Talking Twins – Episode #6

Talking Twins is the weekly podcast produced by Twins Notes and hosted by Brad Swanson and Darrell Yates. Talking Twins covers all that is Minnesota Twins baseball. Our show has three segments; Down On the Farm, which covers both the Twins minor league affiliates, Twins Chat, where we cover the major league club, and Twins Calendar, where we give fans the next week in Minnesota Twins baseball. We also have a weekly prize giveaway for our listeners to round out the show. Please listen and contact us via our information below if you have any comments or questions. Go Twins!

 

 

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Talking Twins – Episode #5

 

 

Talking Twins is the weekly podcast produced by Twins Notes and hosted by Brad Swanson and Darrell Yates. Talking Twins covers all that is Minnesota Twins baseball. Our show has three segments; Down On the Farm, which covers both the Twins minor league affiliates, Twins Chat, where we cover the major league club, and Twins Calendar, where we give fans the next week in Twins baseball. We also have a weekly prize giveaway for our listeners to round out the show. Please listen and contact us via our information below if you have any comments or questions. Go Twins!

 

 

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The Minnesota Twins’s bats go quiet in 4-0 loss to the Kansas City Royals

 

Twins starter Kevin Correia pitches against the Royals during the first inning on Wednesday.  (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Twins starter Kevin Correia pitches against the Royals during the first inning on Wednesday. (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

 

 

Kevin Correia allowed just two runs on Wednesday at Target Field, but the Minnesota Twins couldn’t get the offense going in a 4-0 defeat to the Kansas City Royals.

Jason Vargas recorded the win for the Royals. He tossed seven innings of shutout ball. He struck out five, walked two and surrendered four hits.

The Royals were sparked by Eric Hosmer and Raul Ibanez, who teamed up for three hits and two RBIs.

Correia couldn’t get the win for the Minnesota Twins, taking a loss in this contest.

The Royals stayed on top until the final out after taking the lead in the second, scoring two runs on two singles.

The Royals brought home one run in the eighth inning, and matched that run total in the ninth. In the eighth, the Royals scored on a solo home run by Ibanez.

 

 

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The Minnesota Twins cruise past the Kansas City Royals, 10-2

 

Joe Mauer hits a two-run double in the fourth inning. (Jim Mone/AP)

Joe Mauer hits a two-run double in the fourth inning. (Jim Mone/AP)

 

 

The Kansas City Royals had a tough outing on Tuesday, as the Minnesota Twins dominated in a 10-2 win at Target Field.

The Twins scored five runs in the sixth on a solo home run by Eduardo Nunez, an error, a walk by Kurt Suzuki, and a two-run single by Sam Fuld.

Nunez racked up two RBIs on three hits for the Twins.

Ricky Nolasco was a workhorse on the hill while bagging the win for the Twins. Nolasco pitched six innings and allowed no earned runs, eight hits and no walks while striking out three.

James Shields ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with the loss. He lasted just five innings, walked two, struck out five, and allowed five runs.

The Twins jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first. The Twins’ offense woke up as Nunez singled before Chris Parmelee doubled, scoring Nunez.

The game’s last lead went to the Twins thanks to a third inning that saw one run cross the plate on an RBI single by Kendrys Morales.

The Twins built upon their lead with three runs in the fourth. The inning got off to a hot start when Nunez singled, plating Suzuki. That was followed up by Joe Mauer’s double, plating Fuld and Eduardo Escobar.

 

 

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The Minnesota Twins bats fall silent in 6-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals

 

Jun 30, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Twins shortstop Eduardo Nunez (9) hits a single in the fifth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Target Field. The Kansas City Royals win 6-1. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Jun 30, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Twins shortstop Eduardo Nunez (9) hits a single in the fifth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Target Field. The Kansas City Royals win 6-1. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

 

 

The Minnesota Twins bats fell silent Monday evening as the Twins fell to the Kansas City Royals 6-1 at Target Field.

Anthony Swarzak had a good outing against Royals. Swarzak held the Royals hitless over one inning, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out one.

Danny Duffy recorded the win for the Royals. He allowed one run over 5 2/3 innings. He struck out three, walked two and surrendered four hits.

The Royals’ Salvador Perez, Alcides Escobar and Mike Moustakas combined for six hits and five RBIs.

Yohan Pino couldn’t get it done on the mound for the Twins, taking a loss. He pitched 5 2/3 innings, walked one, struck out three, and allowed four runs.

The Royals stayed on top until the final out after taking the lead in the second, scoring two runs on a two-run double by Escobar.

The Royals brought home one run in the fourth inning, and matched that run total in the sixth. In the fourth, the Royals scored on an RBI single by Omar Infante, bringing home Alex Gordon.

The lone run of the game for the Twins crossed the plate in the fifth inning on an RBI single by Eduardo Nunez.

 

 

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The Minnesota Twins top the Texas Rangers in back-and-forth affair, 3-2

 

Jun 29, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Kyle Gibson (44) throws during the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Jun 29, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Kyle Gibson (44) throws during the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

 

 

The Minnesota Twins outlasted the Texas Rangers on Sunday after five lead changes, squeaking out a 3-2 win at Globe Life Park.

The Twins pulled out the win thanks to a strong ninth inning. The Twins scored on an RBI double by Kendrys Morales off Joakim Soria, plating Sam Fuld.

Kyle Gibson got it done on the hill on the way to a win. He allowed two runs over eight innings. He struck out three, walked none and surrendered eight hits.

Soria was the game’s losing pitcher. He lasted just one inning, walked none, struck out three, and allowed one run.

Twins closer Glen Perkins put away the final three outs to record the save.

The Rangers jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first. The Rangers’ threat began with a single by Shin-Soo Choo. A groundout by Carlos Pena then moved Choo from first to second. Adrian Beltre singled, scoring Choo.

 

 

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The Minnesota Twins lose 6-2 to the Los Angeles Angels

 

Jun 25, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Minnesota Twins right fielder Oswaldo Arcia (31) shakes hands with Minnesota Twins bench/catching coach Terry Steinbach (36) after hitting a solo home run in the second inning of the game against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Jun 25, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Minnesota Twins right fielder Oswaldo Arcia (31) shakes hands with Minnesota Twins bench/catching coach Terry Steinbach (36) after hitting a solo home run in the second inning of the game against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

 

 

Oswaldo Arcia did all he could to give the Minnesota Twins a boost, but it wasn’t enough to get past the Los Angeles Angels, as the Twins lost 6-2 at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on Wednesday.

Arcia reached base two times in the game for the Twins. He scored one run and had one RBI. He homered in the second inning.

The Angels’ lineup had no answer for Anthony Swarzak. Swarzak held the Angels hitless over three innings, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out two.

Garrett Richards got the win for the Angels. He allowed two runs over 7 1/3 innings. He struck out five, walked five and surrendered four hits.

Yohan Pino ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with the loss. He lasted just three innings, walked one, struck out two, and allowed five runs.

The top of the second saw the Twins take an early lead, 1-0. A solo home run by Arcia started the inning off.

The Angels didn’t relinquish the lead after scoring three runs in the second inning when they scored on a two-run double by Kole Calhoun and a sacrifice fly by Grant Green.

The Angels increased their lead with two runs in the third. A sacrifice fly scored Albert Pujols to get the Angels on the board in the inning. That was followed up by Howie Kendrick’s single, bringing home Josh Hamilton.

The Twins tried to start a rally scoring once in the eighth inning, making the score 5-2. An RBI single by Kendrys Morales gave the Twins life. The Twins threat came to an end when Kevin Jepsen finally got Eduardo Escobar to ground out.

It didn’t take long for the Angels to answer as they scored one run of their own in the eighth. The Angels scored on an RBI single by C.J. Cron.

 

 

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The Minnesota Twins outslug the Los Angeles Angels in 8-6 defeat

 

Jun 24, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Minnesota Twins designated hitter Kendrys Morales (17) follows through on a solo home run in the second inning as Los Angeles Angels catcher Hang Conger (16) watches at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Jun 24, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Minnesota Twins designated hitter Kendrys Morales (17) follows through on a solo home run in the second inning as Los Angeles Angels catcher Hang Conger (16) watches at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

 

 

The Minnesota Twins won the hit battle 11-8 on Tuesday, but couldn’t push enough runs across to get the win, instead losing 8-6 to the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.

Brian Dozier reached base four times. He scored one run and had one RBI. He singled in the second, fifth, and ninth innings.

Samuel Deduno pitched lights out for the Twins. The Angels managed just one hit off of the the Twins’ pitcher, who allowed no earned runs, walked two and struck out four during his four innings of work.

Even though C.J. Wilson allowed six runs over five innings he still recorded the victory. He struck out four, walked none and surrendered nine hits.

Kyle Gibson was the game’s losing pitcher. He allowed seven runs in two innings, walked two and struck out one.

Angels closer Joe Smith put away the final three outs to record the save.

The bottom of the first saw the Angels take an early lead, 5-0. A single by Josh Hamilton, scoring Kole Calhoun and Mike Trout, started the inning off. The Angels pushed more runs across when Pujols and Hamilton scored on a two-run single by Howie Kendrick and Aybar scored on a groundout by C.J. Cron.

The Twins scored five runs in the second, keyed by a solo blast off the bat of Josh Willingham.

The Angels went up for good in the second, scoring two runs on a two-run home run by Mike Trout.

After pushing across one run in the top of the fifth, the Twins faced just a 7-6 deficit. A sacrifice fly by Kendrys Morales set off the Twins rally. The Twins threat came to an end when C.J. Wilson finally got Kurt Suzuki to fly out.

 

 

 

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