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Michael Pineda agrees to two-year, $20M deal with Minnesota Twins

Michael Pineda agrees to two-year, $20M deal with Minnesota Twins

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Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Right-handed pitcher Michael Pineda will return to the Minnesota Twins after agreeing to a two-year contract with the club. League sources told ESPN and FOX 9 of Minneapolis that Pineda reached an agreement with the Twins on a two-year, $ 20 million deal. Pineda had 11 wins and a 4.01 ERA over 26 starts with the Twins last season before missing the remainder of the 2019 campaign due to suspension. MLB initially handed the pitcher an 80-game ban after he tested positive for the banned diuretic hydrochlorothiazide, which can mask other banned substances. After an appeal, Pineda had the penalty reduced to 60 games. He will begin the 2020 season serving the remainder of the suspension that started in early September. He has about five weeks of the ban left to serve. In 14 sta...
N.Y. Yankees beat Minnesota Twins 8-2, take 2-0 lead in ALDS

N.Y. Yankees beat Minnesota Twins 8-2, take 2-0 lead in ALDS

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Oct. 5 (UPI) -- The New York Yankees exploded for seven runs in the third inning -- including a grand slam by shortstop Didi Gregorius -- to handily defeat the Minnesota Twins 8-2 in Game 2 of the American League Division Series on Saturday at Yankee Stadium. The Bronx Bombers can win the best-of-5 series in Minnesota on Monday and move on to the best-of-7 League Championship Series. The Yankees batted around in the third inning, which began with a single by Aaron Judge, a walk by Brett Gardner and a single by Edwin Encarnacion. With the bases loaded, Minnesota yanked starter Randy Dobnak and replaced him with Tyler Duffey. Duffey gave up a sacrifice fly to Giancarlo Stanton, bringing the score to 2-0. Gleyber Torres than singled to make it 3-0, and Sanchez was hit by a pitch, loading th...
St. Louis Cardinals look to get key hitters going vs. Minnesota Twins

St. Louis Cardinals look to get key hitters going vs. Minnesota Twins

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Matt Carpenter returned to the St. Louis Cardinals' lineup Tuesday night after getting a few days off to regroup. Now, it's Dexter Fowler's turn to get back on track. Fowler is expected back among St. Louis' starting nine Wednesday when the Cardinals wrap up a two-game interleague series with the Minnesota Twins at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minn. The center fielder was expected to be a sparkplug atop St. Louis' lineup this season, but both he and Carpenter got off to the worst offensive starts of their careers. Carpenter was batting .145 and Fowler .146 when the Cardinals arrived in Minneapolis. Carpenter went hitless on Tuesday and his average is down to .140. Fowler went 0-for-6 in St. Louis' 2-1 victory Saturday night and spent nearly an hour in the batting cage after the game, ...
Clooney vows to sue magazine over photos of twins

Clooney vows to sue magazine over photos of twins

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Actor George Clooney has threatened a magazine with legal action following the publication of photographs of his children.He accused photographers from French publication Voici of illegally taking photographs of him and his family at their home in Lake Como, Italy."Over the last week photographers from Voici magazine scaled our fence, climbed our tree and illegally took pictures of our infants inside our home," he said."Make no no mistake, the photographers, the agency and the magazine will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. The safety of our children demands it."Voici published the photographs on Friday.The children, named Alexander and Ella, were born in June but the couple have not shared photographs or details about them.Voici defended the publication of pictures, saying ther...
First picture! Beyonce reveals names of twins

First picture! Beyonce reveals names of twins

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Beyonce has posted an elaborate photograph on social media to introduce her and husband Jay Z's newborn twins to the world. The singer also confirmed the names of the boy and girl in the Instagram post - her first public acknowledgement of their birth."Sir Carter and Rumi 1 month today," she wrote alongside the picture.Image:Beyonce posted the image on Instagram to mark a month since the twins were bornIn the photo Beyonce, 35, poses outdoors in a colourful gown and long veil as she cradles both babies while standing beneath a floral arch with the ocean behind her.The post received just under two million likes within the first hour.Sir Carter and Rumi are younger siblings to Blue Ivy Carter, 5, who was born in January 2012 and also introduced to the world in images posted online.Image:Beyo...