Schoop hits Twins’ 300th homer in 10-4 win over Tigers
DETROIT (AP) — Jonathan Schoop knew he had the best chance to make history for the Minnesota Twins on Thursday.
With the Twins recovering from Wednesday night's celebration of their first...
Twins put 4-game win streak on the line against White Sox
Minnesota Twins (81-51, first in the AL Central) vs. Chicago White Sox (60-72, third in the AL Central)
Schoop hits 2 HRs, drives in 4 as Twins beat White Sox 8-2
CHICAGO (AP) — About the only thing Jonathan Schoop hasn't done lately is get steady playing time.
That could change if he stays this hot at the plate.
Minnesota takes on Chicago in division matchup
Minnesota Twins (80-51, first in the AL Central) vs. Chicago White Sox (60-71, third in the AL Central)
Gonzalez, Schoop homer, Pineda solid as Twins top White Sox
CHICAGO (AP) — Michael Pineda and the Minnesota Twins came through with a tidy effort when they didn't have much room for error.
Marwin Gonzalez and Jonathan Schoop hit solo homers in the...
Cron, Schoop power Twins to 7-4 win over Tigers
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The first-place Minnesota Twins didn't get many hits off Detroit starter Matthew Boyd, but they certainly made them count.
Giolito’s 3-hit shutout gives White Sox 4-0 win over Twins
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have been in first place in the AL Central for all but 13 days this season, a perch the Chicago White Sox have been aiming for during this extended...
Jurado scheduled to start as Texas hosts Minnesota
Minnesota Twins (74-48, first in the AL Central) vs. Texas Rangers (60-62, third in the AL West)
Dropped popup was key to Twins’ 4-3 win over Rangers
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Minnesota Twins did what they do better than any other major league team this season — hit home runs — but their 4-3 win over the Texas Rangers on Friday night turned...
5-4-3, take 2: Twins turn another triple play for Pérez
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have turned their second triple play with Martín Pérez on the mound — in a span of less than three weeks.
Sanó’s pinch-hit HR in 9th gives Twins 5-3 win over Braves
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After sitting four powerful right-handed bats against Atlanta All-Star starter Mike Soroka, Minnesota Twins manager Rocco Baldelli had plenty of pinch-hitting options late in...
Sanó homers as Twins pound White Sox 11-1
CHICAGO (AP) — Fourteen pitches. That was all it took.
These power-packed Minnesota Twins can pile up runs in a hurry.
Miguel Sanó hit a three-run homer in Minnesota's five-run first...
Twins turn 3 vs. Yankees on Encarnación’s grounder
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins picked the perfect time to turn a triple play for the first time in more than two years , squelching a first-inning rally in the series opener against the...
Twins set 1st-half homer record, rout Rangers 15-6
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Back home from their first losing road trip of the season, the Minnesota Twins put their record-setting power on display.
Rosario helps Twins extend Snell’s woes, beat Rays 9-4
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have beaten up on left-handed pitching and former Cy Young award winners in their rise to the American League's best record and majors' top offense.
Milone, Mariners to take on Berrios, Twins
Seattle Mariners (28-42, fifth in the AL West) vs. Minnesota Twins (44-21, first in the AL Central)
Minneapolis; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Mariners: Tommy Milone (1-1,...
White Sox visit Minnesota, aim to build on Giolito’s solid performance
Chicago White Sox (23-26, third in the AL Central) vs. Minnesota Twins (33-16, first in the AL Central)
Twins tie franchise record with 8 homers, beat Twins 16-7
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Miguel Sano and Jonathan Schoop each hit two of Minnesota's franchise record-tying eight home runs and the Twins hammered Matt Harvey and the Los Angeles Angels 16-7...
Twins tie team record with 8 homers in 16-7 win over Angels
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — C.J. Cron believed in spring training that the Minnesota Twins were going to have a good offense this season. Their hitting hasn't just been good, it has been...
Cron, Schoop homer twice in Twins 18-4 rout of Mariners
SEATTLE (AP) — The Minnesota Twins' offense has been rolling all season. They had their best game yet Saturday night against the Seattle Mariners.
Odorizzi, Twins top Yankees 7-3; Andjuar 2 errors in return
NEW YORK (AP) — Jonathan Schoop thought he'd hit a three-run homer in the fourth innning, only to see Yankees right fielder Cameron Maybin run back, jump and stick his glove over the wall to make...
Twins host Astros, aim to build on Perez’s strong outing
Houston Astros (18-13, first in the AL West) vs. Minnesota Twins (18-10, first in the AL Central)
Minneapolis; Thursday, 1 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Brad Peacock (2-1, 3.67...
Perez pitches Twins past Astros 6-2 behind Schoop’s big HR
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Martin Perez came to Minnesota for a fresh start, so what better time than to try a new pitch?
With a cut fastball successfully added to his arsenal, following a brief...
Cruz hit 2 of Twins’ 5 homers in 6-1 win over Orioles
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — By adding Nelson Cruz, C.J. Cron and Jonathan Schoop in the offseason, the Minnesota Twins envisioned a lineup with more power.
DeGrom’s streaks end as Twins hit 6 HRs to rout Mets 14-8
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.
National League Central capsules
Capsules of National League Central teams, listed in order of finish last year:
Twins start fresh with rookie manager Baldelli in dugout
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins hired the youngest manager in the major leagues. They remade the right side of the infield. There will be a new closer, too, should rookie skipper Rocco...
Schoop, Twins agree to $7.5 million, 1-year contract
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Second baseman Jonathan Schoop and the Twins agreed to a $7.5 million, one-year contract on Thursday, another step in an offseason remake of Minnesota's infield.
Schoop's deal would allow him to earn a $100,000 performance bonus for reaching 600 plate appearances, plus additional award bonuses. He was an All-Star with Baltimore in 2017 when he hit .293 with 32 home runs with 105 RBIs, all career highs.
Hamilton, Garcia, Schoop cut loose; Cubs keep Russell
NEW YORK (AP) — Speedy outfielder Billy Hamilton and 2017 All-Stars Avisail Garcia and Jonathan Schoop became free agents Friday when they were among 43 players cut loose by teams that failed to offer 2019 contracts, but the Chicago Cubs hung onto shortstop Addison Russell despite his 40-game domestic violence suspension that extends until May.
Brewers don’t offer Schoop contract for next season
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Brewers allowed former All-Star second baseman Jonathan Schoop to go free, failing to offer a 2019 contract.
The 27-year-old spent his entire career with Baltimore before Milwaukee acquired him at the July 31 trade deadline for second baseman Jonathan Villar and a pair of prospects, right-handed pitcher Luis Ortiz and infielder Jean Carmona.
Schoop hit .202 with four homers and 21 RBIs in 46 games for the Brewers, then was 0 for 8 in the postseason.
Brewers, Dodgers tweak lineups for Game 4 of NLCS
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Infielder Jonathan Schoop is getting his first start for the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 4 of the NL Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
He is hitting sixth on Tuesday. Schoop replaces Travis Shaw, who started the previous two games.
The Brewers lead the best-of-seven series 2-1.
Brewers catcher Manny Pina is getting his first start since the opener and will hit seventh, replacing veteran Erik Kratz.
Brewers trim Cubs’ NL Central lead to 1 with 3-2 win
CHICAGO (AP) — Right after Tommy La Stella struck out swinging for the final out, Jeremy Jeffress pounded his glove with his right hand and Erik Kratz pumped his right arm in jubilation.
Forget about the wild-card standings. The Milwaukee Brewers are fighting for the NL Central title.
Lorenzo Cain had four hits, Mike Moustakas scored on Carl Edwards Jr.'s wild pitch in the sixth inning and the Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs 3-2 on Monday night to move within one game of the division leaders.
After Braun plunked, Schoop’s slam lifts Brewers over Giants
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jonathan Schoop responded to a tense situation in the biggest way possible.
Schoop hit a grand slam after Ryan Braun was hit by a pitch in the sixth inning, and Milwaukee beat the San Francisco Giants 6-3 on Sunday, completing a series sweep and preserving the Brewers' lead in the NL wild-card race.
Milwaukee moved within two games of the first-place Cubs in the NL Central heading into a three-game series at Chicago.
Busy Brewers add 3 more players for playoff push
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers last made the playoffs seven years ago. With a chance to end that rut, they've been aggressive in remaking their roster.
Milwaukee brought in three more veterans on Friday, the deadline for traded players to be eligible to postseason play. They snagged left-handed starter Gio Gonzalez from the Washington Nationals, steady outfielder Curtis Granderson from the Toronto Blue Jays and lefty reliever Xavier Cedeno from the Chicago White Sox.
Moustakas, Piña, Schoop go deep as Brewers bash Pirates 7-4
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Chris Archer blamed nobody but himself for the Pittsburgh Pirates' loss to Milwaukee.
Mike Moustakas and Manny Piña each hit a two-run homer in the third inning, Jonathan Schoop went deep in the seventh and the Brewers beat the Pirates 7-4 on Sunday.
The Brewers rocked Archer (4-7) for six runs and six hits in the third, when two close calls in the outfield started the trouble for Pittsburgh.
Brewers scoop up 2B Jonathan Schoop from Orioles
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers acquired second baseman Jonathan Schoop in a trade with the Baltimore Orioles, adding another option to a crowded infield as they make a push for the playoffs.
The Brewers sent second baseman Jonathan Villar and two prospects to Baltimore.
Orioles use combined 4-hitter, Schoop RBI to beat Rangers
BALTIMORE (AP) — A huge crowd, a well-pitched game and the appearance of a local legend provided the Baltimore Orioles with a rare feel-good moment during a very unenjoyable season.
Rookie Yefry Ramirez and four relievers combined on a four-hitter, Jonathan Schoop drove in a run with a sixth-inning sacrifice fly and the Orioles beat the Texas Rangers 1-0 Saturday night in a matchup of last-place teams.
Machado hits 2 HRs, Orioles beat Yankees 6-5
BALTIMORE (AP) — There's no telling how long the Baltimore Orioles will have Manny Machado on their side, so they're going to enjoy it while they can.
Machado hit two home runs, Jonathan Schoop singled in the winning run with two outs in the ninth inning, and Baltimore rallied past the New York Yankees 6-5 Tuesday night.
Orioles snap 13-game road skid with 7-4 win at Boston
BOSTON (AP) — In a season with little to celebrate so far, the Baltimore Orioles had their choice of reasons to rejoice Friday night.
The Orioles beat the Red Sox 7-4, ending Baltimore's 13-game road losing streak and finally picking up a win for beleaguered starter Alex Cobb.
Price goes all the way in Red Sox’s 6-2 win over Orioles
BOSTON (AP) — David Price took a shutout into the ninth inning and held Baltimore to five hits in his first complete game this season, leading the Boston Red Sox past the Orioles 6-2 on Thursday night.
J.D. Martinez hit a two-run homer in the first, and Xander Bogaerts homered with two on during a four-run fifth.