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October 19, 1991
FIRST BASEMinnesota's Kent Hrbek delivered a big 2-run single in the final game of the American League Championship Series, but he had just 3 hits in 21 ALCS at-bats (.143). He's still Kent Hrbek, but may have trouble breaking out against Atlanta's tough left-handers. Sid Bream, who had 3 hits and 3 RBI in 10 at-bats during the NL playoffs, has been platooning with Brian Hunter, but he probably will play every game against the entirely right-handed Twins rotation.Advantage: Twins.
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By MATTHEW HAY BROWN and MATTHEW HAY BROWN,SUN REPORTER | March 31, 2006
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Brian Roberts makes his run through the Orioles' spring training clubhouse on Sunday mornings. Chapel in five minutes, the All-Star second baseman advises his teammates. The men are busy eating breakfast, working out or getting treatment before the afternoon's Grapefruit League game. But right fielder Jay Gibbons will break away to join Roberts, as will outfielder David Newhan and a few others, in the palm-shaded outbuilding beyond the first-base grandstand at Fort Lauderdale Stadium.
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July 14, 2002
It's a fact Torii Hunter is the first Twin since Kent Hrbek in 1987 to have at least 20 home runs by the All-Star break. Stat of the week The Diamondbacks, in the 18 games before the All-Star break, dropped from first to 11th in the NL in home runs. The number 22: Cubs managers who have played for the club, including Bruce Kimm.
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July 14, 2002
It's a fact Torii Hunter is the first Twin since Kent Hrbek in 1987 to have at least 20 home runs by the All-Star break. Stat of the week The Diamondbacks, in the 18 games before the All-Star break, dropped from first to 11th in the NL in home runs. The number 22: Cubs managers who have played for the club, including Bruce Kimm.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Sun Staff Correspondent | October 28, 1991
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins are the champions of the world. They defeated the Atlanta Braves, 1-0, in 10 innings last night at the Metrodome to win the 88th World Series, and they did it the old-fashioned way.They stole it.Rookie second baseman Chuck Knoblauch fooled Lonnie Smith into slowing down at second base on an eighth-inning double by Terry Pendleton, which saved a run and put the Twins in position to win Game 7 on a long fly-ball single by...
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Staff Writer | July 6, 1992
MINNEAPOLIS -- Rick Sutcliffe has a habit of taking the blame whether it belongs to him or not, so it was no surprise that he was ready to accept responsibility for the Orioles' second sudden-death defeat in a row.Sutcliffe gave up two hits in the bottom of the ninth inning yesterday, and the Minnesota Twins denied him his shutout and his 150th career victory with another heartbreaking comeback. Kent Hrbek's seeing-eye single off relief stopper Gregg Olson carried them to a 2-1 triumph and sent the Orioles home with just one victory in a three-game series that they were just inches away from sweeping.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Sun Staff Correspondent | October 28, 1991
MINNEAPOLIS -- It was happening again. People were starting to inquire as to the whereabouts of Kirby Puckett, who had not been heard from in several days.He had disappeared before, so there was no call for alarm. They were asking about him during the American League Championship Series, too, and he showed up just in time to win the Most Valuable Player trophy.Puckett showed up again Saturday night, just in time to pick up the Minnesota Twins and carry them to a 4-3, extra-inning victory over the Atlanta Braves in Game 6 of the 88th World Series.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Staff Writer | April 30, 1992
MINNEAPOLIS -- It was an eventful afternoon for infielder Mark McLemore, who delivered another big hit in the Orioles' 5-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins yesterday.McLemore has made a habit of hitting in the clutch during the first month of the season, but the RBI single that knocked 20-game winner John Smiley out of the game in the fifth inning also provided a measure of redemption after his third-inning throwing error cost the Orioles a run.His day swung back and forth like a metronome, which is not to be confused with the way the game swung back and forth at the Metrodome.
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By Kent Baker | September 11, 1990
The Detroit Tigers' starting lineup was posted last night without Cecil Fielder's name, but manager Sparky Anderson had his reasons."Every time afterwards, he came on like smoke," said Anderson. "I'm playing a good-luck shot, a superstition. It's worked before. Why not try it again?"Why not, indeed? The numbers are staggering.On the six occasions Fielder has returned this season after not starting a game, he is 13-for-26 with six home runs and 12 RBI. And tonight's Baltimore Orioles pitching choice, Dave Johnson, has been known to serve up a home-run ball or two (he is tied with the Houston Astros' Mike Scott for the major-league lead at 26)
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Sun Staff Correspondent | October 10, 1991
MINNEAPOLIS -- The cozy Metrodome is supposed to be a hitter's dream and a pitcher's nightmare, but the Minnesota Twins were not able to turn it to their advantage in the first two games of the American League Championship Series.The heart of the Minnesota lineup was largely silent, but for a two-run single by Chili Davis Tuesday and a run-scoring hit by Kirby Puckett yesterday. Davis, Puckett and Kent Hrbek -- the top three run producers in the Twins lineup -- are a combined 3-for-20.Meanwhile, leadoff man Dan Gladden and No. 2 hitter Chuck Knoblauch combined for a .529 on-base percentage, which put the Twins in position to take some serious shots at the Blue Jays pitching staff.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Staff Writer | July 6, 1992
MINNEAPOLIS -- Rick Sutcliffe has a habit of taking the blame whether it belongs to him or not, so it was no surprise that he was ready to accept responsibility for the Orioles' second sudden-death defeat in a row.Sutcliffe gave up two hits in the bottom of the ninth inning yesterday, and the Minnesota Twins denied him his shutout and his 150th career victory with another heartbreaking comeback. Kent Hrbek's seeing-eye single off relief stopper Gregg Olson carried them to a 2-1 triumph and sent the Orioles home with just one victory in a three-game series that they were just inches away from sweeping.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Staff Writer | April 30, 1992
MINNEAPOLIS -- It was an eventful afternoon for infielder Mark McLemore, who delivered another big hit in the Orioles' 5-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins yesterday.McLemore has made a habit of hitting in the clutch during the first month of the season, but the RBI single that knocked 20-game winner John Smiley out of the game in the fifth inning also provided a measure of redemption after his third-inning throwing error cost the Orioles a run.His day swung back and forth like a metronome, which is not to be confused with the way the game swung back and forth at the Metrodome.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Sun Staff Correspondent | October 28, 1991
MINNEAPOLIS -- It was happening again. People were starting to inquire as to the whereabouts of Kirby Puckett, who had not been heard from in several days.He had disappeared before, so there was no call for alarm. They were asking about him during the American League Championship Series, too, and he showed up just in time to win the Most Valuable Player trophy.Puckett showed up again Saturday night, just in time to pick up the Minnesota Twins and carry them to a 4-3, extra-inning victory over the Atlanta Braves in Game 6 of the 88th World Series.
SPORTS
By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Sun Staff Correspondent | October 28, 1991
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins are the champions of the world. They defeated the Atlanta Braves, 1-0, in 10 innings last night at the Metrodome to win the 88th World Series, and they did it the old-fashioned way.They stole it.Rookie second baseman Chuck Knoblauch fooled Lonnie Smith into slowing down at second base on an eighth-inning double by Terry Pendleton, which saved a run and put the Twins in position to win Game 7 on a long fly-ball single by...
SPORTS
October 19, 1991
FIRST BASEMinnesota's Kent Hrbek delivered a big 2-run single in the final game of the American League Championship Series, but he had just 3 hits in 21 ALCS at-bats (.143). He's still Kent Hrbek, but may have trouble breaking out against Atlanta's tough left-handers. Sid Bream, who had 3 hits and 3 RBI in 10 at-bats during the NL playoffs, has been platooning with Brian Hunter, but he probably will play every game against the entirely right-handed Twins rotation.Advantage: Twins.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Sun Staff Correspondent | October 10, 1991
MINNEAPOLIS -- The cozy Metrodome is supposed to be a hitter's dream and a pitcher's nightmare, but the Minnesota Twins were not able to turn it to their advantage in the first two games of the American League Championship Series.The heart of the Minnesota lineup was largely silent, but for a two-run single by Chili Davis Tuesday and a run-scoring hit by Kirby Puckett yesterday. Davis, Puckett and Kent Hrbek -- the top three run producers in the Twins lineup -- are a combined 3-for-20.Meanwhile, leadoff man Dan Gladden and No. 2 hitter Chuck Knoblauch combined for a .529 on-base percentage, which put the Twins in position to take some serious shots at the Blue Jays pitching staff.
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By MATTHEW HAY BROWN and MATTHEW HAY BROWN,SUN REPORTER | March 31, 2006
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Brian Roberts makes his run through the Orioles' spring training clubhouse on Sunday mornings. Chapel in five minutes, the All-Star second baseman advises his teammates. The men are busy eating breakfast, working out or getting treatment before the afternoon's Grapefruit League game. But right fielder Jay Gibbons will break away to join Roberts, as will outfielder David Newhan and a few others, in the palm-shaded outbuilding beyond the first-base grandstand at Fort Lauderdale Stadium.
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April 24, 1992
BASEBALL American League MINNESOTA TWINS -- Placed Mike Pagliarulo, third baseman, on the 15-day disabled list. Activated Kent Hrbek, first baseman, from the disabled list. National League MONTREAL EXPOS -- Assigned Miguel Batista, pitcher, to Indianapolis of the American Association. PITTSBURGH PIRATES -- Activated Don Slaught, catcher, from the disabled list. Returned Rule Five draft selection Miguel Batista to the Montreal Expos. International League COLUMBUS CLIPPERS -- Purchased the contract of Scott Holcomb, pitcher, from Albany of the Eastern League.
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By Kent Baker | September 11, 1990
The Detroit Tigers' starting lineup was posted last night without Cecil Fielder's name, but manager Sparky Anderson had his reasons."Every time afterwards, he came on like smoke," said Anderson. "I'm playing a good-luck shot, a superstition. It's worked before. Why not try it again?"Why not, indeed? The numbers are staggering.On the six occasions Fielder has returned this season after not starting a game, he is 13-for-26 with six home runs and 12 RBI. And tonight's Baltimore Orioles pitching choice, Dave Johnson, has been known to serve up a home-run ball or two (he is tied with the Houston Astros' Mike Scott for the major-league lead at 26)
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