Minnesota Twins Daily Morning Dip: Opening The Best Series Of the Year

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5 May 1996: Second baseman Chuck Knoblauch of the Minnesota Twins runs after the ball during a game against Anaheim Angels at Anaheim Stadium in Anaheim, California. The Angels won the game 5-1. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Squire /Allsport
5 May 1996: Second baseman Chuck Knoblauch of the Minnesota Twins runs after the ball during a game against Anaheim Angels at Anaheim Stadium in Anaheim, California. The Angels won the game 5-1. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Squire /Allsport /
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Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, October 19th, 2017

Welcome to the October 19th edition of the Daily Dip, your daily piece of news and notes here on Puckett’s Pond, offseason edition. You’ll find the most recent news of the Minnesota Twins organization, stories from around the game, and links to any information you may want to know about the Minnesota Twins or baseball as we work our way through the hot stove season!

Minnesota Twins Scores, News and Notes

Arizona Fall League Update

Surprise fell to the Peoria team on Wednesday 6-4 as Peoria pounded out 15 hits, led by Alex Jackson‘s home run and two doubles. Sean Miller played second base, and he went 3-5 with a double and a run scored. Chris Paul started at first base, going 0-5, striking out twice. LaMonte Wade got the start in right field, going 0-4, dropping his average to .136. None of the Twins pitchers threw in the game.

Surprise will play Mesa at 2:30PM today.

Twins name Garver, Siegers as minor league players of year

The Minnesota Twins announced their minor league player and pitcher of the year this year, and both spent a good chunk of 2017 in Minnesota, as Aaron Slegers and Mitch Garver received the honors.

Playoff games yesterday

New York Yankees 5, Houston Astros 0
The Yankees continued their progress to knock off the top American League clubs, taking a 3 games to 2 lead over the Astros with their win on Wednesday. Masahiro Tanaka threw 7 scoreless innings, allowing 3 hits and a walk, striking out 8. Tommy Kahnle finished the game with 2 scoreless innings, allowing a hit and getting a strikeout. Gary Sanchez hit a home run.

Game 6 of the series returns to Houston on Friday.

Chicago Cubs 3, Los Angeles Dodgers 2
The Cubs and Dodgers combined for 5 solo home runs on the night. Willson Contreras hit one and Javy Baez hit two for the Cubs while Cody Bellinger and Chris Taylor each had one for the Dodgers.

Game 5 will be on Thursday at Wrigley Field.

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Playoff games today

Los Angeles Dodgers @ Chicago Cubs, 7PM CT
Starting Pitchers: Clayton Kershaw vs. Jose Quintana
Television: TBS
Series Standing: Dodgers lead 3-1

Notes from around baseball

Next: Twins hire longime BA writer

One Last Thing

On this day in 1991, the Minnesota Twins opened the World Series against the Atlanta Braves, widely considered one of the best (if not THE best) World Series in the game’s history. The Twins defeated the Braves 5-2 in that first game behind a 3-run 5th inning.

Jack Morris went 7 innings, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits and 4 walks, striking out 3. The Twins got home runs from Greg Gagne and Kent Hrbek along with a 3-3 performance from Chuck Knoblauch with a pair of stolen bases.

The Braves were led by Ron Gant, who went 3-4 with a pair of RBI.

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