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Each Twins player in the starting lineup collected a hit and Trevor Plouffe broke open the game with a three-run homer.
Milone may be collecting Class AAA scoreless innings like pocket change, but he also has the misfortune of doing so during the Twins’ longest extended stretch of starting-pitching effectiveness in years.
To millions of fans, loving baseball means loving the numbers it generates, and that thirst for mathematical exploration has exploded in the Internet era, even among players themselves.
The Twins will face Liriano, whose slider electrified Minnesota during a memorable rookie year in 2006, but became frustratingly inconsistent after elbow surgery sidelined him for 18 months.
The Twins say they have discovered something thrilling during an unusually Central-heavy first six weeks to the season: They can compete.
Kennys Vargas, who went 0-for-1 as a pinch hitter in the Twins’ 11-3 loss on Sunday, has not been the power source in the middle of the lineup that manager Paul Molitor wants to see.
Tampa Bay small-balled Twins starter Kyle Gibson, eviscerated Minnesota’s bullpen and piled up 19 hits, failures that obscure the overall successes of the weekend, after the Twins took two out of three.
For just the second time this season in the eight instances that Paul Molitor has challenged a call, the ruling wasn’t overturned.
Sloppy at plate, in field and on mound, the Twins lost their seventh of nine to the Tigers and ended their road trip with a 3-3 record.
Kurt Suzuki didn’t have much time Wednesday to talk about reaching 1,000 games in the major leagues. He had to go stretch. Again.
Five weeks to the day after his actual debut, Ricky Nolasco finally looked like the pitcher his new manager was expecting to see.
Manager Paul Molitor will be watching Hicks’ focus, which has been a problem for the 2008 first-round pick in the past. That might be the best indicator of whether, at 25, he has matured, the manager said.
The Twins had their chances Tuesday night in Detroit. But the Tigers pounced when it mattered, winning in 10 innings.
Tom Brunansky, a holdover from Ron Gardenhire’s staff, was the first hire for Paul Molitor's staff, too.
The 25-year-old outfielder will join the Twins in Detroit; Shane Robinson has been placed on the Family Emergency List by the team.
The righthander threw first-pitch strikes to 11 of 24 batters.
Cleveland pitcher Danny Salazar struck out 11 Twins in seven innings in the Indians' 8-2 victory Sunday.
The Twins again broke out the offense on Saturday, winning 7-4 for their 10th victory in 12 games.
The photo of Brian Dozier and Joe Mauer hugging in the infield Friday night after colliding while Mauer caught a pop-up got noticed.
In adding the four-out save to Glen Perkins’ responsibilities, Twins manager Paul Molitor has also introduced the closer to something else he hasn’t seen in awhile: baserunners.
With Eduardo Nunez unable to swing without soreness, the Twins placed him on the 15-day DL after Tuesday’s game, and called up Doug Bernier.
An eighth-inning rally faltered for Twins after they had been stifled by Oakland starter Jesse Chavez. Minnesota had just five hits, all singles.
When Oswaldo Arcia caught a fly ball, wound up and threw it home in the fourth inning Sunday, he successfully prevented White Sox baserunner…
The Twins now own a five-game winning streak, their longest in more than two years, and at 14-12, they are two games above .500 for the first time since May 21.
Eddie Rosario was summoned to the major leagues Monday when Oswaldo Arcia was placed on the disabled list because of a sore right hip.
Trevor Plouffe and Torii Hunter hit home runs to lead the Twins to a 5-3 victory on Saturday afternoon at Target Field. It’s their third straight win and moves the team to 12-12 on the season.
Saturday was the third time over the week the Twins threw out two baserunners in one game.
Tommy Milone was sent to Class AAA Rochester after Friday’s 1-0 victory over the White Sox to make room for Ricky Nolasco, who will start Saturday.
With zero margin of error to work with, Kyle Gibson worked his way out of trouble Friday. His reward was a 1-0 victory over the White Sox.
With Casey Fien injured, righthanded reliever Michael Tonkin is headed to Minnesota and will rejoin the Twins bullpen.
David Price was staked to an early lead, and a chance to turn the tables was blown.
Kennys Vargas was on the Twins’ bench for a second day in a row Monday. A thousand miles away, in Knoxville, Tenn., Miguel…
Torii Hunter thinks he’s found something important: his swing. The Twins have found something pretty critical, too: their confidence.
Trevor May is here to stay, at least if he pitches like that. The second-year righthander made the best start in his 12-game major…
Indians’ starter Danny Salazar struck out 10 Twins batters as Minnesota’s three-game win streak came to an end at Target Field.
Eduardo Nunez singled in the fifth inning Saturday, but that opportunity was foiled by a baserunning mistake.
Trevor Plouffe walloped a 3-1 pitch from Bryan Shaw into the left-field bleachers in Target Field, earning the Twins their third consecutive victory, 3-2 over the Cleveland Indians.
Caleb Thielbar’s exile from his home state lasted only 10 days.
Kansas City outlasted Twins starter Trevor May, then feasted on a tattered Twins bullpen to roll to a 12-3 victory at a sold-out Target Field.
The pregame ceremonies became Toriifest on Monday.
CHICAGO – Eduardo Nunez caught all three outs in the fourth inning of Sunday’s 6-2 loss to the White Sox, and for every one,…
Mike Pelfrey couldn’t keep the Twins in front of the White Sox before their defense and bullpen did them in at the end.
Already down two starting pitchers, the Twins are down a reliever this weekend, too.
Tommy Milone kept the White Sox off balance all day with his mix of 88-mph fastballs and 80-mph changeups in a 6-0 victory.
Trevor May was recalled from Rochester and will start Monday’s home opener against Kansas City with Ricky Nolasco on the disabled list because of inflammation in his elbow.
Bert Blyleven angered Detroit natives during Thursday’s rain delay with a pair of tweets on Twitter that insulted the city.
The Twins broadcaster angered Detroit natives during Thursday’s rain delay.
The Twins snapped a 34-inning scoreless streak in an eventual 7-1 victory for Detroit, which completed a three-game sweep for the Tigers.
Ricky Nolasco reported feeling a “spike” in his pitching elbow during his start on Wednesday.
The Twins were lacking in all aspects of the game in losing without scoring for the second time in two games. Ricky Nolasco was knocked out in the fourth inning after giving up six runs.
Even when Jordan Schafer thought he was making a good play Wednesday, it turned out badly.
Wednesday’s start against the Tigers was supposed to be Ervin Santana’s Minnesota debut. Instead, it’s the first installment of what the Twins hope is Ricky Nolasco’s career restoration project.
Despite a new leader and season, The Twins still got baffled by the Tigers’ David Price on Opening Day.
Home plate umpire Joe West ruled Torii Hunter swung at a Joe Nathan pitch Monday, ending Minnesota’s 4-0 loss with two runners on base, on a strikeout Hunter insisted never happened.
Under Terry Ryan and Paul Molitor, the Twins seek the correct path after four 90-loss seasons.
Twins hope for a much a better performance in former MVP’s second year at first base
Hunter’s return also could mark the return of clubhouse leadership that has been sorely lacking
Twins GM Terry Ryan says he won’t let off-field considerations trump what’s best for the everyday lineup.
He was told he made the team, then got a rare opportunity to start when Kyle Gibson was ill.
Mike Pelfrey “got some things off his chest” in a Sunday morning meeting with General Manager Terry Ryan about his move to the bullpen. Then Pelfrey made a startling discovery:
After a Friday flop, he seems to have finished second in the race to be fifth starter.
Trevor May didn't pitch very well in his chance to take the fifth starter spot in the Twins rotation.
Paul Molitor would prefer Kennys Vargas not turn batting practice into a Home Run Derby.
Molitor, Sandberg are first to face each other as managers.
If that was Mike Pelfrey’s last start for awhile, at least he’s made his point: He’s healthy and, he believes, ready to succeed.
Mike Pelfrey, Tommy Milone and Trevor May bring differing assets in their quest to make the Twins rotation.
FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Twins lost for the sixth time in four days on Saturday. They hope they haven’t lost their backup catcher,…
The group competing for the Twins' fifth spot in the rotation is down to three after Alex Meyer and Michael Tonkin were optioned to Class AAA Rochester on Friday.
Ricky Nolasco got little defensive support; Alex Meyer walked four.
Mike Pelfrey can feel himself getting stronger, and so is his case for a spot in the Twins’ rotation.
Twins manager Paul Molitor is looking for flexibility, which could mean relief pitchers must be ready to face more batters.
"I’ve got a lot left in me in baseball,” a tanned and relaxed Ron Gardenhire said during a low-key visit to the training camp he ran for 13 seasons.
Miguel Sano hit his second home run of the spring on Saturday, a tape-measure blast that bounced off the complex beyond the left-field wall helping the Twins win 6-3.
Twins prospect Nick Gordon got tutelage from Barry Larkin this winter
The righthander is making sure the choice for a fifth starter is a tough one.
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