BALTIMORE (AP) — Eddie Rosario is making long-ball history for the Minnesota Twins.
Rosario homered twice for a second consecutive game, Byron Buxton hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the...
Minnesota Twins (9-7, second in the AL Central) vs. Baltimore Orioles (8-12, third in the AL East)
Baltimore; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
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Toronto aims for series sweep against Twins
Toronto Blue Jays (7-11, fourth in the AL East) vs. Minnesota Twins (8-6, second in the AL Central)
Gibson expected to start as Twins host the Blue Jays
Toronto Blue Jays (6-11, fifth in the AL East) vs. Minnesota Twins (8-5, first in the AL Central)
Minneapolis; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
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Pineda goes 6 innings, Twins beat Tigers 4-3
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins' offense managed just enough to back Michael Pineda through his tough outing.
Pineda labored through six innings and Eddie Rosario drove in two runs as...
NEW YORK (AP) — The records set at Citi Field on Tuesday night were for balls clearing the fence with unprecedented frequency, not Jacob deGrom establishing a mark for consistency.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Michael Pineda has plenty to celebrate after a long road back to the majors.
Max Kepler and Willians Astudillo hit consecutive homers, Eddie Rosario hit a three-run shot...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Minnesota Twins manager Rocco Baldelli really wanted to give Byron Buxton a rest, a day after the center fielder bruised his ribs when he crashed into the wall chasing down...
Confident Twins get 1st crack at division champ Indians
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After hiring a new manager and some power-hitting help, the Minnesota Twins have assembled a team for 2019 that, assuming expected progress by several of their young players,...
Twins reach 1-year deals with 8 players to avoid arbitration
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Right-hander Kyle Gibson and left fielder Eddie Rosario were among eight Minnesota Twins players who avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to one-year contracts Friday.
Gibson and Rosario received hefty raises: Gibson will earn $8,125,000, an increase from his 2018 salary of $4.2 million, while Rosario got $4.19 million for an increase from $602,500 last year.
Twins, Cron agree to $4.8 million, 1-year contract
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins and first baseman C.J. Cron have agreed on a $4.8 million, one-year contract to avoid salary arbitration.
Cron was claimed off waivers from the Tampa Bay Rays this week after hitting a career-high 30 home runs with an .816 OPS.
The deal was reached Friday, when the Twins also decided not to offer a contract to outfielder Robbie Grossman, who becomes a free agent.
Eddie Rosario voted MVP of Twins for 2018
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Left fielder Eddie Rosario has won the Calvin R. Griffith Award for the most valuable player of the Minnesota Twins in 2018, after batting .288 with 57 extra-base hits in 138 games.
Twins’ Eddie Rosario aggravates quad injury
DETROIT (AP) — Minnesota left fielder Eddie Rosario left Monday night's game at Detroit after aggravating a right quad injury.
Rosario fell while fielding Jim Adduci's single to left in the bottom of the fourth, and he stayed on the ground. He attempted to flip the ball to center fielder Jake Cave, but that effort was a bit off target, and it took a moment for Cave to retrieve the ball and throw it back toward the infield. A run scored on the play, and Adduci ended up on third.
Rosario, Adrianza lead Twins past Royals 10-6
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Twins manager Paul Molitor is taking full advantage of expanded September rosters.
Eddie Rosario homered, Ehire Adrianza had three hits and three RBIs, and Minnesota used six relievers to overcome a short start and beat the Kansas City Royals 10-6, snapping a five-game skid Friday night.
Twins down White Sox 5-2, spoil Kopech’s debut
CHICAGO (AP) — A little rain cut short Michael Kopech's anticipated big league debut Tuesday night. Couldn't damper his spirits, though.
Eddie Rosario led the Minnesota Twins to a 5-2 victory, but not before Kopech pitched two scoreless innings in a rain-shortened start and gave Chicago a glimpse of a potentially promising future.
"It was a dream come true," Kopech said. "It was everything I thought about since I was a little kid. I was pumped."
Rosario’s HR in 8th leads Twins past Tigers 5-4
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — While Minnesota's pitchers were struggling with the strike zone, the Twins' hitters were teeing off.
Eddie Rosario hit a tiebreaking drive in the eighth inning for Minnesota's third homer of the day, helping the Twins top the Detroit Tigers 5-4 on Sunday.
Max Kepler and Jake Cave also connected as Minnesota won for the fifth time in six games. The Twins bashed 13 homers while taking three of four from the Tigers.
Mauer pinch-hit homer helps Twins to 5-4 win over Tigers
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Joe Mauer disagreed with two called strikes by Laz Diaz and offered as much objection as the mild-mannered veteran will provide by looking back at the plate umpire following the second one that forced a full count.
Mauer, pinch-hitting in the seventh inning, shook off the frustration and hit a go-ahead, three-run homer off reliever Louis Coleman, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 5-4 on Friday night.
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Berrios goes 7 as Twins beat Royals 8-2
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Max Kepler saw a lot of pitches Friday night, and it paid off Saturday night.
Kepler had three hits, including a two-run homer that put Minnesota ahead to stay, and Jose Berrios threw seven sharp innings to help the Twins to an 8-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals.
Kepler went 3 for 3 with a walk and scored twice. He walked three times in Minnesota's 6-4 victory in the series opener.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Brian Dozier wrapped up a wild back-and-forth finish with the game-winning grand slam for Minnesota.
After 3½ months of setbacks and slumps, the Twins finally have some momentum heading into the All-Star break.
Dozier drove in five runs for the Twins, including the slam in the 10th inning on Sunday that delivered an 11-7 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nine years after drafting Kyle Gibson in the first round and six seasons into his major league career, the faith the Minnesota Twins have had in the lanky right-hander has finally been rewarded on a consistent basis.
He's gained a greater level of confidence in himself, too.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Saturday's sweltering conditions at Wrigley Field were the worst he's experienced during a major league game.
The Minnesota Twins were in no position to disagree.
Minnesota's Eddie Rosario, Bobby Wilson and Max Kepler all left early because of heat illness on a scorching afternoon, and the Cubs beat the Twins 14-9.
CHICAGO (AP) — Minnesota Twins left fielder Eddie Rosario has left a game because of heat illness on a scorching afternoon at Wrigley Field.
The Chicago Cubs said it was 96 degrees at the time Rosario exited during the bottom of the fifth inning Saturday. He hit a two-run homer in the top of the fifth, then left shortly after fielding a hit by Anthony Rizzo.
The Cubs said the heat index was 107 — that's a calculation of how hot it actually feels, with the humidity factored in.
Berrios strikes out 12 as Twins beat Rangers 2-0
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Once Jose Berrios escaped a jam in the first inning, the rest of the day belonged to the ace right-hander.
Berrios struck out a career-best 12 in seven innings, helping the Minnesota Twins beat Bartolo Colon and the Texas Rangers 2-0 on Sunday.
Shin-Soo Choo jumped on Berrios' first-pitch fastball for a leadoff double, but Berrios settled down before the Rangers could grab an early lead.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona thought the worst when Carlos Carrasco was struck on the right arm by a line drive.
"From where I was standing I thought it might have hit him in the face so there was a little bit of a sense of relief, but it caught him right kind of on that funny bone," Francona said after the Indians' 9-3 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Saturday. "He was hurting."
CLEVELAND (AP) — Corey Kluber doesn't often appear hittable, beatable or unremarkable.
It's a baseball rarity, like a triple play.
On Friday night, it happened.
Kluber had a rare rocky performance, lasting just five innings and losing for the first time in seven starts as Kyle Gibson outpitched the Cy Young winner and Brian Dozier hit a two-run homer off him to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 6-3 win over the Cleveland Indians.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The day after one of their ugliest losses of the season, the Minnesota Twins turned to ace-in-training Jose Berrios for a quick turnaround.
Eduardo Escobar and Eddie Rosario added yet another pick-me-up dose of hustle and muscle, too.
Berrios pitched a six-hitter for his second complete game this season, and the Twins hit three home runs against James Shields in a 7-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday afternoon.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With Eddie Rosario dug in the dirt for Minnesota in the ninth inning of a tied game and one runner on, his arms wiggling the bat as they hovered over home plate, the 2-1 fastball from Cleveland closer Cody Allen came in chest high at 94 mph.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After suffering through a historic streak of walk-off losses, the Minnesota Twins were only too happy to reverse the trend.
Eddie Rosario hit his third homer of the game, launching a two-run shot in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Twins over the Cleveland Indians 7-5 Sunday.
On Tuesday, the Twins tied the 1968 Pirates and 2010 Mariners with their eighth walk-off loss in their first 50 games.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Lance Lynn made this start harder on himself with five walks and one hit Cleveland batter.
The recently revived Minnesota lineup made it a lot easier.
Eddie Rosario hit a two-run homer and Brian Dozier drove in two runs to support Lynn's third straight victory, leading the Twins past the Indians 7-1 on Saturday.
"They're scoring runs and playing defense," Lynn said. "It's a lot of fun to play the game."
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Miguel Sano keeps tormenting the Kansas City Royals.
Sano belted a two-run homer, Eddie Rosario hit a three-run double and the Minnesota Twins snapped a four-game skid with an 8-5 victory over the Royals on Monday night.
After extending his hitting streak against Kansas City to 15 games, Sano is batting .373 with six home runs and 26 RBIs during that stretch.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Eddie Rosario scored from first on Mitch Garver's double in the 12th inning and the Minnesota Twins beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-3 Saturday night.
After Jefry Marte grounded out on a weak ball back to Trevor Hildenberger (1-0) with the bases loaded to end the 11th, Rosario came all the way around on Garver's ground ball down the third-base line to put the Twins back in front. Rosario, who went 2 for 4, had singled on a ground ball past Noe Ramirez (1-2).
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Minnesota Twins finally got the comeback win they had been close to staging so many times this season.
Eddie Rosario homered twice, Bobby Wilson hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the ninth inning, and the Twins rallied for a 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night.
"If you keep that mindset of trying to play the 27 outs the best you can, sometimes it's going to turn, and tonight we got one back," Twins manager Paul Molitor said.
CHICAGO (AP) — With the White Sox struggling, James Shields doesn't want to hear about moral victories or solid efforts.
His goal is to help his team win, so anything short of that can't be considered a success.
Shields pitched a no-hitter into the seventh inning before the Minnesota Twins rallied late for a 5-3 victory over Chicago on Sunday.
"At the end of the day, we had a two-run lead and we gave it up," he said. "It was a good effort, but we came up short."
Rosario leads Lynn, Twins over White Sox 8-4
CHICAGO (AP) — The Minnesota Twins hadn't won consecutive games since April 12. Lance Lynn hadn't won one all season.
Eddie Rosario homered and drove in five runs, Lynn earned his first AL victory and the Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 8-4 on Saturday night.
Rosario had four hits, including a two-run homer in the third inning and a two-run double in the fourth. Minnesota tagged Hector Santiago (0-1) for eight runs in 3 1/3 innings. Chicago has lost six of seven.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Fernando Romero's major league debut for Minnesota carried the extra weight of a Twins team that won only once in its previous 12 games.
No pressure, kid.
Well, he sure didn't appear to feel any.
Romero kept Toronto scoreless while pitching into the sixth inning, giving the Twins a badly needed boost in a 4-0 victory over the Blue Jays on Wednesday.
Pirates suffer first defeat of season after squandering early lead at snowy PNC Park
Before the 7-3 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night, the first week of the season was looking up for the Pirates.
Until they looked up, literally, and saw nothing but snow while trying to track an easy infield popup.
The Pirates were trying to protect a 3-2 lead in the sixth inning, but the ball off the bat of the Twins' Eddie Rosario fell to the ground among pitcher Ivan Nova, first baseman Josh Bell and catcher Francisco Cervelli. That was the beginning of the end.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins had to bundle up for their home opener.
The extra layers sure didn't limit their strength.
Mitch Garver hit the go-ahead home run in the seventh, one inning after Miguel Sano tied the game with a two-run shot, and the Twins powered their way past the Seattle Mariners for a 4-2 victory on Thursday afternoon.
"We've got a lot of guys who can hit it over," manager Paul Molitor said.
Was it the cold weather that flustered the eagle Challenger, who took a detour during his flight to home plate and landed briefly on the shoulder of Seattle pitcher James Paxton before the Twins opener on Thursday?
Were the chilly temps responsible for Kyle Gibson lasting just 4 1/3 innings? Or the Twins offense going into a deep freeze for more than half the game?
If true, at least the thaw came before it was too late.
BALTIMORE This isnt how Fernando Rodney wanted his 16th major league season, with his ninth major league team, to begin.
The Twins new closer wasnt presented with a typical modern save situation on Thursday, but with something more old-fashioned, and significantly more difficult: a crisis. He arrived in a 2-2 game in the 10th inning after Trevor Hildenberger walked Colby Rasmus and intentionally walked Chris Davis, after a sacrifice bunt had put Rasmus on second.