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Winning season leaves Twins disappointed they aren’t part of playoff picture.
Before their Saturday fell apart and the Twins’ playoff dreams were crushed, Tommy Milone did what he could to keep his club in the game.
The last week of the season, while the Twins are trying to snatch a wild-card spot, is not the time to get back at Jose Ramirez for his bat flip.
The Twins' wild-card dreams stayed alive Thursday night when they pulled off a white-knuckle wonder with a 4-2 victory over the Indians. The regular season wraps this weekend at home against the Royals.
If the season is on the line Sunday against the Royals, the Twins’ most reliable starter wants the ball.
The Twins’ dominated Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader but that gave way to a loss in the second game as Mike Pelfrey was knocked out in the second inning.
Tuesday night's rainout has created a doubleheader that starts at 3:10 p.m. and caused some mayhem with the team's pitching plans for the final days of the season.
The key set-up man has appeared in only four games since Sept. 9 because of a back condition.
The righthander, who said he has been sick for the past couple of days, fell victim to the bug that has worked its way through the team.
Sunday’s victory in Detroit sets up one final week to close out the season with a berth in the playoffs on the line for the Twins.
Byron Buxton drilled a 96-miles-per-hour fastball from Jose Valdez into the seats in left in the eighth inning for his first home run in 129 major league plate appearances.
Tyler Duffey’s veteran-like performance, matched by a few clutch at-bats, lifted the Twins to a 6-2 win over the Tigers.
Eight games remain and the Twins are in the thick of the AL wild card chase. It’s time to look at potential Game 163 scenarios.
Trevor May, who has pitched in only one game since Sept. 19, tried getting loose before Friday’s game but was unable.
Twins manager Paul Molitor on Wednesday met with reliever Glen Perkins to make sure the lefthanded reliever understood how he’s going to be used in the near future.
The Twins solved Corey Kluber and have won three consecutive games for the first time in three weeks, The victory enabled Minnesota to creep within one game of Houston in the battle for the second AL wild-card spot.
Flawed Twins remain in thick of AL postseason race as games wind down.
Over his past three starts, Tyler Duffey is 2-0 with a 1.35 ERA, making him the Twins' most effective starter during this postseason push.
Every day, there seems to be new developments concerning the Twins rotation. Here’s what went down Sunday:Phil Hughes will return to the rotation Wednesday…
The Twins are getting veteran Ricky Nolasco ready to pitch for the first time since May.
After a blistering run at the end of the first half — which helped him reach the All-Star Game for the first time — Dozier is batting .196 over his previous 47 games. Friday’s rainout allowed Dozier to get the day off.
The Twins hoped some of that old Phil Hughes magic would reappear and help them beat Detroit as they continue their push for a wild-card spot. Didn't happen.
If former Twins manager Ron Gardenhire is serious about returning to the dugout next season, he could have multiple options.
The Twins jumped ahead 4-0 for the second game in a row, and never looked back beating the Tigers 7-1.
By the end of the week, the Twins could have all their key pitchers healthy.
A daunting road trip awaits the Twins after they lost Thursday afternoon 6-4 to the White Sox.
An MRI showed Glen Perkins' back is structurally sound, but he remains in discomfort and will stay in the Twin Cities for treatment as the Twins head out on a road trip to Houston, Kansas City and Chicago.
Tommy Milone made a one-run lead stand up during his seven-inning stint to beat Chicago.
The Twins welcomed a handful of September call-ups into the clubhouse Tuesday, but most of the talk centered on one prospect who was not promoted.
The Twins head home after a six-game win streak ended with a 5-4 loss to the Rays.
Twins General Manager Terry Ryan is watching prospects at Class AAA Rochester, evaluating potential September call-ups. And righthander Jose Berrios gave him a lot to think about.
The Twins' victory Wednesday over Tampa Bay, their sixth straight on the road, jumps them back into a wild-card spot.
The Twins placed righthander J.R. Graham on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday because of right shoulder inflammation.
Three home runs, including another blast by Miguel Sano, helped the Twins escape a bad outing from Ervin Santana and win a fifth straight game away from Target Field.
Tyler Duffey throws his curveball like he’s been doing it all his life. Not quite.
The Twins hope Byron Buxton’s second MLB stint rivals a trend of his career.
Contributions came from everywhere as the Twins rallied to beat the Orioles 4-3 in 12 innings Sunday.
The Twins wanted to stick to their plan to save closer Glen Perkins for the Rays series that starts Tuesday — despite Perkins’ attempts to make himself available for Sunday’s game with the Orioles.
Their road winning streak reached three games.
Neal Cotts was 1-0 with a 3.26 ERA in 51 appearances with the Brewers.
The Twins made a move to bolster their bullpen following Friday’s 4-3 victory over Baltimore, trading with Milwaukee for veteran lefthander Neal Cotts.
Sharp baserunning and a big bloop hit help the Twins bounce back in the eighth inning at Baltimore.
The Twins waited out a 2 hour, 31 minute rain delay to score a season high in runs, routing Baltimore 15-2 on Thursday night to open a four-game series.
The Twins had a lead in all three games in New York and came away without a victory to start crucial road trip
It’s not under preferred circumstances, but top prospects Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano will finally be in the same Twins lineup.
Alex Rodriguez clobbered a fastball to straightaway center field for a seventh-inning grand slam and the Twins were stunned once again in an 8-4 loss.
Glen Perkins, the Twins’ All-Star closer, headed back to the Twin Cities on Tuesday to have his neck examined.
Eduardo Nunez's booted ground ball in the 10th inning allowed Greg Bird to score the winning run for the Yankees to beat the Twins in New York.
Miguel was one of a handful of Twins playing in Yankee Stadium for the first time.
His second start went much better than his first, as he gave up one hit.
The outfielder has 10 assists in only 80 games this season.
Is it time for Jose Berrios to be the next top prospect to debut for the Twins? He's one of the options to pitch on Saturday night against Cleveland.
After a rare players-only meeting, the Twins rallied for two runs in the eighth and won in a walk-off over the Rangers on Eduardo Escobar's double.
Aaron Hicks was the leadoff hitter for the third time this season Tuesday as manager Paul Molitor continues to search for ways to generate runs.
The Twins honored their 1965 AL championship team, which lost the World Series in seven games.
It happened during both games of the series with the Pirates. A Twins pitcher would get two strikes on a hitter but fail to put him away.
A ninth-inning blast by the Pirates' Jung Ho Kang defeated Glen Perkins and the Twins after they had rallied from a 7-3 deficit.
The Twins’ challenge to reach the playoffs for the first time since 2010 is getting tougher as the transactions roll in.
Trevor Plouffe hit his 13th home run of the season, a three-run blast in the fourth inning, and Ervin Santana pitched eight scoreless innings as the Twins avoided a sweep against the Angels.
Twins manager Paul Molitor is not afraid to shuffle his lineup, but the one he put out on Thursday was an eye-opener.
The Twins' post-All-Star woes got worse vs. L.A. on Wednesday, losing 5-2 to the Angels despite a brief early-game lead.
Indications are that finding bullpen help remains the Twins’ top priority as the July 31 nonwaiver trade deadline approaches.
The Twins looked to pick themselves up off the ground after a blowout loss to Oakland on Sunday. Instead, they did a lot of things to reinforce their current state during a shutout loss to Los Angeles.
The Twins are convinced Miguel Sano will not be out for long and will not need a trip to the disabled list.
The Twins don’t believe the injury is severe. Sano was given crutches as he left the park Saturday night to keep his 260 pounds off his right ankle.
The Athletics slugged five homers in a 14-1 victory, including three off Twins starter Tommy Milone.
Glen Perkins had two outs and nobody on but blew his first save of the season.
Tommy Milone gets a chance to show his former team what it’s missing.
The second-oldest position player in baseball says he can play another season.
The 6-7, 240-pound pitcher will return for his senior season, frustrating Twins officials. They thought they were close to a deal, but they couldn’t wrap it up.
A team that entered the season trying to prove it wouldn’t lose 90 games for a fifth consecutive season is now taking aim at the defending American League champions
Brian Dozier's home run and Glen Perkins' pitching helped nail down an American League victory Tuesday.
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said he will need time to review Pete Rose’s voluminous case before meeting with him. Nothing has been scheduled for the near future.
The Twins' closer believes he'll pitch Tuesday in the All-Star Game. What’s not known if he’s going get the ball in the ninth inning in a save situation.
Jose Berrios appeared in his second straight Futures Game on Sunday and if he adjusts to hitters at Class AAA like he did at Class AA, he could be a candidate for a late season call-up with the Twins.
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