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June 17, 2024

Twins sweep A’s, win fifth straight game

The Twins are streaking again, but in a good way. They swept a four-game series from the Oakland Athletics, including Sunday’s double-header, to make it five straight wins. They also are 7-3 in their last 10 games and have pulled within a half-game of the Royals and are 5.5 games back of the Guardians. Game... Continue Reading »

June 11, 2024

New winning streak underway as Twins take Game 1 from Rockies

Put it down as two wins in a row for these streaky Twins after they beat the Colorado Rockies 5-0 on Monday in Game 1 of their three-game series. Royce Lewis delivered the big blow, a two-run home run, and Twins pitching did the rest. Chris Paddack earned the win, scattering six hits across six... Continue Reading »

May 22, 2024

Twins blast Nats, losing streak ends at 7 games

Offensively or defensively, it’s always good to have Byron Buxton in the lineup. And on Tuesday, he played the much-needed hero this team so desperately needs, connecting for two home runs and driving in three more to power the Twins to a 10-0 win over the Washington Nationals. More important: the seven-game losing streak is... Continue Reading »

May 4, 2024

Got sausage? Twins win again, streak stands at 11 games

The Twins ran their current winning streak to 11 games on Friday, perhaps showing the baseball naysayers that the winning is no fluke. There has been reason to wonder because a large part of their success has come at the hands of two of the worst teams in baseball: the Chicago White Sox and Los... Continue Reading »

April 30, 2024

Twins make it 8 straight wins with Game 1 victory at Chicago

Back-to-back sweeps and a Game 1 victory against the Chicago White Sox on Monday has extended the Twins’ winning streak to eight games, the team’s longest since June 2011. Monday’s win wasn’t nearly as explosive as the weekend series with the Angels, the Twins scoring only three runs on four hits. They got a two-run... Continue Reading »

April 25, 2024

Bottom of the order powers Twins to series win over Sox

The Twins won again on Wednesday 6-3 to make it three straight over the visiting Chicago White Sox. And the hitting came from the unlikeliest of places: the bottom of the order where players such as Christian Vazquez, Willi Castro and others have really struggled. But that all changed Wednesday as Vazquez stepped up with... Continue Reading »

April 11, 2024

3 runs on 6 hits isn’t much, but I’m sure the Twins will take it

The Twins shook off their losing ways on Wednesday and found a touch more offense to finally beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 and salvage the last game of the three-game series. The Big Bopper was Eddie Julien, who had a 3-for-4 day at the plate, including two home runs, plus three runs scored and... Continue Reading »

April 1, 2024

Twins denied sweep the hard way. Just ask Bailey Ober

The Twins earned a series win over the Kansas City Royals to start the 2024 regular season, but you’d hardly know it after Sunday’s loss. And it was over in a hurry for the Twins and pitcher Bailey Ober. Ober lasted all of four outs, allowing eight runs, all earned, on nine hits, including three... Continue Reading »

March 28, 2024

Twins break camp at 9-19. Are you worried?

The Twins wrapped up Grapefruit League play with a 9-6 win over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday, which is fine as far that goes, but the overall poor play that produced a 9-19 record, plus a growing injury list, has this Twins fan in a glass-half-empty kind of mood as they get set to play... Continue Reading »

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Hi, I’m Rolf Boone, Twins fan.

I became a fan of the Minnesota Twins after a friendly wager in the early 1980s. I survived Ron Davis, the meltdown in Cleveland, Phil Bradley at the Kingdome and then marveled at a rising generation of stars and two World Series wins in 1987 and 1991. Brad Radke made the 1990s bearable, while Kirby Puckett’s eye injury, exit from the game and eventual death made it almost too much to bear. The new century ushered in more talent — Joe Mauer, Johan Santana, Joe Nathan, Torii Hunter, Justin Morneau — and consecutive seasons of playoff baseball, followed by consecutive seasons of losing baseball. A winning season returned in 2015. So here we are. Go Twins.