NEW YORK (AP) — Edwin Encarnación has been inserted into the cleanup spot as the designated hitter for the New York Yankees' AL Division Series opener against the Minnesota Twins after recovering...
A look at the best-of-five American League Division Series between the Minnesota Twins and New York Yankees:
Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Friday, at New York, 7:07 p.m. (MLB);...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two years ago, Randy Dobnak had no idea he would be pitching in the majors this September. Without worry, Dobnak and his girlfriend planned their wedding.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins feted their fourth walk-off win in this remarkable season with a bath of water and bubble gum for Ronald Torreyes, whose bases-loaded hit by pitch in the...
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...
Minnesota Twins (79-51, first in the AL Central) vs. Chicago White Sox (60-70, third in the AL Central)
Chicago White Sox (56-68, third in the AL Central) vs. Minnesota Twins (76-49, first in the AL Central)
Chicago White Sox (55-68, third in the AL Central) vs. Minnesota Twins (76-48, first in the AL Central)
Minnesota Twins (72-47, first in the AL Central) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (62-58, third in the AL Central)
MILWAUKEE (AP) — As much as any two teams, the Minnesota Twins and the Milwaukee Brewers are playing in a playoff-like atmosphere, as the AL Central and the NL Central feature the tightest races...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After watching their All-Star closer lose a two-run lead in the bottom of the ninth inning, the Cleveland Indians bounced right back to win their four-game series in Minnesota...
Cleveland Indians (70-47, second in the AL Central) vs. Minnesota Twins (71-46, first in the AL Central)
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Patience with Michael Pineda during a lengthy rehab is paying off for the Minnesota Twins.
Pineda struck out a season-high nine over six efficient innings, Jason Castro...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Max Kepler was supposed to have the night off. Instead, the Twins outfielder wound up playing 12 innings and delivered three huge hits.
Kansas City Royals (22-48, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Minnesota Twins (47-22, first in the AL Central)
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — This barrage of home runs has helped propel the Minnesota Twins to the best record in baseball.
There's plenty of speed to supplement the power, too, as Jorge Polanco...
DETROIT (AP) — Not much can contain the Twins power hitters right now, not even spacious Comerica Park.
On pace to become the majors' first-ever 300-homer club, Minnesota hit three more in a...
Minnesota Twins (39-18, first in the AL Central) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (35-21, second in the AL East)
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Minnesota Twins started the new month like they ended the last one. Winning, with home runs leading the way.
Minnesota Twins (32-16, first in the AL Central) vs. Los Angeles Angels (22-26, fourth in the AL West)
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Marwin Gonzalez keeps coming through for the Minnesota Twins. The designated hitter homered and drove in three runs as the Twins rallied for an 8-3 victory over the Los...
Minnesota Twins (31-16, first in the AL Central) vs. Los Angeles Angels (22-25, second in the AL West)
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Shohei Ohtani hit his first home run of the season for the Los Angeles Angels, a towering two-run shot in the third inning against Minnesota ace Jose Berrios that fueled a 5-4...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When the time came for Rocco Baldelli to remove Jose Berrios from the game, the new manager of the Minnesota Twins clapped as he reached the mound and extended his right hand...
Capsules of American League West teams, listed in order of finish last year:
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...
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Marwin Gonzalez was Houston's do-everything utility player for the last few years.
Replacing him is probably going to be a team effort.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Don't call Marwin Gonzalez a utilityman.
At least not around the Minnesota Twins.
"That's something I've heard used before, all the time," Twins manager Rocco...
Versatile Marwin Gonzalez and the Minnesota Twins have agreed to a $21 million, two-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.
Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, Craig Kimbrel and Dallas Keuchel won't be around when the bat and ball bags are opened at spring training throughout Florida and Arizona this week.
They are among the dozens of free agents still looking for jobs, joined by Mike Moustakas, Marwin Gonzalez, Carlos Gonzalez and Gio Gonzalez.
For the second straight winter, camps are opening with many rosters in exceptional flux.
A team-by-team look at the American League West entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and the full squad:
Manager: AJ Hinch (fifth season).
2018: 103-59, first place, lost to Boston in ALCS.
Training Town: West Palm Beach, Florida.
Park: Ballpark of the Palm Beaches.
First Workout: Feb. 14/18.
He's Here: OF Michael Brantley, C Robinson Chirinos, LHP Wade Miley, INF Aledmys Diaz.
HOUSTON (AP) — Alex Bregman is in the leadoff spot for the Houston Astros in Game 4 of the AL Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox after batting third in the team's first six playoff games.
Houston manager AJ Hinch made the change after the Red Sox walked Bregman seven times combined in the first three games of this series. Hinch made the change with the Astros trailing 2-1 going into Wednesday's matchup.
HOUSTON (AP) — Six-time All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve is a designated hitter for the Houston Astros in the playoffs for the first time.
A look at the best-of-seven American League Championship Series between the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox:
Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Saturday, at Boston, 8:09 p.m.; Game 2, Sunday, at Boston, 7:09 p.m.; Game 3, Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Houston, 5:09 p.m.; Game 4, Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Houston, 8:39 p.m.; x-Game 5, Thursday, Oct. 18, at Houston, 8:09 p.m.; x-Game 6, Saturday, Oct. 20, at Boston, 5:09 p.m.; x-Game 7, Sunday, Oct. 21, at Boston, 7:39 p.m. (All games on TBS).
HOUSTON (AP) — Two Octobers after sparking a reliever revolution, Andrew Miller came up empty.
Miller failed to get an out in relief of starter Carlos Carrasco, allowing a go-ahead double to Marwin Gonzalez as the Cleveland Indians lost to Houston 3-1 Saturday and fell into a 2-0 AL Division Series deficit.
"I wasn't good," Miller said. "I wasn't effective."
HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole have been even more brilliant in the playoffs, keeping Cleveland's powerful offense in check to give the Houston Astros a 2-0 lead in the AL Division Series.
Cole struck out 12 and walked none, combining with two relievers on Houston's second straight three-hitter in a 3-1 victory Saturday.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Marwin Gonzalez was at his best again, homering for the eighth time this month. Justin Verlander didn't have his best stuff, but he did just enough.
Gonzalez and Verlander proved to be a winning combination as they led the Houston Astros to an 8-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Houston Astros insist the AL West is the premier division in baseball. They're doing their part to show it, too.
Marwin Gonzalez hit a grand slam and Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa also homered to lead the Astros to a 9-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night.
Dallas Keuchel (10-10) allowed two runs and five hits in seven innings, striking out six and walking two.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Justin Verlander pitched just well enough to earn his 200th career win and the Houston Astros hit five home runs, beating the Oakland Athletics 9-4 Sunday to avoid a sweep and retake sole possession of the AL West lead.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Once they got behind closed doors in the clubhouse, the Houston Astros showered Justin Verlander with champagne.
No, it wasn't for helping them avoid a sweep at the Coliseum. But that was a nice benefit, too.
Verlander pitched just well enough to earn his 200th career win and the Astros hit five home runs, beating the Oakland Athletics 9-4 Sunday to retake sole possession of the AL West lead.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Houston Astros aren't putting up big numbers with their injury-depleted lineup. But the World Series champions are making up for that with a couple of timely home runs.
Tyler White hit a two-run drive in the eighth inning and the Astros pulled off a late rally for the second straight game, beating the San Francisco Giants 2-1 on Tuesday.
The win followed the Astros' 3-1 victory Monday night in which Marwin Gonzalez hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Roberto Osuna needed five pitches for a clean inning and a nice on-field impression on his new teammates.
Osuna earned the win in his first appearance with Houston after Marwin Gonzalez hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning, lifting the Astros over the San Francisco Giants 3-1 on Monday night.
SEATTLE (AP) — When the Seattle Mariners were rolling in the middle of June, it appeared unlikely anyone in their own division would be contending with them for one of the wild card spots in the American League.
On Wednesday, the Mariners were knocked from the lead for the second wild-card in the AL, caught by division rival Oakland.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers are keeping their lineups intact for the deciding Game 7 of the World Series.
Center fielder George Springer leads off Wednesday night for the Astros, followed by third baseman Alex Bregman, second baseman Jose Altuve, shortstop Carlos Correa, first baseman Yuli Gurriel, catcher Brian McCann, left fielder Marwin Gonzalez and right fielder Josh Reddick. Right-hander Lance McCullers Jr. starts.
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on World Series Game 3 between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros (all times local):
The Houston Astros broke out their bats in a four-run second inning, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 Friday night for a 2-1 World Series lead.
Yuli Gurriel homered to begin the four-run burst off loser Yu Darvish that also included run-scoring singles by Marwin Gonzalez and Brian McCann plus Alex Bregman's sacrifice fly.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kenley Jansen is 6-foot-5 and very wide. The Los Angeles closer is undeniably imposing in his home whites on the Dodger Stadium mound even before he throws his cutter, one of the most sadistic and dependable pitches in baseball.