LaVelle Neal of the Star Tribune watched Francisco Liriano hit Danny Valencia with a pitch on Tuesday. Then he saw Justin Morneau take Liriano deep and over the fence. Then he saw a guy that might be able to throw 100 mph. There's never a dull moment in Fort Myers.
Evacuations underway after explosion, fire on U of M campus
Evacuations are in effect on campus after an underground explosion and fire Thursday afternoon.
‘Terrible prank’ during tornado drill causes scare at Hopkins High School
The school principal said the incident brought armed police to the school and "understandably caused some scholars anxiety."
Woman admits to role in St. Paul man's gruesome murder
A 32-year-old Duluth woman has taken a plea deal in the case of a 34-year-old St. Paul man's murder.
'Living nightmare’ alleged at Savage, Minn. rabbit sanctuary
"Peacebunny Cottage" is now the subject of an animal cruelty investigation.
Tractor tips on embankment, killing man in Kandiyohi County
The tractor reportedly tipped and fell on top of the man, pinning him underneath.
Sloane Martin teams with Mike Golic Jr. for college football broadcasts
Martin, 33, lives in Minnesota and continues to climb the sports broadcasting ladder.
Minnesota radio legend Tom Barnard set to leave KQRS
Barnard says he's not retiring.
Delta pilots picket at MSP Airport amid mass issues in airline industry
The picket is one of several nationwide.
St. Paul plans to extend $500 payments to low-income families
The expansion would give more than 300 families a monthly payment of $500.
Use of car seat in crash that killed child still under investigation
The mother of the child was treated for injuries not considered to be life-threatening.
Twins roster shake-up: Liriano to the bullpen, Valencia to Triple-A
Big moves following the Twins loss Wednesday night. Francisco Liriano was moved to the bullpen and Danny Valencia was optioned to Triple-A Rochester. Liriano has struggled with confidence and Valencia was in the midst of an 0-21 slump.
Twins take aim at sweeping the Tribe w/o Liriano
The Minnesota Twins have a chance to sweep the Cleveland Indians Sunday afternoon at Target Field after handing the tribe a couple of embarrassing losses. Right-hander Brian Duensing will step in for Francisco Liriano, who was traded to the Chicago White Sox. Ubaldo Jimenez will take the hill for the Indians. Twins Third baseman Danny Valencia is also back for the first time since being sent down to Triple-A Rochester in May.
Twins taking a step back with Liriano
After another rough outing the Minnesota Twins plan to "take a step back" with Francisco Liriano. Ron Gardenhire says "we're going to step back to see what we need to do to try to get his confidence back." If this means a move to the bullpen, Liriano said, "That would be OK with me."
Liriano fires five no-hit innings in Twins 10-0 victory
Francisco Liriano kept up a hot spring by blanking the Pirates for five innings. Liriano has held opponents scoreless in 12 of the 13 innings he's pitched. The Pirates managed just one hit off five Minnesota pitchers.
Liriano throws six shutout innings in Twins' 6-4 spring training loss to Yankees
Francisco Liriano pitched six shutout innings in the Twins' 6-4 spring training loss to the Yankees Friday. Liriano lowered his spring ERA to 2.00. He tells the Pioneer Press that his fastball, change-up and slider are all working. Liriano was good enough to make Yankees' star Alex Rodriguez look foolish on a four-pitch strikeout.
Liriano less focused on strikeouts, more focused on hitting his spots
Francisco Liriano has been the Twins' most consistent strikeout pitcher for quite some time now, but trying to strike out every hitter has gotten him in trouble. That's why Liriano says he's "just trying to hit my spot and whatever happens, happens." The lefty says his new strategy is working, "so far."
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