Twins knocked around by Pirates

Twins knocked around by Pirates

The offense did little against former Twin Francisco Liriano, and defensive lapses didn't help Ervin Santana's cause.

Ballhawks know secrets to snagging fouls, homers and freebies

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Ballhawks know secrets to snagging fouls, homers and freebies
Getting baseballs at major league games requires strategy, effort, and lots of luck. But there are people who know the secrets.

RandBall Q&A: Curt Schilling's expanded thoughts on Puckett and character

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RandBall Q&A: Curt Schilling's expanded thoughts on Puckett and character
Curt Schilling picked up the phone Wednesday and, after my introduction, he jumped in immediately with this: “I understand I ruffled some feathers.” Indeed. Two…
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Santana starts well but fizzles in loss

The Twins righthander had his scoreless streak end abruptly in loss to Pirates on Wednesday.
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11:47am

Target Field: The best places to catch a baseball

Where's the best place to catch a foul ball or a home run at Target Field? We checked in with some experts and Vineeta Sawkar shares some of their secrets.
Twins
July 29

No relief: Another homer off Perkins sinks Twins

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.
Twins
July 29

Souhan: Let's make a deal, like the Terry Ryan of old

In his second stint on the job, the former Trader Terry has become the general manager of mild moves.
Twins in the chase: Latest Wild Card standings
Wild Card race Twins in the chase: Latest Wild Card standings
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Can the Twins make the playoffs for the first time since 2010? Here's the latest on the Wild Card race.
Twins
July 29

Foes' trades don't faze Terry Ryan

The Twins’ challenge to reach the playoffs for the first time since 2010 is getting tougher as the transactions roll in.

mlb Statistics

  • AL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Kansas City 61 39 .610 0 34-18 27-21 6-4
    Minnesota 52 48 .520 9 32-20 20-28 2-8
    Chicago White Sox 48 50 .490 12 24-22 24-28 6-4
    Detroit 49 52 .485 12.5 25-27 24-25 4-6
    Cleveland 46 54 .460 15 20-32 26-22 3-7
  • AL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    NY Yankees 57 42 .576 0 30-17 27-25 8-2
    Baltimore 50 49 .505 7 29-18 21-31 6-4
    Tampa Bay 51 52 .495 8 27-30 24-22 4-6
    Toronto 50 51 .495 8 28-20 22-31 5-5
    Boston 44 57 .436 14 24-26 20-31 2-8
  • AL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    LA Angels 55 44 .556 0 32-21 23-23 6-4
    Houston 56 45 .554 0 34-17 22-28 7-3
    Texas 47 52 .475 8 16-28 31-24 5-5
    Seattle 46 55 .455 10 22-30 24-25 4-6
    Oakland 45 56 .446 11 21-29 24-27 4-6
  • NL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    St. Louis 64 36 .640 0 37-14 27-22 7-3
    Pittsburgh 59 41 .590 5 35-17 24-24 6-4
    Chicago Cubs 53 47 .530 11 27-24 26-23 4-6
    Cincinnati 44 54 .449 19 25-22 19-32 4-6
    Milwaukee 44 57 .436 20.5 20-29 24-28 5-5
  • NL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    Washington 52 46 .531 0 28-19 24-27 3-7
    NY Mets 52 48 .520 1 35-16 17-32 5-5
    Atlanta 46 54 .460 7 26-20 20-34 3-7
    Miami 42 58 .420 11 25-23 17-35 4-6
    Philadelphia 38 63 .376 15.5 23-26 15-37 9-1
  • NL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    LA Dodgers 56 45 .554 0 33-18 23-27 5-5
    San Francisco 55 45 .550 0.5 29-23 26-22 8-2
    Arizona 48 51 .485 7 26-27 22-24 6-4
    San Diego 47 53 .470 8.5 24-25 23-28 6-4
    Colorado 43 56 .434 12 24-27 19-29 4-6
  • Batting Average
    M. Pelfrey MIN .667
    J. Polanco MIN .333
    E. Rosario MIN .288
    M. Sano MIN .286
    A. Hicks MIN .278
  • Home Runs
    B. Dozier MIN 21
    T. Hunter MIN 16
    T. Plouffe MIN 14
    J. Mauer MIN 6
    K. Vargas MIN 5
  • Runs Batted In
    T. Plouffe MIN 55
    B. Dozier MIN 55
    T. Hunter MIN 54
    J. Mauer MIN 43
    (2) Players 30
  • Earned Run Average
    R. O'Rourke MIN 1.08
    G. Perkins MIN 2.41
    E. Santana MIN 2.60
    B. Boyer MIN 2.81
    R. Pressly MIN 2.93
  • Wins
    P. Hughes MIN 9
    K. Gibson MIN 8
    T. May MIN 6
    R. Nolasco MIN 5
    (2) Players 5
  • Strikeouts
    K. Gibson MIN 88
    T. May MIN 76
    P. Hughes MIN 75
    M. Pelfrey MIN 53
    T. Milone MIN 53
  • Batting Average
    M. Cabrera DET .350
    P. Goldschmidt ARI .347
    D. Gordon MIA .341
    P. Fielder TEX .333
    B. Harper WAS .330
  • Home Runs
    M. Trout LAA 31
    A. Pujols LAA 29
    T. Frazier CIN 27
    G. Stanton MIA 27
    (2) Players 27
  • Runs Batted In
    N. Arenado COL 76
    P. Goldschmidt ARI 75
    K. Morales KC 68
    J. Donaldson TOR 68
    (3) Players 67
  • Earned Run Average
    Z. Greinke LAD 1.37
    J. deGrom NYM 2.05
    S. Gray OAK 2.16
    S. Kazmir HOU 2.24
    G. Cole PIT 2.24
  • Wins
    G. Cole PIT 14
    F. Hernandez SEA 12
    C. McHugh HOU 12
    D. Keuchel HOU 12
    (7) Players 11
  • Saves
    M. Melancon PIT 32
    T. Rosenthal STL 31
    G. Perkins MIN 29
    C. Kimbrel SD 29
    D. Storen WAS 29
  • Monday, July 27
    Baltimore 2, Atlanta 1, F Chicago White Sox 10, Boston 8, F Kansas City 9, Cleveland 4, F
    Tampa Bay 5, Detroit 2, F Chicago Cubs 9, Colorado 8, F NY Yankees 6, Texas 2, F
    St. Louis 4, Cincinnati 1, F Arizona 4, Seattle 3, F San Francisco 4, Milwaukee 2, F
  • Tuesday, July 28
    Baltimore 7, Atlanta 3, F Philadelphia 3, Toronto 2, F Chicago White Sox 9, Boston 4, F
    Kansas City 2, Cleveland 1, F Miami 4, Washington 1, F NY Mets 4, San Diego 0, F
    Tampa Bay 10, Detroit 2, F Colorado 7, Chicago Cubs 2, F NY Yankees 21, Texas 5, F
    Houston 10, LA Angels 5, F Pittsburgh 8, Minnesota 7, F Cincinnati 4, St. Louis 0, F
    Oakland 2, LA Dodgers 0, F Arizona 8, Seattle 4, F Milwaukee 5, San Francisco 2, F
  • Today, July 29
    Cleveland 12, Kansas City 1, F Detroit 2, Tampa Bay 1, F Pittsburgh 10, Minnesota 4, F
    Chicago Cubs 3, Colorado 2, F Arizona 8, Seattle 2, F San Francisco 5, Milwaukee 0, F
    Atlanta 0, Baltimore 0, Top 2nd Toronto 2, Philadelphia 0, Bottom 3rd Chicago White Sox 3, Boston 0, Top 2nd
    Miami 1, Washington 0, Top 3rd San Diego 4, NY Mets 1, Top 3rd NY Yankees @ Texas
    LA Angels @ Houston Cincinnati @ St. Louis Oakland @ LA Dodgers
  • Thursday, July 30
    Washington @ Miami San Diego @ NY Mets Detroit @ Baltimore
    Atlanta @ Philadelphia Kansas City @ Toronto Chicago White Sox @ Boston
    Pittsburgh @ Cincinnati Colorado @ St. Louis NY Yankees @ Texas
    LA Angels @ Houston Chicago Cubs @ Milwaukee Seattle @ Minnesota
    Cleveland @ Oakland
  • Friday, July 31
    Detroit @ Baltimore Atlanta @ Philadelphia Kansas City @ Toronto
    Tampa Bay @ Boston Pittsburgh @ Cincinnati San Diego @ Miami
    Washington @ NY Mets San Francisco @ Texas NY Yankees @ Chicago White Sox
    Arizona @ Houston Chicago Cubs @ Milwaukee Seattle @ Minnesota
    Colorado @ St. Louis Cleveland @ Oakland LA Angels @ LA Dodgers
  • Saturday, August 1
    Kansas City @ Toronto Tampa Bay @ Boston LA Angels @ LA Dodgers
    San Diego @ Miami Detroit @ Baltimore Atlanta @ Philadelphia
    NY Yankees @ Chicago White Sox Pittsburgh @ Cincinnati Arizona @ Houston
    Chicago Cubs @ Milwaukee Seattle @ Minnesota Washington @ NY Mets
    Colorado @ St. Louis San Francisco @ Texas Cleveland @ Oakland
  • Sunday, August 2
    Kansas City @ Toronto Pittsburgh @ Cincinnati San Diego @ Miami
    Detroit @ Baltimore Tampa Bay @ Boston Atlanta @ Philadelphia
    NY Yankees @ Chicago White Sox Arizona @ Houston Chicago Cubs @ Milwaukee
    Seattle @ Minnesota Colorado @ St. Louis San Francisco @ Texas
    Cleveland @ Oakland LA Angels @ LA Dodgers Washington @ NY Mets
  • Monday, August 3
    Minnesota @ Toronto Chicago Cubs @ Pittsburgh Arizona @ Washington
    San Francisco @ Atlanta NY Mets @ Miami Houston @ Texas
    Tampa Bay @ Chicago White Sox San Diego @ Milwaukee Seattle @ Colorado
    Cleveland @ LA Angels Baltimore @ Oakland
Twins
July 29

Gallery: Pittsburgh 8, Twins 7

Glen Perkins gave up a solo homer in the top of the ninth that was the difference.
Twins
July 28

Postgame: Plouffe goes on paternity leave, bullpen help and hot Hicks

The Twins are now 3-7 since the All-Star break after losing 8-7 to Pittsburgh on Tuesday. They are 13-14 in one-run games.
Twins
July 28

Twins figure to be active in trade market

Their two biggest needs are in the bullpen and at shortstop. “There are a lot of things we’re looking at, and the possibilities are out there,” general manager Terry Ryan said.
Sports
July 28

RandBall: Lynx get reinforcements; Twins need them

The Lynx just made a major move in hopes of winning another title. The Twins need reinforcements in their postseason quest — and they need to be more than token acquisitions.
Video
July 28

Twins' Perkins gets the win in his charity fishing event

Lefties Lunkers, organized by Glen Perkins and Brian Duensing, raised $12,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Twins
July 28

Chart: Twins' July deadline deals

Trades made by the Twins in the final three days before the July 31 nonwaiver trade deadline over the past 20 seasons:
Twins
July 28

Twins-Pittsburgh series preview

The Pirates come to Target Field for a two-game interleague series.
Sports
July 27
FILE -- (NYT1) BOSTON -- March 23, 2009 -- BBA-SCHILLING-RETIRE-1 -- B...

Curt Schilling questions character of Kirby Puckett in Hall of Fame rant

The major league pitcher-turned-broadcaster used the Twins' Hall of Famer to draw a contrast to one of the players inducted on Sunday. "For every John Smoltz, there’s a Kirby Puckett," he said.
Video
July 27
Kyle Gibson

Kyle Gibson 'lost it' for three batters

Twins righthander Kyle Gibson says his start was going smoothly until he "lost it" in sixth inning, loading the bases and setting up six-run inning.
Twins
July 27
Brian Duensing

Twins notes: Molitor's faith in Duensing rewarded

The lefthander hasn’t allowed a run in his past 11 appearances.
Twins
July 27
The Yankees' John Ryan Murphy, right, and Jacoby Ellsbury on Saturday night.

Souhan: Twins may still be battling their Yankees demons

A team that has proved itself so different from its four, losing, predecessors, has something in common with every Twins team since 2001:
Sports
July 27
Minnesota Twins pitcher Anthony Swarzak throws against the Detroit Tig...

Ex-Twins Jacque Jones, Trump fan Swarzak have Twitter battle over Obama

It all started with Swarzak defending Donald Trump and denouncing President Obama, including a reference to Obama being 'raised a Muslim.'
Twins
July 27
Yankees first baseman Garrett Jones and the Twins' Eduardo Nunez.

Twins doomed to defeat by Yankees' six-run sixth

Kyle Gibson kept getting into jams, and eventually New York pounced and knocked the Twins 7 1/2 games behind Kansas City in the American League Central.
Vikings
July 27
Alex Rodriguez

Rand: Vikings fans should hope that Peterson ages like A-Rod

Alex Rodriguez showed Saturday night that turning 40 doesn't mean his career is over. Adrian Peterson has a chance to show that turning 30 is no big deal, either.
Video
July 26
At Target Field in a game between the Twins and the Yankees, Eduardo N...

Miller: Twins drop another series

How demoralizing was the Twins’ series loss to the Yankees? The Star Tribune’s Phil Miller joins CineSport’s Brian Clark from Target Field following Sunday’s 7-2 loss.
Final, 7/29 R H E
Pittsburgh 59-41 10 13 2
Minnesota 52-48 4 12 3

MLB Scoreboard

  • Kansas City

    Cleveland

     

    - F

    1

    12

  • Detroit

    Tampa Bay

     

    - F

    2

    1

  • Pittsburgh

    Minnesota

     

    - F

    10

    4

  • Colorado

    Chicago Cubs

     

    - F

    2

    3

  • Arizona

    Seattle

     

    - F

    8

    2

  • Milwaukee

    San Francisco

     

    - F

    0

    5

  • Atlanta

    Baltimore

     

    - Bot 2nd

    0

    0

  • Philadelphia

    Toronto

     

    - Top 4th

    0

    2

  • Chicago White Sox

    Boston

     

    - Top 2nd

    4

    0

  • Washington

    Miami

     

    - Bot 3rd

    0

    1

  • San Diego

    NY Mets

     

    - Top 3rd

    6

    1

  • NY Yankees

    Texas

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  • LA Angels

    Houston

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  • Cincinnati

    St. Louis

    7:15 PM

  • Oakland

    LA Dodgers

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