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Gilbert dominant on mound to lift Mariners past Twins 5-0

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SEATTLE (AP) — At the rate he's going, Logan Gilbert is going to find himself pitching in Los Angeles at the All-Star Game a month from now. Seattle's young right-hander tossed six smooth innings and combined with three relievers on a four-hitter in the Mariners' 5-0 win over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night. Eugenio Suárez and Ty France each clubbed a two-run homer to help the Mariners emerge from their offensive slump. But all anyone wanted to talk about afterward was another sterling performance from Gilbert.

Gud Twins Tourney, Twinkie Town Title, Game 3: All this happened, Mauer or less Fans

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Game 3 Lineups Fians WONDER YEARS INSIDE BASEBALLERS 20 - Lew Ford - CF 25 - Byron Buxton - CF 8 - Nick Punto - 3B 24 - Tom Brunansky - DH 20 - Rich Reese - 1B 6 - Tony Oliva - RF 2 - Zoilo Versalles - SS 30 - Jimmie Hall - LF 11 - Jacque Jones - DH 2 - Zoilo Versalles - SS 23 - Bobby Kielty - RF 14 - Kent Hrbek - 1B 40 - Marty Cordova - LF 9 - Rich Rollins - 3B 7 - Rob Wilfong - 2B 7 - Joe Mauer - C 12 - Mark Salas - C 4 - Steve Lombardozzi - 2B 21 - Joe Decker - RHP 16 - Frank Viola - LHP Subsequent to watching an early lead get away in Game 2, the Inside Baseballers tried not to rehash a similar error. Joe Mauer hit two grand slams, Tony Oliva added a four-bagger of his own, and Frank Viola and Anthony Swarzak joined to hold the Wonder Years back from expanding their series lead, Inside taking their most memorable stunt of the series 7-2. On the hill, Viola got going faultlessly, striking out the initial six players of the game (and 10 complete across six or more innings).

Six for Monday: Young Outfielders Edition Fans

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The Twins went 3-5 keep going week on their eight-game excursion through Detroit and Toronto. Regardless of that extreme stretch, they just dropped a half-game off their division lead and saw no significant change in their season finisher chances (still ~58%, down marginally from ~60% last end of the week. My significant important points from the standings this week are that the Twins are lucky to play in the American League Central division and that Rocco Baldelli's club is versatile in a manner that appears to make them more noteworthy than the amount of their parts. That the skeleton group list brought about by COVID (in more than one way) went into Toronto and won a series by thumping around Kevin Gausman in the elastic match is out and out noteworthy. Right off the bat in the week when the wounds and sicknesses continued to stack up that sort of series win appeared to be doubtful. A large portion of us likely anticipated that the Twins should go into endurance mode until the solid fortifications can return. Presently, I figure they showed improvement over that. Gilberto Celestino was initiated from the COVID IL Saturday and played yesterday. Joe Ryan was thought of "a tick behind" Celestino and is supposed to increase his responsibility early this week. Carlos Correa is on a comparative course of events. The group will likewise get one more four regulars back when they get back from Canada. It was an extreme week, yet in the 10,000 foot view, the Twins are generally in the equivalent (great) position they were the point at which the week started

Yankees' Josh Donaldson suspended, fined by MLB for 'disrespectful' comment toward Tim Anderson

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Major League Baseball fined and suspended New York Yankees third baseman Josh Donaldson for a game on Monday after remarks he made on Saturday toward Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson led to a benches-clearing spat, the league announced. Donaldson, who was placed on the COVID-19 injured list on Monday, will appeal the suspension. Donaldson, by his own admission, addressed Anderson as "Jackie" during an interaction between the two in the third inning. "Jackie" is a reference to Jackie Robinson, who integrated MLB in 1947 as a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Anderson and his White Sox teammates took exception to the comment, with catcher Yasmani Grandal later confronting Donaldson during his at-bat in the fifth inning. Both benches spilled onto the field as part of the confrontation, but no ejections were made. The streams for the latest NFL matches live will be available on this site whenever the official games are available.

Cool story about Twins approach to hitting

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Take a pitch, gain an advantage it seems.

Baseball Signed by Zelenskyy to Be Sold for Ukraine Relief

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When Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy autographed a baseball for an American collector in 2019, he likely had no idea it would one day be used to help his nation during a time of need. The official Rawlings Major League baseball is being sold by Randy Kaplan, a renowned collector of balls signed by world leaders, with a portion of the proceeds going to war relief efforts in Ukraine, auctioneer RR Auction of Boston said Tuesday.

How Carlos Correa became a Minnesota Twin in one day

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He became a dad, he endured a 99-day MLB lockout, and he was in constant negotiations before and after the lockout as the top free agent on the market. It all started when the Houston Astros walked off the field at the end of the 2021 season after losing the World Series to the Atlanta Braves. At that moment, Correa officially became a free agent for the first time in his career. Originally — as in, before the lockout — Correa was determined to get a long-term deal worth around $300 million. But the lockout threw a wrinkle in that plan. Correa joined me this week on "Flippin' Bats" to discuss the offseason and his mindset throughout it.

Andrew Heaney’s first Dodgers start is strong in team’s rain-delayed win over Twins

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The work began immediately after Andrew Heaney signed with the Dodgers in the offseason. Upon agreeing to terms with the team on a one-year, $8.5-million deal in mid-November, Heaney flew to Los Angeles to get a physical but also to meet with the team’s pitching staff. He was well aware of the Dodgers’ track record of developing pitchers, of unlocking potential in even veteran arms.

Mudcat Grant: A True Renaissance Man of Baseball

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An interesting look at the baseball career and non-baseball talents of former Twins pitcher Mudcat Grant