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|Minnesota Twins 07-21-2031|
| Breaking News |
|Sunday, July 6th, 2031: Minnesota Comes up Empty Against Wells|
On the hill Michael Wells stood out and was the master of the moment as he blanked Minnesota 6-0.
At bat the Twins floundered, fizzled and failed to score.
"His fastball moves and he mixes in the slider," the Minnesota manager said. "He kept us off balance."
The St. Louis pitcher hurled a 5-hit shutout in an exceptional effort. He gave up no walks and numbered 4 strikeouts.
"I felt good," Wells said. "That's probably the best fastball I've had all season. I was able to locate it pretty well. They were super-aggressive, which helped me."
Checking out his stats for the year, Wells has racked up 5 wins and 6 losses in 17 starts, 5.21 ERA and struck out 24 batters in 93.1 innings.
|Thursday, July 3rd, 2031: Silva Firms Up Extension with Minnesota|
The latest out of Minnesota indicates that Jorge Silva has re-signed with the Twins and that the 27-year-old starting pitcher is set to earn $10,260,000 over a 3-year span.
Team officials tell SION the deal will be officially announced at a press conference tomorrow.
So far in 16 starts this season, Silva has recorded 7 wins and sustained 2 losses. He has pitched 102.1 innings, yielded 101 hits, fanned 78 and has a 5.63 ERA.
|Tuesday, July 1st, 2031: American Announces June's Top Pitcher|
In June Minnesota starter Alek Manoah mystified American hitters and carried off the Pitcher of the Month honors by chalking up a 5-0 record in 6 starts.
The 24-year-old Manoah added 43 strikeouts in 45.2 innings and 7 walks to his season record and compiled a 1.18 ERA. Opposing batters hit .210 against him.
In the 2031 season Manoah has 13 wins and no losses and a 1.69 ERA.
|Record overall||62-29, .681 PCT|
|Position in Division||1st, - GB|
|Record at home||34-17, .667 PCT|
|Record on the road||28-12, .700 PCT|
|Record in X-inning games||6-1, .857 PCT|
|Record in one-run games||12-3, .800 PCT|
|Record versus LHP||20-6, .769 PCT|
|Record versus RHP||42-23, .646 PCT|
|Record last 10 games||4-6, .400 PCT|
|Record in April||12-9, .571 PCT|
|Record in May||24-4, .857 PCT|
|Record in June||19-9, .679 PCT|
|Record in July||7-7, .500 PCT|
|Team Batting Stats & Rankings|
|Batting Average||.295 - 4th in AL|
|On-Base Percentage||.378 - 5th in AL|
|Slugging Percentage||.492 - 4th in AL|
|On-Base + Slugging||.870 - 5th in AL|
|Runs Scored||632 - 2nd in AL|
|Hits||939 - 8th in AL|
|Extra-Base Hits||338 - 7th in AL|
|Home Runs||128 - 10th in AL|
|Bases-On-Balls||377 - 7th in AL|
|Strikeouts||554 - 8th in AL|
|Stolen Bases||236 - 1st in AL|
|Team Pitching Stats & Rankings|
|Earned Run Average ||4.79 - 1st in AL|
|Starters' ERA||4.80 - 2nd in AL|
|Bullpen ERA||4.76 - 1st in AL|
|Runs allowed||460 - 1st in AL|
|Hits allowed||765 - 1st in AL|
|Opponents AVG||.245 - 1st in AL|
|BABIP||.268 - 1st in AL|
|Home Runs allowed||116 - 1st in AL|
|Bases-On-Balls||323 - 4th in AL|
|Strikeouts||592 - 2nd in AL|