Relief role reversal works out, Twins take opener from Astros

Relief role reversal works out, Twins take opener from Astros

Glen Perkins pitched a 1-2-3 seventh, and Kevin Jepsen escaped a jam in the ninth to save a Twins shutout over Houston.

Sore hamstring forces Twins' Sano to sit out

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Sore hamstring forces Twins' Sano to sit out
Sore hamstrings sidelined both Astros shortstop Carlos Correa and Twins slugger Miguel Sano on Friday, though both hope to play later in the series.

Reusse: Twins hope Gibson returning to early form

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Reusse: Twins hope Gibson returning to early form
Getting righthander Kyle Gibson back on his game is more than a benefit to the Twins; it’s a 100 percent necessity.
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12:28am

Gibson wished he could have pitched longer

Twins righthander Kyle Gibson says he's frustrated he managed only 5 2/3 innings Friday, but not allowing a run makes it a successful start.
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12:22am

Postgame: Jepsen doesn't mind his heavy workload

Though the Twins expect Glen Perkins to return to closer role soon, perhaps immediately, Kevin Jepsen has enjoyed the ninth inning.
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12:07am

Gallery: Twins 3, Houston 0

Kyle Gibson threw 5 1/3 innings to get his first win since July 12 while helping the Twins earn a 3-0 victory over the Astros on Friday night at Target Field.
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12:04am

Jepsen: It's fun to come through in the 9th

Twins reliever Kevin Jepsen says he has enjoyed saving games during Glen Perkins' absence.
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Twins
August 28

Twins-Houston game recap

A look back at Friday night's game.
Twins
August 28

Sano has sore hamstring, won't play in series opener against Houston

Rookie slugger Miguel Sano wanted to stay in the Twins lineup for Friday's game, but manager Paul Molitor says it's not worth risking his health. Joe Mauer is also out of the lineup.
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mlb Statistics

  • AL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Kansas City 79 49 .617 0 45-21 34-28 7-3
    Minnesota 66 62 .516 13 39-24 27-38 7-3
    Cleveland 61 66 .480 17.5 27-34 34-32 6-4
    Chicago White Sox 60 67 .472 18.5 32-31 28-36 5-5
    Detroit 60 68 .469 19 30-35 30-33 3-7
  • AL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    Toronto 72 56 .563 0 41-23 31-33 8-2
    NY Yankees 70 57 .551 1.5 37-26 33-31 5-5
    Tampa Bay 63 65 .492 9 32-34 31-31 4-6
    Baltimore 63 65 .492 9 37-25 26-40 2-8
    Boston 59 69 .461 13 33-32 26-37 7-3
  • AL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    Houston 71 58 .550 0 45-21 26-37 7-3
    Texas 66 61 .520 4 30-32 36-29 6-4
    LA Angels 65 63 .508 5.5 39-27 26-36 4-6
    Seattle 60 69 .465 11 29-36 31-33 5-5
    Oakland 55 74 .426 16 30-36 25-38 4-6
  • NL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    St. Louis 82 46 .641 0 46-19 36-27 6-4
    Pittsburgh 78 49 .614 3.5 45-20 33-29 8-2
    Chicago Cubs 73 54 .575 8.5 39-26 34-28 6-4
    Milwaukee 54 74 .422 28 29-38 25-36 4-6
    Cincinnati 52 75 .409 29.5 29-35 23-40 1-9
  • NL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    NY Mets 71 57 .555 0 42-22 29-35 8-2
    Washington 64 63 .504 6.5 35-26 29-37 6-4
    Atlanta 54 74 .422 17 33-27 21-47 1-9
    Miami 52 77 .403 19.5 30-36 22-41 3-7
    Philadelphia 51 78 .395 20.5 29-34 22-44 5-5
  • NL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    LA Dodgers 71 56 .559 0 43-20 28-36 5-5
    San Francisco 69 59 .539 2.5 38-25 31-34 5-5
    Arizona 63 65 .492 8.5 31-33 32-32 5-5
    San Diego 62 66 .484 9.5 31-30 31-36 6-4
    Colorado 51 75 .405 19.5 27-36 24-39 3-7
  • Batting Average
    M. Pelfrey MIN .667
    J. Polanco MIN .300
    M. Sano MIN .289
    O. Arcia MIN .276
    E. Rosario MIN .272
  • Home Runs
    B. Dozier MIN 26
    T. Hunter MIN 18
    T. Plouffe MIN 18
    M. Sano MIN 12
    (4) Players 8
  • Runs Batted In
    T. Plouffe MIN 70
    B. Dozier MIN 66
    T. Hunter MIN 64
    J. Mauer MIN 54
    K. Suzuki MIN 42
  • Earned Run Average
    S. Robinson MIN 0.00
    K. Jepsen MIN 2.44
    G. Perkins MIN 2.55
    B. Boyer MIN 2.84
    R. Pressly MIN 2.93
  • Wins
    P. Hughes MIN 10
    K. Gibson MIN 9
    T. May MIN 8
    M. Pelfrey MIN 6
    T. Milone MIN 6
  • Strikeouts
    K. Gibson MIN 111
    T. May MIN 96
    P. Hughes MIN 85
    M. Pelfrey MIN 69
    T. Milone MIN 68
  • Batting Average
    B. Harper WAS .334
    D. Gordon MIA .332
    P. Goldschmidt ARI .328
    J. Kipnis CLE .324
    M. Brantley CLE .320
  • Home Runs
    N. Cruz SEA 39
    C. Davis BAL 35
    J. Donaldson TOR 35
    A. Pujols LAA 34
    J. Martinez DET 34
  • Runs Batted In
    J. Donaldson TOR 102
    P. Goldschmidt ARI 96
    C. Davis BAL 92
    N. Arenado COL 92
    K. Morales KC 89
  • Earned Run Average
    Z. Greinke LAD 1.61
    S. Gray OAK 2.13
    J. Arrieta CHC 2.22
    C. Kershaw LAD 2.24
    D. Keuchel HOU 2.28
  • Wins
    M. Bumgarner SF 16
    J. Arrieta CHC 16
    F. Hernandez SEA 15
    G. Cole PIT 15
    (2) Players 15
  • Saves
    M. Melancon PIT 42
    T. Rosenthal STL 41
    C. Kimbrel SD 36
    J. Familia NYM 34
    (4) Players 31
  • Thursday, August 27
    LA Dodgers 1, Cincinnati 0, F LA Angels 2, Detroit 0, F Texas 4, Toronto 1, F
    Kansas City 5, Baltimore 3, F San Francisco 9, Chicago Cubs 1, F NY Mets 9, Philadelphia 5, F
    Washington 4, San Diego 2, F Pittsburgh 2, Miami 1, F Tampa Bay 5, Minnesota 4, F
    Chicago White Sox 4, Seattle 2, F St. Louis 5, Arizona 3, F
  • Friday, August 28
    Philadelphia 7, San Diego 1, F Pittsburgh 5, Colorado 3, F Miami 4, Washington 3, F
    Toronto 5, Detroit 3, F Cleveland 3, LA Angels 1, F Boston 6, NY Mets 4, F
    Kansas City 3, Tampa Bay 2, F NY Yankees 15, Atlanta 4, F Texas 4, Baltimore 1, F
    Seattle 2, Chicago White Sox 0, F Milwaukee 5, Cincinnati 0, F Minnesota 3, Houston 0, F
    Arizona 6, Oakland 4, F LA Dodgers 4, Chicago Cubs 1, F San Francisco 5, St. Louis 4, F
  • Today, August 29
    Detroit @ Toronto Boston @ NY Mets St. Louis @ San Francisco
    Kansas City @ Tampa Bay San Diego @ Philadelphia Colorado @ Pittsburgh
    Miami @ Washington NY Yankees @ Atlanta Seattle @ Chicago White Sox
    LA Angels @ Cleveland Cincinnati @ Milwaukee Houston @ Minnesota
    Baltimore @ Texas Oakland @ Arizona Chicago Cubs @ LA Dodgers
  • Sunday, August 30
    Detroit @ Toronto LA Angels @ Cleveland Boston @ NY Mets
    Kansas City @ Tampa Bay NY Yankees @ Atlanta San Diego @ Philadelphia
    Colorado @ Pittsburgh Miami @ Washington Seattle @ Chicago White Sox
    Cincinnati @ Milwaukee Houston @ Minnesota Baltimore @ Texas
    St. Louis @ San Francisco Oakland @ Arizona Chicago Cubs @ LA Dodgers
  • Monday, August 31
    Tampa Bay @ Baltimore Cleveland @ Toronto Miami @ Atlanta
    NY Yankees @ Boston Philadelphia @ NY Mets Cincinnati @ Chicago Cubs
    Seattle @ Houston Washington @ St. Louis Arizona @ Colorado
    LA Angels @ Oakland San Francisco @ LA Dodgers Texas @ San Diego
  • Tuesday, September 1
    Arizona @ Colorado Tampa Bay @ Baltimore Cleveland @ Toronto
    Miami @ Atlanta NY Yankees @ Boston Philadelphia @ NY Mets
    Cincinnati @ Chicago Cubs Seattle @ Houston Detroit @ Kansas City
    Pittsburgh @ Milwaukee Chicago White Sox @ Minnesota Washington @ St. Louis
    Arizona @ Colorado LA Angels @ Oakland San Francisco @ LA Dodgers
    Texas @ San Diego
  • Wednesday, September 2
    Miami @ Atlanta Cincinnati @ Chicago Cubs LA Angels @ Oakland
    NY Yankees @ Boston Tampa Bay @ Baltimore Cleveland @ Toronto
    Philadelphia @ NY Mets Seattle @ Houston Detroit @ Kansas City
    Pittsburgh @ Milwaukee Chicago White Sox @ Minnesota Washington @ St. Louis
    Arizona @ Colorado San Francisco @ LA Dodgers Texas @ San Diego
  • Thursday, September 3
    Chicago White Sox @ Minnesota Atlanta @ Washington Pittsburgh @ Milwaukee
    Detroit @ Kansas City San Francisco @ Colorado LA Dodgers @ San Diego
Sports
August 28

RandBall: Mauer has never batted with fewer runners on base

In spite of Joe Mauer’s overall struggles, he’s hitting .354 with runners in scoring position … yet his RBI pace (54) is so sluggish that it compares to last year (55) in almost an identical number of plate appearances
Twins
August 28

Surprising Twins and Astros to meet this weekend

Years of losing replenished the farm system, and now the kids are contributing.
Sports
August 28

Herrmann pinch-hitting for Buxton: a multi-layered debate

Twins manager Paul Molitor pinch hit for Byron Buxton with two outs in the ninth in a 5-4 game Thursday, opting for light-hitting catcher Chris…
Twins
August 28

Neal: A lot happened to the Twins on long road trip

The Twins are home following a 6-4 road trip, and face the surprising Houston Astros this weekend.
Twins
August 28

Twins lose finale at Tampa Bay, but win road trip

The Twins head home after a six-game win streak ended with a 5-4 loss to the Rays.
Sports
August 28
Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera, left, and teammate Logan Forsythe look up to see the ring of the dome at Tropicana Field that Miguel Sano, right, hit with his RBI ground-rule double.

Watch Miguel Sano's massive home run that wasn't

Miguel Sano banged what looked like a booming home run against Tampa Bay on Thursday night. "I didn't think a human being could hit a baseball that far!" announcer Dick Bremer said. But here's the video of what went wrong.
Twins
August 28

Hartman: Several Twins stood out during six-game winning streak

Timely hitting and clutch relief pitching helped the club win six in a row before Thursday’s defeat.
Twins
August 28

Berrios excels, but will Twins call him up?

Twins General Manager Terry Ryan is watching prospects at Class AAA Rochester, evaluating potential September call-ups. And righthander Jose Berrios gave him a lot to think about.
Video
August 27

Milone has latest short outing by a starter

Staked a lead, Tommy Milone faltered in the middle innings during Thursday's loss to the Rays.
Twins
August 27

Postgame: Thoughts on the Twins rotation, Buxton and Sano

The Twins lost on Thursday but still went 6-4 on the road trip and are one-half game out of the second wild card spot
Video
August 27

Suzuki talks passed ball and the Twins' road trip

Kurt Suzuki's mistake allowed the winning run to score in Thursday's loss to the Rays, but it was still a successful road trip.
Twins
August 27

Thursday's Twins-Tampa Bay game recap

A look back at Thursday night's game.
Twins
August 27

Twins-Houston series preview

The Twins return to Target Field to kick off a three-game series with the Astros.
Sports
August 27

RandBall: Story of the twins who own twins.com instead of the Twins

Durland and Darvin Miller are, in fact, twins. They grabbed the domain "twins.com" in 1995 and they got it for free.
Final, 8/28 R H E
Houston 71-58 0 6 0
Minnesota 66-62 3 3 1

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