La Velle Neal

Reporter | Minnesota Twins
Phone: 612.674.4888
La Velle E. Neal III has covered Major League Baseball for the Star Tribune since 1998 (the post-Knoblauch era). Born and raised in Chicago, he attended both the University of Illinois and Illinois-Chicago and began his baseball writing career at the Kansas City Star. He can be heard occasionally on KFAN radio, lending his great baseball mind to Paul Allen and Dan Barreiro during the season.

Recent content from La Velle Neal

Kluber's 14 strikeouts give Twins few chances in 7-2 loss

Corey Kluber struck out a career-high 14 hitters for the second straight start and the Indians didn’t lose any ground in the playoff chase Sunday with a 7-2 win over the Twins.

Updated: September 22, 2014, - 09:29 AM

Twins notes: Burton unhappy with his play

Jared Burton is 3-5 with a 4.50 ERA in 66 games with the Twins this season.

Updated: September 21, 2014, - 11:08 PM

May's progression takes a night off in loss to Cleveland

Cleveland used four extra-base hits, including a three-run homer from Yan Gomes, to pull away to a 7-3 victory at Target Field.

Updated: September 21, 2014, - 06:29 AM

Silence over arm leaves Perkins second-guessing

All-Star closer Glen Perkins said he should have told the Twins about his arm troubles sooner. He has been shut down for the season.

Updated: September 20, 2014, - 11:45 PM

MLB Insider: A reminder that not all picks click

We agreed on Aaron Hicks, and we were wrong. But somebody (check the record) got Phil Hughes right.

Updated: September 20, 2014, - 05:07 PM

Hughes has been a bargain for the Twins

Confidence has made Phil Hughes a 15-game winner and free-agency bargain.

Updated: September 19, 2014, - 12:43 AM

Gibson bears down, Twins win first home series since July

It’s the first time the Twins have won a series at home since late in July.

Updated: September 18, 2014, - 12:19 PM

Twins notes: Sore Perkins to undergo MRI on left arm

According to Twins General Manager Terry Ryan, closer Glen Perkins will have his forearm, elbow and biceps checked out to make sure everything is structurally sound.

Updated: September 18, 2014, - 12:35 AM

Konerko plays final series against Twins

In 257 career games against the Twins, the retiring Paul Konerko, 38, hit .286 with 50 home runs and 136 RBI.

Updated: September 14, 2014, - 11:12 PM

May strikes out 10 in Twins' victory over White Sox

Trevor May struck out a season-high 10 in six innings and the Twins overcame Jose Abreu’s 35th home run, beating the Chicago White Sox 6-4.

Updated: September 14, 2014, - 11:07 PM

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