Max Kepler led the Twins with a two-run homer in the fourth inning and a diving catch in the eighth.

Max effort: Kepler leads Twins past Boston with his bat and glove

Max Kepler's two-run homer broke a 1-1 tie in the fourth inning; he also made a key catch in the eighth inning as the Twins won for a second consecutive night over the Red Sox.

Reusse: Pint-sized pop. Escobar part of MLB's new power generation

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Eduardo Escobar doubled to right against the Angels earlier this month.
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Hartman: Rosario, Escobar should be MLB All-Stars

June 20
Eddie Rosario, left, and Eduardo Escobar have boosted the Twins this season.
Neither Eddie Rosario nor Eduardo Escobar had can't-miss profiles when the Twins acquired them, but they have carried the team this season.
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Minnesota Twins' Eddie Rosario

Rosario scratched from lineup as Twins go for sweep of Red Sox

The left fielder's throwing shoulder is sore, but the Twins don't believe the injury is serious. Robbie Grossman will play left field,
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Eddie Rosario scratched from lineup as Twins go for sweep of Red Sox

The left fielder's throwing shoulder is sore, but the Twins don't believe the injury is serious.
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Twins reliever Addison Reed allowed five singles and four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning earlier this season vs. Detroit. It's been a slow go

Twins give reliever Reed time to regroup

Addison Reed was nearly unhittable the first few weeks of his Twins career, but recent outings have been vastly different.
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12:24am
Brian Dozier and Max Kepler celebrate a two-run home run by Kepler in the bottom of the fourth inning

Kepler's home run, diving catch seal win

Twins outfielder Max Kepler broke out of a slump with a home run on Wednesday.
Twins
June 20

Two down, one to go for Twins to sweep Red Sox

The Twins got a home run and a diving catch from Max Kepler, and a strong performance by the bullpen, to beat Boston on Wednesday. Now they look to sweep the Red Sox in the three game series.

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  • AL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Cleveland 40 33 .548 0 24-13 16-20 6-4
    Detroit 36 39 .480 5 23-17 13-22 6-4
    Minnesota 33 37 .471 5.5 19-17 14-20 6-4
    Chicago White Sox 24 49 .329 16 12-24 12-25 2-8
    Kansas City 22 52 .297 18.5 10-29 12-23 1-9
  • AL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    NY Yankees 49 22 .690 0 28-11 21-11 7-3
    Boston 49 26 .653 2 23-11 26-15 5-5
    Toronto 34 39 .466 16 20-20 14-19 6-4
    Tampa Bay 34 40 .459 16.5 15-16 19-24 5-5
    Baltimore 21 51 .292 28.5 11-23 10-28 2-8
  • AL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    Houston 50 26 .658 0 21-15 29-11 9-1
    Seattle 46 28 .622 3 25-14 21-14 6-4
    LA Angels 39 35 .527 10 18-19 21-16 3-7
    Oakland 38 36 .514 11 20-20 18-16 5-5
    Texas 32 44 .421 18 15-24 17-20 5-5
  • NL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Chicago Cubs 42 29 .592 0 21-14 21-15 5-5
    Milwaukee 43 30 .589 0 21-14 22-16 5-5
    St. Louis 38 34 .528 4.5 21-18 17-16 3-7
    Pittsburgh 36 37 .493 7 21-17 15-20 5-5
    Cincinnati 28 45 .384 15 13-23 15-22 6-4
  • NL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    Atlanta 43 30 .589 0 21-13 22-17 7-3
    Washington 39 33 .542 3.5 17-18 22-15 3-7
    Philadelphia 39 33 .542 3.5 24-13 15-20 7-3
    NY Mets 31 40 .437 11 13-21 18-19 4-6
    Miami 29 46 .387 15 14-21 15-25 6-4
  • NL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    Arizona 40 33 .548 0 23-16 17-17 6-4
    LA Dodgers 38 35 .521 2 20-19 18-16 6-4
    San Francisco 37 38 .493 4 21-12 16-26 4-6
    Colorado 36 38 .486 4.5 13-20 23-18 4-6
    San Diego 34 42 .447 7.5 18-23 16-19 4-6
  • Batting Average
    J. Altuve HOU .347
    M. Betts BOS .340
    M. Trout LAA .335
    J. Segura SEA .334
    E. Rosario MIN .320
  • Home Runs
    M. Trout LAA 23
    J. Martinez BOS 22
    J. Ramirez CLE 22
    K. Davis OAK 20
    (6) Players 18
  • Runs Batted In
    J. Martinez BOS 55
    M. Haniger SEA 54
    M. Machado BAL 53
    J. Ramirez CLE 50
    K. Davis OAK 49
  • Earned Run Average
    J. Verlander HOU 1.60
    L. Severino NYY 2.09
    C. Kluber CLE 2.10
    B. Snell TB 2.48
    T. Bauer CLE 2.50
  • Wins
    C. Kluber CLE 11
    L. Severino NYY 10
    C. Morton HOU 9
    J. Happ TOR 9
    (3) Players 9
  • Saves
    E. Diaz SEA 27
    C. Kimbrel BOS 22
    A. Chapman NYY 21
    S. Greene DET 19
    K. Kela TEX 17
  • Batting Average
    S. Gennett CIN .336
    F. Freeman ATL .332
    A. Almora Jr. CHC .324
    N. Markakis ATL .323
    M. Kemp LAD .322
  • Home Runs
    B. Harper WAS 19
    P. Goldschmidt ARI 16
    C. Villanueva SD 16
    T. Story COL 16
    O. Albies ATL 16
  • Runs Batted In
    T. Story COL 56
    E. Suarez CIN 54
    S. Gennett CIN 50
    F. Freeman ATL 49
    A. Rizzo CHC 48
  • Earned Run Average
    J. deGrom NYM 1.51
    M. Scherzer WAS 2.06
    J. Lester CHC 2.10
    M. Foltynewicz ATL 2.16
    A. Nola PHI 2.55
  • Wins
    M. Scherzer WAS 10
    J. Lester CHC 9
    A. Nola PHI 8
    C. Stratton SF 8
    (2) Players 8
  • Saves
    W. Davis COL 21
    B. Hand SD 21
    S. Doolittle WAS 19
    K. Jansen LAD 18
    (2) Players 16
  • Tuesday, June 19
    LA Dodgers 4, Chicago Cubs 3, F NY Yankees 7, Seattle 2, F St. Louis 7, Philadelphia 6, F
    Milwaukee 3, Pittsburgh 2, F Washington 9, Baltimore 7, F Atlanta 11, Toronto 4, F
    Cincinnati 9, Detroit 5, F Cleveland 6, Chicago White Sox 3, F Chicago Cubs 2, LA Dodgers 1, F
    Tampa Bay 2, Houston 1, F Minnesota 6, Boston 2, F Texas 4, Kansas City 1, F
    Colorado 10, NY Mets 8, F LA Angels 5, Arizona 4, F Oakland 4, San Diego 2, F
    San Francisco 6, Miami 3, F
  • Wednesday, June 20
    Cincinnati 5, Detroit 3, F Toronto 5, Atlanta 4, F Philadelphia 4, St. Louis 3, F
    Cleveland 12, Chicago White Sox 0, F Chicago Cubs 4, LA Dodgers 0, F Oakland 12, San Diego 4, F
    San Francisco 6, Miami 5, F NY Yankees 7, Seattle 5, F Milwaukee @ Pittsburgh
    Baltimore 3, Washington 0, F Houston 5, Tampa Bay 1, F Minnesota 4, Boston 1, F
    Texas 3, Kansas City 2, F Colorado 10, NY Mets 8, F
  • Today, June 21
    Seattle @ NY Yankees Boston @ Minnesota NY Mets @ Colorado
    Arizona @ Pittsburgh Baltimore @ Washington Chicago Cubs @ Cincinnati
    Oakland @ Chicago White Sox St. Louis @ Milwaukee Toronto @ LA Angels
    San Diego @ San Francisco
  • Friday, June 22
    Oakland @ Chicago White Sox Arizona @ Pittsburgh Philadelphia @ Washington
    Seattle @ Boston Chicago Cubs @ Cincinnati Detroit @ Cleveland
    LA Dodgers @ NY Mets NY Yankees @ Tampa Bay Baltimore @ Atlanta
    Oakland @ Chicago White Sox Kansas City @ Houston St. Louis @ Milwaukee
    Texas @ Minnesota Miami @ Colorado Toronto @ LA Angels
    San Diego @ San Francisco
  • Saturday, June 23
    Oakland @ Chicago White Sox Texas @ Minnesota Miami @ Colorado
    Arizona @ Pittsburgh San Diego @ San Francisco Philadelphia @ Washington
    Baltimore @ Atlanta Chicago Cubs @ Cincinnati St. Louis @ Milwaukee
    NY Yankees @ Tampa Bay Detroit @ Cleveland Seattle @ Boston
    Kansas City @ Houston LA Dodgers @ NY Mets Toronto @ LA Angels
  • Sunday, June 24
    Seattle @ Boston Chicago Cubs @ Cincinnati Detroit @ Cleveland
    LA Dodgers @ NY Mets NY Yankees @ Tampa Bay Baltimore @ Atlanta
    Arizona @ Pittsburgh Oakland @ Chicago White Sox Kansas City @ Houston
    St. Louis @ Milwaukee Texas @ Minnesota Miami @ Colorado
    San Diego @ San Francisco Toronto @ LA Angels Philadelphia @ Washington
  • Monday, June 25
    Oakland @ Detroit LA Angels @ Kansas City Seattle @ Baltimore
    NY Yankees @ Philadelphia Arizona @ Miami Pittsburgh @ NY Mets
    Washington @ Tampa Bay Cincinnati @ Atlanta San Diego @ Texas
    Toronto @ Houston Cleveland @ St. Louis Chicago Cubs @ LA Dodgers
  • Tuesday, June 26
    Washington @ Tampa Bay Seattle @ Baltimore NY Yankees @ Philadelphia
    LA Angels @ Boston Oakland @ Detroit Arizona @ Miami
    Pittsburgh @ NY Mets Cincinnati @ Atlanta San Diego @ Texas
    Minnesota @ Chicago White Sox Toronto @ Houston Kansas City @ Milwaukee
    Cleveland @ St. Louis Chicago Cubs @ LA Dodgers Colorado @ San Francisco
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June 20

Wednesday's Twins-Boston game recap

A look back at Wednesday night's game.
Twins
June 20
Twins give Mauer a day off vs. Price

Twins give Mauer a day off vs. Price

Nunez has not been the offensive spark the Red Sox hoped for as he's been on the mend from a knee injury suffered late last season.
Twins
June 20
Twins catcher Mitch Garver remains an intriguing hitting prospect, but needs work behind the plate.

Souhan: Twins need a starting catcher, not a stopgap

Everywhere you looked Tuesday other than the final score, there was evidence that the Twins need help. Behind the plate would be a good place to start.
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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June 20
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Jose Berrios

Berrios keeps game close and is rewarded with a win

Jose Berrios did not have his best stuff on Tuesday, which made his effort against a good Red Sox lineup even more impressive
Twins
June 20
Miguel Sano has a .103 batting average this season when hitting the slider and a slugging percentage of just .138.

Sano's problems at the plate are rooted in the slider

North Score: Miguel Sano doesn't have to be good at hitting sliders to become a consistent threat in the Twins lineup. He just can't be as wretched as he has been this season.
Twins
June 20
Minnesota Twins Eduardo Escobar reacted after safely sliding into third base in the eighth inning.

Escobar plays the hits as Twins rally past Red Sox

Jose Berrios pitched into the seventh inning and clutch at-bats from - who else? - Eduardo Escobar allowed the Twins to battle back against Chris Sale and the Red Sox on Tuesday night at Target Field.
Twins
June 20
Minnesota Twins Eduardo Escobar and Brian Dozier celebrated at the end of the game.

Escobar's doubles spree leads Twins

Eduardo Escobar has 32 doubles in 66 games to lead the majors. The team record for a season is 47.
Twins
June 20
Logan Morrison hit this two-run RBI against the Brewers in May, but he's stuck in a slump that has been around most of the season.

Twins' Morrison still seeking to break out of slump

On Tuesday, Joe Mauer started at first and Robbie Grossman was the designated hitter while Logan Morrison, batting .191 with seven homers and 24 RBI, was not in the lineup.
Twins
June 20

Tuesday's Twins-Boston game recap

A look back at Tuesday night's game.
Twins
June 20

Hildenberger comes through in big spot for Twins

With two on and two out in the seventh, Trevor Hildenberger put out the fire.
Twins
June 19
Minnesota Twins' Miguel Sano is seen in the dugout tduring the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Thursday, June 14, 2018, in

As planned, Sano starts Monday and is off Tuesday for Fort Myers

Miguel Sano, down at Class A Fort Myers to rediscover himself, was 2-for-4 with with a single, a double, two runs scored, one walk and no strikeouts on Monday.
Twins
June 19
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Kyle Gibson is among those discovering that less is more when it comes to their wind-up on the mound.

Some Twins pitchers wind up discovering less is more in their delivery

Decades ago, most major league starting pitchers routinely whirled their arms and pivoted their torsos and coiled their bodies in a theatrical ballet before unleashing the ball.
Vikings
June 19
Colin Kaepernick (left) and Luke Heimlich.

Reusse: NFL and MLB have 62 teams, and they're all cowards

The dramatically different cases of Colin Kaepernick and Luke Heimlich lead us to the same conclusion about those who run pro football and baseball teams.
Twins
June 19
An epic slump like the one that has engulfed the Twins' Brian Dozier for nearly two months might seem like a real-life horror movie to a lot of player

One more time? Dozier has turned around slumping seasons before

In 2016, for example, Brian Dozier turned his season around to an incredible extent. From June 18 on, he hit .293 with a record-setting 35 home runs
Twins
June 19
Miguel Sano, left, and Byron Buxton were the future of Twins baseball just a few seasons ago, but their ongoing struggles have the organization concer

Scoggins: Young Twins' struggles leave organization at a crossroads

Those who gazed into the Twins future and saw up-and-coming stars have received another blunt reminder that baseball development cannot be scripted or predicted with ironclad certainty.
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Boston 49-26
Minnesota 33-37