Twins bench coach Derek Shelton (9) during spring training in Fort Myers, Fla.

Bench coach Shelton impresses Twins in their managerial search

Derek Shelton is one of the finalists to replace Paul Molitor as Twins manager. Shelton, 48, will have a second interview.

Dodgers beat Brewers in Game 7, face Red Sox in World Series

The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate after winning Game 7 of the National League Championship Series against the Milwaukee Brewers
Yasiel Puig and Cody Bellinger flexed their muscles. Chris Taylor flashed some leather.

Cora: MVP favorite Betts could play 2B in World Series

Boston's Mookie Betts
With a championship at stake, AL MVP favorite Mookie Betts is ready to do anything manager Alex Cora asks.
October 20
Joe MauerStar Tribune

Once the Twins have a manager, where do they go from there?

What is the Twins' most important area of need that should be addressed heading into spring training? Michael Rand and Phil Miller weigh in.
October 19
Eddie Rosario was voted Twins' MVP by Twin Cities baseball writers.

Rosario named Twins' MVP by Minnesota baseball writers

Leading the Twins in a batch of offensive categories resulted in left fielder Eddie Rosario being named the team's most valuable player by the local chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America.
St. Paul Saints pitcher Mark Hamburger handed out gum to kids after Education Day at a St. Paul Saints exhibition game in St. Paul, Minn., on Tuesday,
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October 17
Milwaukee Brewers' Jesus Aguilar and Los Angeles Dodgers' Manny Machado have words during the 10th inning of Game 4 of the National League Championshi

Machado called 'dirty player' by Yelich after benches clear

Manny Machado has stepped into trouble again, causing at least one opponent to call him "a dirty player."
October 17

Power outage: Brewers' bats struggle in 13-inning loss

For the first time since the Milwaukee Brewers began their incredible late-season surge, their bats went cold enough to lose.
October 17
Boston Red Sox's Jackie Bradley Jr. celebrates after his grand slam against the Houston Astros during the eighth inning in Game 3

Bradley's slam helps Red Sox beat Astros 8-2 in ALCS

Jackie Bradley Jr. didn't let his demeanor change this season, even as fans begged Boston to trade him during a miserable first-half slump.


  • AL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Cleveland 91 71 .562 0 49-32 42-39 6-4
    Minnesota 78 84 .481 13 49-32 29-52 7-3
    Detroit 64 98 .395 27 38-43 26-55 3-7
    Chicago White Sox 62 100 .383 29 30-51 32-49 2-8
    Kansas City 58 104 .358 33 32-49 26-55 6-4
  • AL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    Boston 108 54 .667 0 57-24 51-30 5-5
    NY Yankees 100 62 .617 8 53-28 47-34 7-3
    Tampa Bay 90 72 .556 18 51-30 39-42 5-5
    Toronto 73 89 .451 35 40-41 33-48 4-6
    Baltimore 47 115 .290 61 28-53 19-62 3-7
  • AL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    Houston 103 59 .636 0 46-35 57-24 8-2
    Oakland 97 65 .599 6 50-31 47-34 6-4
    Seattle 89 73 .549 14 45-36 44-37 5-5
    LA Angels 80 82 .494 23 42-39 38-43 5-5
    Texas 67 95 .414 36 34-47 33-48 3-7
  • NL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Milwaukee 96 67 .589 0 51-30 45-37 9-1
    Chicago Cubs 95 68 .583 1 51-31 44-37 6-4
    St. Louis 88 74 .543 7.5 43-38 45-36 4-6
    Pittsburgh 82 79 .509 13 44-36 38-43 5-5
    Cincinnati 67 95 .414 28.5 37-44 30-51 2-8
  • NL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    Atlanta 90 72 .556 0 43-38 47-34 6-4
    Washington 82 80 .506 8 41-40 41-40 5-5
    Philadelphia 80 82 .494 10 49-32 31-50 2-8
    NY Mets 77 85 .475 13 37-44 40-41 7-3
    Miami 63 98 .391 26.5 38-43 25-55 4-6
  • NL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    LA Dodgers 92 71 .564 0 45-37 47-34 7-3
    Colorado 91 72 .558 1 47-34 44-38 8-2
    Arizona 82 80 .506 9.5 40-41 42-39 4-6
    San Francisco 73 89 .451 18.5 42-39 31-50 1-9
    San Diego 66 96 .407 25.5 31-50 35-46 6-4
  • Batting Average
    M. Betts BOS .346
    J. Martinez BOS .330
    J. Altuve HOU .316
    M. Trout LAA .312
    M. Brantley CLE .309
  • Home Runs
    K. Davis OAK 48
    J. Martinez BOS 43
    J. Gallo TEX 40
    M. Trout LAA 39
    J. Ramirez CLE 39
  • Runs Batted In
    J. Martinez BOS 130
    K. Davis OAK 123
    E. Encarnacion CLE 107
    J. Ramirez CLE 105
    (2) Players 103
  • Earned Run Average
    B. Snell TB 1.89
    T. Bauer CLE 2.21
    J. Verlander HOU 2.52
    G. Cole HOU 2.88
    C. Kluber CLE 2.89
  • Wins
    B. Snell TB 21
    C. Kluber CLE 20
    L. Severino NYY 19
    J. Happ NYY 17
    (2) Players 17
  • Saves
    E. Diaz SEA 57
    C. Kimbrel BOS 42
    B. Treinen OAK 38
    S. Greene DET 32
    A. Chapman NYY 32
  • Batting Average
    C. Yelich MIL .326
    S. Gennett CIN .310
    F. Freeman ATL .309
    A. Rendon WAS .308
    L. Cain MIL .308
  • Home Runs
    N. Arenado COL 38
    T. Story COL 37
    M. Carpenter STL 36
    C. Yelich MIL 36
    (2) Players 35
  • Runs Batted In
    J. Baez CHC 111
    N. Arenado COL 110
    C. Yelich MIL 110
    J. Aguilar MIL 108
    T. Story COL 108
  • Earned Run Average
    J. deGrom NYM 1.70
    A. Nola PHI 2.37
    M. Scherzer WAS 2.53
    M. Mikolas STL 2.83
    K. Freeland COL 2.85
  • Wins
    J. Lester CHC 18
    M. Scherzer WAS 18
    M. Mikolas STL 18
    A. Nola PHI 17
    K. Freeland COL 17
  • Saves
    W. Davis COL 43
    K. Jansen LAD 38
    F. Vazquez PIT 37
    B. Boxberger ARI 32
    R. Iglesias CIN 30
  • Friday, October 19
    Milwaukee 7, LA Dodgers 2, F
  • Saturday, October 20
    LA Dodgers 5, Milwaukee 1, F
  • Today, October 21
  • Monday, October 22
  • Tuesday, October 23
    LA Dodgers @ Boston
  • Wednesday, October 24
    LA Dodgers @ Boston
  • Thursday, October 25
  • Friday, October 26
    Boston @ LA Dodgers
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October 17
Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger is dunked by Yasiel Puig after hitting a walk-off hit during the 13th inning of Game 4 of the National League Cham

Early-morning ending: Dodgers beat Brewers in 13 innings

By the time Manny Machado rounded third base, the Los Angeles Dodgers had already started streaming out of the dugout.
October 17
Joe Espada

Twins talk to Houston coach Espada about manager job

Joe Espada, 43, has been mentioned as a candidate for multiple openings as the Astros participate in the playoffs.
October 12
Hensley Meulens

Hensley Meulens interviewing for Twins' manager job today

The San Francisco bench coach has been with the Giants for nine years and was promoted to bench coach in 2018.
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October 11

Twins catcher Graterol claimed off waivers by Reds

Juan Graterol, signed by the Twins to a minor-league contract in late June, spent two months with Class AAA Rochester before his sudden promotion in late September.
October 10
Is it finally time for MLB to use technology to call balls and strikes?

Is it finally time for MLB to use technology to call balls and strikes?

The movement probably gained traction when the Yankees were eliminated by the Red Sox, and pitcher CC Sabathia called home plate umpire Angel Hernandez 'absolutely terrible.'
October 10
Twins center fielder Byron Buxton had a summer filled with migraines, a fractured toe and a strained wrist, all of which limited him to 28 major leagu

Falvey: Buxton headed in right direction; Mauer, manager still in limbo

If there was any rift between Byron Buxton and the Twins over not restoring the Gold Glove outfielder to the major league roster in September, there are no signs of it now, chief baseball officer Derek Falvey said Tuesday.
October 10
Despite being in better shape last year, Miguel Sano struck out 115 times in 299 plate appearances and hit only .199.

Sano, Twins to keep in touch during offseason as he tries to get in shape

The team plans to touch base with the third baseman every 7-10 days.
October 9
Minnesota Twins Joe Mauer was greeted by teammates after catching one pitch in the ninth inning. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ � � S

New Twins manager and Mauer's decision: The wait continues

There is not a firm timetable to replace manager Paul Molitor, but there will be interviews in the next week. "We're looking for someone who is truly open-minded," Derek Falvey said.
October 9
Boston’s Alex Cora is in the American League Manager of the Year conversation.

Modern managers way different than those Twins have hired

The profile of the modern managerial hire has been trending younger, with previous major league experience not as important as other factors.
October 9
Will Tyler Austin (31) be Joe Mauer's successor at first base for the Twins? He batted .236 with nine homers and 24 RBI in 35 games after joining the

If not Mauer, then who plays first base for the Twins?

As Joe Mauer contemplates ending a 15-year career, we're all left contemplating something else.
October 8
Miguel Sano

No charges for Twins' Sano in Dominican Republic traffic incident

The police officer reportedly called the accident just that.
October 8

Most games in a season for a Twins first baseman since 2001

Joe Mauer has had the most starts at first base for the Twins in each season since 2014. But if he retires, who will take over for him next year?
October 8
Miguel Sano

Reports: Sano detained after traffic altercation in Dominican Republic

In the Spanish-language El Nuevo Diario, it was reported a police officer suffered a fractured left leg early Sunday in an incident involving Miguel Sano. The Twins are aware of the situation but declined comment.
October 6
Twins outfielders Eddie Rosario, Jake Cave and Max Kepler

Reusse: Twins' unknowns go well beyond the manager

The Twins next season will field a lineup lineup with Eddie Rosario in left and either vague or no answers in center, right, catcher, first, second, shortstop and third.
October 6
Byron Buxton had migraines, broke a toe and strained a wrist in 2018.

Buxton and Sano: Who is to blame, and what can we expect?

North Score: What can a new Twins manager do differently with Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano to achieve better results?