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Left-hander Stephen Gonsalves admitted to a case of nerves before and during Monday's 8-5 loss to the White Sox. He was knocked out in the second inning.
Trevor Hildenberger is, outing by outing, distancing himself from a rough stretch in which he gave up home runs in four consecutive appearances.
The Twins knocked out Francisco Liriano with eight runs in the first two innings and then broke open a one-run game with a huge sixth inning.
The Twins, in the coming weeks, plan to keep moving their outfielders around so they will be prepared for any situation.
The Twins know there's plenty of power in Tyler Austin's 6-2, 220-pound frame — and they hope to get more of it out of him.
Kohl Stewart's major league debut in Detroit was going fine until the fifth inning, when he lost one long battle and then lost his focus.
In just 11 games with the Twins, second baseman Logan Forsythe has batted in six different spots ion the Twins' batting order.
Trevor Hildenberger allowed two hits - including a home run, but got the next three outs for his second major league save in the same yard he got his first last season: Comerica Park.
Ervin Santana, making his fourth start since returning from finger surgery in February, gave up just three hits and walked two. But two of the three hits were home runs.
The Twins received a hard-throwing minor-league pitcher who pitched only twice this season before suffering a season-ending injury. They also put Adalberto Mejia on the disabled list.
The Indians snapped a 4-4 tie in ninth on Michael Brantley's game-winning hit, ending a game in which the Twins were frustrated by more than the final score.
Twins starter Jose Berrios is 8-2 with a 2.79 ERA during night games this season and 3-6 with a 4.77 ERA during day games.
Eddie Rosario made his 75th consecutive start of the season Wednesday, batting second and playing left field.
Adalberto Mejia left Tuesday night's rain-delayed game after five innings with a three-run lead and a strained left wrist. Up until his last pitch, he was aggressive and efficient.
To make room for Matt Magill, righthander Matt Belisle was put on the 10-day disabled list because of a sore right knee.
If the Twins thought they'd bull their way back into the division race during their four-game series in Cleveland, that idea was quickly laid to rest in an ugly 10-0 loss.
The Twins were blown out by the Indians on Monday in Cleveland.
Johnny Field was claimed off waivers on Friday after batting .213 for Tampa Bay with six home runs.
August might be a busy month of deals, even though players will have to go through waivers. Ervin Santana isn't the only Twins player who could find a new home.
Their attention turned to the future, the Twins loaded up by landing 11 minor leaguers in return for Eduardo Escobar, Brian Dozier and three other veterans.
Center fielder Byron Buxton was placed on the disabled list at Class AAA Rochester on Wednesday because of a continuing issue with his left wrist.
With an expiring contract on a team with a losing record, Brian Dozier knew his time in Minnesota was coming to an end.
He thought about his rehab and what it took to come back from Tommy John surgery on March 22, 2017 -- and 683 days in between major league appearances.
After trading Eduardo Escobar and Ryan Pressly on Friday — receiving a total of five prospects in return — the Twins would like to make the best of a disappointing season, continue to add to their inventory of prospects and look ahead to the offseason.
Jack Morris looked out at one of the largest crowds to ever watch the Hall of Fame induction ceremony, and blurted out a two-word opening that was corny but intended to keep him calm.
The slugger fondly recalled his short stint in Minnesota, during which he hit his 600th career home run.
"It's a special group of guys, it really is," Jack Morris said of going into the Hall of Fame on Sunday with Alan Trammell, Jim Thome, Vladimir Guerrero, Trevor Hoffman and Chipper Jones.
George Brett and Rob Carew were persuasive when Jack Morris' candidacy came before the Modern Era Committee.
Jack Morris has found a way to summarize a career that included 254 wins, 175 complete games, 28 shutouts — and perhaps the greatest Game 7 performance in sports history. He'll deliver Sunday in Cooperstown..
A three-run, inside-the-park homer by former Twin Drew Butera seals team's fate in 5-3 loss.
Santana went through a longer-than-expected recovery following surgery in early February to remove a calcium deposit from his right middle finger.
Ervin Santana will throw in the bullpen Sunday while the Twins decide when they will activate the veteran starter from the 60-day disabled list.
The Twins on Friday night returned from the All-Star break and put up a late rally but ultimately lost again to the last-place Royals.
The Twins understand Miguel Sano's situation, and also considered that it is All-Star week and he has not had a break yet.
Back-to-back home runs by Houston's George Springer and Alex Bregman in the 10th inning capped a wild All-Star game in Washington, won 8-6 by the visiting American League.
Free agency and the use of the designated hitter in the National League were hot topics during All-Star festivities in Washington.
Those who know Jose Berrios say he carries himself as if he knows he's good — but he backs it up with work he does behind the scenes. That intersection of talent and sweat that has his career ascending.
The Padres lefthander is getting to appear at his second consecutive All-Star Game, and has a group of friends and family along for the trip.
Cleveland struggled a bit going into the break but still enjoys a comfortable lead in the AL Central.
Top minor-league prospect Alex Kiriloff had two hits while former Twins Torii Hunter and David Ortiz managed the USA and World teams.
Joe Mauer had four RBI and the Twins on Friday night jumped to an 8-1 advantage, but Tampa Bay wasn't going away quietly.
X-rays of Byron Buxton's left wrist Friday were negative, but the center fielder was not considered in the clear yet after being injured Thursday…
The Twins beat Kansas City 8-5 for their sixth victory in seven games against baseball's two worst teams, which have a combined record of 52-133 so far this season.
Twins officials said the timing is right, with the upcoming All-Star break, for Addison Reed to get healthy.
Jose Berrios was just starting to plan for the four days off that come during the All-Star break when he found out that he wouldn't be getting the time off.
As much as the Twins have struggled this season, their woes are no match for Baltimore, which dropped all four games at Target Field and fell to 41 games below .500.
Mitch Garver, who is splitting time with Bobby Wilson behind the plate, is batting .542 (13-for-24) since June 21, raising his average 50 points to .268.
With the Twins struggling to stay in contention, there might be some moves made before the July 31 trade deadline.
Backup catcher Bobby Wilson drove in three runs and Max Kepler homered for a second consecutive day as the Twins won 5-4 over the Orioles.
Max Kepler, batting .165 in the previous 24 games, had two hits Thursday against Baltimore and a two-run homer Friday. On Saturday, he hammered a 2-0 fastball clocked at 96 miles per hour.
Half the season is gone, important players have underperformed and the deficits are too great to make up.
Brewers complete sweep with three solo home runs.
He went 2-for-3 with an RBI on Wednesday against the Brewers to finish 3-for-11 in the series.
Three Brewers pitchers combined on the two-hitter, and Eric Thames' two-run homer in the fifth inning provided all the runs Milwaukee would need.
Grossman's fifth-inning slam got the Twins on an early roll, but the Brewers rallied to tie the score in the ninth against closer Fernando Rodney and won it in extra innings on a bases-loaded walk by Zack Littell.
The Twins have repeatedly said they will leave Buxton at Rochester until he gets his bat going — and that meant beyond his 20-day rehab.
If you want to watch the Twins play the Brewers on Tuesday, don't head to Fox Sports North. Head for your computer, smartphone or tablet.
Lance Lynn was chased during an eight-run second inning that had the Twins playing catch-up from there.
But they have popped out during breaks in the action to get a taste of fresh air.
Joe Mauer had five RBI for the Twins, but with the wind blowing out the Cubs hit four home runs en route to a 10-6 victory.
In 609 games and 2,342 plate appearances over nine minor league seasons, Willians Astudillo has walked 80 times while striking out 76. Miguel Sano has struck out 66 times — this year.
After Logan Morrison homered in the seventh, closer Fernando Rodney blew the save for the Twins vs. the White Sox. Morrison, though, came through again by scoring the game-winning run.
The last time the Twins played at Wrigley Field was 2009, so many of the current Twins on Friday will play in front of the outfield ivy for the first time.
CHICAGO – Lefthander Adalberto Mejia will be called up from Class AAA Rochester in time to start Saturday against the Cubs in an interleague…
Chicago's rally began with two deflected infield hits off Twins starter Lance Lynn and the game unraveled from there in an 8-4 loss to open a nine-game road trip.
The Twins sent Fernando Romero down after Saturday's 9-6 loss to Texas to call up reliever Alan Busenitz to prop up a beleaguered bullpen.
Unable to find the right pitch at the right time to finish off hitters, Odorizzi was beaten down a wave of soft line drives Saturday and knocked out of the game in the second inning.
The Twins lost to the Texas Rangers 9-6 Saturday at Target Field.
Max Kepler's two-run homer broke a 1-1 tie in the fourth inning; he also made a key catch in the eighth inning as the Twins won for a second consecutive night over the Red Sox.
Addison Reed was nearly unhittable the first few weeks of his Twins career, but recent outings have been vastly different.
Although Miguel Sano currently weighs close to 300 pounds, his weight isn't as much an issue as his problem hitting the slider.
Eddie Rosario and Eduardo Escobar have combined for 39 percent of the Twins' home runs, as well as one-third of the team's extra-base hits and RBI.
Jake Cave stepped into the starting lineup and had three hits, including a home run and double, as the Twins ended a long up-and-down homestand with a 6-5 record.
The center fielder ran the bases Sunday, evidence that he's feeling less discomfort. He also has been getting some swings in while waiting for the hairline fracture to heal.
Ryan Pressly gave up a two-run home run in the seventh and Addison Reed allowed a solo shot an inning later as the Twins lost 4-2 at Target Field.
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