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Rob Bradford
July 27, 2018 - 3:21 pm
First came Mitch Moreland's absence against Minnesota righty Kyle Gibson Thursday night, to which Red Sox manager Alex Cora said, "Just to keep Steven (Pearce) in the lineup. The conditions are not that great again so just stay away from him. It’s a four-game series so he’ll play three out of four...
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Rob Bradford
July 26, 2018 - 11:15 pm
It might have been one of the bigger second-guesses of Alex Cora's tenure as Red Sox manager. Heading into the ninth inning, down by one run and facing Minnesota closer Fernando Rodney, the Red Sox were sending up Xander Bogaerts, Steve Pearce and Rafael Devers. Bogaerts kicked things off with a...
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Rob Bradford
July 07, 2018 - 11:33 am
It is known that the Red Sox' non-waiver trade deadline priority remains to find a relief pitcher. One interesting candidate has been surfaced ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. Crasnick tweeted Saturday that the Sox have been eyeing Twins closer Fernando Rodney. The 41-year-old has had a solid season with the...
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Rob Bradford
June 21, 2018 - 11:02 am
The Red Sox will be looking to avoid the embarrassment of being swept by the Twins Thursday afternoon. And if they are to do so, the continuation of J.D. Martinez's dominance over Minnesota starter Kyle Gibson would help immensely. Martinez enters the series finale having gone 9-for-25 (.360) with...
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John Tomase
June 21, 2018 - 12:07 am
What are Red Sox pitchers not named Eduardo Rodriguez supposed to do -- throw shutouts every start? That's what it has felt like at times this month, including Wednesday's 4-1 loss to the Twins. Since the start of June, Chris Sale and Steven Wright have lost 1-0 decisions. On Wednesday it was David...
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Rob Bradford
June 20, 2018 - 4:24 pm
While Minnesota starter Lance Lynn hasn't exactly worked out for the Twins, the righty does have some success against members of the Red Sox' lineup. Lynn, who owns a 4.98 ERA coming into Wednesday night's showdown with the Red Sox and David Price, has gotten the better of his matchups with J.D...
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Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) celebrates with catcher Gary Sanchez (24) after hitting a two-run homer against the Twins in the AL Wild Card game.
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John Tomase
October 04, 2017 - 12:14 am
On a night when starter Luis Severino only retired one batter, the Yankees turned on the power to defeat the visiting Twins in the American League wild card game, setting up a division series meeting with the Indians. Didi Gregorius, Brett Gardner, and Aaron Judge each homered and the Yankees...
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Rob Bradford
June 29, 2017 - 6:49 am
This was one of those games where it sure felt like home runs might be important. The Red Sox are still in first-place after their 4-1 loss to the Twins Wednesday night. This wasn't the be-all, end-all when it comes to the state of this team. But the whole ball of wax -- no Hanley Ramirez, the...
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Rob Bradford
June 28, 2017 - 3:50 pm
Hanley Ramirez is out of the lineup for a third straight game, but that means Sam Travis gets another chance. The Red Sox regular designated hitter is closer to returning, manager John Farrell said on the Dale & Holley Show, but is not starting against Twins lefty starter Adalberto Mejia...
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Rob Bradford
June 25, 2017 - 11:17 pm
The Red Sox and Twins are about to engage in an epic four-game series between two first-place teams. OK, so you're not buying Minnesota. Sure, it is heading into Fenway Park atop the Central Division, 1/2 game up on second-place Cleveland. But this is a team that has a minus-38 run differential the...
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