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Twins pitcher Baker out with groin strain

Twins pitcher Baker out with groin strain

MINNEAPOLIS, May 7 (UPI) -- The Minnesota Twins Wednesday placed pitcher Scott Baker on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right groin.

MLB: Minnesota 6, Kansas City 4

MINNEAPOLIS, April 5 (UPI) -- Justin Morneau had a three-run homer and four RBI Saturday to power the Minnesota Twins to a 6-4 win over the Kansas City Royals.

MLB: LA Angels 5, Minnesota 4

MINNEAPOLIS, April 3 (UPI) -- Gary Matthews Jr., Torii Hunter and Mike Napoli all hit home runs Thursday when the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim edged Minnesota 5-4.

MLB: Boston 5, Minnesota 2

BOSTON, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- David Ortiz had a single, double and home run Friday night as the Boston Red Sox won the American League East title with a 5-2 decision over Minnesota.

MLB: Minnesota 7, Chi. White Sox 1

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Kevin Slowey allowed an earned run and just four hits in seven innings Sunday afternoon as Minnesota trounced the Chicago White Sox, 7-1.

MLB: Minnesota 5, Texas 4

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Ian Kinsler's error on Jason Bartlett's popup allowed Lew Ford to score the winning run in the ninth Monday as Minnesota escaped with a 5-4 win over Texas.

MLB: Cleveland 7, Minnesota 5 (11 inn.)

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Travis Hafner's two-out, two-run homer triggered extra innings and his sacrifice fly in the 11th broke the tie as Cleveland rallied past Minnesota 7-5.

MLB: Minnesota 8, Detroit 5

DETROIT, June 30 (UPI) -- Michael Cuddyer hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning Saturday as the Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers, 8-5.

MLB: Toronto 8, Minnesota 5

MINNEAPOLIS, June 25 (UPI) -- Matt Stairs hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning Monday as the Toronto Blue Jays posted an 8-5 victory over the Minnesota Twins.

MLB: Minnesota 10, Milwaukee 9

MINNEAPOLIS, June 17 (UPI) -- Justin Morneau's ninth inning homer helped Minnesota avoid a collapse against Milwaukee, as the Twins edged the Brewers 10-9 after blowing a seven-run lead.

MLB: Minnesota 7, Atlanta 3

MINNEAPOLIS, June 12 (UPI) -- Luis Castillo was 3-for-5 with two RBI Tuesday as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Atlanta Braves 7-3.

MLB: Minnesota 8, LA Angels 5

ANAHEIM, Calif., June 6 (UPI) -- Nick Punto hit a three-run homer Wednesday, helping Minnesota rally past the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 8-5.
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Kevin Michael Slowey (born May 4, 1984 in Conroe, Texas) is a Major League Baseball relief pitcher for the Minnesota Twins. Slowey was selected by the Twins with the 73rd pick in the 2nd round of the 2005 Major League Baseball Draft.

Coming out of Upper St. Clair High School, Slowey drew little attention from Division I schools and ended up attending Winthrop University on an academic scholarship after scoring a 1420 on his SAT. He went on to be named as a third-team All-American by Baseball America in 2005 when he had 14-2 record with 126 strikeouts, only 13 walks issued, and a 2.16 ERA. In his three seasons at Winthrop, he set school records with 331 strikeouts and 29 wins.

Slowey ascended rapidly through the Twins minor league system and after failing to make the team as a dark horse candidate out of spring training, he began the 2007 season with the Triple-A Rochester Red Wings. After a 6-2 start 1.54 ERA, 57 strikeouts, and 5 walks for the Red Wings, he was called up to the Twins and made his major league debut on June 1, 2007 as a replacement for struggling Ramon Ortiz in the starting rotation.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Kevin Slowey."
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