Bartolo Colon picked up the win for the Twins and became just the third active pitcher (John Lackey and Max Scherzer being the others) to defeat all 30 MLB teams. Colon went six innings and allowed four runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out six.
The Minnesota Twins traded their All-Star relief pitcher Brandon Kintzler to the Washington Nationals prior to today's trade deadline. In exchange the Twins get 20-year-old Class A left-hander Tyler Watson and $500,000.
Garcia, 31, is in his ninth season at the Major League level, with the first eight years spent with the St. Louis Cardinals. Garcia is 4-7 this season with a 4.30 ERA and has a career mark of 66-52 with an ERA of 3.65.
The Minnesota Twins have wrapped up the first-half of the season in second place. And before I even ask, as a fellow lifetime Minnesota sports fan I'm pretty sure I know the answer -- but here we go: When it comes to the second half of the season, is your ($12) Twins Beer cup half-full or half-empty?
Minnesota Twins' third baseman Miguel Sano finished second in all-star balloting at his position, but he's been chosen as a reserve to the American League All-Star team -- along with Twins' pitcher Ervin Santana. Sano will also take part in the Home Run derby.
After being swept by the Indians last weekend in Minneapolis, the Minnesota Twins returned the favor by sweeping the tribe this weekend in Cleveland -- putting the Twins back on top of the AL Central Division by a half game.
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