Toronto's Billy McKinney was safe at home after Twins catcher Willians Astudillo missed the tag in the fourth inning at Target Field

Twins allow Toronto another big inning, and hit the road reeling

Eddie Rosario homered twice but the Blue Jays rallied from an early 3-1 deficit and won their third game of the four-game series, sending the Twins on a six-game road trip searching for consistency.

Harper showing Twins he finds major leagues to his liking

12:41am
Ryne Harper
Ryne Harper, a 30-year-old rookie, is only the fifth Twins reliever since 2017 to pitch at least three innings and give up no more than one hit.

Hartman: Shelton's return to Twins is big help to Baldelli

April 18
Twins manager Rocco Baldelli and bench coach Derek Shelton during a spring training game in Florida.
Bench coach Derek Shelton's long friendship with new Twins manager Rocco Baldelli was a key factor in agreeing to come back.
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12:00am

Series preview: Twins at Baltimore

The Twins are beginning a two-week stretch where they play only the Orioles and Astros
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12:00am

Thursday's Twins-Toronto game recap

A look back at Thursday afternoon's game.
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12:00am
Ryne Harper

Harper continues to put up scoreless innings for Twins

The Twins righthander threw three scoreless innings on Thursday and has not given up an earned run this season
Twins
April 18

La Tortuga behind the plate today as the Twins face Toronto

Willians Astudillo is getting his third start behind the plate today as the Twins face the Blue Jays. All three starts have been with Michael Pineda on the mound.
Twins
April 18
Twins third baseman Marwin Gonzalez hit an RBI single to left center in the fifth inning, scoring Nelson Cruz.

Stepping up after the storm: Cruz, Gonzalez lead Twins over Blue Jays

After a 54-minute delay at soggy Target Field, Nelson Cruz and Marwin Gonzalez helped the Twins break their two-game losing streak with a 4-1 victory over the Blue Jays.

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  • AL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Cleveland 11 7 .611 0 5-1 6-6 6-4
    Minnesota 9 7 .563 1 5-4 4-3 5-5
    Detroit 9 9 .500 2 5-4 4-5 4-6
    Chicago White Sox 7 11 .389 4 3-6 4-5 4-6
    Kansas City 7 12 .368 4.5 5-7 2-5 5-5
  • AL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    Tampa Bay 14 5 .737 0 7-3 7-2 8-2
    NY Yankees 8 10 .444 5.5 5-7 3-3 4-6
    Baltimore 8 12 .400 6.5 1-6 7-6 3-7
    Toronto 8 12 .400 6.5 4-6 4-6 5-5
    Boston 6 13 .316 8 3-3 3-10 4-6
  • AL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    Houston 12 6 .667 0 6-0 6-6 9-1
    Seattle 14 8 .636 0 5-7 9-1 4-6
    Texas 10 7 .588 1.5 8-3 2-4 5-5
    Oakland 11 10 .524 2.5 7-5 4-5 5-5
    LA Angels 8 11 .421 4.5 6-2 2-9 5-5
  • NL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Pittsburgh 10 6 .625 0 4-2 6-4 7-3
    Milwaukee 12 8 .600 0 7-4 5-4 4-6
    St. Louis 10 8 .556 1 5-2 5-6 7-3
    Chicago Cubs 8 9 .471 2.5 3-2 5-7 7-3
    Cincinnati 6 12 .333 5 5-5 1-7 5-5
  • NL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    Philadelphia 11 7 .611 0 8-4 3-3 5-5
    NY Mets 10 8 .556 1 2-3 8-5 4-6
    Washington 9 8 .529 1.5 5-6 4-2 6-4
    Atlanta 9 9 .500 2 7-6 2-3 5-5
    Miami 4 15 .211 7.5 3-10 1-5 1-9
  • NL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    LA Dodgers 13 8 .619 0 9-4 4-4 5-5
    San Diego 11 9 .550 1.5 4-6 7-3 5-5
    Arizona 10 9 .526 2 4-5 6-4 5-5
    San Francisco 8 12 .400 4.5 5-5 3-7 5-5
    Colorado 7 12 .368 5 1-5 6-7 4-6
  • Batting Average
    T. Anderson CWS .422
    J. Polanco MIN .400
    C. Santana CLE .389
    E. Andrus TEX .386
    A. Meadows TB .364
  • Home Runs
    K. Davis OAK 10
    J. Bruce SEA 8
    J. Altuve HOU 7
    A. Cabrera TEX 6
    (7) Players 6
  • Runs Batted In
    D. Santana SEA 24
    K. Davis OAK 20
    R. Healy SEA 17
    A. Meadows TB 17
    (3) Players 16
  • Earned Run Average
    T. Glasnow TB 1.13
    S. Bieber CLE 1.71
    M. Shoemaker TOR 1.75
    C. McHugh HOU 1.96
    M. Stroman TOR 1.99
  • Wins
    M. Gonzales SEA 4
    T. Glasnow TB 4
    B. Anderson OAK 3
    A. Cashner BAL 3
    (5) Players 3
  • Saves
    S. Greene DET 9
    R. Osuna HOU 7
    B. Hand CLE 6
    K. Giles TOR 6
    B. Treinen OAK 6
  • Batting Average
    C. Bellinger LAD .432
    J. McNeil NYM .424
    A. Rendon WAS .379
    M. Cabrera PIT .367
    D. Peralta ARI .367
  • Home Runs
    C. Yelich MIL 10
    C. Bellinger LAD 10
    M. Ozuna STL 8
    J. Pederson LAD 8
    P. Goldschmidt STL 7
  • Runs Batted In
    C. Yelich MIL 27
    C. Bellinger LAD 24
    A. Rendon WAS 18
    M. Franco PHI 18
    D. Swanson ATL 18
  • Earned Run Average
    J. Musgrove PIT 0.81
    M. Fried ATL 0.92
    Z. Davies MIL 1.19
    L. Castillo CIN 1.46
    (2) Players 2.00
  • Wins
    C. Hamels CHC 3
    K. Maeda LAD 3
    J. Arrieta PHI 3
    S. Doolittle WAS 3
    J. Gant STL 3
  • Saves
    K. Yates SD 9
    K. Jansen LAD 6
    E. Diaz NYM 6
    F. Vazquez PIT 5
    J. Hader MIL 5
  • Wednesday, April 17
    Philadelphia 3, NY Mets 2, F St. Louis 6, Milwaukee 3, F Kansas City 4, Chicago White Sox 3, F
    LA Dodgers 3, Cincinnati 2, F NY Yankees 5, Boston 3, F Pittsburgh 3, Detroit 2, F
    Cleveland 1, Seattle 0, F Washington 9, San Francisco 6, F Chicago Cubs 6, Miami 0, F
    Tampa Bay 8, Baltimore 1, F Arizona 3, Atlanta 2, F Minnesota 4, Toronto 1, F
    Texas 5, LA Angels 4, F Oakland 2, Houston 1, F
  • Thursday, April 18
    Arizona 4, Atlanta 1, F Washington 4, San Francisco 2, F Detroit 9, Chicago White Sox 7, F
    Toronto 7, Minnesota 4, F Kansas City 6, NY Yankees 1, F Baltimore 6, Tampa Bay 5, F
    LA Dodgers 3, Milwaukee 1, F Colorado 6, Philadelphia 2, F Seattle 11, LA Angels 10, F
    Cincinnati 4, San Diego 1, F
  • Today, April 19
    Arizona @ Chicago Cubs Minnesota @ Baltimore Kansas City @ NY Yankees
    San Francisco @ Pittsburgh Atlanta @ Cleveland Chicago White Sox @ Detroit
    Washington @ Miami Boston @ Tampa Bay Houston @ Texas
    LA Dodgers @ Milwaukee NY Mets @ St. Louis Philadelphia @ Colorado
    Seattle @ LA Angels Toronto @ Oakland Cincinnati @ San Diego
  • Saturday, April 20
    Kansas City @ NY Yankees Chicago White Sox @ Detroit NY Mets @ St. Louis
    Arizona @ Chicago Cubs San Francisco @ Pittsburgh Toronto @ Oakland
    Atlanta @ Cleveland Washington @ Miami Boston @ Tampa Bay
    Minnesota @ Baltimore LA Dodgers @ Milwaukee Houston @ Texas
    Philadelphia @ Colorado Cincinnati @ San Diego Seattle @ LA Angels
  • Sunday, April 21
    Minnesota @ Baltimore Kansas City @ NY Yankees Chicago White Sox @ Detroit
    Washington @ Miami San Francisco @ Pittsburgh LA Dodgers @ Milwaukee
    Boston @ Tampa Bay NY Mets @ St. Louis Arizona @ Chicago Cubs
    Houston @ Texas Philadelphia @ Colorado Seattle @ LA Angels
    Toronto @ Oakland Cincinnati @ San Diego Atlanta @ Cleveland
  • Monday, April 22
    Chicago White Sox @ Baltimore Arizona @ Pittsburgh Detroit @ Boston
    Philadelphia @ NY Mets Kansas City @ Tampa Bay Milwaukee @ St. Louis
    Minnesota @ Houston Washington @ Colorado NY Yankees @ LA Angels
    Texas @ Oakland
  • Tuesday, April 23
    Miami @ Cleveland Atlanta @ Cincinnati Chicago White Sox @ Baltimore
    Arizona @ Pittsburgh San Francisco @ Toronto Detroit @ Boston
    Philadelphia @ NY Mets Kansas City @ Tampa Bay Milwaukee @ St. Louis
    LA Dodgers @ Chicago Cubs Minnesota @ Houston Washington @ Colorado
    NY Yankees @ LA Angels Texas @ Oakland Seattle @ San Diego
  • Wednesday, April 24
    Miami @ Cleveland Kansas City @ Tampa Bay Milwaukee @ St. Louis
    Washington @ Colorado Texas @ Oakland Seattle @ San Diego
    San Francisco @ Toronto Atlanta @ Cincinnati Chicago White Sox @ Baltimore
    Arizona @ Pittsburgh Detroit @ Boston Philadelphia @ NY Mets
    LA Dodgers @ Chicago Cubs Minnesota @ Houston NY Yankees @ LA Angels
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April 18
Tyler Duffey

Reusse: Duffey hopes three-for-one curveball keeps him on Twins staff

Never has so much emphasis been put on spinning the baseball as in this game now driven by high-tech analysis. And Tyler Duffey sees his curveball as three pitches.
Twins
April 18

Wednesday's Twins-Toronto game recap

GAME RECAPIMPACT PLAYERJake Odorizzi, TwinsHe let the second hitter of the game score, but the next 21 he faced never got past first base.BY THE…
Twins
April 18
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi (12) threw against Toronto in the first inning.

Odorizzi: I'm the bad-weather guy

Twins righthander Jake Odorizzi, whose four starts have all come in cold or rainy weather, says after Wednesday's 4-1 win over Toronto that he has learned how to deal with adverse conditions.
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April 17
Mejia shakes off lousy outing, holds Blue Jays scoreless

Mejia shakes off lousy outing, holds Blue Jays scoreless

"It's good to get him back out there," Rocco Baldelli said of left-handed middle reliever Adalberto Mejia
Twins
April 17
A double exposure of Twins starting pitcher Kyle Gibson in the fourth inning Tuesday at Target Field.

Third time through the order has meant that Gibson is done

Of the 15 batters who have faced Kyle Gibson three times in a game this season, 11 of them have reached base and almost half of them have scored. So what's the problem?
Twins
April 17
Wednesday's game was delayed by about an hour due to rain.

Twins underway vs. Toronto following 54-minute rain delay

An all-day steady rain cleared away from Target Field, and after a delay the Twins and Blue Jays are on the field for baseball.
Twins
April 17
Tyler Duffey has pitched in 111 games over the past four seasons for the Twins.

New plan helps Twins pitcher Duffey

Tyler Duffey should be able to provide longer relief appearances with the Twins in a stretch of 12 consecutive days of games.
Twins
April 17
C.J. Cron rumbled for home on Byron Buxton’s ninth-inning double, only to be tagged out by Toronto catcher Danny Jansen.

Out at home: Ninth-inning rally ends with Cron thrown out at plate

After the Twins' bullpen failed for the second straight night against Toronto, the game ended with C.J. Cron thrown out at home on Byron Buxton's double in the ninth.
Twins
April 16
C.J. Cron

Cron: Close, but Jays made a good play

Twins first baseman C.J. Cron says he tried to be aggressive on the final play of Tuesday's 6-5 loss to Toronto, but "they made a good play" to throw him out at home plate.
Twins
April 16

Tuesday's Twins-Toronto game recap

A look back at Tuesday's game.
Twins
April 16
Twins reliever Adalberto Mejia watched as Blue Jays left fielder Teoscar Hernandez headed home after he connected for a three run homer in the eighth

Mejia's awful inning sinks Twins in front of Target Field's smallest crowd

Rocco Baldelli chose Adalberto Mejia to protect a two-run lead in the eighth inning. The first four Toronto batters he faced turned a 3-1 deficit into a 5-3 victory for Toronto in front of an announced crowd of 11,727.
Twins
April 16
Twins reliever Adalberto Mejia reacted after the Blue Jays' Teoscar Hernandez connected for a three-run homer in the eighth inning to put Toronto ahea

Looking for relief: Baldelli searching for answers with Twins bullpen

The Twins lost 5-3 to Toronto on Monday when Mejia gave up four runs in the eighth inning, including a three-run home run.
Twins
April 16
Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo, left, and Twins manager Rocco Baldelli posed with umpires before Monday's game at Target Field. The two friends wer

New skippers Baldelli, Montoyo are old friends

They forged a close relationship while coaching on the same staff with the Rays and now are first-year managers.
Twins
April 16
Twins first baseman C.J. Cron smacks a three run homer off Toronto starter Matt Shoemaker in the fourth inning Monday, April 15, 2019 in Minneapolis,

Cron hits home run, assists in strange play

The Twins blew a late two-run lead on Monday before losing 5-3 to the Blue Jays.
Twins
April 15

Monday's Twins-Toronto game recap

Two innings after getting picked off when Brandon Drury incorrectly thought he had drawn a walk, Toronto's Teoscar Hernandez launched a three-run homer off Adalberto Mejia.
Final, 4/18 R H E
Toronto 8-12 7 9 0
Minnesota 9-7 4 8 0