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  • 02 Sep
    Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork. [b]Megan Rapinoe USA Jersey[/b] .com) - Paul Molitor will be the new manager of the Minnesota Twins. The Twins said the Hall of Famer has agreed to a three-year contract through the 2017 season and will be officially introduced on Tuesday. Molitor will become just the third manager for the franchise since 1986, following Tom Kelly and the recently fired Ron Gardenhire. The 58-year-old St. Paul native and University of Minnesota product finished his Hall of Fame playing career with his hometown team from 1996-98 and was a coach on Gardenhires staff last year after previously serving as bench coach for Kelly in 2000 and 2001. This will be Molitors first managerial job at any level. After 10 years in the Minnesota organization as a minor league infield and base running coordinator, he joined Gardenhires staff last year to coach infield, base running and bunting, then moved to first base coach in July when Joe Vavra suffered a hip injury. Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2004, Molitor played a combined 21 seasons for the Brewers, Blue Jays and Twins. He had a career .306 batting average with 234 home runs and 1,307 RBI. His 3,319 career hits are good enough for 10th on the all-time list, while his 605 career doubles rank 11th all-time. He was a seven-time All-Star and the MVP of the 1993 World Series with Toronto. After his two-year stint as a coach on Kellys staff, Molitor served as hitting coach for the Seattle Mariners in 2004. Gardenhire was fired after the Twins finished 70-92 in 2014, the clubs fourth straight losing season. He led Minnesota to the postseason six times during his 13-year tenure, finishing with a record of 1,068-1,039. Kelly took over at the end of the 1986 campaign and guided the Twins to a pair of World Series titles during his 15 full seasons. [b]Crystal Dunn Jersey[/b] . His head snapped back from the impact and hit the floor. The All-Star power forward was all right afterward, a relief for the Minnesota Timberwolves. [b]Allie Long USA Jersey[/b] . With the team he supported as a child on the verge of reaching the Champions League semifinals for the first time in 19 years, Ba instead scored the goal that knocked them out.MILWAUKEE -- Forget about his prodigious speed -- Billy Hamilton won a game with his bat Friday night. No need to worry about running out a hit with the way Cincinnatis leadoff man lined his single to right in the ninth off a fastball from stalwart reliever Francisco Rodriguez. Hamiltons hit allowed Zack Cozart to score from second, and Aroldis Chapman shut down the Milwaukee Brewers in the bottom of the ninth to give the Reds a 6-5 win. "Somehow my hands were quicker than I thought they would (be) getting on top of the fastball and it was in," Hamilton said. "It was just a big win for us." Made it easy to forget how the Reds blew a four-run lead in the seventh. Hamilton added his 25th steal of the season in the ninth for good measure. Hes second in the National League in steals behind Dee Gordon of the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was left stranded at third, but his only hit of the night off Rodriguez (2-2) was much more important. The Reds feel like they are building momentum after taking two straight from Los Angeles. "That was a big comeback win. Its something that we really havent done much of this year," said starter Homer Bailey, who gave up four runs and six hits in 6 1-3 innings. "So I think once you start picking up those kinds of wins, and coming back, it becomes contagious." Jonathan Broxton (2-0) tossed a scoreless eighth before Chapman struck out two in the ninth for his 11th save. Hamiltons hit spoiled a special night for Milwaukee, which unveiled its Wall of Honor before the game. Hall of Famer Hank Aaron and baseball Commissioner Bud Selig were among dignitaries at Miller Park. The Brewers rallied with four runs in the seventh to tie it at 5 on Carlos Gomezs RBI double. But earlier mistakes ultimately caught up to Milwaukee, which tied a season-high with four errors. Starter Matt Garza had two errors alone on errant throws. The second came after Garza fielded a bunt by Bailey before his hard throw sailed wide of first and into the stands. The right-hander put his hands on his hips in frustration, but the trouble was just starting to brew.. [b]Ashlyn Harris Jersey[/b]. "It hurt him today," manager Ron Roenicke said. "Too bad because he had really good stuff today." Bailey later scored on Joey Vottos single. Votto came around for a four-run lead after Jay Bruces double wasnt fielded cleanly by Khris Davis, who was charged with an error. Garza went seven innings and allowed seven hits and five runs, including one earned. But the errors still irritated him after the game. "The guys battled back and we lost it late, but we should have never been in that spot," Garza said. "My stuff was too good tonight to do something dumb like that." Davis, a young left fielder, atoned for his miscue with his shot in the seventh off the black Caterpillar ad affixed to the second deck above right field. Came on a night, too, when he posed for a picture with the iconic Aaron, who finished his stellar 23-year career in 1976 as a designated hitter for the Brewers in old County Stadium. Bailey had looked well on his way to winning a fifth straight decision after allowing just one run and three hits through six innings. He even wiggled out of a bases-loaded jam with two outs in the fourth by getting Irving Falu to pop out. No such luck in the seventh. After Davis homer, Bailey allowed two singles before Sam LeCure took over on the mound. After Scooter Gennetts RBI single, Jonathan Lucroy drove in another run on his 28th birthday by beating out a hard chopper to third before Gomez hit his double. NOTES: RHP Mat Latos will make his season debut Saturday for Cincinnati. Latos will be activated after spending the first two months of the season recovering from surgeries on his right elbow and left knee. Latos will bump Tony Cingrani (2-7) from the rotation, and manager Bryan Price said he wasnt sure yet whether the left-hander would be demoted to Triple-A Louisville or sent to the bullpen. ... Milwaukee plans to activate LHP Tom Gorzelanny before Saturdays game. The reliever began the season on the DL following off-season shoulder surgery. ... RHP Yovani Gallardo (4-4) will start Saturday for the Brewers. ' ' '