Twins righthander Jose Berrios has improved steadily over his three major league seasons.

'It's relentless.' Punishing workouts, preparation and more make Berrios an All-Star

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Indians have comfortable lead over Twins but taking nothing for granted

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Cleveland struggled a bit going into the break but still enjoys a comfortable lead in the AL Central.

Twins' past says it's too soon to give up on 2018

July 16
When Eddie Rosario slid safely into third base Sunday, things were going well for the Twins. When he scored on a throwing error on the same play, thin
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July 16
A melee broke out over an argument between Eduardo Escobar(5) and the Rays' bench. Escobar was eventually ejected for continuing the argument in the n

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Mystery solved: Rodney left Sunday's game early to become U.S. citizen

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  • AL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Cleveland 52 43 .547 0 31-19 21-24 4-6
    Minnesota 44 50 .468 7.5 29-22 15-28 8-2
    Detroit 41 57 .418 12.5 25-23 16-34 3-7
    Chicago White Sox 33 62 .347 19 19-29 14-33 3-7
    Kansas City 27 68 .284 25 11-35 16-33 2-8
  • AL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    Boston 68 30 .694 0 34-13 34-17 9-1
    NY Yankees 62 33 .653 4.5 33-13 29-20 6-4
    Tampa Bay 49 47 .510 18 26-17 23-30 6-4
    Toronto 43 52 .453 23.5 24-25 19-27 3-7
    Baltimore 28 69 .289 39.5 16-33 12-36 4-6
  • AL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    Houston 64 35 .646 0 32-21 32-14 6-4
    Seattle 58 39 .598 5 31-17 27-22 3-7
    Oakland 55 42 .567 8 24-21 31-21 7-3
    LA Angels 49 48 .505 14 24-23 25-25 5-5
    Texas 41 56 .423 22 19-28 22-28 3-7
  • NL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Chicago Cubs 55 38 .591 0 28-15 27-23 7-3
    Milwaukee 55 43 .561 2.5 30-18 25-25 2-8
    St. Louis 48 46 .511 7.5 24-24 24-22 5-5
    Pittsburgh 48 49 .495 9 29-24 19-25 8-2
    Cincinnati 43 53 .448 13.5 21-26 22-27 6-4
  • NL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    Philadelphia 53 42 .558 0 30-16 23-26 5-5
    Atlanta 52 42 .553 0.5 25-20 27-22 3-7
    Washington 48 48 .500 5.5 22-24 26-24 5-5
    Miami 41 57 .418 13.5 23-28 18-29 5-5
    NY Mets 39 55 .415 13.5 19-32 20-23 4-6
  • NL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    LA Dodgers 53 43 .552 0 28-24 25-19 6-4
    Arizona 53 44 .546 0.5 26-23 27-21 5-5
    Colorado 51 45 .531 2 23-23 28-22 8-2
    San Francisco 50 48 .510 4 31-19 19-29 5-5
    San Diego 40 59 .404 14.5 20-31 20-28 2-8
  • Batting Average
    M. Betts BOS .359
    J. Altuve HOU .332
    J. Martinez BOS .328
    J. Segura SEA .323
    M. Duffy TB .317
  • Home Runs
    J. Martinez BOS 29
    J. Ramirez CLE 29
    M. Trout LAA 25
    A. Judge NYY 25
    F. Lindor CLE 25
  • Runs Batted In
    J. Martinez BOS 80
    J. Ramirez CLE 70
    M. Haniger SEA 67
    E. Encarnacion CLE 65
    M. Machado BAL 65
  • Earned Run Average
    C. Sale BOS 2.23
    T. Bauer CLE 2.24
    B. Snell TB 2.27
    J. Verlander HOU 2.29
    L. Severino NYY 2.31
  • Wins
    L. Severino NYY 14
    C. Kluber CLE 12
    B. Snell TB 12
    C. Morton HOU 11
    (3) Players 11
  • Saves
    E. Diaz SEA 36
    C. Kimbrel BOS 30
    A. Chapman NYY 26
    B. Treinen OAK 24
    K. Kela TEX 23
  • Batting Average
    S. Gennett CIN .326
    N. Markakis ATL .323
    A. Almora Jr. CHC .319
    F. Freeman ATL .315
    E. Suarez CIN .312
  • Home Runs
    J. Aguilar MIL 24
    N. Arenado COL 23
    B. Harper WAS 23
    M. Muncy LAD 22
    P. Goldschmidt ARI 21
  • Runs Batted In
    J. Baez CHC 72
    E. Suarez CIN 71
    J. Aguilar MIL 70
    N. Arenado COL 68
    T. Story COL 68
  • Earned Run Average
    J. deGrom NYM 1.68
    A. Nola PHI 2.30
    M. Scherzer WAS 2.41
    J. Lester CHC 2.58
    M. Foltynewicz ATL 2.66
  • Wins
    J. Lester CHC 12
    M. Scherzer WAS 12
    A. Nola PHI 12
    Z. Godley ARI 11
    (2) Players 10
  • Saves
    W. Davis COL 27
    K. Jansen LAD 27
    B. Boxberger ARI 24
    B. Hand SD 24
    F. Vazquez PIT 23
  • Sunday, July 15
    Baltimore 6, Texas 5, F Boston 5, Toronto 2, F Cleveland 5, NY Yankees 2, F
    Miami 10, Philadelphia 5, F Washington 6, NY Mets 1, F Atlanta 5, Arizona 1, F
    Pittsburgh 7, Milwaukee 6, F Chicago White Sox 10, Kansas City 1, F Detroit 6, Houston 3, F
    Minnesota 11, Tampa Bay 7, F St. Louis 6, Cincinnati 4, F Colorado 4, Seattle 3, F
    Oakland 6, San Francisco 2, F LA Dodgers 5, LA Angels 3, F Chicago Cubs 7, San Diego 4, F
  • Monday, July 16
  • Today, July 17
    National @ American
  • Wednesday, July 18
  • Thursday, July 19
    St. Louis @ Chicago Cubs
  • Friday, July 20
    St. Louis @ Chicago Cubs NY Mets @ NY Yankees San Diego @ Philadelphia
    Atlanta @ Washington Baltimore @ Toronto Pittsburgh @ Cincinnati
    Boston @ Detroit Miami @ Tampa Bay Cleveland @ Texas
    LA Dodgers @ Milwaukee Minnesota @ Kansas City San Francisco @ Oakland
    Colorado @ Arizona Houston @ LA Angels Chicago White Sox @ Seattle
  • Saturday, July 21
    St. Louis @ Chicago Cubs NY Mets @ NY Yankees Baltimore @ Toronto
    Boston @ Detroit Miami @ Tampa Bay San Diego @ Philadelphia
    Atlanta @ Washington Pittsburgh @ Cincinnati LA Dodgers @ Milwaukee
    St. Louis @ Chicago Cubs Minnesota @ Kansas City Houston @ LA Angels
    Cleveland @ Texas Colorado @ Arizona San Francisco @ Oakland
    Chicago White Sox @ Seattle
  • Sunday, July 22
    Baltimore @ Toronto Pittsburgh @ Cincinnati Boston @ Detroit
    Miami @ Tampa Bay San Diego @ Philadelphia Atlanta @ Washington
    LA Dodgers @ Milwaukee Minnesota @ Kansas City St. Louis @ Chicago Cubs
    Cleveland @ Texas San Francisco @ Oakland Houston @ LA Angels
    Colorado @ Arizona Chicago White Sox @ Seattle NY Mets @ NY Yankees
July 16
Brian Dozier was greeted by Twins teammates after his walkoff grand slam Sunday. The Twins bosses indicated they would be in sell mode after a 1-8 roa

Souhan: Try for playoffs or move on to 2019? Twins can do both

As they showed last year, they are capable of contending even by subtracting from the team they have.
July 16
Part 2 in a three-part series looking at the state of Major League Baseball.

Baseball fans turning gray while millennials tuning out

Second in a three-part series: Baseball's summer monopoly ended long ago. If it expects to thrive, it must keep courting youth and convincing them the sport is great entertainment.
Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer, right, point to each other as they acknowledge fans during a
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July 16
Brian Dozier was greeted by Eddie Rosario and Ehrie Adrianza following his 10th-inning grand slam, which capped a 9-2 Twins homestand with an 11-7 vic

Dozier's 10th-inning grand slam ends wild 11-7 win for Twins

A tense, heated affair included a benches-clearing incident and several late-game swings that ended with the Twins going into the All-Star Game break as one of baseball's hottest teams.
July 16
United States manager Torii Hunter celebrated with his team after the All-Star Futures baseball game against the World on Sunday.

Torii's Team USA wins Minnesota-themed Futures Game

Top minor-league prospect Alex Kiriloff had two hits while former Twins Torii Hunter and David Ortiz managed the USA and World teams.
July 15
Brian Dozier.

Sunday's Twins-Tampa Bay game recap

A quick look at Sunday's game.
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July 15
Brian Dozier.

Grand finales: Walkoff grand slams in Twins history

Brian Dozier's walk-off grand slam was the fifth in Twins history and the first at Target Field.
July 15

Interest in professional sports by age

Major League Baseball attracts more interest from older age groups. A list of people by age who said they were "very" or "somewhat" interested in…
July 15
US manager Torii Hunter watches play against the World team in the first inning of the All-Star Futures baseball game, Sunday, July 15, 2018, at Natio

Torii Hunter talks about Twins prospect Kirilloff

Hunter was the manager of the US team that played in the annual all-star futures game, held this year at Nationals Park in Washington DC
July 15
A melee broke out over an argument between Eduardo Escobar(5) and the Rays' bench. Escobar was eventually ejected for continuing the argument in the n

Dozier: Scrums proved we've got each other's backs

Twins second baseman Brian Dozier says tempers grew short during Sunday's game, but the confrontations between teams showed "we've got each other's backs no matter what."
July 15
Eduardo Escobar(5) got into a verbal exchange with the Ray's bench and was held back by catcher Jesus Sucre(45).

Escobar: I got upset with Rays' third baseman

Twins infielder Eduardo Escobar says he grew angry when Rays third baseman Daniel Robertson yelled at him during Escobar's seventh-inning at-bat Sunday, setting off two bench-clearing confrontations.
July 15
Minnesota Twins pitcher Fernando Romero throws against the Texas Rangers in the first inning of a baseball game Friday, June 22, 2018, in Minneapolis.

Romero's three solid AAA starts earn earlier-than-expected return to Twins

Twins have gone 8-2 on their homestand, and would like to go into All-Star break with momentum of that success.
July 14
Twins pitcher Jose Berrios says he is honored to be an AL All-Star and is taking his wife and two children to the game. “I’ll keep working,” he

Twins players perform so-so in All-Star Game appearances

The All-Star Game is a showcase, but mostly not for the Twins, who have a decidedly mediocre history in the Midsummer Classic.
July 14
Byron Buxton

Buxton's injury in minor leagues is relatively minor

The Twins put Byron Buxton on the International League disabled list Saturday with inflammation in his left wrist, but no broken bones or damaged ligaments.
July 14

Inside the numbers: America's pastime

A closer look inside the numbers of baseball's new analytical ways.
July 14
Brian Dozier was out at home plate in the sixth inning

Twins rocked 19-6 by Tampa Bay at Target Field

Jose Berrios gave up six earned runs in six innings, and it got worse from there as the Rays feasted on the Twins bullpen in a pre-All-Star break laugher.
July 14
Tampa Bay’s Ryne Stanek has given up only two runs in 11 bullpen day starts. Those appearances have totaled 16⅔ innings.

Two views: Rays bullpen days will likely be copied by other teams

Chris Hine and Michael Rand weigh in on the week's hot sports topics.
July 14

Saturday's Twins-Rays game recap

A look back at Saturday afternoon's game.
Final, 7/15 R H E
Tampa Bay 49-47 7 14 1
Minnesota 44-50 11 10 1

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