Brunansky knows spotlight is on him as Twins hitters struggle

Brunansky knows spotlight is on him as Twins hitters struggle

This is not the Twins offense hitting coach Tom Brunansky expected to see coming out of spring training, and he is constantly searching for ways to re-program hitters who have gotten away from what they do well.

Twins suspend pitching coach Neil Allen after DWI arrest

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Twins suspend pitching coach Neil Allen after DWI arrest
Twins pitching coach Neil Allen Allen was stopped for visually impaired driving around 2 a.m. Thursday in Minneapolis. He refused to take a test after being stopped and was arrested for drunken driving.

Hartman: Molitor looks to veteran starters to get Twins back on track

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Hartman: Molitor looks to veteran starters to get Twins back on track
The Twins manager wants Ervin Santana, Phil Hughes and Ricky Nolasco to lead the way for the 12-win ballclub.
Sports
May 26

Glen Perkins writes of Todd Oakes: 'I will miss you every day of my life'

The Twins closer and former Gophers pitcher took to Twitter on Thursday evening to pay tribute to Todd Oakes, who died earlier in the day.
Twins
May 26

Series preview: Twins at Seattle

The Twins won the season series with Seattle 4-3 last year, and they have won five of their past seven games at Safeco Field.
Twins minor-league report: Game updates, stats and more
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Twins
May 26

Punchless Twins rank low in AL batting categories

The Twins rank last in the American League in runs and slugging percentage.
EPISODE 9
May 26
Minnesota Twins' Danny Santana can't get to a double hit by Cleveland...

Listen: Total system failure – a piece-by-piece breakdown of the Twins' woes

Michael Rand and La Velle E. Neal III dissect each area in which the Twins have struggled this season.
Sports
May 26

Byron Buxton is destroying Class AAA pitching

Buxton is hitting .380 in 71 May at-bats with 5 homers. His OPS is an eye-popping 1.105 this month and he's been particularly hot this week.

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  • AL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Chicago White Sox 27 21 .563 0 13-12 14-9 3-7
    Cleveland 25 20 .556 0.5 11-8 14-12 7-3
    Kansas City 24 22 .522 2 13-7 11-15 7-3
    Detroit 23 23 .500 3 12-11 11-12 8-2
    Minnesota 12 34 .261 14 8-15 4-19 2-8
  • AL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    Boston 29 18 .617 0 18-10 11-8 6-4
    Baltimore 26 19 .578 2 17-8 9-11 3-7
    Toronto 24 25 .490 6 9-13 15-12 5-5
    NY Yankees 22 24 .478 6.5 13-12 9-12 6-4
    Tampa Bay 21 24 .467 7 10-13 11-11 5-5
  • AL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    Seattle 28 18 .609 0 10-11 18-7 7-3
    Texas 27 20 .574 1.5 16-8 11-12 6-4
    LA Angels 21 26 .447 7.5 9-14 12-12 5-5
    Oakland 20 28 .417 9 8-15 12-13 4-6
    Houston 20 28 .417 9 13-13 7-15 5-5
  • NL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Chicago Cubs 31 14 .689 0 14-6 17-8 4-6
    Pittsburgh 27 19 .587 4.5 15-9 12-10 8-2
    St. Louis 24 24 .500 8.5 13-15 11-9 4-6
    Milwaukee 21 26 .447 11 12-12 9-14 6-4
    Cincinnati 15 32 .319 17 12-15 3-17 0-10
  • NL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    Washington 29 19 .604 0 14-9 15-10 6-4
    NY Mets 27 19 .587 1 13-8 14-11 6-4
    Philadelphia 26 21 .553 2.5 13-9 13-12 4-6
    Miami 25 22 .532 3.5 10-13 15-9 5-5
    Atlanta 12 34 .261 16 2-20 10-14 3-7
  • NL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    San Francisco 30 19 .612 0 16-11 14-8 9-1
    LA Dodgers 25 23 .521 4.5 13-12 12-11 5-5
    Colorado 22 24 .478 6.5 8-10 14-14 4-6
    Arizona 21 28 .429 9 7-17 14-11 4-6
    San Diego 19 29 .396 10.5 10-15 9-14 2-8
  • Batting Average
    T. Milone MIN 1.000
    R. Grossman MIN .444
    E. Nunez MIN .314
    J. Mauer MIN .276
    J. Centeno MIN .269
  • Home Runs
    B. Park MIN 9
    M. Sano MIN 8
    B. Dozier MIN 5
    E. Nunez MIN 4
    O. Arcia MIN 4
  • Runs Batted In
    M. Sano MIN 21
    E. Nunez MIN 19
    B. Park MIN 16
    B. Dozier MIN 15
    J. Mauer MIN 13
  • Earned Run Average
    F. Abad MIN 0.51
    B. Kintzler MIN 2.00
    M. Tonkin MIN 3.04
    T. Rogers MIN 3.68
    P. Dean MIN 3.86
  • Wins
    K. Jepsen MIN 2
    T. Duffey MIN 2
    E. Santana MIN 1
    R. Nolasco MIN 1
    (6) Players 1
  • Strikeouts
    R. Nolasco MIN 46
    E. Santana MIN 36
    T. May MIN 33
    T. Duffey MIN 30
    M. Tonkin MIN 29
  • Batting Average
    X. Bogaerts BOS .347
    J. Bradley Jr. BOS .341
    V. Martinez DET .338
    D. Ortiz BOS .337
    N. Castellanos DET .337
  • Home Runs
    R. Cano SEA 14
    M. Trumbo BAL 14
    T. Frazier CWS 14
    K. Davis OAK 13
    M. Machado BAL 13
  • Runs Batted In
    D. Ortiz BOS 45
    R. Cano SEA 43
    E. Encarnacion TOR 35
    M. Betts BOS 35
    (3) Players 34
  • Earned Run Average
    R. Hill OAK 2.18
    F. Hernandez SEA 2.21
    J. Quintana CWS 2.22
    C. Sale CWS 2.26
    D. Salazar CLE 2.32
  • Wins
    C. Sale CWS 9
    R. Hill OAK 7
    J. Tomlin CLE 7
    D. Price BOS 7
    (2) Players 7
  • Saves
    F. Rodriguez DET 14
    W. Davis KC 12
    Z. Britton BAL 12
    D. Robertson CWS 12
    (3) Players 12
  • Batting Average
    D. Murphy WAS .394
    R. Braun MIL .361
    B. Zobrist CHC .346
    M. Prado MIA .339
    M. Ozuna MIA .333
  • Home Runs
    Y. Cespedes NYM 15
    N. Arenado COL 14
    C. Carter MIL 13
    T. Story COL 13
    (2) Players 12
  • Runs Batted In
    Y. Cespedes NYM 36
    A. Rizzo CHC 35
    N. Arenado COL 35
    K. Bryant CHC 35
    (2) Players 33
  • Earned Run Average
    C. Kershaw LAD 1.48
    D. Pomeranz SD 1.70
    J. Arrieta CHC 1.72
    N. Syndergaard NYM 1.94
    J. Hammel CHC 2.17
  • Wins
    J. Arrieta CHC 9
    S. Strasburg WAS 8
    J. Cueto SF 7
    C. Kershaw LAD 7
    (3) Players 7
  • Saves
    J. Gomez PHI 17
    M. Melancon PIT 16
    J. Familia NYM 16
    A. Ramos MIA 15
    K. Jansen LAD 14
  • Wednesday, May 25
    NY Mets 2, Washington 0, F Philadelphia 8, Detroit 5, F Minnesota 7, Kansas City 5, F
    Chicago Cubs 9, St. Louis 8, F Texas 15, LA Angels 9, F Cleveland 4, Chicago White Sox 3, F
    San Francisco 4, San Diego 3, F Toronto 8, NY Yankees 4, F Pittsburgh 5, Arizona 4, F
    Milwaukee 3, Atlanta 2, F Boston 10, Colorado 3, F Miami 4, Tampa Bay 3, F
    Houston 4, Baltimore 3, F LA Dodgers 3, Cincinnati 1, F Seattle 13, Oakland 3, F
  • Thursday, May 26
    Pittsburgh 8, Arizona 3, F Miami 9, Tampa Bay 1, F Toronto 3, NY Yankees 1, F
    Washington 2, St. Louis 1, F Milwaukee 6, Atlanta 2, F Colorado 8, Boston 2, F
    Houston 4, Baltimore 2, F Chicago White Sox @ Kansas City
  • Today, May 27
    Philadelphia @ Chicago Cubs St. Louis @ Washington Boston @ Toronto
    Baltimore @ Cleveland LA Dodgers @ NY Mets NY Yankees @ Tampa Bay
    Miami @ Atlanta Pittsburgh @ Texas Cincinnati @ Milwaukee
    Chicago White Sox @ Kansas City San Francisco @ Colorado San Diego @ Arizona
    Houston @ LA Angels Detroit @ Oakland Minnesota @ Seattle
  • Saturday, May 28
    Boston @ Toronto Chicago White Sox @ Kansas City Philadelphia @ Chicago Cubs
    Detroit @ Oakland Miami @ Atlanta Baltimore @ Cleveland
    San Francisco @ Colorado Cincinnati @ Milwaukee NY Yankees @ Tampa Bay
    LA Dodgers @ NY Mets Pittsburgh @ Texas St. Louis @ Washington
    Houston @ LA Angels San Diego @ Arizona Minnesota @ Seattle
  • Sunday, May 29
    Boston @ Toronto Baltimore @ Cleveland NY Yankees @ Tampa Bay
    St. Louis @ Washington Cincinnati @ Milwaukee Chicago White Sox @ Kansas City
    Philadelphia @ Chicago Cubs Pittsburgh @ Texas Houston @ LA Angels
    Detroit @ Oakland San Diego @ Arizona San Francisco @ Colorado
    Minnesota @ Seattle Miami @ Atlanta LA Dodgers @ NY Mets
  • Monday, May 30
    San Francisco @ Atlanta Chicago White Sox @ NY Mets Boston @ Baltimore
    St. Louis @ Milwaukee Minnesota @ Oakland Houston @ Arizona
    Cincinnati @ Colorado San Diego @ Seattle LA Dodgers @ Chicago Cubs
    Texas @ Cleveland Washington @ Philadelphia NY Yankees @ Toronto
    Pittsburgh @ Miami Tampa Bay @ Kansas City Detroit @ LA Angels
  • Tuesday, May 31
    Houston @ Arizona San Diego @ Seattle Texas @ Cleveland
    Boston @ Baltimore Washington @ Philadelphia NY Yankees @ Toronto
    San Francisco @ Atlanta Pittsburgh @ Miami Chicago White Sox @ NY Mets
    LA Dodgers @ Chicago Cubs St. Louis @ Milwaukee Tampa Bay @ Kansas City
    Cincinnati @ Colorado Detroit @ LA Angels Minnesota @ Oakland
  • Wednesday, June 1
    Chicago White Sox @ NY Mets St. Louis @ Milwaukee Minnesota @ Oakland
    Texas @ Cleveland Boston @ Baltimore Detroit @ LA Angels
    Washington @ Philadelphia NY Yankees @ Toronto San Francisco @ Atlanta
    Pittsburgh @ Miami LA Dodgers @ Chicago Cubs Arizona @ Houston
    Tampa Bay @ Kansas City Cincinnati @ Colorado Seattle @ San Diego
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Twins
May 26

Twins notes: Dozier, Sano end power slumps

The Twins hit three home runs Wednesday, including ones by Brian Dozier and Miguel Sano that, at least for a game, silenced the critics.
Twins
May 26
The Twins celebrated a rare win.

Surviving ugly inning, Duffey first Twins starter to get second win

After giving up five runs in the fourth inning, which included an odd balk, Tyler Duffey pitched until he was lifted with two outs and two runners on in the seventh.
Twins
May 25

Wednesday's Twins-Kansas City recap

A look back at Wednesday afternoon's game.
Twins
May 25

Duffey shakes off bad inning to get the win

The Twins righthander pitched into the seventh inning on Wednesday
Twins
May 25

Sano ends home run drought

The young slugger hit a two-run home run on Wednesday as the Twins beat Kansas City
Twins
May 25
The Twins celebrated a rare win.

Twins postgame: Offense picks up in homestand finale

The Twins avoided a sweep at the hands of the Royals on Wednesday with a 7-5 win at Target Field
Twins
May 25

After 46 games: Measuring the 2016 Twins against baseball's worst of all time

How are the Twins stacking up (breaking down?) against the six teams that have finished with the worst records in baseball since 1900? Here's a look:
Twins
May 25
Minnesota Twins center fielder Danny Santana dives for a fly to right during the fourth inning at Target Field Monday.

Reusse: Twins make getting swept part of their stupefying routine

The 2016 Twins were swept in three three-game series to open the season, and then in three more three-game series over the next 22 games. It hasn't gotten better since.
Twins
May 25

Lefty Boshers called up, Dozier back in lineup today

The Twins will now have a 13-man pitching staff, which makes sense given the struggles on the mound recently
Twins
May 25

Santana: Slider was not very good vs. Royals

Twins righthander Ervin Santana says his slider let him down Tuesday, his worst start of the season.
Twins
May 25

Reusse: Twins of 1981 were unwatchable, but better than these 2016 yahoos

The opinion here long has been that the most-unwatchable team in Twins history was the 1981 collection. But at least there were two positive elements to that season: A new manager and a players' strike.
Twins
May 25

Twins beatings continue with another early knockout

Ervin Santana was roasted by the Royals, who slapped him into submission in fewer than four innings, and the Twins raised hopes with a ninth-inning rally that produced only more frustration.
Twins
May 25

Postgame: Slumping Sano moves into MLB lead in strikeouts

Twins considering a roster move to shore up their bullpen; they're blowing some great scoring chances, too.
Twins
May 25

Twins notes: Adjusting at plate is new to Park

Paul Molitor spent some time with his South Korean rookie Monday, hoping to make some adjustments. Turns out, it's all new to Byung Ho Park.
Twins
May 24

Tuesday's Twins-Kansas City game recap

A look back at Tuesday's game.
Final, 5/25 R H E
Kansas City 24-22 5 11 2
Minnesota 12-34 7 12 0

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