Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien was congratulated at home by Jurickson Profar after opening Friday night’s game with a home run off Twins righthan

Bullpen, offense still in stupor as Twins fall to A's

The Twins saw their AL Central lead shrink to three games, the narrowest it has been since May 6, and the relief corps continues to be a big part of the reason.

Twins stick with what works in Rogers, even with add-on runs

July 20
Twins reliever Taylor Rogers
When the Twins have a tenuous lead of one or two runs in the eighth inning, manager Rocco Baldelli hasn't hesitated to call upon Taylor Rogers.

Reusse: Twins' Rosario a remarkable hitter who can make head-scratching plays

July 20
Twins outfielders Eddie Rosario and Jake Cave collided during a game with the Red Sox last month.
For fans of a certain age, it's like this: Eddie Rosario is part Rod Carew, part Dan Ford.
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For the first time almost 11 months, Miguel Sano is a cleanup hitter again

For the first time almost 11 months, Miguel Sano is a cleanup hitter again

Twins send Jose Berrios to the mound tonight against veteran lefthander Brett Anderson, whose last win over Minnesota came in 2012.
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July 20

Friday's Twins-Oakland game recap

A look back at Friday night's game.
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July 20
Twins starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi

Odorizzi: It was like pitching in a rain forest

Twins righthander Jake Odorizzi says pitching in Friday's 94-degree heat at Target Field was "like pitching in a rain forest."
Twins
July 19
Odorizzi pitching for Twins; Rosario, Polanco return to lineup

Odorizzi pitching for Twins; Rosario, Polanco return to lineup

After a come-from-behind 6-3 victory on Thursday at Target Field, the Twins continue a four-game series with the A's.
Twins
July 19
Eddie Rosario, left, goes through the celebration line with a high-five from coach Tony Diaz after the Twins defeated the Oakland Athletics 6-3

'That's what he does': Rosario's pinch hit, 3-run homer lifts Twins over A's

The Twins, after Eddie Rosario's pinch-hit blast and solo homers by Mitch Garver and C.J. Cron in the eighth inning, beat the Oakland Athletics 6-3 to end their first three-game losing streak of the season.

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  • AL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Minnesota 59 37 .615 0 29-18 30-19 5-5
    Cleveland 56 40 .583 3 31-20 25-20 8-2
    Chicago White Sox 43 51 .457 15 25-20 18-31 2-8
    Kansas City 36 63 .364 24.5 22-29 14-34 6-4
    Detroit 29 64 .312 28.5 12-33 17-31 1-9
  • AL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    NY Yankees 64 33 .660 0 38-16 26-17 7-3
    Tampa Bay 56 44 .560 9.5 26-23 30-21 5-5
    Boston 53 45 .541 11.5 24-25 29-20 6-4
    Toronto 37 62 .374 28 18-30 19-32 4-6
    Baltimore 30 66 .313 33.5 14-35 16-31 5-5
  • AL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    Houston 62 37 .626 0 34-14 28-23 6-4
    Oakland 56 42 .571 5.5 31-20 25-22 8-2
    Texas 50 47 .515 11 31-21 19-26 3-7
    LA Angels 50 49 .505 12 27-23 23-26 5-5
    Seattle 40 60 .400 22.5 20-29 20-31 2-8
  • NL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Chicago Cubs 54 44 .551 0 36-17 18-27 8-2
    St. Louis 50 46 .521 3 28-20 22-26 6-4
    Milwaukee 51 48 .515 3.5 30-21 21-27 4-6
    Pittsburgh 45 51 .469 8 22-22 23-29 3-7
    Cincinnati 43 52 .453 9.5 24-23 19-29 2-8
  • NL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    Atlanta 59 40 .596 0 29-20 30-20 6-4
    Washington 51 45 .531 6.5 26-20 25-25 6-4
    Philadelphia 51 47 .520 7.5 30-21 21-26 5-5
    NY Mets 44 53 .454 14 23-19 21-34 5-5
    Miami 36 59 .379 21 18-32 18-27 4-6
  • NL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    LA Dodgers 65 35 .650 0 38-12 27-23 5-5
    Arizona 50 48 .510 14 21-23 29-25 7-3
    San Francisco 49 49 .500 15 22-26 27-23 9-1
    San Diego 46 52 .469 18 23-27 23-25 3-7
    Colorado 46 52 .469 18 26-24 20-28 2-8
  • Batting Average
    J. Polanco MIN .305
    E. Rosario MIN .283
    N. Cruz MIN .270
    M. Gonzalez MIN .262
    C. Cron MIN .262
  • Home Runs
    M. Kepler MIN 23
    E. Rosario MIN 21
    N. Cruz MIN 18
    C. Cron MIN 18
    M. Garver MIN 16
  • Runs Batted In
    E. Rosario MIN 64
    M. Kepler MIN 60
    C. Cron MIN 55
    N. Cruz MIN 48
    J. Polanco MIN 44
  • Earned Run Average
    J. Berrios MIN 3.10
    J. Odorizzi MIN 3.18
    K. Gibson MIN 4.02
    M. Perez MIN 4.10
    M. Pineda MIN 4.38
  • Wins
    J. Odorizzi MIN 11
    K. Gibson MIN 9
    M. Perez MIN 8
    J. Berrios MIN 8
    M. Pineda MIN 6
  • Strikeouts
    J. Berrios MIN 110
    K. Gibson MIN 106
    J. Odorizzi MIN 101
    M. Perez MIN 89
    M. Pineda MIN 87
  • Batting Average
    D. LeMahieu NYY .330
    R. Devers BOS .322
    M. Brantley HOU .321
    W. Merrifield KC .313
    X. Bogaerts BOS .311
  • Home Runs
    M. Trout LAA 30
    E. Encarnacion NYY 29
    J. Soler KC 26
    A. Bregman HOU 26
    G. Sanchez NYY 24
  • Runs Batted In
    M. Trout LAA 75
    X. Bogaerts BOS 74
    R. Devers BOS 73
    J. Soler KC 69
    J. Abreu CWS 68
  • Earned Run Average
    C. Morton TB 2.61
    M. Minor TEX 2.86
    J. Verlander HOU 2.99
    M. Stroman TOR 3.06
    J. Berrios MIN 3.10
  • Wins
    J. Verlander HOU 12
    L. Lynn TEX 12
    D. German NYY 12
    C. Morton TB 11
    (3) Players 11
  • Saves
    B. Hand CLE 26
    A. Chapman NYY 25
    S. Greene DET 22
    R. Osuna HOU 21
    A. Colome CWS 20
  • Batting Average
    J. McNeil NYM .344
    C. Yelich MIL .333
    C. Bellinger LAD .333
    A. Rendon WAS .318
    K. Marte ARI .316
  • Home Runs
    C. Yelich MIL 35
    C. Bellinger LAD 34
    P. Alonso NYM 32
    H. Renfroe SD 27
    J. Bell PIT 27
  • Runs Batted In
    J. Bell PIT 84
    E. Escobar ARI 77
    C. Bellinger LAD 77
    F. Freeman ATL 76
    C. Yelich MIL 75
  • Earned Run Average
    H. Ryu LAD 1.76
    M. Scherzer WAS 2.30
    L. Castillo CIN 2.41
    Z. Davies MIL 2.79
    Z. Greinke ARI 2.95
  • Wins
    S. Strasburg WAS 12
    B. Woodruff MIL 11
    H. Ryu LAD 11
    Z. Greinke ARI 10
    (2) Players 10
  • Saves
    K. Yates SD 31
    K. Jansen LAD 24
    W. Smith SF 24
    F. Vazquez PIT 21
    (2) Players 21
  • Thursday, July 18
    Miami 4, San Diego 3, F Philadelphia 7, LA Dodgers 6, F Boston 5, Toronto 0, F
    Kansas City 6, Chicago White Sox 5, F NY Yankees 6, Tampa Bay 2, F NY Yankees 5, Tampa Bay 1, F
    St. Louis 7, Cincinnati 4, F Cleveland 6, Detroit 3, F Washington 13, Atlanta 4, F
    Minnesota 6, Oakland 3, F Houston 6, LA Angels 2, F Milwaukee 5, Arizona 1, F
    San Francisco 3, NY Mets 2, F
  • Friday, July 19
    Chicago Cubs 6, San Diego 5, F Baltimore 11, Boston 2, F NY Yankees 8, Colorado 2, F
    Philadelphia 6, Pittsburgh 1, F St. Louis 12, Cincinnati 11, F Cleveland 10, Kansas City 5, F
    Toronto 12, Detroit 1, F Chicago White Sox 9, Tampa Bay 2, F Atlanta 4, Washington 3, F
    Houston 4, Texas 3, F Oakland 5, Minnesota 3, F Arizona 10, Milwaukee 7, F
    LA Dodgers 2, Miami 1, F Seattle 10, LA Angels 0, F San Francisco 1, NY Mets 0, F
  • Today, July 20
    NY Yankees 11, Colorado 5, F Chicago Cubs 6, San Diego 5, F NY Mets 8, San Francisco 1, Bottom 8th
    Toronto 1, Detroit 0, Top 2nd Chicago White Sox 0, Tampa Bay 0, Top 2nd Boston @ Baltimore
    Philadelphia @ Pittsburgh St. Louis @ Cincinnati Kansas City @ Cleveland
    Texas @ Houston Oakland @ Minnesota Washington @ Atlanta
    Milwaukee @ Arizona Miami @ LA Dodgers LA Angels @ Seattle
  • Sunday, July 21
    Boston @ Baltimore Colorado @ NY Yankees St. Louis @ Cincinnati
    Kansas City @ Cleveland Toronto @ Detroit Chicago White Sox @ Tampa Bay
    Philadelphia @ Pittsburgh Texas @ Houston Oakland @ Minnesota
    San Diego @ Chicago Cubs NY Mets @ San Francisco Milwaukee @ Arizona
    Miami @ LA Dodgers LA Angels @ Seattle Washington @ Atlanta
  • Monday, July 22
    St. Louis @ Pittsburgh Colorado @ Washington Cleveland @ Toronto
    Boston @ Tampa Bay Miami @ Chicago White Sox Oakland @ Houston
    Cincinnati @ Milwaukee NY Yankees @ Minnesota Baltimore @ Arizona
    Chicago Cubs @ San Francisco Texas @ Seattle
  • Tuesday, July 23
    St. Louis @ Pittsburgh Colorado @ Washington Cleveland @ Toronto
    Philadelphia @ Detroit San Diego @ NY Mets Boston @ Tampa Bay
    Kansas City @ Atlanta Miami @ Chicago White Sox Oakland @ Houston
    Cincinnati @ Milwaukee NY Yankees @ Minnesota Baltimore @ Arizona
    Chicago Cubs @ San Francisco LA Angels @ LA Dodgers Texas @ Seattle
  • Wednesday, July 24
    Boston @ Tampa Bay Philadelphia @ Detroit Oakland @ Houston
    Cincinnati @ Milwaukee Baltimore @ Arizona Texas @ Seattle
    Chicago Cubs @ San Francisco St. Louis @ Pittsburgh Colorado @ Washington
    Cleveland @ Toronto San Diego @ NY Mets Kansas City @ Atlanta
    Miami @ Chicago White Sox NY Yankees @ Minnesota LA Angels @ LA Dodgers
  • Thursday, July 25
    San Diego @ NY Mets St. Louis @ Pittsburgh Colorado @ Washington
    NY Yankees @ Boston Minnesota @ Chicago White Sox Cleveland @ Kansas City
    Baltimore @ LA Angels Texas @ Oakland Detroit @ Seattle
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July 19
Eddie Rosario

Give me the confidence of Rosario and the efficiency of Taylor Rogers

RandBall writes: 'I like to think that I’m a reasonably confident person, but I would love to live just one day of my life with the confidence that Eddie Rosario carries with him.'
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July 19
Minnesota Twins center fielder Byron Buxton was congratulated by Luis Arraez after he knocked a three run homer to left center iin May.

Hartman: Twins need Buxton back; Arraez continues to amaze

The Twins have gotten vital boosts from Byron Buxton and rookie Luis Arraez. But Buxton's injury issues continue to create concern.
Twins
July 19
Matt Magill delivered a pitch for the Twins on June 13 at Target Field.

Twins designate Magill for assignment, recall Stewart

Matt Magill has made 28 appearances for the Twins this season, posting a 4.45 ERA. But This move by the Twins removes Magill from the 40-man roster, exposing him to waivers.
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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July 19

Thursday's Twins-Oakland game recap

A look back at Thursday night's series opener.
Twins
July 19
Twins' Gibson impressed by Gonzalez's catch

Twins' Gibson impressed by Gonzalez's catch

Twins starter Kyle Gibson talks about a fine defensive play Thursday, when left fielder Marwin Gonzalez robbed Josh Phegley in the fourth as he bumped into the wall in left
Twins
July 19
Kyle Gibson

Gibson goes seven innings to help Twins bullpen

Kyle Gibson gave up three runs over seven innings, and is now 9-4 on the season.
Twins
July 18
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Kyle Gibson (44) threw a pitch in the first inning at Target Field Tuesday June 25 2019 in Minneapolis, MN.

Twins need Gibson to become a stopper vs Oakland

Jorge Polanco and Eddie Rosario are not in the lineup tonight as the Twins open a four-game series against Athletics, They send Kyle Gibson to the mound.
Twins
July 18
Wilson Ramos was traded away by the Twins in 2010, and is still making an MLB impact in 2019.

Reusse: Twins fans demanding trade should remember loss of Ramos

If you're among the Twins fans clamoring for the team to make a drastic move to help the bullpen, a reminder that things often don't turn out in the long run.
Twins
July 18
Twins left fielder Eddie Rosario dropped a fly ball hit by Adeiny Hechavarria in the eighth inning. Two runs scored on the play.

Twins collapse in 14-4 loss to Mets, lead shrinks to four games

It was the first time the Twins have lost three games in a row, and it featured another 0-and-2 home run pitch by Trevor May, a dropped fly ball by Eddie Rosario and other ugliness.
Twins
July 18
Ope! Sometimes you get in a Twitter battle with the Cleveland Indians

Ope! Sometimes you get in a Twitter battle with the Cleveland Indians

Twitter is either the greatest and most important communication advancement of this era or the worst thing in the world.
Twins
July 18
Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Trevor May (65) was roughed up in the seventh inning Wednesday at Target Field July,17 2019 in Minneapolis, MN.

Prolific tweeter, troubled reliever: May tries a farewell to Twitter

After giving up another clutch home run in Wednesday's loss to the Mets, Twins reliever Trevor May decided to stay off Twitter for awhile. Here's how it unfolded.
Twins
July 18
Mitch Garver

Hartman: Garver keeps hitting as Twins lead shrinks in AL Central

The Twins looked lost in two losses to the Mets at Target Field, but their star catcher produced.
Twins
July 18
Twins shortstop Ehire Adrianza pitched the ninth inning Wednesday at Target Field

Taking the mound a different task for Twins' Adrianza

Ehire Adrianza was sitting on the bench when Twins manager Rocco Baldelli approached him with a question: Can you pitch?
Twins
July 18

Twins-Oakland series preview

The Twins lost two of three games in Oakland earlier this month, and have won the season series against the A's only once since 2010
Twins
July 17

A look at the tumbling Twins

With Wednesday's loss, the Twins' lead in the AL Central is down to four games over second-place Cleveland. The lead was eight games on July 1.
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Oakland 56-42
Minnesota 59-37