Seattle Mariners' Jean Segura, right, scores as Twins catcher Mitch Garver waits for the throw during the first inning

Paxton outduels Romero in victory over Twins

Young Twins starter Fernando Romero held his own again but Seattle's James Paxton was on as well, picking up 11 strikeouts in a 2-1 victory.

Miguel Sano is back, and open to a change on the field

May 26
Miguel Sano was back in uniform Friday, but at first base instead of third base.
With Joe Mauer (cervical strain) on the DL, the Twins can split first base duties between righthanded-hitting Sano and lefthanded-hitting Logan Morrison, putting the other player at designated hitter.

Santana still bothered by finger, will make next start at Fort Myers

May 26
Twins starting pitcher Ervin Santana has not appeared in a Major League game since the playoffs at Yankee Stadium last October.
Ervin Santana threw 45 pitches over two innings at Class AA Chattanooga on Wednesday, never eclipsing 90 miles per hour, and showed signs that more healing on his middle finger is necessary.
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Eddie Rosario has been the Twins’ most consistent offensive performer in 2018.

Souhan: Rosario has risen above rough edges

Eddie Rosario was not the Twins' best prospect back in 2014 among a cast of talented up-and-comers. But he has become the most durable and productive player of the group. And maybe the smartest.
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Byron Buxton stole third base in the seventh inning vs. St. Louis last week.

Reusse: Buxton's bat looking as feeble as ever

Byron Buxton's defense is phenomenal, yes, he has speed. But at the plate he still hasn't been able to sustain any kind of consistency.
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  • AL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Cleveland 24 25 .490 0 13-11 11-14 4-6
    Minnesota 21 25 .457 1.5 11-12 10-13 4-6
    Detroit 22 29 .431 3 13-11 9-18 3-7
    Kansas City 17 35 .327 8.5 7-18 10-17 4-6
    Chicago White Sox 16 33 .327 8 8-18 8-15 6-4
  • AL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    Boston 36 16 .692 0 17-7 19-9 8-2
    NY Yankees 32 15 .681 1.5 19-7 13-8 6-4
    Tampa Bay 24 26 .480 11 10-13 14-13 6-4
    Toronto 24 28 .462 12 12-17 12-11 3-7
    Baltimore 17 35 .327 19 10-13 7-22 4-6
  • AL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    Houston 34 18 .654 0 16-11 18-7 8-2
    Seattle 30 20 .600 3 13-10 17-10 7-3
    LA Angels 28 23 .549 5.5 12-17 16-6 3-7
    Oakland 27 25 .519 7 13-12 14-13 6-4
    Texas 22 32 .407 13 11-18 11-14 5-5
  • NL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Milwaukee 33 20 .623 0 15-10 18-10 8-2
    Chicago Cubs 26 21 .553 4 14-10 12-11 5-5
    St. Louis 27 22 .551 4 15-11 12-11 5-5
    Pittsburgh 28 23 .549 4 16-10 12-13 4-6
    Cincinnati 18 34 .346 14.5 9-19 9-15 4-6
  • NL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    Philadelphia 29 20 .592 0 19-8 10-12 6-4
    Atlanta 29 21 .580 0.5 11-9 18-12 4-6
    Washington 28 22 .560 1.5 12-14 16-8 6-4
    NY Mets 25 23 .521 3.5 12-13 13-10 5-5
    Miami 19 32 .373 11 10-17 9-15 4-6
  • NL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    Colorado 27 24 .529 0 8-11 19-13 5-5
    Arizona 26 25 .510 1 14-12 12-13 2-8
    San Francisco 24 27 .471 3 14-10 10-17 4-6
    LA Dodgers 23 27 .460 3.5 11-14 12-13 7-3
    San Diego 21 31 .404 6.5 11-18 10-13 5-5
  • Batting Average
    M. Betts BOS .361
    M. Brantley CLE .338
    N. Castellanos DET .333
    A. Simmons LAA .330
    M. Machado BAL .328
  • Home Runs
    M. Betts BOS 17
    M. Trout LAA 16
    J. Martinez BOS 16
    M. Machado BAL 15
    (2) Players 14
  • Runs Batted In
    M. Machado BAL 44
    J. Martinez BOS 42
    J. Lowrie OAK 38
    K. Davis OAK 38
    A. Judge NYY 38
  • Earned Run Average
    J. Verlander HOU 1.08
    G. Cole HOU 1.86
    C. Morton HOU 2.04
    C. Sale BOS 2.17
    C. Kluber CLE 2.17
  • Wins
    C. Morton HOU 7
    C. Kluber CLE 7
    L. Severino NYY 7
    J. Happ TOR 6
    (4) Players 6
  • Saves
    E. Diaz SEA 18
    C. Kimbrel BOS 15
    S. Greene DET 12
    A. Colome TB 11
    (2) Players 11
  • Batting Average
    N. Markakis ATL .344
    O. Herrera PHI .339
    M. Kemp LAD .338
    F. Freeman ATL .324
    N. Arenado COL .320
  • Home Runs
    B. Harper WAS 15
    O. Albies ATL 14
    T. Shaw MIL 13
    C. Blackmon COL 12
    (2) Players 12
  • Runs Batted In
    E. Suarez CIN 40
    J. Baez CHC 38
    B. Harper WAS 36
    F. Freeman ATL 35
    (2) Players 35
  • Earned Run Average
    J. deGrom NYM 1.54
    C. Martinez STL 1.62
    M. Scherzer WAS 2.13
    M. Mikolas STL 2.24
    A. Nola PHI 2.37
  • Wins
    M. Scherzer WAS 8
    M. Mikolas STL 6
    A. Nola PHI 6
    B. McCarthy ATL 5
    (9) Players 5
  • Saves
    W. Davis COL 18
    B. Hand SD 15
    J. Familia NYM 13
    B. Boxberger ARI 12
    (2) Players 11
  • Thursday, May 24
    Cincinnati 5, Pittsburgh 4, F LA Angels 8, Toronto 1, F Baltimore 9, Chicago White Sox 3, F
    Oakland 4, Seattle 3, F Houston 8, Cleveland 2, F Tampa Bay 6, Boston 3, F
    Kansas City 8, Texas 2, F NY Mets 5, Milwaukee 0, F
  • Friday, May 25
    Chicago Cubs 6, San Francisco 2, F NY Yankees 2, LA Angels 1, F Toronto 6, Philadelphia 5, F
    Pittsburgh 8, St. Louis 1, F Boston 6, Atlanta 2, F Houston 11, Cleveland 2, F
    Detroit 5, Chicago White Sox 4, F Washington 9, Miami 5, F Baltimore 2, Tampa Bay 0, F
    Texas 8, Kansas City 4, F Milwaukee 4, NY Mets 3, F Colorado 5, Cincinnati 4, F
    Arizona 7, Oakland 1, F LA Dodgers 4, San Diego 1, F Seattle 2, Minnesota 1, F
  • Today, May 26
    Boston 8, Atlanta 6, F Oakland 3, Arizona 0, F Philadelphia 2, Toronto 1, F
    St. Louis 4, Pittsburgh 1, F Texas 4, Kansas City 3, F Chicago White Sox 8, Detroit 4, F
    Washington 4, Miami 1, F Milwaukee 17, NY Mets 6, F Tampa Bay 5, Baltimore 1, F
    San Francisco 2, Chicago Cubs 2, Bottom 4th Houston 0, Cleveland 0, Bottom 1st NY Yankees 4, LA Angels 3, Top 4th
    Cincinnati @ Colorado San Diego @ LA Dodgers Minnesota @ Seattle
  • Sunday, May 27
    Atlanta @ Boston LA Angels @ NY Yankees Houston @ Cleveland
    Chicago White Sox @ Detroit Washington @ Miami Baltimore @ Tampa Bay
    Toronto @ Philadelphia St. Louis @ Pittsburgh NY Mets @ Milwaukee
    Kansas City @ Texas Cincinnati @ Colorado Arizona @ Oakland
    San Diego @ LA Dodgers Minnesota @ Seattle San Francisco @ Chicago Cubs
  • Monday, May 28
    Washington @ Baltimore Toronto @ Boston Houston @ NY Yankees
    NY Mets @ Atlanta LA Angels @ Detroit Chicago Cubs @ Pittsburgh
    St. Louis @ Milwaukee Tampa Bay @ Oakland Cincinnati @ Arizona
    Chicago White Sox @ Cleveland Miami @ San Diego Texas @ Seattle
    NY Mets @ Atlanta San Francisco @ Colorado Minnesota @ Kansas City
    Philadelphia @ LA Dodgers
  • Tuesday, May 29
    Chicago White Sox @ Cleveland Washington @ Baltimore Houston @ NY Yankees
    Chicago Cubs @ Pittsburgh Toronto @ Boston LA Angels @ Detroit
    NY Mets @ Atlanta St. Louis @ Milwaukee Minnesota @ Kansas City
    San Francisco @ Colorado Cincinnati @ Arizona Tampa Bay @ Oakland
    Philadelphia @ LA Dodgers Miami @ San Diego Texas @ Seattle
  • Wednesday, May 30
    Toronto @ Boston Chicago White Sox @ Cleveland St. Louis @ Milwaukee
    Cincinnati @ Arizona Houston @ NY Yankees Washington @ Baltimore
    Chicago Cubs @ Pittsburgh LA Angels @ Detroit NY Mets @ Atlanta
    Minnesota @ Kansas City San Francisco @ Colorado Tampa Bay @ Oakland
    Philadelphia @ LA Dodgers Miami @ San Diego Texas @ Seattle
  • Thursday, May 31
    LA Angels @ Detroit Tampa Bay @ Oakland NY Yankees @ Baltimore
    Chicago Cubs @ NY Mets Pittsburgh @ St. Louis Washington @ Atlanta
    Philadelphia @ LA Dodgers Boston @ Houston Cleveland @ Minnesota
    Miami @ San Diego Texas @ Seattle
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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May 26
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Fernando Romero

Romero: Shift-buster doesn't hurt

Twins righthander Fernando Romero says shifts are the manager's decision, and he wasn't bothered when Mitch Haniger beat the shift with an RBI single on Friday.
Twins
May 26

Friday's Twins-Seattle game recap

A look back at Friday night's game
Twins
May 25
Are the Twins playing in one of baseball's worst divisions ever?

Are the Twins playing in one of baseball's worst divisions ever?

The Cooler: Cleveland leads the AL Central with a .500 record, the Twins are 1 1/2 games behind ... and then things get worse. A lot worse.
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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Twins
May 25
Minnesota Twins' Brian Dozier rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run in the first inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Sun

Dozier trying to find his game in season that's run hot and cold

When Brian Dozier is locked in, he's part of the debate over who's the best all-around second basemen in the American League.
Twins
May 25
Alex Kirilloff’s big lefthanded swing was on display at a high school all-star game in 2015.

Alex Kirilloff, the other first-rounder in Cedar Rapids, finding a groove

Royce Lewis might get more attention after being a No. 1 overall pick, but the Twins have another first-rounder turning heads with Class A Cedar Rapids.
Twins
May 25
Twins relief pitcher Fernando Rodney

Hartman: Rodney never lost faith in his ability

Fernando Rodney, the 41-year-old Twins closer, had a rocky start, but he has been fantastic in his past 10 outings.
Twins
May 25
Royce Lewis met one of his many young fans at a recent Cedar Rapids Kernels game.

Twins' top pick Lewis is charming Cedar Rapids – but for how much longer?

The shortstop, still just 18 years old, is showing he has big potential as a player and a person, while quickly climbing the Twins' minor-league ladder.
Twins
May 25
Miguel Sano

Sano returning to Twins; Cave going back to Rochester

Miguel Sano will return to the Twins for Friday's game in Seattle after finishing a stint on the disabled list and a rehab assignment.
Twins
May 24

Twins-Seattle series preview

The Twins lost two out of three at Safeco Field last year. Two years ago, their only three-game road sweep of the season came in a series at Seattle just before Memorial Day.
Twins
May 24
Twins outfielders Jake Cave, left, Byron Buxton, center, and Max Kepler chat during a pitching change during the top of the eighth inning

Two out of three doesn't satisfy Molitor as Twins' offense silent in loss

Just when the pitching staff is starting to find a groove, the Twins offense can't find ways to score. "It's a little disappointing to be honest," Twins manager Paul Molitor said.
Twins
May 24
Despite injuries and a suspension, the Twins remain in contention for the AL Central lead a quarter of the way through the season.

Hartman: Twins hanging in there without key players

Manager Paul Molitor continues to piece together lineups and keep them competitive.
Twins
May 24
Brian Dozier's special skill: Getting balls stuck in the wall

Brian Dozier's special skill: Getting balls stuck in the wall

The first inning on Wednesday was the first sign that the Twins were heading for trouble in their loss to Detroit. He's done it before.
Twins
May 24
Twins starting pitcher Kyle Gibson took to the mound during the first inning Wednesday.

Gibson goes six innings, but done in by one swing

Detroit's Niko Goodrum blasted a two-run home run that was the deciding factor in Wednesday's game, a blemish on an otherwise fine afternoon for Twins starter Kyle Gibson
Twins
May 23

Wednesday's Twins-Detroit game recap

A look back at Wednesday afternoon's game.
Twins
May 23
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Kyle Gibson took to the mound during the first inning as the Twins took on the Tigers at Target Field, Wednesday, May

Gibson's one bad inning costly in loss to Tigers

Gibson pitched six innings on Wednesday, but still has not won a game since his season opener in late March
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Minnesota 21-25
Seattle 30-20