CHICAGO (AP) — Max Kepler homered twice, rookie Joe Ryan struck out a season-high 11, and the Minnesota Twins held on to beat the Chicago Cubs 5-4 Wednesday night.
Kepler staked the Twins to a 2-0 lead with a homer in the first inning and hit his 19th home run in the fourth, a tiebreaking drive.
CHICAGO (AP) — Nick Gordon hit a two-run homer and two singles, Josh Donaldson and Max Kepler each had three hits and two RBIs, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago Cubs 9-5 on Tuesday night.
Mitch Garver added three singles and an RBI in his return from a back injury to help last-place Minnesota end a two-game slide.
NEW YORK (AP) — Minnesota Twins starter John Gant lasted just 12 pitches against the New York Yankees on Monday, leaving after straining his lower abdomen.
Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said after the Twins' 6-5, 10-inning loss that Gant will go on the injured list.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Minnesota Twins' charter flight had mechanical problems, forcing the team to change planes.
Manager Rocco Baldelli said the Twins arrived at their hotel in New York for their makeup game against the Yankees at about 1:30 a.m.
CLEVELAND (AP) — One of the Twins' expectant fathers delivered.
Hours after manager Rocco Baldelli's wife gave birth, Brent Rooker homered as he awaits a call from home for an arriving baby and Minnesota beat Cleveland 3-0 on Tuesday night, spoiling Indians starter Aaron Civale's return from injury.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jorge Polanco hit a solo homer and doubled three times, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 5-2 on Monday night.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Nick Gordon had a game-tying seventh-inning RBI single and a go-ahead run-scoring base-hit in the ninth as the Minnesota Twins beat the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays 6-5 on Sunday.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Twins manager Rocco Baldelli plans to leave the team Sunday to return home to Minnesota for the birth of his child.
Baldelli said he would be in the dugout for the start of Sunday's game at Tampa Bay but could depart before it ends.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins right-hander Kenta Maeda had season-ending Tommy John surgery Wednesday in Dallas, the team said.
The 33-year-old right-hander from Japan was placed on the 10-day injured list Aug.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Miguel Sanó drove in a pair of runs and the Minnesota Twins outlasted the rain and the Milwaukee Brewers for a 6-4 victory Saturday night.
After Minnesota saw its 4-0 lead disappear, the Twins went back up 5-4 in the sixth inning when Andrelton Simmons hit into a double play that drove in Sanó.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — While they're buried in the standings, the Minnesota Twins have found a spark for the final month of the season with the return of center fielder Byron Buxton.
The oft-sidelined star was reinstated Friday from the injured list after missing 55 games while his broken left pinky finger healed.
BOSTON (AP) — Twins manager Rocco Baldelli, who grew up in Rhode Island rooting for the Red Sox and played for them near the end of his career, knows better than to mess with the legend of Ted Williams in Boston.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jorge Polanco drove in the game-ending run for the third time in four games, lining a bases-loaded single in the 11th inning on Wednesday to give the Minnesota Twins an 8-7 win over the Cleveland Indians.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jorge Polanco did it again.
Polanco doubled with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning to score Max Kepler and give the Minnesota Twins a 5-4 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jorge Polanco hit a game-ending sacrifice fly in the ninth inning to lift the Minnesota Twins over the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 Sunday.
Max Kepler led off the ninth against Matt Wisler (3-5) with a line drive slicing away from left fielder Austin Meadows toward the foul line.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kenta Maeda pitched six effective innings, Luis Arraez hit a two-run homer and the Minnesota Twins beat the Tampa Bay Rays 12-0 on Saturday night.
Max Kepler, Brent Rooker and Ryan Jeffers also went deep for the Twins, who won for the third time in four games.
HOUSTON (AP) — Jorge Polanco homered twice and drove in four runs, Miguel Sanó also hit a home run and the Minnesota Twins beat the Houston Astros 7-5 on Sunday.
Polanco hit a solo home run in the fifth and a three-run shot to right in the sixth to help the Twins build a 7-3 lead.
HOUSTON (AP) — Rookie Griffin Jax is making the most of his opportunity to start in the majors, and highlighted his skills Thursday night by stifling one of baseball's toughest lineups.
The Minnesota Twins got a solid start from Jax, and Andrelton Simmons drove in two runs as they built a big lead early and held on for a 5-3 victory over the Houston Astros.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Jorge Polanco delivered a go-ahead, three-run homer in the ninth inning, lifting the Minnesota Twins to a 7-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.
Heath Hembree (2-6) walked the first two Minnesota batters before striking out Brent Rooker.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rookie right-hander Bailey Ober threw four effective innings, Ryan Jeffers hit a three run homer and the Minnesota Twins beat the St. Louis Cardinals 8-1 on Saturday night to end a three-game losing streak.
CHICAGO (AP) — Max Kepler homered for a second straight game, Jorge Polanco also went deep, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 7-2 on Wednesday night.
The Twins beat the AL Central leaders for just the fourth time in 16 games.
CHICAGO (AP) — Jose Abreu doubled and tripled early, then homered to cap a five-run rally in the eighth inning that vaulted the Chicago White Sox over the Minnesota Twins 9-5 Tuesday night.
Abreu hit his 18th homer, a three-run drive that sent the AL Central-leading White Sox to their fourth win in five games.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jorge Polanco hit a game-ending three-run homer in the 10th inning, and the Minnesota Twins completed a four-game sweep of the Detroit Tigers with a wild 12-9 victory on Sunday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jorge Polanco hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the seventh inning and the Minnesota Twins rallied from a four-run deficit to beat the Detroit Tigers 9-4 Saturday.
Alex Kirilloff also homered for Minnesota to put the Twins on the board in the sixth.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Max Kepler hit a two-run triple during a four-run sixth inning and the Minnesota Twins waited out another young Detroit starter, beating the Tigers 4-2 Friday night.
Like left-hander Tarik Skubal a night earlier, Detroit rookie Matt Manning didn’t allow a hit through the first four innings.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kenta Maeda struck out a season-best 10 in six scoreless innings, Jorge Polanco homered and the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 6-2 on Sunday to halt a five-game losing streak.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Watching right fielder Josh Naylor and second baseman Ernie Clement on a collision course chasing a popup, everyone at Target Field kept waiting for somebody to veer off.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Luis Arraez hit two triples and a tiebreaking two-run double in the sixth inning, sparking the Minnesota Twins in a 8-7 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Friday night.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eddie Rosario broke an eighth-inning tie with a two-run single and the Cleveland Indians defeated the Minnesota Twins 4-1 on Thursday night.
Rosario, who spent six seasons with the Twins, was playing his first game in Minnesota since he signed with Cleveland in the offseason.
SEATTLE (AP) — Nelson Cruz hit a three-run homer against his former team, rookie starter Bailey Ober struck out six and the Minnesota Twins beat the Seattle Mariners 7-2 on Wednesday night.
Cruz’s second-deck shot to left field in the fifth inning made it 6-0 and helped snap the Twins’ three-game losing streak.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Josh Donaldson and Nelson Cruz hit two-run homers off Aroldis Chapman in the ninth inning, and the Minnesota Twins beat the New York Yankees 7-5 Thursday night to avoid a three-game sweep.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Josh Donaldson of the Minnesota Twins scored the 2 millionth run in Major League Baseball history on Saturday, trotting home in the first inning on a ground-rule double by Nelson Cruz against Kansas City.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Minnesota Twins placed pitcher Kenta Maeda on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a right adductor strain.
Maeda was pulled before the sixth inning Saturday against Cleveland.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The day after a 1,900-mile flight and a few hours before another 2,400-mile flight, the Minnesota Twins managed to split a doubleheader out in Southern California.
For the team with the worst record in the American League, a split under these circumstances felt like a big win for the Twins.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Minnesota Twins reliever Tyler Duffey was suspended for three games and manager Rocco Baldelli received a one-game ban Thursday for intentionally throwing behind Yermín Mercedes of the Chicago White Sox in a sequence of events that sparked a debate on the importance of the unwritten rules of baseball.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins reliever Tyler Duffey was ejected Tuesday night after throwing behind Chicago White Sox designated hitter Yermín Mercedes.
With one out in the seventh and the White Sox up 4-2, Mercedes came to the plate and Duffey threw the first pitch behind the slugger’s legs.
White Sox manager Tony La Russa said Yermín Mercedes made a “big mistake” when he crushed a 3-0 pitch from infielder Willians Astudillo for a solo homer in the ninth inning of Monday night's 16-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins left-hander J.A. Happ lost his bid for a no-hitter with one out in the eighth inning on Friday night against Pittsburgh, when Jacob Stallings doubled for the Pirates...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have been cleared to travel and are moving forward with plans for a doubleheader in Oakland on Tuesday after having their season interrupted by coronavirus concerns...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Twins’ games against the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday and Sunday were postponed due to Minnesota’s COVID-19 problems...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Caleb Thielbar had two strikes on Mike Trout when both Angels runners advanced on a wild pitch...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Max Kepler delivered the sigh-of-relief winner for Minnesota on the last day of a rough first homestand of the season...
A look at what’s happening around the majors Sunday:
The Twins have lost three times this season -- all of them in 10th inning with the automatic runner on second base...
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Minnesota Twins bench coach Mike Bell, the younger brother of Cincinnati Reds manager David Bell, died Friday of kidney cancer...
A team-by-team look at the American League Central 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:
NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Shildt began his life in baseball at his mom's side, tagging along with her to work at a Double-A ballpark and picking up odd jobs around the clubhouse...
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 sacrifice fly in the ninth inning and Kansas City beat the Minnesota Twins 5-4 in manager Ned Yost's final game...