First of all, hello, everyone, I am not La Velle or Phil. It’s Megan Ryan, the Strib’s soccer writer pinch-hitting here at Target Field for the Twins game against the Kansas City Royals on Saturday. Your regularly scheduled baseball coverage will resume Sunday, so hopefully you’ll enjoy my one-night-only appearance. The big news is outfielder Byron Buxton’s return to the lineup. He left Wednesday’s game with a bone bruise on his hand after the bat slipped out of his grip when he was up at the plate.
Are you ready for some trolling? Three weeks before the NFL season kicks off, rivalries are already in mid-season form. Nick Swardson, known comedian and better-known Vikings fan, is currently shooting a movie in Vancouver that stars - among others - Olivia Munn. Wednesday, the Twin Cities native donned a Prince t-shirt and Vikings ball cap and posted a selfie with Munn, the ex-girlfriend of Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, to his 643,000 Twitter followers.
Glen Perkins didn't have the outing he hoped for Thursday afternoon in his return to a major league mound. Perkins, out more than a year while recovering from shoulder surgery, made eight rehab appearances over the last month. He was added to the Twins' roster before Thursday's doubleheader and was soon summoned to pitch in a big league game for the first time since April 2016. With the Twins trailing 7-3 in the ninth inning in Game 1, manager Paul Molitor gave Perkins a chance to pitch.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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