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THE BIG EAST: The grounder went to second, with Jason Tyner easily thrown out at first. Derek Lowe's fist shot in the air. The no-hitter was complete. Though it didn't dim the moment, Lowe hadn't exactly no-hit the 1927 Yankees.
Twins cut ties with outfielder Tyner: The Twins reduced their number of outfielders by one on Wednesday when they chose not to tender a contract to Jason Tyner.
With no room in outfield, Twins part with Tyner: The Twins declined Wednesday to tender a contract to outfielder Jason Tyner, a reliable reserve who became expendable after two recent acquisitions.
How will Twins fill center field?: In-house options: The Twins released Lew Ford last month, and while Jason Tyner is expected back, he's best used as a fourth or fifth outfielder. Denard Span, the 2002 first-round draft pick, probably needs another season at Class AAA Rochester. He batted only .243 during the first half last year before batting .306 in the second. He needs polish with his offense, defense and baserunning. Free-agent options: The Twins probably won't spend big for Andruw Jones or Aaron Rowand, and even Mike Cameron could be out of their price range. Two cheaper alternatives are Corey Patterson an
Torii appreciation day at the Dome: Twins center fielder Torii Hunter heard ovations Sunday when he took the field for pregame warmups and during each of his four at-bats, but he really felt the love in the top of the ninth inning of the Twins' 7-1 victory over the White Sox. Hunter took his place on the field before the inning began, but, as planned, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire sent Jason Tyner out as a substitute. Right fielder Michael Cuddyer walked over to Hunter just before Tyner ran out. "Don't cry," Cuddyer said to him. That's where the script ends. Because there was no way for Hunter to plan for the rush of emotion
Tyner finally goes deep after 1,220 at-bats: The long-anticipated home run finally was hit last Saturday in Minneapolis. This one didn't involve Barry Bonds; it had to do with the anti-Bonds. Twins outfielder Jason Tyner, in his seventh big-league season, hit his first big-league homer, a solo...
Twins: Bloop hit looks perfectly good: Mike Redmond was walked intentionally to load the bases with two out in the 12th inning on Tuesday night at the Metrodome. Jason Tyner was in the on-deck circle but was called back to the dugout. Could it be? Could Justin Morneau make a stunning return for one big at-bat, bruised lung and all? Nope. Wrong injured player. Out hobbled Jeff Cirillo, creaky knees and all, to face Toronto lefthander Brian Tallet. Cirillo got enough of a changeup to have it drop between diving Blue Jays fielders and allow Michael Cuddyer to score the winning run in a 2-1 Twins victory. Cirillo has had surgery on
Recap: New York Mets 8, Twins 1: MVP John Maine, Mets After winning only one of his previous seven starts, the righthander held the Twins to one run on four hits in 71/3 innings. THE STATS 20 Career home runs for Carlos Delgado vs. the Twins. 7-6 The Twins' record in interleague play. 1 Twins that reached third base: Jason Tyner, in the eighth, on his way to scoring the team's lone run. UP NEXT The Twins are 7-7 in Johan Santana's 14 starts, and he pitches tonight, opposite Mets righthander Jorge Sosa. JOE CHRISTENSEN
Twins: Tandem's lack of punch is noted: Oakland had the Bash Brothers. The Twins have Jason Tyner and Luis Castillo, small-ball kings of the modern world. Tyner and Castillo now own the two longest streaks among position players in the major leagues without a home run, the Elias Sports Bureau confirmed Friday. Tyner has yet to hit a home run in his major league career, a streak spanning 1,159 at-bats. Castillo last homered on July 16, 2006, against Cleveland, and has gone 480 at-bats without a home run. Oakland catcher Jason Kendall owned the second-longest streak without a homer, 619 at-bats, before going d
Twins rally, finish sweep of White Sox (AP):
Minnesota Twins' Torii Hunter pumps his fist after drawing a walk by Chicago White Sox pitcher David Aardsma with the bases loaded in the ninth inning of their 7-5 win in a baseball game, Wednesday, May 30, 2007 in Minneapolis. The Twins' Jason Tyner scored from third for the game-winning run. " align="left" border="0">
The Twins pieced together another small-ball comeback, leaving Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen a little jealous -- and mostly furious. Torii Hunter's four-pitch, bases-loaded walk forced in the winning run with two outs in the ninth inning and sent the surging Twins past the struggling White Sox 7-6 on Wednesday for a three-game sweep.
'Little Piranhas' down White Sox: The Twins took the first game of their series with the White Sox, 10-4, on Monday afternoon in front of a spirited crowd of 27,090 at the Metrodome. The Little Piranhas provided much of the offense against Chicago as Luis Castillo, Nick Punto, Jason Bartlett and Jason Tyner combined for eight hits and five runs.
Hunter hurt, but Twins beat Royals 1-0 in 11 innings: Mike Redmond hit a run-scoring single in the 11th inning and the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 1-0 Thursday to end a four-game losing streak. Justin Morneau and Jason Tyner had back-to-back singles off Todd Wellemeyer (0-1) with one out in the 11th to put runners on first and second. Redmond, who finished 2-for-5, then hit a line drive to right-center field to bring home Morneau.
Twins beat Royals 1-0 in 11 to end slide (AP):
Minnesota Twins' Mike Redmond prepares to dive toward Nick Punto, left, as Michael Cuddyer, right, hoisted him after he drove in the game-winning run against the Kansas City Royals as the Twins beat the Royals 1-0 in 11 innings of a baseball game Thursday, April 26, 2007 in Minneapolis. " align="left" border="0">
Torii Hunter's beaning gave the struggling Minnesota Twins a little spark. Mike Redmond's run-scoring single in the 11th inning Thursday gave the Twins a 1-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals that ended their four-game losing streak. Justin Morneau and Jason Tyner hit back-to-back singles off Todd Wellemeyer (0-1) with one out in the 11th.
Twins-Seattle game recap: MVP Justin Morneau, Twins The big first baseman drove in two runs and took away potential runs with a leaping catch of a line drive at first base. THE STATS 12 Runs batted in for Michael Cuddyer, a notorious slow starter, in his first 14 games. 3 Stolen bases in as many attempts for Twins outfielder Jason Tyner. UP NEXT Johan Santana (2-1, 3.60 ERA) will go to the mound tonight against Jarrod Washburn (0-1, 3.75). Santana allowed four runs on six hits in a loss to Tampa Bay his last time out.
Knee to idle Cirillo a few games: Twins infielder Jeff Cirillo will be out a few days after receiving a cortisone shot in his left knee for a slightly torn meniscus -- a problem that goes back to his playing days with the Brewers. Normally a player needs to wait a couple of days after the shot before being able to play, meaning Cirillo will be out until this weekend's series in Chicago. Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said Cirillo recently aggravated the knee. That's why Jason Tyner replaced Cirillo as a pinch runner in the sixth inning on Monday. Cirillo warned Gardenhire earlier in the game that he might
Twins Ford will be sidelined 4 to 6 weeks: FORT MYERS, FLA. - The Twins' competition for reserves has intensified after the team announced Saturday that outfielder Lew Ford will miss four to six weeks because of right knee surgery. Ford will fly to the Twin Cities this week, where arthroscopic surgery will be preformed by team physician Dr. John Steubs. With Ford out, Jason Tyner moves in as the main backup center fielder to Gold Glover Torii Hunter. Tyner, catcher Mike Redmond and infielder Jeff Cirillo are assured backup spots. One or two openings remain, depending on whether the Twins kee
Five games in, and still looking for a win: FORT MYERS, FLA. - Look at it this way: The Twins are saving their wins for the regular season. A combination of shaky pitching and nonexistent hitting on Sunday led to a 6-1 loss to Boston, keeping the Twins winless at 0-4-1 in spring training games. "We need to play better," outfielder Jason Tyner said. "Catching the ball and throwing strikes. Things we should be good at." Spring records have little bearing on regular-season success. But manager Ron Gardenhire still chewed out the team during a meeting in the clubhouse before the game. Why? The Twins failed to make plays and hustle in a
Paper roster: A look at the roster at the start of the first full-squad workout: INFIELD/CATCHER Locks Justin Morneau Luis Castillo Jason Bartlett Nick Punto Joe Mauer Mike Redmond Jeff Cirillo In the hunt Luis Rodriguez Alejandro Machado Trying to turn heads Glenn Williams Ken Harvey Matthew LeCroy Alexi Casilla OUTFIELD Locks Rondell White Torii Hunter Michael Cuddyer Lew Ford Jason Kubel Jason Tyner Trying to turn heads Denard Span
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