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MLB: Seattle 7, Minnesota 0

SEATTLE, May 5 (UPI) -- Felix Hernandez allowed only one hit over eight innings and Kyle Seager drove in four runs Saturday in the Seattle Mariners' 7-0 rout of Minnesota.

MLB: Minnesota 3, Seattle 2

SEATTLE, May 5 (UPI) -- An infield single by Joe Mauer drove in the go-ahead score in a three-run seventh Friday, bringing the Minnesota Twins a 3-2 victory over Seattle.

MLB: Boston 7, Minnesota 6

MINNEAPOLIS, April 26 (UPI) -- A three-run homer by Mike Aviles helped Boston build a six-run lead Wednesday and the Red Sox held on to edge Minnesota 7-6.

MLB: Tampa Bay 4, Minnesota 1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., April 21 (UPI) -- Tampa Bay's James Shields allowed only one run over eight innings Saturday and the Rays scored three runs in the sixth inning to best Minnesota 4-1.

MLB: Minnesota 5, Tampa Bay 4

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., April 20 (UPI) -- Josh Willingham ripped a three-run double to center field Friday that rallied the Minnesota Twins to a 5-4 victory over Tampa Bay.

MLB: Texas 6, Minnesota 2

MINNEAPOLIS, April 14 (UPI) -- Adrian Beltre went 3-for-4 and drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning Saturday in the Texas Rangers' 6-2 win over Minnesota.

MLB: Minnesota 10, Los Angeles Angels 9

MINNEAPOLIS, April 12 (UPI) -- Justin Morneau had a home run in a four-run eighth inning Thursday that helped the Minnesota Twins hold on for a 10-9 win over the Los Angeles Angels.

MLB: Minnesota 1, Kansas City 0

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Trevor Plouffe singled home Denard Span from second with two out in the ninth Wednesday, lifting the Minnesota Twins to a 1-0 victory over Kansas City.

MLB: Minnesota 9, Boston 2

BOSTON, May 6 (UPI) -- Scott Baker allowed two solo homers over eight innings and struck out eight Friday to lead the Minnesota Twins past Boston 9-2.

MLB: Minnesota 4, Cleveland 3

MINNEAPOLIS, April 24 (UPI) -- Jason Kubel smacked a go-ahead, two-run double in the seventh Sunday and the Minnesota Twins hung on for a 4-3 victory over Cleveland.

MLB: Minnesota 2, Oakland 1

MINNEAPOLIS, April 8 (UPI) -- Denard Span and Joe Mauer had two-out RBI singles in the eighth inning Friday, allowing the Minnesota Twins to claim a 2-1 win over Oakland.

MLB: Minnesota 4, Toronto 3

TORONTO, April 3 (UPI) -- Denard Span belted a solo home run in the ninth inning and Joe Nathan recorded his first save since 2009 Sunday in Minnesota's 4-3 win over Toronto.

MLB: Toronto 6, Minnesota 1

TORONTO, April 2 (UPI) -- Kyle Drabek tossed seven innings of one-hit ball Saturday and the Toronto Blue Jays spanked Minnesota 6-1.

MLB: Minnesota 6, Cleveland 4

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Denard Span singled home the go-ahead run Tuesday and the Minnesota Twins clinched the American League Central shortly after their 6-4 win over Cleveland.

MLB: Minnesota 9, Chicago White Sox 3

CHICAGO, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Denard Span drove in four runs Tuesday, sparking the Minnesota Twins to a crucial 9-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox.
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Minnesota Twins Mike Redmond (L) and Denard Span celebrate at homeplate after they are driven home on a three run RBI single by Brendan Harrisin the second inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on June 26, 2009. St. Louis won the game 5-3. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
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Keiunta Denard Span (born February 27, 1984 in Tampa, Florida) is an American Major League Baseball outfielder for the Minnesota Twins. He was selected by the Twins with the 20th overall pick in the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft from Tampa Catholic High School. Span turned down just over $2 million from Colorado in an offer for a predraft deal; he fell all the way to the 20th pick and cost himself around $800,000. He bats and throws left-handed and is known as one of the premier lead-off hitters in the AL due to his exceptional on-base percentage.

After being drafted by the Twins in 2002, Span signed with the Twins on August 15, 2002. He started his minor league at Elizabethon, Twins rookie affiliate in 2003. In 2004, he played for the Twins of the Gulf Coast League, only appearing in 5 games and for the Swing of the Quad Cities, now called the Quad Cities River Bandits of the Midwest League. In 2005, he started with Fort Myers Miracle, Twins Advanced A affiliate then was called up to the New Britain Rock Cats, the Twins Double-A affiliate. He spent the 2006 season as a member of the Rock Cats, and 2007 with the Triple-A Rochester Red Wings.

He was competing with Carlos Gomez for the 2008 starting center field job for the Twins, but let Gomez have the playing time so the Minnesota Twins could get a better deal when they traded him. His MLB debut was against the Kansas City Royals on April 6, appearing three times at plate with no hits and a walk. He was subsequently sent down to AAA Rochester in late April. He was called up to take Michael Cuddyer's place after Cuddyer's injury. Span played with the Twins for the rest of 2008 season, hitting .294/.387/.432 with 6 HR, 47 RBI, and 7 triples in 93 games. Span was chosen to play in the 2008 Beijing Olympics but because he was called up to the Twins he was forced to skip the Olympics.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Denard Span."
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