Twins third baseman Miguel Sano celebrated with designated hitter Nelson Cruz after Sano's three-run home run in the bottom of the fifth inning

Home runs cover up Twins mistakes in 8-5 victory over Detroit

Miguel Sano, Jake Cave and the Twins offense stepped up after poor defense reared its head early.

Steals go stale in Major League Baseball

August 24
Eddie Rosario, like a lot of his teammates, is too busy hitting home runs these days to be worrying about stealing bases.
A predictable side effect of baseball's home run explosion is the rapid obsolescence of stolen bases, and no team illustrates the transformation better than this year's Twins

Berrios apologizes after failing to meet with media following rough start

August 24
Twins starting pitcher Jose Berrios
Less than 24 hours after quickly departing Target Field, Jose Berrios apologized to reporters before Saturday's game and was set to resume efforts to rediscover the form that made him an All-Star.
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12:27am

Twins-Detroit Saturday game recap

A look back at Saturday night's game.
Twins
August 24
Twins starter Jose Berrios

Berrios talks one day after rough outing

Jose Berrios met with the club on Saturday after not speaking to reporters on Friday
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August 24

Twins minor league update

Going down on the farm.
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August 24

Twins' stat of the week

Inside the numbers.
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August 24

Stolen bases by the numbers

Going beyond the boxscore.

mlb

  • AL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Minnesota 78 51 .605 0 38-29 40-22 6-4
    Cleveland 76 54 .585 2.5 41-26 35-28 4-6
    Chicago White Sox 59 70 .457 19 32-32 27-38 5-5
    Kansas City 45 85 .346 33.5 24-39 21-46 2-8
    Detroit 39 88 .307 38 17-43 22-45 3-7
  • AL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    NY Yankees 84 47 .641 0 49-20 35-27 4-6
    Tampa Bay 76 55 .580 8 34-31 42-24 5-5
    Boston 70 61 .534 14 34-34 36-27 7-3
    Toronto 53 79 .402 31.5 25-39 28-40 3-7
    Baltimore 42 88 .323 41.5 21-46 21-42 3-7
  • AL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    Houston 84 47 .641 0 48-16 36-31 6-4
    Oakland 74 54 .578 8.5 43-25 31-29 7-3
    Texas 64 67 .489 20 38-27 26-40 4-6
    LA Angels 63 69 .477 21.5 33-31 30-38 4-6
    Seattle 55 75 .423 28.5 28-37 27-38 6-4
  • NL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    St. Louis 70 58 .547 0 39-24 31-34 7-3
    Chicago Cubs 69 60 .535 1.5 44-21 25-39 5-5
    Milwaukee 67 62 .519 3.5 38-26 29-36 5-5
    Cincinnati 60 68 .469 10 37-31 23-37 4-6
    Pittsburgh 54 75 .419 16.5 28-37 26-38 4-6
  • NL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    Atlanta 79 52 .603 0 39-27 40-25 8-2
    Washington 72 57 .558 6 36-26 36-31 8-2
    Philadelphia 67 61 .523 10.5 38-28 29-33 7-3
    NY Mets 67 62 .519 11 37-23 30-39 6-4
    Miami 46 82 .359 31.5 26-40 20-42 2-8
  • NL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    LA Dodgers 86 45 .656 0 52-17 34-28 6-4
    San Francisco 64 65 .496 21 29-33 35-32 5-5
    Arizona 64 66 .492 21.5 30-32 34-34 3-7
    San Diego 59 69 .461 25.5 29-35 30-34 4-6
    Colorado 58 72 .446 27.5 33-29 25-43 5-5
  • Batting Average
    J. Polanco MIN .295
    E. Rosario MIN .282
    M. Gonzalez MIN .262
    C. Cron MIN .256
    M. Kepler MIN .256
  • Home Runs
    M. Kepler MIN 35
    N. Cruz MIN 33
    E. Rosario MIN 27
    M. Sano MIN 26
    M. Garver MIN 23
  • Runs Batted In
    M. Kepler MIN 86
    E. Rosario MIN 85
    N. Cruz MIN 82
    J. Polanco MIN 66
    C. Cron MIN 65
  • Earned Run Average
    J. Berrios MIN 3.53
    J. Odorizzi MIN 3.57
    M. Pineda MIN 4.26
    K. Gibson MIN 4.49
    M. Perez MIN 4.60
  • Wins
    J. Odorizzi MIN 13
    K. Gibson MIN 12
    J. Berrios MIN 10
    M. Pineda MIN 9
    M. Perez MIN 8
  • Strikeouts
    J. Berrios MIN 155
    K. Gibson MIN 141
    J. Odorizzi MIN 137
    M. Pineda MIN 113
    M. Perez MIN 111
  • Batting Average
    M. Brantley HOU .337
    D. LeMahieu NYY .330
    R. Devers BOS .328
    H. Alberto BAL .313
    J. Martinez BOS .312
  • Home Runs
    M. Trout LAA 42
    M. Kepler MIN 35
    J. Soler KC 35
    N. Cruz MIN 33
    (2) Players 32
  • Runs Batted In
    R. Devers BOS 103
    M. Trout LAA 99
    J. Abreu CWS 98
    X. Bogaerts BOS 96
    Y. Gurriel HOU 91
  • Earned Run Average
    G. Cole HOU 2.75
    J. Verlander HOU 2.77
    C. Morton TB 2.85
    W. Miley HOU 3.13
    M. Minor TEX 3.17
  • Wins
    D. German NYY 16
    J. Verlander HOU 15
    G. Cole HOU 15
    E. Rodriguez BOS 15
    (2) Players 14
  • Saves
    A. Chapman NYY 35
    B. Hand CLE 31
    R. Osuna HOU 31
    A. Colome CWS 24
    (2) Players 22
  • Batting Average
    J. McNeil NYM .336
    C. Yelich MIL .328
    B. Reynolds PIT .326
    A. Rendon WAS .323
    C. Blackmon COL .321
  • Home Runs
    C. Bellinger LAD 42
    C. Yelich MIL 41
    P. Alonso NYM 41
    R. Acuna Jr. ATL 36
    F. Freeman ATL 35
  • Runs Batted In
    F. Freeman ATL 105
    A. Rendon WAS 102
    J. Bell PIT 102
    E. Escobar ARI 100
    (2) Players 100
  • Earned Run Average
    H. Ryu LAD 2.00
    M. Scherzer WAS 2.41
    M. Soroka ATL 2.41
    J. deGrom NYM 2.56
    C. Kershaw LAD 2.71
  • Wins
    S. Strasburg WAS 15
    M. Fried ATL 14
    C. Kershaw LAD 13
    D. Hudson STL 13
    (4) Players 12
  • Saves
    K. Yates SD 36
    W. Smith SF 29
    S. Doolittle WAS 28
    K. Jansen LAD 27
    R. Iglesias CIN 26
  • Friday, August 23
    Washington 9, Chicago Cubs 3, F Tampa Bay 7, Baltimore 1, F Pittsburgh 3, Cincinnati 2, F
    Cleveland 4, Kansas City 1, F Miami 19, Philadelphia 11, F Atlanta 2, NY Mets 1, F
    Chicago White Sox 8, Texas 3, F Houston 5, LA Angels 4, F Milwaukee 6, Arizona 1, F
    Detroit 9, Minnesota 6, F St. Louis 8, Colorado 3, F NY Yankees 10, LA Dodgers 2, F
    Boston 11, San Diego 0, F Seattle 7, Toronto 4, F
  • Saturday, August 24
    Washington 7, Chicago Cubs 2, F LA Dodgers 2, NY Yankees 1, F Philadelphia 9, Miami 3, F
    Baltimore 7, Tampa Bay 1, F Pittsburgh 14, Cincinnati 0, F Texas 4, Chicago White Sox 0, F
    Cleveland 4, Kansas City 2, F Houston 5, LA Angels 2, F Milwaukee 4, Arizona 0, F
    Minnesota 8, Detroit 5, F Atlanta 9, NY Mets 5, F St. Louis 6, Colorado 0, F
    Boston 5, San Diego 4, F San Francisco 10, Oakland 5, F Toronto 7, Seattle 5, F
  • Today, August 25
    Tampa Bay @ Baltimore Kansas City @ Cleveland Philadelphia @ Miami
    Atlanta @ NY Mets Cincinnati @ Pittsburgh Texas @ Chicago White Sox
    LA Angels @ Houston Arizona @ Milwaukee Detroit @ Minnesota
    Colorado @ St. Louis Washington @ Chicago Cubs San Francisco @ Oakland
    Boston @ San Diego Toronto @ Seattle NY Yankees @ LA Dodgers
  • Monday, August 26
    Atlanta @ Colorado St. Louis @ Milwaukee Pittsburgh @ Philadelphia
    Cincinnati @ Miami Oakland @ Kansas City Arizona @ San Francisco
    LA Dodgers @ San Diego NY Yankees @ Seattle
  • Tuesday, August 27
    Pittsburgh @ Philadelphia Baltimore @ Washington Atlanta @ Toronto
    Cleveland @ Detroit Cincinnati @ Miami Chicago Cubs @ NY Mets
    St. Louis @ Milwaukee Minnesota @ Chicago White Sox Tampa Bay @ Houston
    Oakland @ Kansas City Boston @ Colorado Arizona @ San Francisco
    Texas @ LA Angels LA Dodgers @ San Diego NY Yankees @ Seattle
  • Wednesday, August 28
    St. Louis @ Milwaukee NY Yankees @ Seattle Pittsburgh @ Philadelphia
    Baltimore @ Washington Atlanta @ Toronto Cleveland @ Detroit
    Cincinnati @ Miami Chicago Cubs @ NY Mets Minnesota @ Chicago White Sox
    Tampa Bay @ Houston Oakland @ Kansas City Boston @ Colorado
    LA Dodgers @ San Diego Texas @ LA Angels
  • Thursday, August 29
    Cleveland @ Detroit Oakland @ Kansas City Minnesota @ Chicago White Sox
    Tampa Bay @ Houston Cincinnati @ Miami Chicago Cubs @ NY Mets
    Seattle @ Texas Pittsburgh @ Colorado LA Dodgers @ Arizona
    San Diego @ San Francisco
  • Friday, August 30
    Milwaukee @ Chicago Cubs Oakland @ NY Yankees NY Mets @ Philadelphia
    Miami @ Washington Houston @ Toronto Minnesota @ Detroit
    Cleveland @ Tampa Bay Chicago White Sox @ Atlanta Seattle @ Texas
    Baltimore @ Kansas City Cincinnati @ St. Louis Pittsburgh @ Colorado
    LA Dodgers @ Arizona Boston @ LA Angels San Diego @ San Francisco
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August 24

Base-stealers with 20 or more this season

Stolen base numbers continue to drop. Only 13 players have stolen 20 or more bases this season
Twins
August 24
Twins send Harper to Rochester; Rosario still out of lineup

Twins send Harper to Rochester; Rosario still out of lineup

Ryne Harper appeared in 56 games for the Twins this season but has struggled over the past two weeks. Minnesota takes on Detroit at 6 p.m. tonight in Game 2 of their weekend series.
Twins
August 24
Ronny Rodriguez celebrated his sixth-inning grand slam with teammates including Miguel Cabrera, right.

Berrios serves up grand slam in Twins loss to last-place Tigers

Ronny Rodriguez hit his first career grand slam, the spark plug of a 9-6 victory in the opening game of a weekend series.
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
August 24

Twins-Detroit Friday game recap

A look back at Friday night's game.
Twins
August 24
Jonathan Schoop

Schoop deals with lack of at-bats for Twins

Finding a lineup spot for Jonathan Schoop has grown complicated. He has started only six of 21 games this month as the Twins give more at-bats to rookie Louis Arraez, batting .341.
Twins
August 24
Twins third baseman Miguel Sano hit a solo home run on Friday, opening night of Players Weekend.

Reusse: Players Weekend uniforms latest example of overrated sports cuteness

The uniforms worn by big league players this weekend put a cap on an epidemic of cute that has taken over the Twin Cities sports market.
Twins
August 24
Twins center fielder Byron Buxton

Buxton headed out soon on minor-league rehab assignment

All systems appear to be go for Byron Buxton to take the next step in his road back to the lineup.
Twins
August 24
Twins starter Jose Berrios

Reusse: Berrios' failures are growing intolerable

August has been subpar for Twins ace Jose Berrios in the past, but this season it's been worse. The earned run average for this month is 8.44, but he hasn't pitched that well.
Twins
August 23
Berrios hopes for turnaround as Twins open weekend series with Detroit

Berrios hopes for turnaround as Twins open weekend series with Detroit

Jose Berrios, on the hill tonight at Target Field vs. the Tigers, might use his fastball more to help increase his velocity after a recent downtick in speed.
Twins
August 23
Rookie Luis Arraez has shown uncommon ability to crack line drives to all fields. He’s notoriously hard to whiff, too, possessing an MLB-low strikeo

Twins rookie Arraez embraces challenge of living up to baseball's greats

After giving the rookie an intentional walk when his team played the Twins, Cleveland manager Terry Francona said Luis Arraez: "looks like a guy who's going to hit .330. He stands up there like Rod Carew. A little bit of Tony Gwynn."
Twins
August 23

Baseball's top rookies of 2019: A look at the list

Here's a look at Major League Baseball's rookie leaders in OPS (on-base + slugging percentage)
Twins
August 22

Twins-Detroit series preview

The Twins opened the homestand losing two of three to the White Sox, their first series loss to Chicago since April 2017.
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August 22
Listen: Luis Arraez is a 22-year-old hit machine

Listen: Luis Arraez is a 22-year-old hit machine

Chip Scoggins and Michael Rand discuss Twins rookie Luis Arraez, who has drawn raves for his .341 batting average and approach at the plate. He's been a huge surprise in an already charmed season for the Twins, drawing praise from the likes of Rod Carew and the respect of opposing managers.
Twins
August 22
Professional wrestler legend Ric Flair, left, greets Houston Astros right fielder Josh Reddick (22) after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch befo

When Nature (Boy) calls: A baseball player hangs with his hero

Houston Astros outfielder JoshReddick donned a wrestling robe and championship belt when he came on the field during batting practice to greet pro wrestling legend Ric Flair.
Twins
August 22
Bullpen angst? Cleveland fans feel pain after another blown save

Bullpen angst? Cleveland fans feel pain after another blown save

When the top reliever in the best bullpen struggles, things get ugly on social media. That's the story right now in Cleveland with closer Brad Hand.
Final, 8/24 R H E
Detroit 39-88 5 12 0
Minnesota 78-51 8 11 1