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The rookie showed signs of being able to work out of trouble.
Joe Mauer's past few months have been ruined by the strained quads he suffered in Atlanta on Aug. 16, while scoring from first base on a double.
The Twins avoided their 100th loss of the season with a 3-2 win over the Mariners. Tyler Duffey pitched seven strong innings.
J.T. Chargois, a second-round pick in 2012, hit 99 miles per hour three times during Thursday night's loss to Detroit
Kennys Vargas intends to discover whether his readjusted swing carries him as far as some of the tape-measure blasts he's hit this month.
Nobody should have been caught off guard by Miguel Cabrera's seventh-inning home run off Michael Tonkin, a vintage blast deep into the left field bleachers.
Now in his fourth stint with the Twins, he appears to be looking closer to the player fans have been hoping for from the day he was drafted.
The science of preserving arms becomes a go-to resource.
Their error total reached 114, far and away most in the American League.
The Twins mustered a 12th-inning rally - and Joe Mauer's second career walk-off hit - after some fine work by their pitchers.
Byron Buxton scored from second base on an infield error and banged a home run as the Twins won for the first time in their last eight games against Kansas City,
With the Twins up 4-2 and two out in the fifth inning of the Labor Day matinée against Kansas City, Kendrys Morales got ahead in the count 2-0 and then pounced on a changeup from Jose Berrios, smashing it so far, right fielder Logan Schafer didn't bother to turn around and watch it sail into orbit.
The Twins' constant losing is making it tough for him to savor his power exploits.
The Twins couldn't hold on to a four-run lead in a 13-11, 12-inning loss, or win a series at Target Field.
Buxton homered in three of the four games vs. the White Sox and is 9-for-16 with six extra-base hits and has struck out only once since his return from Class AAA.
Brian Dozier's 13th home run of the month came in the eighth inning, when the Twins had all but guaranteed a 13th straight loss.
With Danny Santana on the disabled list and Robbie Grossman nursing a sore oblique, "we need another body here in the short term," Twins manager Paul Molitor said.
The Twins proceeded to go backward after Brian Dozier belted the first pitch of Tuesday's game into the seats.
Eduardo Escobar this season has been the victim of slow starts, both his own and his team's.
At nearly 30, he's the oldest outfielder on the team by more than three years.
Josh Donaldson hit three home runs as the Twins blew another lead and approached a dubious major league record.
Danny Santana used his right hand to pull his shirt over his left shoulder as he dressed after the Twins' 9-6 loss to the Blue Jays. It didn't go well.
Hector Santiago played catch Friday for the first time in a week, then threw a bullpen session Saturday, and believes the bruise has healed
The Twins will hire a presidential-level executive who will have authority over all baseball decisions yet be freed from the day-to-day particulars of the GM job. That person will then hire a GM.
Toronto slugged four home runs, all with runners on base.
Small mistakes continue to bedevil and ultimately wreck the Twins. Wednesday, a baserunning gaffe cost a run, a failure to turn a double play provided the Tigers an extra out, and Detroit took advantage.
The Twins don't have a tradition of high-velocity pitchers, but that might change
Brian Dozier hit his 10th home run in August on Tuesday. But for the third time this month starter Kyle Gibson allowed at least five runs, a nagging problem for the Twins' starting rotation.
Amid all the uncertainty surrounding the Twins' future and that of their young players, a few determinations have been made.
Dozier hit his sixth homer this month for the 100th in his career.
Manager Paul Molitor openly questioned whether his last-place team understands that the season might be lost but it's not over.
Miguel Sano downplayed the test, pointing out that he remembers the sharp pain of a torn tendon in that elbow in 2014. This isn't it, he said.
How a lanky, soccer-loving kid from Germany ended up discovering baseball, moving to Florida and eventually wearing a Twins uniform.
Brian Dozier tied Chuck Knoblauch for second-most leadoff home runs in Twins history Wednesday night. But Knoblauch surged back into the lead a couple of hours later.
Trevor May has learned honesty is the best policy and returned to the disabled list because of ongoing discomfort in his back.
Carlos Gomez's two misplays in the outfield at Target Field on Monday might have cost Houston a victory. His season-long woes probably cost him his…
While the former No. 1 pick was reverting to bad habits, the Twins cited their cleanup hitter's improved discipline.
Miguel Sano is so strong, he hit a baseball Sunday farther than anyone ever has before in Tropicana Field's 19-year major league history.
Evan Longoria is only 30 years old, but it seems as if he's been picking on Twins pitching for decades.
Four Twins have tentative plans to wear Puerto Rico's uniform when the 2017 WBC begins in March.
Eddie Rosario and Miguel Sano hit home runs in the seventh and eighth innings, and Joe Mauer's two-run double in the ninth sealed the win.
Paul Molitor still has his gold medal from the summer he wore a Team USA jersey, and it's a great memory, he said Friday. But the medal says "Intercontinental Cup," not "Olympics."
Paul Molitor wouldn't rule out Thursday sending cleanup hitter Miguel Sano to Class AAA Rochester when Trevor Plouffe's rehab assignment ends next week.
The Twins' offense remained on its historic, baseball-crushing roll, Indians baserunning chipped in a couple of extra outs and even the umpires helped with a couple of razor-thin calls.
Max Kepler slugged his fourth home run of the series, Brian Dozier crushed his 20th blast of the season, and the Twins staked Kyle Gibson to an eight-run lead. Then things got weird.
The bigger of the two Twins trades landed 2015 All-Star Hector Santiago from the Angels.
The righthander was restored to the Twins rotation Monday after lefthander Fernando Abad was traded to Boston.
Joe Mauer drew a bases loaded with one out in the bottom of the 12th inning to give the Twins a 2-1 victory.
The Twins' expected midseason roster makeover started at the top Thursday: They traded their All-Star for a promising minor-league pitcher.
Max Kepler stroked his eighth home run of the month in the sixth inning Thursday to tie the score, then put himself in the middle of the game-winning, four-run rally for the Twins.
Ervin Santana needed just 97 pitches to retire the Braves and earn his second complete game of the month but took a 2-0 loss in a battle of baseball's two worst teams.
The Twins have hired executive search firm Korn Ferry to assist team president Dave St. Peter and Twins owner Jim Pohlad in identifying, evaluating and interviewing candidates for the full-time GM job.
Most general managers, and especially those appointed in the past five years, don't have much in common with the likes of Terry Ryan, who was fired by the Twins last week.
The decision to fire Twins general manager Terry Ryan came after owner Jim Pohlad and Ryan disagreed on how to improve the last-place club, said people with knowledge of the situation.
Gordon's "Touch 'em all" signature call served as the soundtrack for some of the greatest moments in Twins history over his 25 seasons in their radio booth.
With the high-scoring momentum of the week before the All-Star break gone, the Twins opened the second half of a lost season this weekend with some mediocre baseball.
A delay of more than two hours led to the resumption of the 11th inning after midnight, before the Twins won on a Cleveland error with the bases loaded.
Sunday Insider: Joe Nathan isn't ready to give up despite his age and multiple surgeries.
Friday night, Miguel Sano committed his fifth error in the past seven games playing third.
The Twins open the season's second half on Friday with 17½ games between them and the final AL playoff spot, a deficit that no team has ever overcome. But that doesn't mean there won't be story lines to follow over the final 74 games.
Home runs fueled their seventh victory in 10 games.
The Twins righthander says that except for a 10-day stretch, when his mechanics were off-kilter and his pitches hung in the strike zone, "I've felt like I'm absolutely in control out there."
Eddie Rosario clubbed a home run, two doubles and a single at Globe Life Park on Saturday night after the Twins and Rangers waited out an hour-long rain delay.
Don't misread Paul Molitor — every loss hurts for the second-year manager. But Molitor won't stray from ideals. "I'm not a tantrum guy," he said.
An MRI showed Byron Buxton's collision with the center field fence Friday night did no damage to the ligaments in his right knee.
Like the rest of the country, the Twins were shocked and saddened by the violence just a few miles away from their weekend series with the Rangers.
After Byron Buxton exited in the first inning with a knee bruise, Ryan Pressly surrendered the tying and go-ahead runs late as the Twins lost 6-5 to the Rangers.
Tyler Duffey pitched out of trouble and his teammates' bats stayed hot vs. Texas.
The infielder is having a career year and has the endorsement of his manager, Paul Molitor.
The second-year outfielder was recalled from Class AAA and made his presence felt immediately, going 1-for-4 with an RBI while he beat out a key throw to allow a run to score.
Twins manager Paul Molitor and GM Terry Ryan each expressed confidence, almost certitude, Sunday that Kevin Jepsen will turn his season around…
The season of difficult decisions has arrived and GM Terry Ryan has promised to shake up the Twins' roster this month.
They twice came back from two-run holes, but the White Sox still prevailed.
Phil Hughes is off crutches and his knee, injured when he was hit by a line drive on June 9, is feeling better. But shoulder surgery will require several months of recovery.
Twins prospect Taylor Rogers made it first to the big leagues, but twin brother Tyler, a Giants prospect who leads the Eastern League in appearances and owns a 0.77 ERA, isn't far behind.
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