Marwin Gonzalez

Another happy return for Twins: Marwin Gonzalez back in lineup

Multi-positional everyday player Gonzalez has been out of the lineup since Aug. 27 with an abdominal/oblique strain, an injury that he initially believed was minor.

Listen: Did weekend in Cleveland provide blueprint for Twins in playoffs?

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Minnesota Twins' Miguel Sano looks up after hitting a Grand Slam in the eighth inning in the second baseball game of a baseball doubleheader against t
Phil Miller joins Michael Rand after covering the Twins' big weekend series victory in Cleveland.

Gibson's relief appearance falters, Twins lose series finale in Cleveland

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Cleveland's Roberto Perez, right, is congratulated by Franmil Reyes after hitting a three-run home run in the sixth inning
Kyle Gibson made a surprise relief appearance and surrendered a game-turning three-run homer to Roberto Perez, and the error-prone Twins dropped a sloppy 7-5 decision to the Indians.
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Twins relief pitcher Brusdar Graterol

Graterol impresses as a reliever; enough to make it a long-term plan?

Rookie flamethrower Brusdar Graterol has been a starter in the minors for the Twins organization, but he will be used out of the bullpen the rest of this year.
Twins
September 15
Miguel Sano was congratulated by Twins teammates after they defeated the Indians in Game 2 Saturday, thanks greatly to his g rand slam in the eighth i

Twins respond just when others doubt them most

The word of the weekend around Minnesota sports: Resiliency. The Twins, especially, personified that by taking two of three from the Indians.
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September 15

Series preview: Twins return home to face White Sox

The Twins are beginning their final homestand. They have retaken the major league home run lead 287-286 from the Yankees, who have played two more games.
Twins
September 15

Sunday's Twins-Cleveland game recap

A look back at Sunday afternoon's game.
Twins
September 15
Minnesota Twins infielder Ronald Torreyes dove safely into home off a single by outfielder LaMonte Wade Jr. (30) as Washington Nationals catcher Yan G

With tight grasp on AL Central race, Twins rest some key players Sunday

Jose Berrios will get an extra day off in the wake of Saturday's doubleheader sweep of Cleveland.
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  • AL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Minnesota 91 58 .611 0 41-33 50-25 5-5
    Cleveland 87 63 .580 4.5 44-31 43-32 6-4
    Chicago White Sox 65 84 .436 26 35-39 30-45 4-6
    Kansas City 55 95 .367 36.5 29-47 26-48 4-6
    Detroit 45 104 .302 46 21-54 24-50 4-6
  • AL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    NY Yankees 98 53 .649 0 53-22 45-31 6-4
    Tampa Bay 89 62 .589 9 43-32 46-30 7-3
    Boston 79 70 .530 18 36-39 43-31 4-6
    Toronto 59 91 .393 38.5 31-44 28-47 4-6
    Baltimore 49 101 .327 48.5 23-52 26-49 3-7
  • AL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    Houston 98 53 .649 0 56-20 42-33 7-3
    Oakland 90 60 .600 7.5 48-27 42-33 8-2
    Texas 74 77 .490 24 42-33 32-44 6-4
    LA Angels 68 82 .453 29.5 36-39 32-43 3-7
    Seattle 62 88 .413 35.5 33-42 29-46 4-6
  • NL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    St. Louis 83 66 .557 0 47-28 36-38 5-5
    Chicago Cubs 81 68 .544 2 50-24 31-44 5-5
    Milwaukee 80 69 .537 3 43-31 37-38 9-1
    Cincinnati 70 80 .467 13.5 40-35 30-45 5-5
    Pittsburgh 65 85 .433 18.5 31-41 34-44 4-6
  • NL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    Atlanta 93 58 .616 0 47-28 46-30 6-4
    Washington 82 66 .554 9.5 42-31 40-35 4-6
    NY Mets 77 72 .517 15 43-31 34-41 6-4
    Philadelphia 76 72 .514 15.5 43-35 33-37 4-6
    Miami 52 97 .349 40 29-49 23-48 2-8
  • NL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    LA Dodgers 97 54 .642 0 56-20 41-34 6-4
    Arizona 76 74 .507 20.5 37-35 39-39 3-7
    San Francisco 72 78 .480 24.5 33-42 39-36 5-5
    San Diego 68 81 .456 28 35-40 33-41 4-6
    Colorado 65 85 .433 31.5 39-36 26-49 6-4
  • Batting Average
    J. Polanco MIN .302
    N. Cruz MIN .299
    E. Rosario MIN .275
    C. Cron MIN .253
    M. Kepler MIN .252
  • Home Runs
    N. Cruz MIN 37
    M. Kepler MIN 36
    E. Rosario MIN 31
    M. Garver MIN 30
    M. Sano MIN 29
  • Runs Batted In
    E. Rosario MIN 99
    N. Cruz MIN 96
    M. Kepler MIN 90
    J. Polanco MIN 77
    C. Cron MIN 76
  • Earned Run Average
    J. Berrios MIN 3.63
    K. Gibson MIN 4.76
    M. Perez MIN 4.89
  • Wins
    J. Odorizzi MIN 14
    K. Gibson MIN 13
    J. Berrios MIN 12
    M. Pineda MIN 11
    M. Perez MIN 10
  • Strikeouts
    J. Berrios MIN 173
    J. Odorizzi MIN 162
    K. Gibson MIN 151
    M. Pineda MIN 140
    M. Perez MIN 125
  • Batting Average
    T. Anderson CWS .332
    D. LeMahieu NYY .328
    M. Brantley HOU .321
    H. Alberto BAL .317
    R. Devers BOS .311
  • Home Runs
    M. Trout LAA 45
    J. Soler KC 44
    N. Cruz MIN 37
    G. Torres NYY 37
    (2) Players 36
  • Runs Batted In
    J. Abreu CWS 117
    J. Soler KC 108
    R. Devers BOS 107
    X. Bogaerts BOS 106
    (2) Players 104
  • Earned Run Average
    J. Verlander HOU 2.58
    G. Cole HOU 2.62
    C. Morton TB 3.16
    S. Bieber CLE 3.26
    M. Minor TEX 3.33
  • Wins
    J. Verlander HOU 18
    D. German NYY 18
    G. Cole HOU 17
    E. Rodriguez BOS 17
    (2) Players 15
  • Saves
    A. Chapman NYY 37
    B. Hand CLE 34
    R. Osuna HOU 33
    I. Kennedy KC 29
    A. Colome CWS 27
  • Batting Average
    A. Rendon WAS .332
    C. Yelich MIL .329
    K. Marte ARI .327
    B. Reynolds PIT .322
    J. McNeil NYM .318
  • Home Runs
    E. Suarez CIN 47
    P. Alonso NYM 47
    C. Yelich MIL 44
    C. Bellinger LAD 44
    N. Arenado COL 40
  • Runs Batted In
    A. Rendon WAS 118
    F. Freeman ATL 117
    N. Arenado COL 116
    J. Bell PIT 116
    E. Escobar ARI 113
  • Earned Run Average
    H. Ryu LAD 2.35
    M. Soroka ATL 2.57
    J. deGrom NYM 2.61
    M. Scherzer WAS 2.65
    S. Gray CIN 2.80
  • Wins
    S. Strasburg WAS 17
    M. Fried ATL 16
    L. Castillo CIN 15
    D. Hudson STL 15
    C. Kershaw LAD 14
  • Saves
    K. Yates SD 40
    W. Smith SF 33
    J. Hader MIL 33
    R. Iglesias CIN 31
    K. Jansen LAD 29
  • Saturday, September 14
    Minnesota 2, Cleveland 0, F Chicago Cubs 14, Pittsburgh 1, F NY Yankees 13, Toronto 3, F
    Atlanta 10, Washington 1, F Detroit 8, Baltimore 4, F Boston 2, Philadelphia 1, F
    Minnesota 9, Cleveland 5, F NY Mets 3, LA Dodgers 0, F Houston 6, Kansas City 1, F
    Milwaukee 5, St. Louis 2, F Oakland 8, Texas 6, F Arizona 1, Cincinnati 0, F
    Colorado 11, San Diego 10, F Miami 4, San Francisco 2, F Tampa Bay 3, LA Angels 1, F
    Seattle 2, Chicago White Sox 1, F
  • Sunday, September 15
    Boston 6, Philadelphia 3, F Toronto 6, NY Yankees 4, F Cleveland 7, Minnesota 5, F
    Baltimore 8, Detroit 2, F Washington 7, Atlanta 0, F Houston 12, Kansas City 3, F
    Milwaukee 7, St. Louis 6, F Chicago Cubs 16, Pittsburgh 6, F Oakland 6, Texas 1, F
    Colorado 10, San Diego 5, F San Francisco 2, Miami 1, F LA Angels 6, Tampa Bay 4, F
    Cincinnati 3, Arizona 1, F Seattle 11, Chicago White Sox 10, F LA Dodgers 3, NY Mets 2, F
  • Today, September 16
    Detroit 5, Baltimore 2, F Milwaukee 3, San Diego 1, Bottom 4th Chicago White Sox 2, Minnesota 2, Top 5th
    St. Louis 2, Washington 0, Top 4th Chicago Cubs 3, Cincinnati 0, Top 3rd NY Mets 1, Colorado 0, Bottom 1st
    Miami @ Arizona Kansas City @ Oakland
  • Tuesday, September 17
    LA Angels @ NY Yankees Toronto @ Baltimore Seattle @ Pittsburgh
    San Francisco @ Boston Detroit @ Cleveland Philadelphia @ Atlanta
    San Diego @ Milwaukee Chicago White Sox @ Minnesota Washington @ St. Louis
    Cincinnati @ Chicago Cubs Texas @ Houston NY Mets @ Colorado
    Miami @ Arizona Kansas City @ Oakland Tampa Bay @ LA Dodgers
  • Wednesday, September 18
    Washington @ St. Louis NY Mets @ Colorado Kansas City @ Oakland
    Miami @ Arizona LA Angels @ NY Yankees Toronto @ Baltimore
    Seattle @ Pittsburgh San Francisco @ Boston Detroit @ Cleveland
    Philadelphia @ Atlanta San Diego @ Milwaukee Chicago White Sox @ Minnesota
    Cincinnati @ Chicago Cubs Texas @ Houston Tampa Bay @ LA Dodgers
  • Thursday, September 19
    Philadelphia @ Atlanta Seattle @ Pittsburgh San Francisco @ Boston
    San Diego @ Milwaukee LA Angels @ NY Yankees Toronto @ Baltimore
    St. Louis @ Chicago Cubs Detroit @ Cleveland Kansas City @ Minnesota
  • Friday, September 20
    St. Louis @ Chicago Cubs Seattle @ Baltimore Toronto @ NY Yankees
    NY Mets @ Cincinnati Philadelphia @ Cleveland Chicago White Sox @ Detroit
    Washington @ Miami Boston @ Tampa Bay San Francisco @ Atlanta
    LA Angels @ Houston Pittsburgh @ Milwaukee Kansas City @ Minnesota
    Texas @ Oakland Colorado @ LA Dodgers Arizona @ San Diego
  • Saturday, September 21
    Toronto @ NY Yankees St. Louis @ Chicago Cubs NY Mets @ Cincinnati
    Chicago White Sox @ Detroit Washington @ Miami Boston @ Tampa Bay
    Seattle @ Baltimore Philadelphia @ Cleveland LA Angels @ Houston
    Pittsburgh @ Milwaukee Kansas City @ Minnesota San Francisco @ Atlanta
    Arizona @ San Diego Texas @ Oakland Colorado @ LA Dodgers
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September 15
Miguel Sano reacts after hitting a grand slam in the eighth inning in the second baseball game of a doubleheader against the Indians

Grand sweep: Sano's slam sends Twins' magic number to 9

Miguel Sano crushed a tie-breaking grand slam in Game 2 of a Saturday doubleheader, and the Twins all but terminated the Indians' three-year reign atop the AL Central with 2-0 and 9-5 victories.
Twins
September 15
Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Sam Dyson throws to the Texas Rangers in a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019.

Twins reliever Dyson can't throw without pain, likely headed for surgery

Sam Dyson, acquired minutes before the trade deadline in July, threw two pitches in the bullpen on Friday, the first time on a mound in 10 days, and the pain in his right shoulder immediately returned.
Twins
September 15
Twins outfielder Max Kepler, top, has hit six homers leading off the game this season. Mitch Garver, below, is another power hitter who bats leadoff s

Leading off with power hitter proving to be wise strategy for Twins

No. 1 spot in Twins order can provide instant offense.
The Kernels snapped a six-game losing streak defeating the Clinton LumberKings at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium on Tuesday night May
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September 15
Twins pitcher Brusdar Graterol

Graterol becomes first Twin to eclipse 100 mph since 2009

Brusdar Graterol doesn't know the Twins' history. But he made plenty of it on Saturday.
Twins
September 14
Twins relief pitcher Brusdar Graterol

Graterol: Just focusing on getting outs

Twins rookie Brusdar Graterol, who threw seven pitches faster than 100 mph on Saturday, says through interpreter Elvis Martinez that he was having fun but tried to stay focused on getting outs.
Twins
September 14

Group effort by Twins to win first game of doubleheader over Indians

Seven different Twins relievers pitched 11⅓ shutout innings Saturday, giving up just five hits without a walk.
Twins
September 14

Saturday's Twins-Cleveland doubleheader recap

A look back at Saturday's two games.
Twins
September 14
Littell: My mindset is to attack hitters

Littell: My mindset is to attack hitters

Twins righthander Zack Littell, credited with the win for two scoreless innings in Minnesota's 2-0 victory over Cleveland, says he didn't worry about who he was facing Saturday, he just tried to stay on the attack.
Twins
September 14
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Devin Smeltzer (31) delivered a pitch in the second inning.

Devin Smeltzer gets the call to start first of two games in Cleveland

Twins have added rookie Jorge Alcala to their bullpen, just in case.
Twins
September 14
Twins DH Nelson Cruz is closing in on Harmon Killebrew’s club record for slugging percentage in a season.

Cruz expresses admiration for Killebrew's consistency

Nelson Cruz never met Harmon Killebrew but the Twins' current home run leader has learned a lot during his time in Minnesota about the franchise's power-hitting icon
Twins
September 14
The tarp rests on the field after a game between the Twins and Indians was postponed due to the weather on Friday

All arms on deck: After washout, Twins to use bullpen for today's doubleheader

The teams were tied 2-2 in the third inning when heavy storms hit Cleveland, washing out the game. A split doubleheader will be held Saturday. Both ends will be bullpen games for the Twins.
Twins
September 13
Adrianza likely to miss rest of season with oblique strain

Adrianza likely to miss rest of season with oblique strain

Ehire Adrianza had to leave Thursday's game with a right oblique strain suffered when he swung at a pitch in the second inning.
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September 13
Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano (22) raced down the first base line after hitting a double in the sixth inning.

Listen: Who's still hurt, who will play for Twins in Cleveland?

Phil Miller joins Michael Rand from Cleveland to discuss the Twins' mounting health challenges and to update fans on which players could or should be back in the lineup for a key series starting Friday.
Twins
September 13
The Twins' Luis Arraez was unable to make a catch off the wall on a double hit by Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon in the top of the sixth innin

Another home loss, another injury, another big series with Cleveland

Kyle Gibson's return from the injured list didn't go well in a 12-6 loss, and the Twins now have a 3 1/2-game lead over Cleveland with 16 games remaining in the regular season.
Twins
September 13
This Twins playoff race different from anything we've ever seen

This Twins playoff race different from anything we've ever seen

The Twins are still overwhelming favorites to win the AL Central, but the only people who probably believe that are the ones who compile playoff odds.
Bottom 5th R H E
Chicago White Sox 65-84 2 3 1
Minnesota 91-58 2 6 0