Youth comes through for Twins in 7-6 victory over Royals

Youth comes through for Twins in 7-6 victory over Royals

A team-record 103rd loss was held off after a ninth-inning rally vs. Kansas City.

David Ortiz given standing ovation in Yankee Stadium finale

September 29
David Ortiz given standing ovation in Yankee Stadium finale
Playing in the Bronx one last time, Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz was given a 30-second standing ovation at Yankee Stadium instead of the usual boos.

Twins president uses expletive to describe team at environmental meeting

September 28
Twins president uses expletive to describe team at environmental meeting
Comparing environmental successes to on-the-field failures, Twins president Dave St. Peter used an expletive when he cited 'the thing we screwed up' to a group at the University of Minnesota.
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Kennys Vargas needs more than just power to win a job

Vargas said he understands the crowd at first base for the Twins, but he is optimistic he will be given a shot next year.
Twins
September 29

Tying team mark for losses, Twins finally score more than once in an inning

Not since the 1942 Philadelphia Phillies went 109 innings without a multiple-run inning had any major league team suffered through such a lengthy offensive drought.
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September 29

Buxton: I knew I'd get a curveball

Twins rookie Byron Buxton says he knew he'd get a curve from Royals reliever Kelvin Herrera in the ninth, "so I just didn't want to miss it."
Twins
September 29
Minnesota Twins left fielder Logan Schafer climbs the wall after a fly...

Slumping Dozier out of Twins' lineup for first time since May 24

Minnesota tries to avoid franchise-record 103rd loss and another sweep in Kansas City.
Twins
September 29

Dozier is a pretty good thief, too

While Brian Dozier continues his pursuit of Rogers Hornsby's home-run record for second basemen, he's pulled alongside a few other legendary names with his remarkable season in stolen base success as well.
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  • AL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Cleveland 91 67 .576 0 53-28 38-39 5-5
    Detroit 85 73 .538 6 45-35 40-38 7-3
    Kansas City 81 78 .509 10.5 47-31 34-47 5-5
    Chicago White Sox 77 82 .484 14.5 44-34 33-48 5-5
    Minnesota 57 102 .358 34.5 30-51 27-51 2-8
  • AL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    Boston 92 67 .579 0 46-32 46-35 7-3
    Baltimore 87 72 .547 5 50-31 37-41 5-5
    Toronto 87 72 .547 5 46-35 41-37 6-4
    NY Yankees 83 76 .522 9 47-31 36-45 6-4
    Tampa Bay 66 93 .415 26 36-45 30-48 2-8
  • AL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    Texas 94 65 .591 0 52-26 42-39 6-4
    Seattle 85 74 .535 9 43-35 42-39 6-4
    Houston 83 76 .522 11 43-38 40-38 5-5
    LA Angels 72 87 .453 22 38-40 34-47 7-3
    Oakland 67 92 .421 27 34-47 33-45 1-9
  • NL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Chicago Cubs 101 57 .639 0 57-24 44-33 7-2
    St. Louis 83 76 .522 18.5 35-43 48-33 5-5
    Pittsburgh 78 80 .494 23 38-42 40-38 4-5
    Milwaukee 71 88 .447 30.5 41-40 30-48 4-6
    Cincinnati 67 92 .421 34.5 37-41 30-51 4-6
  • NL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    Washington 93 66 .585 0 48-30 45-36 5-5
    NY Mets 85 74 .535 8 44-37 41-37 5-5
    Miami 78 80 .494 14.5 40-40 38-40 5-5
    Philadelphia 70 89 .440 23 36-42 34-47 3-7
    Atlanta 66 92 .418 26.5 29-49 37-43 9-1
  • NL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    LA Dodgers 91 68 .572 0 53-28 38-40 7-3
    San Francisco 84 75 .528 7 42-36 42-39 5-5
    Colorado 74 85 .465 17 41-37 33-48 2-8
    San Diego 68 91 .428 23 39-42 29-49 6-4
    Arizona 66 93 .415 25 30-48 36-45 3-7
  • Batting Average
    T. Milone MIN 1.000
    J. Berrios MIN 1.000
    H. Santiago MIN .333
    R. Grossman MIN .281
    J. Polanco MIN .279
  • Home Runs
    B. Dozier MIN 42
    M. Sano MIN 24
    M. Kepler MIN 17
    T. Plouffe MIN 12
    B. Park MIN 12
  • Runs Batted In
    B. Dozier MIN 99
    M. Kepler MIN 63
    M. Sano MIN 62
    J. Mauer MIN 49
    K. Suzuki MIN 49
  • Earned Run Average
    E. Escobar MIN 0.00
    B. Kintzler MIN 3.27
    E. Santana MIN 3.38
    R. Pressly MIN 3.70
    T. Rogers MIN 3.88
  • Wins
    H. Santiago MIN 12
    T. Duffey MIN 9
    E. Santana MIN 7
    R. Pressly MIN 6
    K. Gibson MIN 6
  • Strikeouts
    E. Santana MIN 149
    H. Santiago MIN 138
    T. Duffey MIN 110
    K. Gibson MIN 104
    M. Tonkin MIN 80
  • Batting Average
    J. Altuve HOU .337
    M. Betts BOS .320
    D. Pedroia BOS .319
    M. Trout LAA .318
    D. Ortiz BOS .315
  • Home Runs
    M. Trumbo BAL 46
    E. Encarnacion TOR 42
    B. Dozier MIN 42
    N. Cruz SEA 41
    K. Davis OAK 41
  • Runs Batted In
    E. Encarnacion TOR 127
    D. Ortiz BOS 124
    A. Pujols LAA 119
    M. Betts BOS 112
    H. Ramirez BOS 110
  • Earned Run Average
    M. Fulmer DET 3.06
    A. Sanchez TOR 3.06
    M. Tanaka NYY 3.07
    J. Verlander DET 3.10
    R. Porcello BOS 3.11
  • Wins
    R. Porcello BOS 22
    J. Happ TOR 20
    C. Kluber CLE 18
    D. Price BOS 17
    C. Sale CWS 17
  • Saves
    Z. Britton BAL 47
    F. Rodriguez DET 44
    D. Robertson CWS 37
    S. Dyson TEX 37
    A. Colome TB 36
  • Batting Average
    D. LeMahieu COL .349
    D. Murphy WAS .347
    J. Votto CIN .324
    J. Segura ARI .320
    C. Blackmon COL .319
  • Home Runs
    N. Arenado COL 40
    C. Carter MIL 39
    K. Bryant CHC 39
    M. Kemp ATL 34
    (2) Players 33
  • Runs Batted In
    N. Arenado COL 131
    M. Kemp ATL 107
    A. Rizzo CHC 106
    D. Murphy WAS 104
    A. Duvall CIN 103
  • Earned Run Average
    K. Hendricks CHC 1.99
    J. Lester CHC 2.28
    N. Syndergaard NYM 2.60
    M. Bumgarner SF 2.71
    J. Cueto SF 2.79
  • Wins
    J. Lester CHC 19
    M. Scherzer WAS 19
    J. Cueto SF 18
    J. Arrieta CHC 18
    (3) Players 16
  • Saves
    J. Familia NYM 50
    K. Jansen LAD 47
    M. Melancon WAS 45
    A. Ramos MIA 39
    J. Gomez PHI 37
  • Wednesday, September 28
    Seattle 12, Houston 4, F NY Yankees 5, Boston 3, F Pittsburgh 8, Chicago Cubs 4, F
    Arizona 3, Washington 0, F Baltimore 3, Toronto 2, F Atlanta 12, Philadelphia 2, F
    Detroit 6, Cleveland 3, F NY Mets 5, Miami 2, F Kansas City 5, Minnesota 2, F
    Texas 8, Milwaukee 5, F Chicago White Sox 1, Tampa Bay 0, F Cincinnati 2, St. Louis 1, F
    LA Angels 8, Oakland 6, F San Diego 6, LA Dodgers 5, F Colorado 2, San Francisco 0, F
  • Thursday, September 29
    Washington 5, Arizona 3, F Cleveland 0, Detroit 0, Postponed NY Yankees 5, Boston 1, F
    Chicago Cubs 1, Pittsburgh 1, F Baltimore 4, Toronto 0, F Atlanta 5, Philadelphia 2, F
    Minnesota 7, Kansas City 6, F St. Louis 4, Cincinnati 3, F Tampa Bay 5, Chicago White Sox 3, F
    LA Dodgers 9, San Diego 4, F Seattle 3, Oakland 2, F San Francisco 7, Colorado 2, F
  • Today, September 30
    Baltimore @ NY Yankees NY Mets @ Philadelphia Miami @ Washington
    Toronto @ Boston Chicago Cubs @ Cincinnati Detroit @ Atlanta
    Tampa Bay @ Texas Minnesota @ Chicago White Sox Milwaukee @ Colorado
    Cleveland @ Kansas City Pittsburgh @ St. Louis San Diego @ Arizona
    Houston @ LA Angels Oakland @ Seattle LA Dodgers @ San Francisco
  • Saturday, October 1
    NY Mets @ Philadelphia Pittsburgh @ St. Louis Baltimore @ NY Yankees
    LA Dodgers @ San Francisco Miami @ Washington Chicago Cubs @ Cincinnati
    Cleveland @ Kansas City Detroit @ Atlanta Toronto @ Boston
    Minnesota @ Chicago White Sox Tampa Bay @ Texas San Diego @ Arizona
    Milwaukee @ Colorado Houston @ LA Angels Oakland @ Seattle
  • Sunday, October 2
    Toronto @ Boston Houston @ LA Angels Baltimore @ NY Yankees
    NY Mets @ Philadelphia LA Dodgers @ San Francisco Tampa Bay @ Texas
    Miami @ Washington San Diego @ Arizona Detroit @ Atlanta
    Minnesota @ Chicago White Sox Chicago Cubs @ Cincinnati Milwaukee @ Colorado
    Oakland @ Seattle Cleveland @ Kansas City Pittsburgh @ St. Louis
  • Monday, October 3
  • Tuesday, October 4
    TBD @ TBD
  • Wednesday, October 5
    TBD @ TBD
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Twins
September 29

Wednesday's Twins-Kansas City game recap

The Twins were a strike away from keeping the score tied when the Royals' Kendrys Morales slugged a long fly ball that landed three feet fair for a tie-breaking double.
Twins
September 28
Minnesota Twins' Kennys Vargas, left, is congratulated by Miguel Sano...

Postgame: Vargas ended Twins' streak of futility with two-run homer

Kennys Vargas didn't realize he had broken up a streak of historic proportions. He was busy trying not to do too much.
Twins
September 28

Santana: Winning "has become difficult"

Twins righthander Ervin Santana says the team "is doing our best to win games, but it's become difficult," after loss No. 102 of the season on Wednesday.
Twins
September 28

No surprise: Santana on the mound for his final Twins start this season

Ervin Santana insisted on making his final start of the 2016 season tonight, even after being given the option of shutting down a week early.
Twins
September 28

Twins offensive slump continues in 11-inning loss to Kansas City

The Twins haven't scored more than one run in an inning in two weeks and moved within one loss of tying their single-season record for losses.
Twins
September 28
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Jose Berrios throws in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.

Berrios: Surprised to be removed in fifth inning

Twins righthander Jose Berrios says he was surprised to be removed with Twins leading in the fifth inning Tuesday, but "you have to respect" manager's decision.
Twins
September 28

Derek Falvey part of 'first-class' operation with Indians

Falvey, who is expected to be formally named to his new post sometime in the next week, will try to bring that level of success to Minnesota, where the Twins are headed toward a new franchise record for futility.
Twins
September 28

Twins-Kansas City game recap

Speedy Royals rookie Raul Mondesi drew a leadoff walk in the 11th, stole second, took third on a bunt, and scored the winning run easily on a routine sacrifice fly.
Twins
September 27

Postgame: Dozier now leads the majors in stolen-base percentage

No-strikeout game is a rarity for Berrios; Mondesi pulls off critical delayed steal in 11th.
Twins
September 27

Twins arrive in K.C. just in time to see defending champs eliminated

A Royals loss or Orioles win would end KC's postseason hopes, while Molitor just tries to keep his last-place team engaged.
Sports
September 27

Will the Vikings finish with 100 fewer losses than the Twins?

The Twins will have six more chances to lose in the next six days before mercifully ending this season Sunday.
Twins
September 27

From intern to in charge: Falvey, 33, will be Twins' new baseball boss

Those who know Derek Falvey say he embraces statistical analysis, but also understands that there is room for old-school approaches to talent evaluation.
Twins
September 27

Derek Falvey at a glance

Falvey became known for his analytical process while working his way up the Indians player development pipeline.
Twins
September 27

Twins-Kansas City series preview

The Twins are 3-13 vs. the Royals this season, including 0-7 at Kauffman Stadium. The Twins have never gone winless at Kansas City over a season series.
Sports
September 26

Five things to know about Derek Falvey

Falvey, 33, is considered one of the bright, innovative young minds in Major League Baseball.
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Minnesota 57-102
Chicago White Sox 77-82