Berríos starts for Twins vs Yanks in Division Series opener
NEW YORK (AP) — José Berríos will start the AL Division Series opener for the Minnesota Twins against the New York Yankees.
Berríos was 14-8 with a 3.68 ERA and 195 strikeouts in 200 1/3...
MLB finishes with 6,776 homers, 11% above previous record
NEW YORK (AP) — Major league batters finished with 6,776 home runs, shattering the previous record of 6,105 set two years ago.
Dominic Smith hit the final long ball of the season, a...
Soler hits 48th HR, Royals beat Twins in Yost’s last game
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals put a memorable finish on a forgettable 2019 season.
Jorge Soler locked up the AL home run crown with his 48th, Brett Phillips drove a game-ending...
Arraez gets hurt in Twins’ 4-3 victory over Royals
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It was a tough moment for rookie third baseman Luis Arraez.
It could have been a lot worse.
Arraez sprained his right ankle during the seventh inning of...
Twins make history as 4th 100-win team, beat Royals 6-2
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A short game left a lasting memory for the Minnesota Twins.
The Twins became the record fourth team in the major leagues to win 100 games this season, beating the...
Twins clinch AL Central with win over Tigers, Cleveland loss
DETROIT (AP) — On this night, the stars were Randy Dobnak, Luis Arraez and Eddie Rosario — but really it could have been anyone.
The Minnesota Twins are AL Central champions because of...
Twins’ Dyson out for season after shoulder surgery
DETROIT (AP) — Minnesota reliever Sam Dyson had surgery on his shoulder, ending the right-hander's season and potentially putting 2020 in jeopardy as well.
Twins beat Tigers, Odorizzi OK after hamstring cramp
DETROIT (AP) — The Minnesota Twins took another step toward an AL Central title with a 4-2 win over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.
More importantly, they think they dodged an injury...
Rogers falters, Twins allow 7 in 9th in 12-5 loss to Royals
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — José Berríos and Taylor Rogers have been the Twins' most reliable pitchers and helped push Minnesota to the verge of the AL Central title.
Cruz hits 2 of 4 homers by Twins in 8-5 win over Royals
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With the Minnesota Twins facing an early deficit, Nelson Cruz fixed that with one big swing.
The 39-year-old designated hitter has sure had his hand in a lot of this...
Twins beat White Sox 5-3, open 5-game AL Central lead
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As the Minnesota Twins move closer to a postseason berth, José Berríos' confidence grows.
Berríos pitched into the eighth inning to win his second straight start, Mitch...
Sanó’s grand slam leads Twins to sweep of Indians
CLEVELAND (AP) — With one swing Miguel Sanó sent the Minnesota Twins to a doubleheader sweep and maybe a division title.
Sanó's grand slam capped a five-run eighth inning and the Twins...
LEADING OFF: Twins-Indians play 2; Greinke starts for Astros
A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday:
The weekend's AL Central showdown series between Minnesota and Cleveland will start with a doubleheader.
Twins-Indians opener postponed, doubleheader Saturday
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jason Kipnis found a silver lining under the dark clouds — and the rain.
After the opener of a three-game AL Central showdown series between Minnesota and Cleveland was...
Twins end CF Byron Buxton’s season with shoulder injury
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Yet another injury has waylaid Byron Buxton, and Minnesota's speedster center fielder will miss the rest of the season recovering from shoulder surgery that puts his readiness...
Garver hits a pair of homers, Twins beat Indians 5-3
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mitch Garver boosted Minnesota's spirts and playoff hopes on the same day the Twins found out pitcher Michael Pineada was suspended for violating MLB's drug policy.
Twins’ Michael Pineda suspended 60 games for banned diuretic
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins pitcher Michael Pineda was suspended for 60 games on Saturday for taking a diuretic, a big blow to the rotation of a first-place team heading toward the...
Cave, Cruz drive in two runs as Twins beat Tigers 8-3
DETROIT (AP) — The Minnesota Twins are baseball's new home-run kings, but that hasn't been the reason they've won two of three games against the Detroit Tigers this weekend.
Cron’s three-run homer helps Twins beat Tigers 13-5
DETROIT (AP) — The Minnesota Twins might break the single-season home run record this weekend in Detroit.
On Friday, they proved they can do more than hit home runs.
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.
Rodríguez slam, VerHagen lead Tigers over Twins 9-6
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins are looking for a big finish, and José Berríos has turned into a concern for the AL Central leaders.
Berríos surrendered Ronny Rodríguez's first career...
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...
Cruz, Twins cruise to 14-4 win over White Sox
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Those 10 days off sure didn't hurt Nelson Cruz's swing.
Whatever's been thrown his way this season, Minnesota's designated hitter has rarely been deterred.
Twins’ Cruz activated, will play through ruptured tendon
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Twins slugger Nelson Cruz was reinstated from the injured list on Monday after the minimum 10-day stay and will play through a ruptured tendon in his left wrist.
Polanco, Twins top Rangers 6-3 for 1st 4-game sweep of Texas
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Minnesota Twins started a six-game road trip outside the lead in the AL Central for the first in almost four months.
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...
Even-keeled Twins trying to stay that way in tight race
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The home clubhouse in Minnesota was silent after the final game of the series was lost to Cleveland in distressing fashion, a fifth defeat in the last seven contests for the...
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...
Twins put Buxton, Pineda on injured list
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins will be minus often-injured center fielder Byron Buxton and pitcher Michael Pineda for a while.
The AL Central leaders put both of them on the 10-day...
Cruz homers and has 5 RBI; Twins hold off KC 11-9
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A little time off didn't slow Nelson Cruz.
Cruz homered and drove in five runs to help the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 11-9 on Friday night.
1st-place Twins add reliever Sam Dyson at trade deadline
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins will rely on largely the same roster for the stretch run as the one that originally propelled them into first place, with the exception of a few potentially...
Berrios fans 11, Twins hit 3 homers in 7-4 win over Marlins
MIAMI (AP) — Jose Berrios was on top of his game, even if he didn't have his top velocity.
Berrios struck out a season-high 11 in seven innings and the Minnesota Twins hit three homers in a...
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...
Kepler’s single gives Twins walk-off win over Athletics
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After watching the Oakland Athletics stage a late rally to take the lead for the third straight game, it might have been easy for the Minnesota Twins to get frustrated. Instead,...
Rosario’s pinch-hit 3-run HR lifts Twins in 6-3 win vs. A’s
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After their dominant start to the season, the Minnesota Twins were starting to sag a bit.
With one powerful swing Thursday through that thick midsummer night air, Eddie...
As Cron, Rosario return, Twins put Buxton on concussion list
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The latest improbable catch by Byron Buxton caused a face-first crash into the grass, another painful highlight-reel grab for the Minnesota center fielder .
Maxed out: Kepler homers twice more off Bauer, Twins win 6-2
CLEVELAND (AP) — Max Kepler owns Trevor Bauer at the moment. And unless something changes, the AL Central will soon belong to the Twins.
Kepler hit two more home runs off Bauer, Jake Cave...
All-Star break arrives at right time for still-in-1st Twins
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — There is hardly a team that deserves or desires this All-Star week more than the Minnesota Twins, whose powerful performance over the first half of the season was one of the...
Pineda looks good again, Twins beat Rangers 7-4
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) — Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario sprained his left ankle Wednesday running the bases in the third inning, forcing him out of the game.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals don't know why they've been able have success against Jake Odorizzi.
Alex Gordon had a two-run double and Lucas Duda added an RBI single as the...
Nelson Cruz homers has 3 RBIs as Twins rout M’s 10-5
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nelson Cruz and C.J. Cron supplied the power for the team that leads the majors in home runs.
But utility infielder Ehire Adrianza supplied the hustle and the spark in the...
Cruz homers in 4th straight game, Twins trounce Tigers 12-2
DETROIT (AP) — The way Jake Odorizzi is pitching, the Minnesota Twins know they won't need many runs to win games.
Garver, Gonzalez lift Twins over Tigers 6-3
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...
Odorizzi goes 6 scoreless, Twins hang on to beat Rays 9-7
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Jake Odorizzi got a little extra enjoyment from his latest win.
Odorizzi pitched six scoreless innings to lower his AL-best ERA to 1.96, and the Minnesota Twins...
MLB-best Twins rally, beat Rays 5-3 in matchup of hot teams
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Minnesota Twins are a hit — and getting hit.
Eddie Rosario hit a tiebreaking two-run single off Adam Kolarek in the ninth inning after a pair of batters were...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have put pitcher Michael Pineda on the 10-day injured list with right knee tendinitis and promoted Devin Smeltzer to take his place in the...
Odorizzi, two more homers give Twins 7-0 win over White Sox
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jake Odorizzi was at 93 pitches, had struck out the last four batters he faced and retired eight in a row when Minnesota Twins manager Rocco Baldelli surprisingly emerged from...