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Twins sign pitcher Ricky Nolasco to 4-year contract

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Free-agent starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco has signed a four-year contract with the Minnesota Twins, the club announced Tuesday.

MLB: Minnesota 6, Tampa Bay 4

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Josmil Pinto belted a three-run homer in the eighth inning Sunday and the Minnesota Twins stunned playoff-contending Tampa Bay with a 6-4 comeback victory.

MLB: Minnesota 4, Oakland 3

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Josh Willingham had two home runs Tuesday to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 4-3 victory over the visiting Oakland Athletics.

MLB: Minnesota 5, Cleveland 1

CLEVELAND, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Samuel Deduno limited Cleveland to a run on three hits in six innings Friday, lifting Minnesota to a 5-1 decision over the Indians.

MLB: Chicago White Sox 5, Minnesota 2

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Alexei Ramirez smacked three hits, including a solo homer, and drove in three runs Sunday, sparking the Chicago White Sox over Minnesota 5-2.

MLB: Cleveland 9, Minnesota 8 (12 innings)

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Michael Brantley drove in Nick Swisher with a 12th-inning sacrifice fly Wednesday to help the Cleveland Indians post a 9-8 come-from behind win over Minnesota.

MLB: Cleveland 5, Minnesota 2

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Zach McAllister twirled six strong innings and Ryan Raburn smacked a two-run homer Tuesday, sparking the Cleveland Indians over Minnesota 5-2.

MLB: Chicago White Sox 3, Minnesota 2 (2nd game, 10 inn.)

CHICAGO, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Oswaldo Arcia completed a night of home runs Friday with a solo blast in the 10th inning that gave Minnesota a 3-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox.

MLB: Miami 5, Minnesota 3

MIAMI, June 26 (UPI) -- Jeff Mathis and Placido Polanco hit two-run home runs that carried the Miami Marlins to a 5-3 interleague win Wednesday over the Minnesota Twins.

MLB: Miami 4, Minnesota 2

MIAMI, June 25 (UPI) -- Giancarlo Stanton scored the go-ahead run on an error and Marcell Ozuna supplied a pair of RBI Tuesday in Miami's 4-2 interleague win over Minnesota.

MLB: Minnesota 5, Cleveland 3

CLEVELAND, June 23 (UPI) -- Pedro Hernandez held Cleveland to two runs over five innings and Minnesota's bullpen then took over to secure a 5-3 victory over the Indians Sunday.

MLB: Minnesota 10, Seattle 0

MINNEAPOLIS, June 2 (UPI) -- Josh Willingham homered and drove in three runs Sunday, backing Scott Diamond's six shutout innings in the Minnesota Twins' 10-0 whitewash of Seattle.

MLB: Minnesota 5, Seattle 4

MINNEAPOLIS, June 1 (UPI) -- Ryan Doumit's two-run triple in the bottom of the ninth Saturday capped a late rally that lifted the Minnesota Twins over Seattle 5-4.

MLB: Minnesota 6, Milwaukee 5 (14 innings)

MILWAUKEE, May 29 (UPI) -- Eduardo Escobar's sacrifice fly in the 14th inning brought home the winning run in Minnesota's 6-5 win over the Milwaukee Brewers late Tuesday.

MLB: Detroit 6, Minnesota 0

DETROIT, May 24 (UPI) -- Anibal Sanchez came within two outs of throwing the year's first no-hitter in the major leagues Friday, carrying Detroit to a 6-0 win over Minnesota.
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Joshua David Willingham (born February 17, 1979 in Florence, Alabama) is an American Major League Baseball left fielder for the Oakland Athletics. He previously played for the Florida Marlins and the Washington Nationals.

He was born in Florence, Alabama where he played high school baseball and basketball at Mars Hill Bible School. Willingham attended college at the University of North Alabama. He played shortstop and was a two-time All-Gulf South Conference selection (1999, 2000) and a 2-time American Baseball Coaches Association All American. He is a member of Sigma Chi fraternity, Eta Rho Chapter.

Willingham was drafted by the Florida Marlins in the 17th round of the 2000 Major League Baseball Draft. He made his MLB debut on July 6, 2004 against the Pittsburgh Pirates but did not garner regular playing time until 2006.

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