Girardi, Leyland are managers of the year

NEW YORK, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Joe Girardi, fired after leading the Florida Marlins to a 78-84 record, was voted baseball's National League manager of the year.

Twins manager signs contract extension

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Minnesota Twins Manager Ron Gardenhire has been given a two-year extension on his contract, keeping him with the team through the 2009 season.

Baseball suspends Jorge Julio

BALTIMORE, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Jorge Julio was fined Friday and suspended by Major League Baseball.

MLB: Minnesota 6, Toronto 5

TORONTO, May 19 (UPI) -- Pinch-hitter Matthew LeCroy hit a one-out, grand slam homer off Terry Adams Wednesday to rally Minnesota past Toronto, 6-5.

Twins sign lefthander Mulholland

CLEVELAND, April 12 (UPI) -- The Minnesota Twins Monday announced the signing of the 41-year-old lefthander Terry Mulholland.

Twins reward Gardenhire with new contract

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire, who has guided the team to consecutive playoff berths, was rewarded Thursday with a two-year contract.

Minnesota 3, Cleveland 2

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Michael Cuddyer hit a solo homer in the eighth Wednesday night as Minnesota extended its winning streak to 11 games with a 3-2 win over Cleveland.

Minnesota 5, Chi. White Sox 3

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Jacque Jones homered twice and four pitchers combined on a nine-hitter Thursday night as Minnesota finished off a sweep of the Chicago White Sox, 5-3.

Minnesota 9, Kansas City 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Kenny Rogers allowed an unearned run and just two hits in eight innings Friday night as Minnesota whipped Kansas City, 9-2.

Minnesota 9, Cleveland 2

MINNEAPOLIS, July 4 (UPI) -- Rookie Justin Morneau and Corey Koskie hit two-run homers Friday night as Minnesota snapped a four-game losing streak by downing Cleveland, 9-2.

Milwaukee 13, Minnesota 1

MINNEAPOLIS, June 27 (UPI) -- Matt Kinney pitched an eight-hitter for his first career complete game Friday night as Milwaukee routed Minnesota, 13-1.

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NY Yankees 8, Minnesota 2

MINNEAPOLIS, April 20 (UPI) -- Alfonso Soriano and Nick Johnson led off the game with back-to-back singles Sunday and Jason Giambi followed with his first home run since April 4 to send the N

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Minnesota inks Rogers

WINTER HAVEN, Fla., March 13 (UPI) -- The Minnesota Twins have added 38-year-old southpaw Kenny Rogers to their rotation.
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