Former Minnesota Twins star Joe Mauer's retired number 7 was unveiled during a pre-game ceremony Saturday. ] ANTHONY SOUFFLE • anthony.souffle@start

Joe Mauer, Hall of Famer? A debate that will rage on and on and on

In about 4 1/2 years, Hall of Fame voters will be faced with the question of whether Joe Mauer belongs in baseball's Hall of Fame. It's kind of complicated.

Shorthanded Twins lose to Royals, lead now at eight games

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Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco got a forceout of Whit Merrifield before throwing to first in the seventh inning Sunday at Kauffman Stadium. Both teams
It's still a comfortable lead, so the short-term question is: When will the Twins start looking like themselves again?

'It felt pretty good.' Twins want Buxton 100% healthy before using him

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Byron Buxton landed on the injured list after getting hit by a pitch on his right wrist.
The center fielder says he is getting close to returning, but it's unclear if that means if he will be back Tuesday.
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6:45am
Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano struck out vs. Boston on June 19, a common sight this season.

Reusse: Sano still a frustration for Twins

Five weeks after returning to the Twins following a cut heel, Miguel Sano's flailing was setting a new standard for horrendous: 14 strikeouts in 20 at-bats into Saturday.
Twins
June 23
Homer Bailey improved to 7-6 on the season with the last-place Royals with another good effort against the Twins on Sunday.

Sunday's Twins-Kansas City game recap

A quick look at Sunday's game.
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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June 23
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Michael Pineda (35) threw a pitch in the first inning at Target Field Tuesday June 18, 2019 in Minneapolis, MN.

Michael Pineda, trending upward, prepares to face the Royals

The Twins look to win three of the four games against the Royals this week between rainstorms at Kauffman Stadium
Twins
June 22
Twins starting pitcher Jose Berrios, left, shows his blistered finger to catcher Willians Astudillo during the eighth inning

Berrios leaves game with blister, Twins work extras to win 50th game

Jose Berrios put on a strike-throwing clinic until the eighth, then his precious right hand let him down. He left with a blister on his ring finger before C.J. Cron and Eddie Rosario batted in runs in the 10th.
Twins
June 22
Twins manager Rocco Baldelli

Lineups set a week out show Twins managing for the future

Baldelli, Shelton fill out lineup cards up to a week in advance.

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  • AL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Minnesota 50 27 .649 0 24-13 26-14 5-5
    Cleveland 42 35 .545 8 23-17 19-18 8-2
    Chicago White Sox 36 39 .480 13 20-17 16-22 5-5
    Detroit 26 47 .356 22 11-24 15-23 2-8
    Kansas City 27 51 .346 23.5 16-25 11-26 5-5
  • AL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    NY Yankees 49 28 .636 0 28-14 21-14 8-2
    Tampa Bay 45 33 .577 4.5 20-18 25-15 4-6
    Boston 42 37 .532 8 18-19 24-18 7-3
    Toronto 29 49 .372 20.5 13-25 16-24 4-6
    Baltimore 22 56 .282 27.5 9-28 13-28 1-9
  • AL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    Houston 49 30 .620 0 27-11 22-19 3-7
    Texas 42 36 .538 6.5 28-15 14-21 6-4
    Oakland 41 38 .519 8 24-19 17-19 6-4
    LA Angels 39 40 .494 10 19-18 20-22 5-5
    Seattle 35 47 .427 15.5 17-25 18-22 6-4
  • NL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Chicago Cubs 42 35 .545 0 27-14 15-21 4-6
    Milwaukee 42 36 .538 0.5 24-15 18-21 3-7
    St. Louis 40 37 .519 2 24-16 16-21 6-4
    Pittsburgh 36 40 .474 5.5 17-19 19-21 6-4
    Cincinnati 36 40 .474 5.5 19-17 17-23 6-4
  • NL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    Atlanta 46 32 .590 0 24-17 22-15 7-3
    Philadelphia 39 38 .506 6.5 23-17 16-21 1-9
    Washington 37 40 .481 8.5 21-19 16-21 6-4
    NY Mets 37 41 .474 9 20-14 17-27 4-6
    Miami 30 46 .395 15 13-25 17-21 6-4
  • NL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    LA Dodgers 54 25 .684 0 34-9 20-16 8-2
    Colorado 40 37 .519 13 22-15 18-22 5-5
    Arizona 39 40 .494 15 15-21 24-19 3-7
    San Diego 38 40 .487 15.5 21-20 17-20 5-5
    San Francisco 33 43 .434 19.5 15-21 18-22 5-5
  • Batting Average
    J. Polanco MIN .326
    C. Cron MIN .281
    M. Kepler MIN .274
    E. Rosario MIN .269
    J. Schoop MIN .259
  • Home Runs
    E. Rosario MIN 20
    M. Kepler MIN 19
    C. Cron MIN 17
    N. Cruz MIN 13
    J. Schoop MIN 12
  • Runs Batted In
    E. Rosario MIN 57
    M. Kepler MIN 51
    C. Cron MIN 50
    J. Polanco MIN 38
    B. Buxton MIN 38
  • Earned Run Average
    J. Odorizzi MIN 2.58
    J. Berrios MIN 2.84
    K. Gibson MIN 4.18
    M. Perez MIN 4.28
    M. Pineda MIN 5.02
  • Wins
    J. Odorizzi MIN 10
    J. Berrios MIN 8
    M. Perez MIN 7
    K. Gibson MIN 7
    M. Pineda MIN 4
  • Strikeouts
    J. Berrios MIN 97
    J. Odorizzi MIN 87
    K. Gibson MIN 80
    M. Perez MIN 76
    M. Pineda MIN 67
  • Batting Average
    J. Polanco MIN .326
    M. Brantley HOU .322
    D. LeMahieu NYY .322
    T. Anderson CWS .319
    R. Devers BOS .309
  • Home Runs
    E. Encarnacion NYY 23
    G. Sanchez NYY 23
    M. Trout LAA 22
    J. Soler KC 21
    A. Bregman HOU 21
  • Runs Batted In
    D. Santana SEA 59
    E. Rosario MIN 57
    M. Trout LAA 56
    J. Abreu CWS 54
    (2) Players 53
  • Earned Run Average
    C. Morton TB 2.31
    M. Minor TEX 2.52
    J. Odorizzi MIN 2.58
    J. Verlander HOU 2.67
    F. Montas OAK 2.70
  • Wins
    J. Verlander HOU 10
    J. Odorizzi MIN 10
    L. Giolito CWS 10
    L. Lynn TEX 9
    (2) Players 9
  • Saves
    B. Hand CLE 22
    S. Greene DET 21
    A. Chapman NYY 21
    R. Osuna HOU 17
    (2) Players 16
  • Batting Average
    C. Bellinger LAD .349
    C. Yelich MIL .342
    J. McNeil NYM .342
    C. Blackmon COL .331
    N. Arenado COL .324
  • Home Runs
    C. Yelich MIL 29
    P. Alonso NYM 27
    C. Bellinger LAD 25
    H. Renfroe SD 23
    M. Moustakas MIL 22
  • Runs Batted In
    J. Bell PIT 66
    C. Yelich MIL 63
    N. Arenado COL 62
    M. Ozuna STL 62
    (3) Players 61
  • Earned Run Average
    H. Ryu LAD 1.27
    M. Soroka ATL 2.07
    L. Castillo CIN 2.56
    M. Scherzer WAS 2.62
    Z. Eflin PHI 2.83
  • Wins
    B. Woodruff MIL 9
    H. Ryu LAD 9
    Z. Greinke ARI 8
    S. Strasburg WAS 8
    (3) Players 8
  • Saves
    K. Yates SD 26
    K. Jansen LAD 22
    W. Smith SF 20
    F. Vazquez PIT 19
    J. Hader MIL 18
  • Saturday, June 22
    Minnesota 5, Kansas City 3, F St. Louis 4, LA Angels 2, F NY Mets 10, Chicago Cubs 2, F
    Toronto 8, Boston 7, F Miami 5, Philadelphia 3, F Pittsburgh 6, San Diego 3, F
    Oakland 4, Tampa Bay 2, F Cleveland 2, Detroit 0, F Milwaukee 6, Cincinnati 5, F
    Baltimore 8, Seattle 4, F LA Dodgers 5, Colorado 4, F NY Yankees 7, Houston 5, F
    Atlanta 13, Washington 9, F Texas 6, Chicago White Sox 5, F San Francisco 7, Arizona 4, F
  • Sunday, June 23
    Toronto 6, Boston 1, F Miami 6, Philadelphia 4, F Cleveland 8, Detroit 3, F
    Pittsburgh 11, San Diego 10, F Atlanta 4, Washington 3, F Houston 9, NY Yankees 4, F
    Milwaukee 7, Cincinnati 5, F Kansas City 6, Minnesota 1, F Chicago Cubs 5, NY Mets 3, F
    Texas 7, Chicago White Sox 4, F Tampa Bay 8, Oakland 2, F Arizona 3, San Francisco 2, F
    LA Dodgers 6, Colorado 3, F Seattle 13, Baltimore 3, F LA Angels 6, St. Louis 4, F
  • Today, June 24
    Toronto @ NY Yankees NY Mets @ Philadelphia Chicago White Sox @ Boston
    Kansas City @ Cleveland Atlanta @ Chicago Cubs LA Dodgers @ Arizona
    Colorado @ San Francisco
  • Tuesday, June 25
    San Diego @ Baltimore Toronto @ NY Yankees NY Mets @ Philadelphia
    Chicago White Sox @ Boston Kansas City @ Cleveland Texas @ Detroit
    Washington @ Miami Atlanta @ Chicago Cubs Pittsburgh @ Houston
    Seattle @ Milwaukee Tampa Bay @ Minnesota Oakland @ St. Louis
    LA Dodgers @ Arizona Colorado @ San Francisco Cincinnati @ LA Angels
  • Wednesday, June 26
    Chicago White Sox @ Boston Toronto @ NY Yankees Kansas City @ Cleveland
    San Diego @ Baltimore LA Dodgers @ Arizona Colorado @ San Francisco
    NY Mets @ Philadelphia Texas @ Detroit Washington @ Miami
    Oakland @ St. Louis Atlanta @ Chicago Cubs Cincinnati @ LA Angels
    Pittsburgh @ Houston Seattle @ Milwaukee Tampa Bay @ Minnesota
  • Thursday, June 27
    NY Mets @ Philadelphia Texas @ Detroit Tampa Bay @ Minnesota
    Pittsburgh @ Houston Seattle @ Milwaukee Atlanta @ Chicago Cubs
    Washington @ Miami LA Dodgers @ Colorado Arizona @ San Francisco
    Oakland @ LA Angels
  • Friday, June 28
    Cleveland @ Baltimore Kansas City @ Toronto Chicago Cubs @ Cincinnati
    Washington @ Detroit Philadelphia @ Miami Atlanta @ NY Mets
    Texas @ Tampa Bay Minnesota @ Chicago White Sox Seattle @ Houston
    Pittsburgh @ Milwaukee LA Dodgers @ Colorado Oakland @ LA Angels
    St. Louis @ San Diego Arizona @ San Francisco
  • Saturday, June 29
    NY Yankees @ Boston Cleveland @ Baltimore Kansas City @ Toronto
    Chicago Cubs @ Cincinnati Washington @ Detroit Philadelphia @ Miami
    Atlanta @ NY Mets Texas @ Tampa Bay Minnesota @ Chicago White Sox
    LA Dodgers @ Colorado Seattle @ Houston Pittsburgh @ Milwaukee
    Arizona @ San Francisco Oakland @ LA Angels St. Louis @ San Diego
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June 22
Cody Allen

Twins sign former Cleveland closer Allen to minor league deal

Cody Allen, who is the Indians all-time saves leader with 149, was released by the Angels this week.
Twins
June 22
The lines were long outside Target Field on June 13, when an announced crowd of 31,912 saw the Twins beat Seattle 10-5. The Twins’ average attendanc

Hartman: Twins looking to carry success beyond this year

The Twins are off to the best start in club history and hitting at a historic pace, and fans are starting to return to the ballpark.
Twins
June 22
Twins catcher Willians Astudillo tagged out Whit Merrifield as the Royals wasted a first-inning chance.

Twins go from first-inning jam to a near-triple play

The Twins were inches — or maybe an interference call — away from a triple play in the first inning Saturday.
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
June 22

Saturday's Twins-Kansas City game recap

A look back at Saturday afternoon's game.
Twins
June 22

Twins minor league report

A look down on the farm.
Twins
June 22

Twins home run tracker

Going, going gone with the Bomba Squad.
Twins
June 22

Twins statistic of the week

Inside the numbers.
Twins
June 22
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Jose Berrios threw to Boston in the first inning on June 17, 2019.

Twins are down to one healthy bench player as team faces Royals

The Twins are down to one healthy bench player as they face a tough lefthander in Danny Duffy
Twins
June 22
C.J. Cron slid into third on Thursday in a game in Kansas City.

Polanco, Cron, Cruz, Rosario give Twins four All-Star balloting finalists

The runoff election is next week to determine starters for the All-Star Game.
Twins
June 22
The Twins' Max Kepler is congratulated by Eddie Rosario after scoring during the seventh inning

Twins come up big in late innings to defeat Kansas City 8-7

The Twins twice trailed by three runs but scored twice in the seventh inning and three times in the eighth to get the road victory.
Twins
June 22

Friday's Twins-Kansas City game recap

A look back at Friday night's game.
Twins
June 22
Twins starting pitcher Martin Perez

Perez almost got out of the fifth inning

The Twins rallied to win on Friday, but Martin Perez put them in a three-run hole twice
Twins
June 22
Parker returns to Twins after checking on pregnant wife

Parker returns to Twins after checking on pregnant wife

Blake Parker missed two days away from the Twins while on family medical emergency leave
Twins
June 21
Twins lefthander Martin Perez reached out to former Twins ace Johan Santana for advice last weekend at Target Field when Santana was one of a few doze

Twins sign Hutchinson; seek to end slump as Perez faces Royals

The Twins have lost four of five after falling 4-1 on Thursday. On Friday, they signed righthander Drew Hutchison to a minor-league deal. He'll start tonight for the Red Wings at Toledo while Martin Perez throws for the big league club.
Twins
June 21
The Royals' Alex Gordon was hit in the helmet by a ball thrown by Twins third baseman Willians Astudillo during the first inning Thursday.

Odorizzi's 10-game winning streak ends in sloppy loss to Royals

Jake Odorizzi lasted only four innings, leading to Minnesota's fourth loss in its past five games, and the Twins defense continued its sloppy play with three more errors.
Final, 6/23 R H E
Minnesota 50-27 1 9 0
Kansas City 27-51 6 11 0

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