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Boston's Pedroia Wins American League MVP

Second baseman, last season's top rookie, beats out Minnesota's Morneau, teammate Youkilis

(Newser) - Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia was named the American League’s Most Valuable Player today, the Globe reports, beating out Minnesota’s Justin Morneau and Red Sox teammate Kevin Youkilis. Pedroia, 25, was the AL’s top rookie last season, and finished 2008 with a league-leading 213 hits,... More »

Morneau Wins HR Derby, But Hamilton Wows

28-homer first round starts off the All-Star break with a blast

(Newser) - Justin Morneau won the Home Run Derby last night, but Josh Hamilton got all the attention—and rightly so, writes the New York Times. The Texas slugger hit a record 28 bombs in the first round alone, and smashed 35 homers total, to Morneau's 22. “I rarely watch myself... More »

Twins Baffle Tigers in 11-1 Win

(Newser) - Livan Hernandez baffled Detroit's mighty offense for seven innings and the Twins beat up the Tigers in an 11-1 victory last night. Hernandez (4-1) gave up one run on eight hits to bounce back from a horrendous start in Texas, and the Twins scored four runs off Aquilino Lopez in... More »

Twins Best White Sox

(Newser) - Justin Morneau came through with yet another clutch hit, lifting the Minnesota Twins to a 4-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox Wednesday with a two-out RBI double in the seventh inning. Nick Blackburn (2-1) wasn't sharp, but he lasted seven innings, allowing only three runs to give the Twins... More »

Rangers Snap 7-Game Losing Streak With 6-5 Win Over Twins

Minnesota wastes a grand slam by Morneau

(Newser) - David Murphy hit a 10th-inning RBI single and Texas beat the Minnesota Twins 6-5 on Friday night, snapping the Rangers' seven-game losing streak. Hank Blalock hit a one-out double against pitcher Juan Rincon (2-1). With two outs and the outfield pulled in, Murphy hit a fly ball to the warning... More »

Twins Victorious Over Indians

Morneau knocks in the winning run

(Newser) - Justin Morneau made the most of his second chance. After striking out with a runner on second in the eighth inning, Morneau singled home Brendan Harris in the 10th, lifting the Minnesota Twins to a 2-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday. Morneau is hitting just .269 this season,... More »

Morneau's Homer Leads Twins Past Indians

Blackburn throws 7 2/3 scoreless innings for his first Major League win

(Newser) - Justin Morneau hit a two-run homer for the power-poor Minnesota Twins, and Nick Blackburn made it stand up with 7 2/3 scoreless innings in a 3-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians today. Blackburn (1-1) earned his first major league win with veteran poise by using the defense behind him to... More »

Hernandez Pitches Twins Past Royals

Ex-National Leaguer improves to 3-0 for first time since 2002

(Newser) - Livan Hernandez scattered seven hits over seven innings to win his third straight start, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 5-0 on Friday. He struck out three and walked one, lowered his earned run average to 2.57, and is 3-0 for the first time since 2002,... More »

Tomko Leads Royals Over Twins 3-1

Dodgers castoff a winner in first start of the season

(Newser) - Brett Tomko pitched five shutout innings, Alex Gordon hit a two-run single that put Kansas City ahead in the second inning, and the Royals defeated the Minnesota Twins 3-1. Kansas City finished its opening trip to Detroit and Minnesota 4-2, its best start since 2004. Making his first start this... More »

Morneau Blasts Twins Past Royals

Hernandez pitches strong again with seven solid innings

(Newser) - Justin Morneau hit his first home run of the season and drove in four runs, and Livan Hernandez won his second straight start for the Minnesota Twins, a 6-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals today. Hernandez (2-0) pitched seven solid innings as the Twins won their second consecutive game... More »

Vlad Impales Rios in HR Derby Final

Angels' slugger topples Philly's Howard

(Newser) - Anaheim's Vladimir Guerrero dethroned 2006 champ Ryan Howard in last night's Home Run Derby at China Basin, after a final-round sprint past Blue Jay Alex Rios. The righty needed only 3 dingers to bury Rios, who Fox speculates blew himself out with an record 12-blast second round. More »

Cabrera Steps Away from HR Derby Plate

Phillies' Ryan Howard will defend slugging title in Frisco

(Newser) - Marlins' slugger Miguel Cabrera won't compete in the upcoming Home Run Derby because of an injured left shoulder, he announced yesterday. The showdown still promises its share of flares into McCovey Cove, however: Last year's champ, Philly's Ryan Howard, will defend against Prince Fielder, Justin Morneau, Alex Rios, Vlad Guerrero,... More »

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