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Minnesota Twins

Stadium: Target Field | Manager: Ron Gardenhire
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American League 10th8th11th13th

Last Game

Thu, August 21
Target Field
TV: STO Network
Cleveland Indians
Minnesota Twins


W: P. Hughes (14-8)
C. Kluber (13-7)
G. Perkins (32)

Home Runs

CLE - Z. Walters (7)  
- K. Vargas (4)


Mon Aug 11
W 4 - 2at HOU
Tue Aug 12
L 10 - 4at HOU
Wed Aug 13
W 3 - 1at HOU
Fri Aug 15
L 6 - 5KC
Sat Aug 16
W 4 - 1KC
Sun Aug 17
L 12 - 6KC
Mon Aug 18
L 6 - 4KC
Tue Aug 19
L 7 - 5CLE
Wed Aug 20
L 5 - 0CLE
Thu Aug 21
W 4 - 1CLE
8:10 pm EDT
1:10 pm EDT
Sat Aug 23
MLB Network RegionalDET
8:10 pm EDT
Sat Aug 23
2:10 pm EDT
Sun Aug 24
8:10 pm EDT
Tue Aug 26
FOX Sports 1at KC
8:10 pm EDT
Wed Aug 27
at KC
8:10 pm EDT
Thu Aug 28
at KC
7:05 pm EDT
Fri Aug 29
at BAL
7:05 pm EDT
Sat Aug 30
at BAL
1:35 pm EDT
Sun Aug 31
at BAL


Kansas City55-5170-56
Fantasy Analysis | 1408661985
Kennys Vargas' stock going up
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

I've got to hand it to Al Melchior: His predictions this year have been spot-on.

To say I didn't like Kennys Vargas would be inaccurate. Back on Aug. 5, I touted him under the headline "Kennys Vargas could surprise people." But I wasn't willing to endorse him over Kendrys Morales and Steve Pearce, as Al did Thursday morning on the Fantasy Baseball Today podcast.

So of course that afternoon, Vargas goes 3 for 4 with a homer. The timing is incredible.

I'm still not willing to endorse him over Morales, who has a steady track record, or Pearce, who Baseball Insider Jon Heyman spoke enthusiastically about on Thursday's Fantasy Baseball Today, but he's now officially surprised people. No "could" about it.

Given his strikeout rate, his batting average could be in for a steep regression, but I think Vargas deserves at least as much hype as C.J. Cron got earlier this season. His ownership rate reached 56 percent at one point. Vargas' is currently 35.

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Kennys Vargas goes deep Thursday
by Chris Cwik |

Twins designated hitter Kennys Vargas went yard Thursday against the Indians. 

Vargas struck in the bottom of the fourth inning. He took a 93 mph sinker from Corey Kluber out to left for a solo shot. Vargas would also double and single during the outing. He finished 3 for 4, with two runs scored and one RBI. 

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Glen Perkins picks up save No. 32
by Chris Cwik |

Twins pitcher Glen Perkins saved his 32nd game Thursday against the Indians.

Perkins entered with a three-run lead and shut the door quickly. He tossed a perfect inning of work against Cleveland. Perkins struck out one batter during the outing. The save puts Perkins just four away from his career-high of 36 saves from last season. Perkins has a 2.48 ERA.

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Phil Hughes wins fourth straight
by Chris Towers |

Twins pitcher Phil Hughes twirled yet another gem Thursday, in a 4-1 win over the Indians, his fourth straight.

Hughes allowed just one run for the fourth start in a row, while completing seven full innings yet again. He scattered five hits without walking a batter, and struck out eight over 97 pitches for the win.

Hughes improved his record to 14-8 with the win, while lowering his ERA to 3.65. He will try to stretch his winning streak to five starts when he takes on the Royals Wednesday. 

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Yohan Pino set to start in Saturday's doubleheader
by Chris Towers |

The Twins will recall pitcher Yohan Pino for Saturday's doubleheader against the Tigers, manager Ron Gardnehire told Thursday.

Pino will start the first game of the doubleheader, his first start since he was sent down last week. Pino's stay with the team will not last long, as he will be called up and sent down as the team's 26th man for the doubleheader. 

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2014 Team Leaders
AVGKurt Suzuki , C.302
HRBrian Dozier , 2B20
RBITrevor Plouffe , 3B58
OBPKurt Suzuki , C.363
SLGBrian Dozier , 2B.412
RBrian Dozier , 2B85
SBJordan Schafer , LF21
WPhil Hughes , SP13
ERAPhil Hughes , SP3.76
WHIPPhil Hughes , SP1.21
KPhil Hughes , SP140
SVGlen Perkins , RP31
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