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By Peter Schmuck | March 3, 2014
SARASOTA, Fla. - Orioles first baseman Chris Davis hit his first mammoth home run of the spring on Monday, a drive off the videoboard above the center field fence that temporarily gave the Orioles the lead in a game they would eventually lose, 9-2, to the Minnesota Twins at Ed Smith Stadium. Davis, who led the majors with 53 home runs and 138 RBI last year, broke a 1-1 tie with the shot off right-hander Trevor May, who was rated by Baseball America this year as the Twins' eight-ranked organizational prospect.
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The Baltimore Sun | April 9, 2014
Oakland Athletics closer Jim Johnson struggled once again Wednesday, but the offense bailed him out in extra innings in a 7-4 win over the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. With a 4-2 lead entering the bottom of the ninth, Johnson allowed a single to the Twins' Jason Kubel and walked Kurt Suzuki before getting the first out. The former Orioles closer then walked Aaron Hicks to load the bases and gave up an RBI single to Eduardo Escobar before being removed from the game. Right-hander Dan Otero entered for Johnson and gave up a sacrifice fly to Minnesota's Brian Dozier to tie the game, 4-4. Otero pitched the final 2 2/3 innings to pick up the win. Johnson's ERA rose to 18.90 after his third rough outing in five appearances this season.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | May 11, 2013
The Orioles bounced back from a 6-0 deficit to win, 9-6, in 10 innings Friday night against the Minnesota Twins. Among the highlights was Jim Johnson breaking Randy Myers' club record with his 35th consecutive regular-season save (dating back to last year). Here's some of the postgame chatter from the clubhouse: Johnson on his record-setting 35 th consecutive save: “I wasn't thinking about it obviously. I was just thinking about watching us chip away. I thought it was a great team win. Everybody kind of chipped in. … Good effort out of the bullpen, guys had great at-bats and we ended up pulling it out.” Johnson on whether breaking Myers consecutive saves' record means something special: “It's not really anything I'm focused on. It's great, but our ultimate goal is our team record at the end of the year and going further than that.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | March 25, 2014
SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Orioles will travel to Fort Myers, Fla., today for a 1:05 p.m. game against the Minnesota Twins . Right-hander Bud Norris will start for the Orioles. Other available pitchers include Zach Britton , Alfredo Aceves , Brad Brach , Tommy Hunter , Evan Meek and minor leaguers Chris Jones, Tim Alderson and Fabio Castillo . The sun is finally out here at the Ed Smith Stadium complex, and the forecast seemed to be OK for Fort Myers.
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The Baltimore Sun | April 9, 2014
Oakland Athletics closer Jim Johnson struggled once again Wednesday, but the offense bailed him out in extra innings in a 7-4 win over the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. With a 4-2 lead entering the bottom of the ninth, Johnson allowed a single to the Twins' Jason Kubel and walked Kurt Suzuki before getting the first out. The former Orioles closer then walked Aaron Hicks to load the bases and gave up an RBI single to Eduardo Escobar before being removed from the game. Right-hander Dan Otero entered for Johnson and gave up a sacrifice fly to Minnesota's Brian Dozier to tie the game, 4-4. Otero pitched the final 2 2/3 innings to pick up the win. Johnson's ERA rose to 18.90 after his third rough outing in five appearances this season.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2012
Dave Boswell, a former Minnesota Twins pitcher who led the American League in winning percentage in 1966 and ended his career with the Orioles, died of a heart attack Monday at his Joppatowne home. He was 67. Born in Baltimore, he was a 1963 graduate of Calvert Hall College High School. A Baltimore Sun article in 1967 said that in his senior year there, "he was followed by a pack of major league scouts. " According to news accounts, he was whipped into condition by his father, Buck Boswell, a Baltimore steelworker, and an uncle who had played for the International League Orioles.
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By Carol Sorgen and Carol Sorgen,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 4, 2000
What sandlot baseball player wouldn't want to be coached by a former major-leaguer? And a World Series champion to boot? The Maryland Red Dogs, an 11-and-underAYRAtravel team, count themselves as one lucky team to have former Minnesota Twins second baseman Steve Lombardozzias their leader. Lombardozzi, 41, moved to Columbia four years ago to be closer to his brothers, who were living in the area. Now the 1987 World Series star spends his time not only with wife, Jill, 14-year-old daughter, Toni, and 11-year-old son, Stevie, and with his advertising specialty business, Double Play Promotions, but with the Red Dogs as well.
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December 19, 1990
BASEBALL American League * Minnesota Twins -- Re-signed Randy Bush (outfielder) to a two-year contract.
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October 5, 2006
Good morning --Minnesota Twins -- Somebody let the air out of your dome.
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By Jon Heyman and Jon Heyman,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 7, 2002
MINNEAPOLIS - There were no dramatic walk-off home runs, no late-game heroics of any sort. In fact, there was almost no spark at all from the young and talented Oakland A's, whose wondrous 20-game winning streak abruptly ended last night without them putting up any sort of fuss or fight. After Oakland's magic-less 6-0 defeat at the hands of this season's other small-market stunner, the Minnesota Twins, the 1916 New York Giants remain king with their historic 26-game run. Not one bit of the mojo that extended Oakland's run into record territory was evident here.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | March 25, 2014
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Bud Norris pitched into the sixth inning in his last Grapefruit League tune-up before the regular season, but the Orioles dropped a 4-1 decision to the Minnesota Twins. Norris lasted 5 1/3 innings, giving up three runs (two earned), seven hits and a walk while striking out two batters. “Felt really strong. A little windy, so you really have to control your body out there,” Norris said. “I felt I did a really good job of pounding the strike zone.” For the spring, the Orioles' expected No. 5 starter posted an impressive 2.65 ERA in 17 innings over five spring games.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2014
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Wei-Yin Chen became the first Oriole to go four innings this spring and Henry Urrutia's first homer helped contribute to a 2-2 tie with the Minnesota Twins. The Orioles took a 2-1 lead into the ninth, but reliever Troy Patton gave up a solo homer to former Orioles' farmhand Brandon Waring. Because the Twins also had a split squad against Tampa in Port Charlotte on Friday, they didn't have enough pitching to extend the game and the sides agreed to the tie. Chen pitched well, allowing three hits, one walk and one run while striking out three and throwing 60 pitches in four innings.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | March 13, 2014
TAMPA, Fla. -- Zach Britton hasn't been told yet that he will pitch out of the bullpen if he makes the Opening Day roster, but all signs point to the Orioles left-hander heading in that direction. After a dominant one-inning performance Wednesday, when he needed just seven pitches to retire the Philadelphia Phillies in order, Britton is scheduled to pitch Friday on the road against the Minnesota Twins. That would be his fourth outing in 10 days, and he hasn't pitched more than two innings in any game.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | March 6, 2014
SARASOTA, Fla. - One true indicator of the seriousness of a baseball injury is how those in the dugout react when the potentially hurt player returns from the field. When Orioles' left-hander Zach Britton came into the visitors' dugout Wednesday night after taking a sharp liner off his right glove hand, Triple-A Norfolk manager Ron Johnson asked to see Britton's glove. "I heard it screaming," Johnson deadpanned while others laughed. So, yes, Britton, is fine - though he admits he was frightened for about 30 seconds after Minnesota Twins slugger Josh Willingham hit a scorching comebacker that deflected off Britton's glove and wrist.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | March 3, 2014
SARASOTA, Fla. - The Orioles will host the Minnesota Twins this afternoon at Ed Smith Stadium. Shortstop J.J. Hardy will lead off and Nick Markakis will start at DH. Nelson Cruz will get his first spring start in the outfield, starting in right field. Bud Norris will start today, going two innings, and be followed by Kevin Gausman, who will also pitch two innings. Here are both teams' starting lineups to today: Orioles J.J. Hardy SS Nick Markakis DH Adam Jones  CF Chris Davis 1B Nelson Cruz RF Matt Wieters C Ryan Flaherty 2B f Alex Gonzalez 3B David Lough LF Bud Norris RHP Twins Mike Mastroianni CF Danny Santana SS Trevor Plouffe 3B Chris Parmelee RF Chris Colabello 1B Jason Kubel DH Wilkin Ramirez LF Josmil Pinto C Jason Bartlett 2B Vance Worley RHP
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By Peter Schmuck | March 3, 2014
SARASOTA, Fla. - Orioles first baseman Chris Davis hit his first mammoth home run of the spring on Monday, a drive off the videoboard above the center field fence that temporarily gave the Orioles the lead in a game they would eventually lose, 9-2, to the Minnesota Twins at Ed Smith Stadium. Davis, who led the majors with 53 home runs and 138 RBI last year, broke a 1-1 tie with the shot off right-hander Trevor May, who was rated by Baseball America this year as the Twins' eight-ranked organizational prospect.
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June 7, 1993
BaseballKansas City Royals -- Activated OF Kevin McReynolds from the 15-day DL. Optioned P Bill Sampen to Triple-A Omaha.Minnesota Twins -- Recalled P George Tsamis from Triple-A Portland and sent 3B Terry Jorgensen to Portland.Toronto Blue Jays -- Recalled P Doug Linton from Triple-A Syracuse.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | July 27, 2013
After adding starting pitcher Scott Feldman and reliever Francisco Rodriguez this month, the Orioles have filled two needs before July 31's non-waiver trade deadline, but that doesn't mean they aren't still looking. One of the Orioles top scouts has been in Seattle this week watching the Mariners and the Minnesota Twins. Minnesota's former MVP Justin Morneau is on the trade block, and so may be several Mariners' hitters including Raul Ibanez and Kendrys Morales. Seattle slugger Mike Morse, whom the Orioles have liked for years, is currently rehabbing from a quadriceps injury in Triple-A.
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By Ryan Hood and The Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2013
A pair of entertainers with connections to the Orioles will be performing together Aug. 25 at the Maryland State Fair . Carly Rae Jepsen, singer of pop-hit “Call Me Maybe” will be taking the stage with The Wanted, singers of pop-hit “Glad You Came”. Rae Jepsen threw out the first pitch at Camden Yards during a game against the Minnesota Twins this April, and her hit was a ballpark staple throughout last summer. The Wanted's hit “Glad You Came” was the centerpiece of the Orioles' “thank you” video to fans at the conclusion of last season.
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