage of a second chance. Three innings after hitting a 425-foot double to the deepest part of Comerica Park, Morneau lined an 11th-inning homer to right against Freddy Dolsi with one out to give the Minnesota Twins a 7-6 win over the Detroit Tigers. "I was looking for something to drive, and I just got enough of it," he said. "That was a pretty good feeling rounding the bases."
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June 26, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Minnesota Twins first baseman Justin Morneau, recovering from a bruised right lung he suffered Friday after running into Florida Marlins catcher Miguel Olivo, was released from a Miami-area hospital Monday and planned to return to the Twin Cities. The Twins plan to run some tests on Morneau today to see how his body reacted to the flight back from Florida.
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October 5, 2010
YANKEES VS. TWINS Game 1: Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. PDT New York (CC Sabathia, 21-7, 3.18) at Minnesota (Francisco Liriano, 14-10, 3.62) Game 2: Thursday, 3 p.m. New York (Andy Pettitte, 11-3, 3.28) at Minnesota (Carl Pavano, 17-11, 3.75) Game 3: Saturday, 5:30 p.m. Minnesota (Brian Duensing, 10-3, 2.62) at New York (Phil Hughes, 18-8, 4.19) Game 4: Sunday, TBA Minnesota (Nick Blackburn, 10-12, 5.42) at New York (Sabathia) Game 5: Oct. 12, TBA New York (Pettitte)
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March 28, 2011 | Wire reports
Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Chase Utley said Monday he was confident he won't need surgery on an injured knee that has kept him off the field all of spring training, but he wouldn't speculate on when he could return. "Right now there is no timetable," Utley said. "I think we've been pretty patient with it, and I think we're going to continue to. I think that's the smart thing to do and we're going to stay on that track. " Utley, who had remained quiet about his status since early March, said he has not returned to running but has been taking ground balls for several days.
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July 23, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
As the Angels slipped into fourth place in a season slipping toward oblivion, it just got away from them. The inning, and maybe the year. Ernesto Frieri, the Angels' closer, started the 10th inning. He did not finish it. He gave up five runs. “When I do bad, it's like ugly bad,” Frieri said. “It's like ugly super bad.” BOX SCORE: Twins 10, Angels 3 The inning, and maybe the year. The Minnesota Twins pounded the Angels for seven runs in the 10th inning of a 10-3 victory on Tuesday, four of those runs coming on the first career grand slam by Chris Herrmann, off Frieri.
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July 21, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
- With the Dodgers appearing reluctant to meet the Chicago Cubs' asking price for potential two-month rental pitcher Ryan Dempster , they could soon turn their focus to players they could retain beyond this season. Two players on the Dodgers' radar are first baseman Justin Morneau of the Minnesota Twins and pitcher James Shields of the Tampa Bay Rays, according to people familiar with the team's thinking. The Dodgers aren't actively negotiating deals for Morneau or Shields, one of the people said.
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March 28, 2011 | Wire reports
Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Chase Utley said Monday he was confident he won't need surgery on an injured knee that has kept him off the field all of spring training, but he wouldn't speculate on when he could return. "Right now there is no timetable," Utley said. "I think we've been pretty patient with it, and I think we're going to continue to. I think that's the smart thing to do and we're going to stay on that track. " Utley, who had remained quiet about his status since early March, said he has not returned to running but has been taking ground balls for several days.
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October 5, 2010
YANKEES VS. TWINS Game 1: Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. PDT New York (CC Sabathia, 21-7, 3.18) at Minnesota (Francisco Liriano, 14-10, 3.62) Game 2: Thursday, 3 p.m. New York (Andy Pettitte, 11-3, 3.28) at Minnesota (Carl Pavano, 17-11, 3.75) Game 3: Saturday, 5:30 p.m. Minnesota (Brian Duensing, 10-3, 2.62) at New York (Phil Hughes, 18-8, 4.19) Game 4: Sunday, TBA Minnesota (Nick Blackburn, 10-12, 5.42) at New York (Sabathia) Game 5: Oct. 12, TBA New York (Pettitte)
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October 2, 2010 | Wire reports
Minnesota's Justin Morneau was back out on the field, taking ground balls and getting in some swings Saturday morning. But Twins Manager Ron Gardenhire officially confirmed what Morneau had indicated Thursday, that the first baseman will not be included on the roster for the American League division series. Morneau had worked out extensively before Thursday's game, but took things easy Friday. Although the Twins didn't take batting practice Saturday, the club set up an extra session of hitting and infield so that Morneau and a couple of other players could get in some work.
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September 30, 2010 | Wire reports
The injury-plagued Minnesota Twins got a dose of encouraging news Thursday when Joe Mauer , who sat out for 10 days because of tissue inflammation in his left knee, started against the Toronto Blue Jays as the designated hitter. He is expected to be the starting catcher Friday. Shortstop J.J. Hardy , who had missed the previous four games because of a swollen left knee, also started. Meanwhile, first baseman Justin Morneau took batting and fielding practice as he continues to recover from postconcussion syndrome.
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April 25, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
That seemed inevitable, the way the Dodgers have been going of late, the way their offense has underperformed and their bullpen struggled in the late innings. The Dodgers wasted a terrific start by Josh Beckett and fell out of first place on a wet Friday night when they fell, 5-4, to the Rockies in 11 innings at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers have now lost four of their last five games and have fallen half a game behind the Giants in the National League West, tied with the Rockies for second.
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November 24, 2009 | Staff And Wire Reports
Joe Mauer sat behind a table on a podium in a conference room at the Metrodome when Justin Morneau shouted out the last question of the day. "Are you finally going to buy dinner now?" Morneau said to his teammate from the audience, one MVP to another. Mauer became only the second catcher in 33 years to win the American League Most Valuable Player Award, finishing first in a near-unanimous vote Monday. The Minnesota Twins star received 27 of 28 first-place votes and 387 points in balloting by the Baseball Writers' Assn.
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