The Royals' Drew Butera slid into home ahead of the tag of Twins catcher Mitch Garver after hitting a three-run, inside-the-park home run during the s

Twins' second half starts miserably with sweep by Royals

A three-run, inside-the-park homer by former Twin Drew Butera seals team's fate in 5-3 loss.

Santana makes long-awaited 2018 Twins debut Wednesday at Toronto

July 22
Twins righthander Ervin Santana has finally recovered from finger surgery and will make his 2018 debut on Wednesday at Toronto.
Santana went through a longer-than-expected recovery following surgery in early February to remove a calcium deposit from his right middle finger.

Lance Lynn struggles, Twins fall to Royals again

July 21
Twins starting pitcher Lance Lynn (31) and catcher Bobby Wilson, right, talk after the Kansas City Royals loaded the bases during the third inning
Twins starter Lance Lynn threw 118 pitches in five innings because of excessive three ball counts leading to Royals runs. The Twins lost at Kauffman Stadium for the 18th time since 2016
Twins
July 22

Sunday's Twins-Kansas City game recap

Former Twins catcher Drew Butera's three-run, inside-the-park homer in the seventh inning was the decisive hit in the game.
Twins
July 22

Twins-Toronto series preview

The Twins have lost nine in a row and 12 of 13 on the road and are 0-9 in stadiums with roofs this season.
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July 22

Kansas City 5, Twins 3

The Twins lost 5-3 in Kansas City on Sunday, with the Royals completing a three-game sweep.
Twins
July 22

Santana to start Wednesday against Toronto

Meanwhile the Twins try to avoid being swept by the lowly Royals on Sunday as they send Jake Odorizzi to the mound
Twins
July 21

Saturday's Twins-Kansas City game recap

A look back at Saturday night's game.

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  • AL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Cleveland 54 44 .551 0 31-19 23-25 5-5
    Minnesota 44 53 .454 9.5 29-22 15-31 5-5
    Detroit 42 59 .416 13.5 26-25 16-34 2-8
    Chicago White Sox 34 64 .347 20 19-29 15-35 4-6
    Kansas City 30 68 .306 24 14-35 16-33 5-5
  • AL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    Boston 70 31 .693 0 34-13 36-18 8-2
    NY Yankees 63 34 .649 5 34-14 29-20 5-5
    Tampa Bay 50 49 .505 19 27-19 23-30 5-5
    Toronto 46 52 .469 22.5 27-25 19-27 5-5
    Baltimore 28 72 .280 41.5 16-33 12-39 3-7
  • AL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    Houston 66 36 .647 0 32-21 34-15 5-5
    Seattle 60 40 .600 5 33-18 27-22 4-6
    Oakland 57 43 .570 8 26-22 31-21 7-3
    LA Angels 50 50 .500 15 25-25 25-25 5-5
    Texas 42 58 .420 23 20-30 22-28 3-7
  • NL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Chicago Cubs 58 40 .592 0 31-17 27-23 7-3
    Milwaukee 56 45 .554 3.5 31-20 25-25 2-8
    Pittsburgh 51 49 .510 8 29-24 22-25 9-1
    St. Louis 50 49 .505 8.5 24-24 26-25 4-6
    Cincinnati 43 56 .434 15.5 21-29 22-27 4-6
  • NL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    Philadelphia 55 43 .561 0 32-17 23-26 6-4
    Atlanta 53 43 .552 1 25-20 28-23 4-6
    Washington 49 49 .500 6 23-25 26-24 4-6
    Miami 43 58 .426 13.5 23-28 20-30 7-3
    NY Mets 40 56 .417 14 19-32 21-24 5-5
  • NL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    LA Dodgers 55 44 .556 0 28-24 27-20 7-3
    Arizona 54 46 .540 1.5 27-25 27-21 4-6
    Colorado 53 46 .535 2 23-23 30-23 7-3
    San Francisco 51 50 .505 5 31-19 20-31 5-5
    San Diego 41 61 .402 15.5 20-31 21-30 2-8
  • Batting Average
    M. Betts BOS .352
    J. Altuve HOU .328
    J. Martinez BOS .322
    J. Segura SEA .321
    M. Machado BAL .315
  • Home Runs
    J. Ramirez CLE 30
    J. Martinez BOS 29
    M. Trout LAA 26
    A. Judge NYY 26
    F. Lindor CLE 25
  • Runs Batted In
    J. Martinez BOS 81
    J. Ramirez CLE 72
    E. Encarnacion CLE 68
    K. Davis OAK 67
    M. Haniger SEA 67
  • Earned Run Average
    C. Sale BOS 2.13
    J. Verlander HOU 2.19
    B. Snell TB 2.27
    L. Severino NYY 2.31
    T. Bauer CLE 2.44
  • Wins
    L. Severino NYY 14
    C. Carrasco CLE 12
    C. Kluber CLE 12
    B. Snell TB 12
    (6) Players 11
  • Saves
    E. Diaz SEA 37
    C. Kimbrel BOS 31
    A. Chapman NYY 26
    B. Treinen OAK 24
    K. Kela TEX 23
  • Batting Average
    N. Markakis ATL .322
    A. Almora Jr. CHC .321
    S. Gennett CIN .319
    M. Kemp LAD .316
    C. Dickerson PIT .315
  • Home Runs
    N. Arenado COL 25
    M. Carpenter STL 25
    J. Aguilar MIL 25
    B. Harper WAS 24
    M. Muncy LAD 22
  • Runs Batted In
    J. Baez CHC 74
    N. Arenado COL 72
    E. Suarez CIN 71
    J. Aguilar MIL 71
    T. Story COL 68
  • Earned Run Average
    J. deGrom NYM 1.68
    A. Nola PHI 2.30
    M. Scherzer WAS 2.43
    M. Mikolas STL 2.82
    M. Foltynewicz ATL 2.85
  • Wins
    M. Scherzer WAS 13
    J. Lester CHC 12
    A. Nola PHI 12
    Z. Greinke ARI 11
    Z. Godley ARI 11
  • Saves
    W. Davis COL 28
    K. Jansen LAD 28
    B. Boxberger ARI 24
    B. Hand SD 24
    F. Vazquez PIT 23
  • Saturday, July 21
    Chicago Cubs 7, St. Louis 2, F NY Yankees 7, NY Mets 6, F Toronto 4, Baltimore 1, F
    Detroit 5, Boston 0, F Miami 3, Tampa Bay 2, F San Diego @ Philadelphia
    Atlanta @ Washington Pittsburgh 6, Cincinnati 2, F Milwaukee 4, LA Dodgers 2, F
    St. Louis 6, Chicago Cubs 3, F Kansas City 4, Minnesota 2, F Houston 7, LA Angels 0, F
    Cleveland 16, Texas 3, F Colorado 6, Arizona 5, F Oakland 4, San Francisco 3, F
    Chicago White Sox 5, Seattle 0, F
  • Sunday, July 22
    San Diego 10, Philadelphia 2, F Toronto 5, Baltimore 4, F Pittsburgh 9, Cincinnati 2, F
    Boston 9, Detroit 1, F Tampa Bay 6, Miami 4, F Washington 5, Atlanta 2, Top 8th
    LA Dodgers 11, Milwaukee 2, F Kansas City 5, Minnesota 3, F Chicago Cubs 7, St. Louis 2, F
    Texas 5, Cleveland 0, F Oakland 6, San Francisco 5, F LA Angels 14, Houston 5, F
    Arizona 6, Colorado 1, F Seattle 8, Chicago White Sox 2, F Philadelphia 1, San Diego 0, Bottom 7th
    NY Mets @ NY Yankees
  • Today, July 23
    Boston @ Baltimore LA Dodgers @ Philadelphia Minnesota @ Toronto
    St. Louis @ Cincinnati Pittsburgh @ Cleveland Atlanta @ Miami
    San Diego @ NY Mets NY Yankees @ Tampa Bay Arizona @ Chicago Cubs
    Oakland @ Texas Washington @ Milwaukee Detroit @ Kansas City
    Chicago White Sox @ LA Angels
  • Tuesday, July 24
    Atlanta @ Miami Boston @ Baltimore LA Dodgers @ Philadelphia
    Minnesota @ Toronto St. Louis @ Cincinnati Pittsburgh @ Cleveland
    San Diego @ NY Mets NY Yankees @ Tampa Bay Arizona @ Chicago Cubs
    Oakland @ Texas Washington @ Milwaukee Detroit @ Kansas City
    Houston @ Colorado Chicago White Sox @ LA Angels San Francisco @ Seattle
  • Wednesday, July 25
    San Diego @ NY Mets NY Yankees @ Tampa Bay St. Louis @ Cincinnati
    LA Dodgers @ Philadelphia Pittsburgh @ Cleveland Washington @ Milwaukee
    Detroit @ Kansas City Arizona @ Chicago Cubs Minnesota @ Toronto
    San Francisco @ Seattle Boston @ Baltimore Oakland @ Texas
    Houston @ Colorado Chicago White Sox @ LA Angels
  • Thursday, July 26
    Arizona @ Chicago Cubs Chicago White Sox @ LA Angels Tampa Bay @ Baltimore
    Kansas City @ NY Yankees NY Mets @ Pittsburgh Minnesota @ Boston
    Philadelphia @ Cincinnati Washington @ Miami LA Dodgers @ Atlanta
    Oakland @ Texas Milwaukee @ San Francisco
  • Friday, July 27
    Tampa Bay @ Baltimore Kansas City @ NY Yankees NY Mets @ Pittsburgh
    Minnesota @ Boston Philadelphia @ Cincinnati Cleveland @ Detroit
    Washington @ Miami LA Dodgers @ Atlanta Toronto @ Chicago White Sox
    Texas @ Houston Chicago Cubs @ St. Louis Oakland @ Colorado
    Seattle @ LA Angels Arizona @ San Diego Milwaukee @ San Francisco
  • Saturday, July 28
    Kansas City @ NY Yankees Chicago Cubs @ St. Louis Cleveland @ Detroit
    Philadelphia @ Cincinnati Tampa Bay @ Baltimore NY Mets @ Pittsburgh
    LA Dodgers @ Atlanta Minnesota @ Boston Toronto @ Chicago White Sox
    Texas @ Houston Washington @ Miami Oakland @ Colorado
    Arizona @ San Diego Milwaukee @ San Francisco Seattle @ LA Angels
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July 21
Minnesota Twins' Brian Dozier (2) congratulates teammate Joe Mauer (7) after Mauer scored on a single by Eddie Rosario during the first inning of a ba

Joe Mauer is the Twins' all-time leader in doubles

The veteran first baseman hit a double in the first inning on Saturday to take over first place from Twins legend Kirby Puckett
Twins
July 21
Twins first baseman Joe Mauer

Mauer hits milestone double in loss at KC

Joe Mauer helped get the Twins off to a fast start on Saturday with double No. 415 for his career, a new franchise record passing Kirby Puckett.
Twins
July 21
Twins starting pitcher Ervin Santana

Twins expect to activate Santana soon

Ervin Santana will throw in the bullpen Sunday while the Twins decide when they will activate the veteran starter from the 60-day disabled list.
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July 21
Robbie Grossman said the influx of hard-throwing pitchers has changed the game drastically since he broke in the majors in 2013, forcing him to make a

Twins' Grossman says baseball has changed even since he came up in '13

Though Robbie Grossman is only 28-years-old and hasn't yet played 500 major league games, he feels like he has already lived through a revolution.
Twins
July 21
Twins starting pitcher Adalberto Mejia

Mejia to start for the Twins on Monday

The Twins are set to play the second game of a three game series against the Royals tonight
Twins
July 21
Kansas City Royals' Hunter Dozier, right, congratulates teammates Jorge Bonifacio (38) and Whit Merrifield (15) during the first inning Friday night.

Twins make it close but look like sellers in loss to Royals

The Twins on Friday night returned from the All-Star break and put up a late rally but ultimately lost again to the last-place Royals.
Twins
July 21
Fernando Rodney

Baseball doesn't stand in Rodney's path to citizenship

A previous U.S. citizenship meeting for Twins pitcher Fernando Rodney had been rescheduled because of a game conflict. So, this time, he had to go.
Twins
July 21
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Kyle Gibson

Gibson makes mistakes, pays price in loss to the Royals

The Twins lost their first game after the All-Star break to the lowly Royals
Twins
July 20
Ervin Santana

Santana's fastball around 89-90 mph, might not improve

Ervin Santana is about ready to return following finger surgery in February, and the Twins are bracing for lower radar gun readings.
Twins
July 20

Friday's Twins-Kansas City game recap

A look back at Friday night's game.
Twins
July 20
Twins third baseman Miguel Sano

Twins move Miguel Sano up to Class AAA Rochester

In 19 games at Class A Fort Myers. Sano hit .328 with two homers and 12 RBI. He also dropped some weight
Twins
July 20
Miguel Sano, left, and Byron Buxton were the future of Twins baseball just a few seasons ago, but have ongoing struggles

False starts to careers of Sano, Buxton leave Twins with hope, concerns

With each passing week that they aren't thriving in the majors, more people wonder if Miguel Sano and Byron Buxton will ever live up to their potential.
Twins
July 20
Minnesota Twins third baseman Eduardo Escobar (5) celebrated with manager Paul Molitor after hitting a two run home run last month.

Hartman: Molitor, Twins have experienced month-long rolls before

In Paul Molitor's most successful seasons, the team occasionally has surged for extended runs.
Twins
July 20
Brian Dozier, Fernando Rodney and Lance Lynn are all possible trade targets for other teams.

What to look for from the Twins in the second half of the season

Ten games with first-place Cleveland, the return of starting pitcher Ervin Santana and some exciting call-ups are on the list of things to watch.
Twins
July 20
Brad Hand, a Chaska native, was traded from San Diego to the Indians on Thursday.

Souhan: With shrewd trade, Cleveland leaves Twins in the dust

By trading for All-Star closer and Minnesota native Brad Hand, along with rookie reliever Adam Cimber, Cleveland sacrificed an excellent catching prospect and provided a reminder that timing can be as important as talent.
Final, 7/22 R H E
Minnesota 44-53 3 3 1
Kansas City 30-68 5 4 0

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