MLB: Oakland 5, Seattle 3

SEATTLE, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Brett Anderson yielded one earned run over seven innings Saturday, carrying the Oakland Athletics to a 5-3 win that was the Seattle Mariners' 100th loss.

MLB: Oakland 3, Chicago White Sox 0

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Gio Gonzalez tossed six scoreless innings and Kurt Suzuki drove in two runs Monday in the Oakland Athletics' 3-0 win over the Chicago White Sox.

Red Sox P Papelbon on bereavement leave

BOSTON, June 7 (UPI) -- Boston Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon has been placed on the three-day family leave/bereavement list, the team said Monday.

Twins: Bonser out, Pavano to arbitrate

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- The Minnesota Twins Tuesday moved to cut ties with right-hander Boof Bonser and said right-hander Carl Pavano has agreed to arbitration.
Twins place three on disabled list

Twins place three on disabled list

FORT MYERS, Fla., April 2 (UPI) -- Minnesota pitcher Scott Baker, who was to have started Opening Day for the Twins, was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday.

MLB: Minnesota 7, Kansas City 1

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- A four-hit, seven-inning effort by Kevin Slowey and a 12-hit Minnesota attack Wednesday lifted the Twins to a 7-1 win over Kansas City.

MLB: Minnesota 6, Texas 0

MINNEAPOLIS, July 18 (UPI) -- Glen Perkins and three relievers combined to throw a three-hitter Friday, lifting the Minnesota Twins to a 6-0 whipping of Texas.

MLB: Minnesota 7, Detroit 0

MINNEAPOLIS, July 2 (UPI) -- Nick Blackburn and two relievers combined on a five-hit shutout Wednesday as the Minnesota Twins trounced the Detroit Tigers 7-0.

MLB: Minnesota 7, Baltimore 5

MINNEAPOLIS, June 4 (UPI) -- Jason Kubel tripled in the tying run in the sixth and produced the go-ahead score moments later in the Minnesota Twins' 7-5 comeback victory over Baltimore.

MLB: Detroit 19, Minnesota 3

DETROIT, May 25 (UPI) -- Magglio Ordonez had a pair of two-run homers and six RBI Saturday and the Detroit Tigers equaled their season-high run total in a 19-3 rout of Minnesota.

MLB: Minnesota 7, Texas 6 (12 innings)

MINNEAPOLIS, May 20 (UPI) -- Howie Clark drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 12th Monday night to give the Minnesota Twins a 7-6 win over Texas.

MLB: Toronto 6, Minnesota 5

MINNEAPOLIS, May 15 (UPI) -- Matt Stairs hit a grand slam homer in the first Wednesday and Toronto spent the rest of the game holding off Minnesota for a 6-5 victory.

MLB: Minnesota 3, Chicago 1

MINNEAPOLIS, April 29 (UPI) -- Jason Kubel hit a two-run homer Tuesday to power the Minnesota Twins to a 3-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox.

MLB: Oakland 3, Minnesota 0

OAKLAND, Calif., April 24 (UPI) -- Chad Gaudin scattered four hits over seven innings Wednesday and Mike Sweeney drove in two runs to give Oakland a 3-0 victory over Minnesota.

MLB: Tampa Bay 7, Minnesota 3

MINNEAPOLIS, April 17 (UPI) -- A two-run single by Nathan Haynes highlighted a four-run fifth Thursday, sending the Tampa Bay Rays to a 7-3 victory over Minnesota.
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Boof Bonser
Minnesota Twins pitcher Boof Bonser starts the second game of a three game series against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston on September 20, 2006. (UPI Photo/Katie McMahon)

Boof Bonser (born John Paul Bonser on October 14, 1981 in St. Petersburg, Florida) is a Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher for the Oakland Athletics. He legally changed his name to Boof after the 2001 season. MLB.com listed Boof as the best current nickname in baseball.

Bonser attended Gibbs High School in St. Petersburg, Florida. In four years he compiled a record of 24-9 and a 1.99 ERA. In his senior year, he went 7-3, 1.88 and hit .523 with 11 home runs. He was named the 2000 Pinellas County (FL) High School Player of the Year and played in the 2000 Florida State All-Star game.

Bonser was selected out of high school by the San Francisco Giants in the first round (21st overall) of the 2000 amateur draft. Bonser made his professional baseball debut at age 18 for the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes. In 2001, he had a breakout season for the Hagerstown Suns, leading the South Atlantic League in wins (16), and finishing second in strikeouts (178), which earned him South Atlantic League Most Valuable Pitcher and Post-Season All-Star honors. It was after this season that Bonser legally changed his name from John Paul to Boof, a nickname he had had since childhood.

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