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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.
Brian Dozier drove fans wild with a three-run walk-off home run to cap an 8-6 victory that will go down as one of the games of the year.
Brian Dozier became the sixth Twins player in the Final Vote to not get the nod, as he finished second to the Royals' Mike Moustakas, who received an AL-record 19.3 million votes.
Miguel Sano’s first home run, Kyle Gibson’s solid start are keys to the win.
The team will try in-house solutions, but GM Terry Ryan isn't afraid to make a trade.
Brian Dozier began his Final Vote All-Star push with a walk-off home run to beat Baltimore in the 10th inning.
The bone fragment is causing pain when Nolasco tries to pitch. Rest, a cortisone injection and orthotics failed to alleviate the problem.
If Javier does sign for $4 million, it would be a club record bonus for an international player, surpassing the $3.1 million the club signed Miguel Sano for in 2009.
After waiting two hours to play, the Twins made three errors against the Reds but came away with an 8-5 victory.
Jose Berrios might have let the cat out of the bag a little early Tuesday, posting on twitter that he’s being promoted to Class AAA Rochester.
Twins manager Paul Molitor knows he’s running out of time on making an important decision regarding his rotation.
Cincinnati scored nine runs in the first three innings, eight of them off Mike Pelfrey. The Twins rallied and then stopped hitting.
Blaine Boyer gave up the tying run in the seventh inning before Casey Fien surrendered a pair of two-run homers in the eighth.
It once was hard for Tommy Milone to crack the rotation. Now it’s going to be difficult to take him out of it.
The suspended pitcher is in line to start July 5 at Kansas City. So the Twins have one week to figure out how to weave him into the rotation
Torii Hunter hit two home runs and appeared to play a role in a third.
It's the latest injury setback for the 21-year-old in his young career.
MILWAUKEE — The saga of Ricky Nolasco’s ankle injury took another turn Friday when the righthander had to abort a bullpen session when the discomfort…
The Twins’ outs on the basepaths piled up, especially late in a 4-1 extra-innings loss to the Cubs.
The first-year player draft has come and gone, but there’s another big date coming up on the calendar — and the Twins hope to land another potential impact player.
Torii Hunter did not play Friday against the Cubs, and the resulting batting order upheaval led to Eddie Rosario being placed in the No. 2 hole.
Trevor Plouffe doubled twice and drove in four runs in the Twins’ 7-2 victory over the bumbling Chicago Cubs in the opener of a three game interleague series at Target Field.
Joe Mauer hit a game-tying homer in the eighth to put a charge into the crowd. Then, slumping Kennys Vargas drove Twins fans wild with a walk-off home run in the ninth for a 2-1 win over St. Louis.
Mike Pelfrey said his start Saturday in Texas — when he was knocked out in the fourth inning and gave up eight earned runs — was one of his worst outings he could remember.
Tommy Milone’s strong start and Glen Perkins’ tense finish were key in Minnesota's victory over St. Louis on Wednesday.
The Twins will have Tyler Jay work out of the bullpen in his first season of professional baseball.
Torii Hunter's outburst Wednesday was not his first. Major League Baseball usually takes two to three business days to rule on punishments.
Is Jorge Polanco the Twins’ shortstop of the future?
Torii Hunter got ejected, and three Twins errors contributed to the Royals’ three-game sweep.
Six of their eight draft picks on Tuesday went away from the mound.
Some feel that University of Illinois pitcher Tyler Jay, taken No. 6 overall, could rise to the majors quickly as a reliever.
Pitcher Kolby Allard is tempting but has had back trouble. He's among the players being considered by the Twins with the No. 6 pick in baseball's amateur draft, which starts tonight.
Carlos Gomez had his ups and downs, but his ups lifted the Brewers to a series victory over the Twins.
The Twins are a National League team disguised as an American League one. Why? They don’t have a designated hitter.
The Twins’ late-inning mistakes handed Friday's game to the Brewers despite a five-run comeback.
Shortstop Danny Santana was on the bench for a second consecutive game Friday as the Twins try to figure out ways to keep his spirits up.
They dance, they horse around, they laugh — all while distancing themselves from four years of losing. That's the story right now for the first-place Twins.
The righthander is day-to-day, but results of an MRI exam are pending:
Kyle Gibson lacked his best stuff Saturday, but Brian Dozier's RBI triple in the seventh inning put the Twins ahead.
Productive at-bats with runners in scoring position fuel Twins’ surge to first place in the AL Central.
The bullpen hasn’t skipped a beat while Casey Fien has recovered from a right shoulder strain. Now set to return, Fien will assume a different role for at least a little while.
The tie for the top of the AL Central is a result of how the Twins have been on a run of total baseball after looking overmatched during the first week of the season.
Kyle Gibson pitched eight strong innings and Brian Dozier homered twice as the Twins thumped the White Sox 8-1 to complete a 4-1 road trip.
Kyle Gibson could not get out of the fourth inning during his first start of the season, April 9 at Detroit. Since then, he has posted a 1.88 ERA.
The Twins first baseman has been hot, but Paul Molitor opted to give him a day off nonetheless.
The Twins jumped out to a 2-0 lead Friday night but allowed a run late as the White Sox took the first game of the weekend series 3-2.
Alex Meyer has been dropped to the bullpen at Class AAA Rochester, where the Twins hope he will make the adjustments necessary to get back in the rotation.
The Twins on Thursday activated righthander Tim Stauffer from the 15-day disabled list after he recovered from a strained right intercostal muscle.
For Joe Mauer, the career-longest power drought is over. He homered for the first time since Aug. 17 — 76 games and 322 plate appearances ago.
Twins manager Paul Molitor was twice a guest on the show, which ended its 33-year run Wednesday night.
Shifting defenses are now part of daily strategy.
Ervin Santana, serving an 80-game suspension after testing positive for a steroid, has been throwing in the bullpen and building toward facing live hitters next week.
Eduardo Escobar’s perfect day at the plate backed up Trevor May’s solid outing on the mound as the Twins secured another series victory at Target Field on Saturday.
The Twins placed outfielder Jordan Schafer on the 15-day disabled list because of a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee Saturday.
Before joining the Twins, pitching coach Neil Allen spent four seasons coaching the Rays’ top farm team, Class AAA Durham.