Minnesota faces off against Kansas City in division matchup
Kansas City Royals (57-99, fourth in the AL Central) vs. Minnesota Twins (95-60, first in the AL Central)
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.
Twins face off against the Indians in division play
Cleveland Indians (82-60, second in the AL Central) vs. Minnesota Twins (87-54, first in the AL Central)
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...
Pineda scheduled to start for Minnesota against Oakland
Oakland Athletics (57-42, second in the AL West) vs. Minnesota Twins (59-38, first in the AL Central)
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...
Cruz’s 3-run double in 7th leads Twins past Rays 6-4
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — By the bottom of the seventh inning, the Minnesota Twins were not only missing their early lead but their entire starting outfield.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Minnesota Twins again showed the resilience that has allowed them to avoid a three-game losing streak this season.
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...
Perez scheduled to start for Minnesota against Milwaukee
Milwaukee Brewers (31-24, second in the NL Central) vs. Minnesota Twins (36-17, first in the NL Central)
Baldelli uncommitted to closer, with many options for 9th
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The normally gregarious Rocco Baldelli has been quite tight-lipped about his plans for the closer role, entering his first season as Minnesota's manager.
Twins complete $1.8M deal with ex-Angels closer Blake Parker
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have completed a $1.8 million, one-year contract with right-handed reliever Blake Parker, the team's first offseason addition to the bullpen.
Parker could make an additional $1.4 million in bonuses for days on the active roster: $400,000 for 130, $500,000 for 140 and $250,000 each for 150 and 160.
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.
Forsythe has 3 RBIs in Twins’ 6-4 win over Pirates
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Logan Forsythe may be best known by Minnesota fans as the player who replaced fan favorite Brian Dozier.
The lone major leaguer of the three players the Dodgers sent to the Upper Midwest on July 31 for the second baseman, Forsythe has filled in capably.
Forsythe had three RBIs, the Minnesota bullpen tossed 5 1/3 shutout innings and the Twins beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-4 Wednesday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alcides Escobar was one of the least likely Kansas City Royals to belt a home run in extra innings.
The light-hitting shortstop had not gone deep in 140 at-bats, and his only long ball this season came on April 17.
Escobar, however, sent a drive to left field with two outs in the 14th inning Tuesday night to give the Royals a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins.
Twins close exhibition season with 3-1 win over Nationals
WASHINGTON Ehire Adrianza homered, Mitch Garver drove in two runs with a clutch two-out ninth-inning hit, and Jose Berrios and six relievers held Washington to just two hits Tuesday, closing the Twins 2018 exhibition schedule with a 3-1 victory at Nationals Park.
There’s no tying in baseball ... except in Twins-Astros game
FORT MYERS, Fla. The Twins rolled out a nearly complete Opening Day lineup against the World Champions on Friday, stood back and watched the offense start rolling in.
FORT MYERS, Fla. Jose Berrios pitched much better than his numbers look on Friday, due to some shaky defense behind him. But Taylor Rogers and Trevor Hildenberger were simply hit hard again.
Berrios allowed three runs, but only one was earned, and it wasnt deserved, and the bullpen allowed eight more runs in Tampa Bays 11-1 rout of the Twins at Hammond Stadium in the first of two games on Friday.
Despite impressive Lance Lynn outing, Orioles thump Twins
FORT MYERS, Fla. Garvin Alston walked past Lance Lynns locker and noticed all the media members waiting for the Twins new righthander. The Twins pitching coach stopped and asked rhetorically, Hows that for a debut?
Yep, the starting pitcher who hadnt faced a batter yet this spring couldnt have been better, going three hitless innings a day after signing a one-year contract, striking out five of the 10 hitters he faced, and not allowing a ball to reach the outfield.
Twins at camp: Relievers seem to like possibility of riding cart into games
FORT MYERS, FLA. Twins relievers spent Wednesday morning imagining what would it be like to ride into games in a motorized cart.
Heck yes, Tyler Duffey said when asked if he would ride in one.
The Arizona Diamondbacks announced Tuesday that it would use a cart, bringing back memories from yesteryear when the vehicles were used in most ballparks. The Twins confirmed they are considering using carts this season.