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Twins forming troubling trends in early season losses

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MLB: Minnesota Twins at Kansas City Royals
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Chris Paddack pitches against the Kansas City Royals during the first inning Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.
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As the losses have started to pile up in the early parts of the Twins’ season — many a result of the slumping offense —Twins manager Rocco Baldelli has often praised the approach and the at-bats, even if the results haven’t followed.

Not on Wednesday.

The Twins went quickly — they lost in less than two and a half hours — and quietly on Wednesday night, blanked by the Royals 2-0 at Kauffman Stadium. It marked the third time the Twins have been shut out in their last seven games.

And Baldelli didn’t like much of what he saw. >>> Full story here.

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This is the third time they’ve been shut out in their past seven games

With Will moving inside, Bison football poised to unleash Mostaert muscle next fall

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North Dakota State's Eli Mostaert celebrates his sack of Eastern Washington’s Eric Barriere during their first-round FCS football playoff game Saturday, April 24, 2021, in Fargo. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
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It was in 2018 when Lakeville North High School in the Twin Cities went undefeated and won the Minnesota big-school state football championship. Two big reasons were on the defensive line in twins Eli and Will Mostaert.

Next fall, North Dakota State is hoping to create a Lakeville West of sorts. The Mostaerts are all in on the interior of the Bison defensive line.

Eli Mostaert was a regular at defensive tackle last fall when NDSU went 14-1 and won its ninth Division I FCS title in 11 years. Will was more of an inside-outside versatile player who mainly was considered a defensive end. No longer. >>>Full story here.

Key losses to graduation the impetuous for NDSU moving Will Mostaert to defensive tackle permanently.

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