Jake Odorizzi gave up six runs in 1⅔ innings Saturday vs. Texas, which held off the Twins for its seventh consecutive victory.

Odorizzi gives Twins little shot, leaving late rally to fall short

Unable to find the right pitch at the right time to finish off hitters, Odorizzi was beaten down a wave of soft line drives Saturday and knocked out of the game in the second inning.

Twins send Romero to Class AAA, promote Busenitz

June 23
Twins pitchers Fernando Romero (left) and Alan Busenitz
The Twins sent Fernando Romero down after Saturday's 9-6 loss to Texas to call up reliever Alan Busenitz to prop up a beleaguered bullpen.

Postgame: Profar's stolen base leads to beanball, citing of unwritten rules

June 23
The Texas Rangers' Jurickson Profar is hit by a pitch by Minnesota Twins reliever Addison Reed in the seventh inning, sparking an exchange of words be
There were more beanball shenanigans Saturday, with Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar being hit by a pitch three times today (setting a club record in the process).
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(Clockwise, starting top right) Former Twins broadcaster Herb Carneal, former Tennessee football broadcaster John Ward and former Dodgers broadcaster

Scoggins: Iconic radio voices are disappearing but not forgotten

Radio play-by-play announcers carried that status with fans of a certain age. Those men brought games to life through their words before the explosion of cable TV.
Twins
June 23
Minnesota Twins pitcher Fernando Romero throws against the Texas Rangers in the first inning of a baseball game Friday, June 22, 2018, in Minneapolis.

Twins' Fernando Romero realistic about demotion

Righthander Fernando Romero understands that the Twins need a starter. And he expects to earn his way back soon.
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June 23
Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie, middle, sets up between first baseman Adam Lind, left, and right fielder Moises Sierra in shallow right

Does MLB need to do something about all the defensive shifts?

Michael Rand and Chris Hine weigh in on the week's hot sports topics.
Twins
June 23
Still muscle-bound more than 20 years after retiring from baseball, Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew, shown in this undated photo, thinks even he could

Reusse: Start of Killebrew's career comes with asterisk

Sid Hartman, the GOAT of Minnesota sports writing, had a moment of heresy recently when mentioning Miguel Sano in the same sentence as Harmon Killebrew as a slugger of baseballs.
Twins
June 23
Minnesota Twins starter Jake Odorizzi, middle, watches a run score on a double by the Texas Rangers Shin-Soo Choo, left, during the second inning Satu

Saturday's Twins-Texas game recap

The Twins lost to the Texas Rangers 9-6 Saturday at Target Field.

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  • AL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Cleveland 42 33 .560 0 26-13 16-20 7-3
    Detroit 36 41 .468 7 23-17 13-24 5-5
    Minnesota 33 40 .452 8 19-20 14-20 4-6
    Chicago White Sox 25 51 .329 17.5 13-26 12-25 1-9
    Kansas City 23 53 .303 19.5 10-29 13-24 1-9
  • AL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    NY Yankees 50 24 .676 0 29-11 21-13 7-3
    Boston 51 27 .654 1 24-12 27-15 5-5
    Tampa Bay 36 40 .474 15 17-16 19-24 5-5
    Toronto 35 41 .461 16 20-20 15-21 5-5
    Baltimore 23 52 .307 27.5 11-23 12-29 4-6
  • AL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    Houston 51 27 .654 0 22-16 29-11 8-2
    Seattle 47 30 .610 3.5 25-14 22-16 4-6
    LA Angels 41 36 .532 9.5 20-20 21-16 4-6
    Oakland 40 37 .519 10.5 20-20 20-17 6-4
    Texas 34 44 .436 17 15-24 19-20 7-3
  • NL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Milwaukee 45 31 .592 0 23-15 22-16 6-4
    Chicago Cubs 42 32 .568 2 21-14 21-18 4-6
    St. Louis 39 36 .520 5.5 21-18 18-18 3-7
    Pittsburgh 36 40 .474 9 21-20 15-20 4-6
    Cincinnati 31 45 .408 14 16-23 15-22 8-2
  • NL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    Atlanta 43 32 .573 0 21-15 22-17 6-4
    Philadelphia 41 33 .554 1.5 24-13 17-20 7-3
    Washington 40 35 .533 3 18-20 22-15 3-7
    NY Mets 31 43 .419 11.5 13-23 18-20 3-7
    Miami 30 47 .390 14 14-21 16-26 5-5
  • NL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    Arizona 43 33 .566 0 23-16 20-17 6-4
    LA Dodgers 40 35 .533 2.5 20-19 20-16 7-3
    San Francisco 39 39 .500 5 23-13 16-26 6-4
    Colorado 38 39 .494 5.5 15-21 23-18 5-5
    San Diego 35 44 .443 9.5 18-23 17-21 3-7
  • Batting Average
    J. Altuve HOU .346
    M. Betts BOS .342
    J. Segura SEA .334
    M. Trout LAA .327
    J. Martinez BOS .326
  • Home Runs
    M. Trout LAA 23
    J. Martinez BOS 23
    J. Ramirez CLE 22
    N. Cruz SEA 20
    K. Davis OAK 20
  • Runs Batted In
    J. Martinez BOS 60
    M. Haniger SEA 58
    M. Machado BAL 55
    K. Davis OAK 52
    (3) Players 51
  • Earned Run Average
    J. Verlander HOU 1.60
    C. Kluber CLE 2.10
    L. Severino NYY 2.24
    T. Bauer CLE 2.44
    B. Snell TB 2.48
  • Wins
    C. Kluber CLE 11
    L. Severino NYY 11
    C. Morton HOU 9
    J. Happ TOR 9
    (4) Players 9
  • Saves
    E. Diaz SEA 27
    C. Kimbrel BOS 22
    A. Chapman NYY 22
    S. Greene DET 19
    K. Kela TEX 18
  • Batting Average
    S. Gennett CIN .332
    F. Freeman ATL .328
    N. Markakis ATL .326
    M. Kemp LAD .323
    N. Arenado COL .319
  • Home Runs
    B. Harper WAS 19
    N. Arenado COL 17
    P. Goldschmidt ARI 17
    E. Suarez CIN 16
    (4) Players 16
  • Runs Batted In
    E. Suarez CIN 58
    T. Story COL 56
    N. Arenado COL 53
    F. Freeman ATL 51
    S. Gennett CIN 51
  • Earned Run Average
    J. deGrom NYM 1.69
    M. Scherzer WAS 2.09
    J. Lester CHC 2.10
    M. Foltynewicz ATL 2.16
    A. Nola PHI 2.58
  • Wins
    M. Scherzer WAS 10
    J. Lester CHC 9
    A. Nola PHI 9
    M. Mikolas STL 8
    (5) Players 8
  • Saves
    W. Davis COL 21
    B. Hand SD 21
    S. Doolittle WAS 20
    K. Jansen LAD 19
    (2) Players 16
  • Friday, June 22
    Oakland 11, Chicago White Sox 2, F Arizona 2, Pittsburgh 1, F Philadelphia 12, Washington 2, F
    Boston 14, Seattle 10, F Cincinnati 6, Chicago Cubs 3, F Cleveland 10, Detroit 0, F
    LA Dodgers 5, NY Mets 2, F Tampa Bay 2, NY Yankees 1, F Baltimore 10, Atlanta 7, F
    Chicago White Sox 6, Oakland 4, F Kansas City 1, Houston 0, F Milwaukee 2, St. Louis 1, F
    Texas 8, Minnesota 1, F Colorado 11, Miami 3, F LA Angels 2, Toronto 1, F
    San Diego 6, San Francisco 2, F
  • Saturday, June 23
    Oakland 7, Chicago White Sox 6, F Texas 9, Minnesota 6, F Miami 6, Colorado 2, F
    Arizona 7, Pittsburgh 2, F San Francisco 5, San Diego 3, F Philadelphia 5, Washington 3, F
    Baltimore 7, Atlanta 5, F Cincinnati 11, Chicago Cubs 2, F St. Louis 3, Milwaukee 2, F
    Tampa Bay 4, NY Yankees 0, F Cleveland 4, Detroit 1, F Seattle 7, Boston 2, F
    Houston 4, Kansas City 3, F LA Dodgers 8, NY Mets 3, F Toronto 4, LA Angels 1, F
  • Today, June 24
    Seattle @ Boston Chicago Cubs @ Cincinnati Detroit @ Cleveland
    LA Dodgers @ NY Mets NY Yankees @ Tampa Bay Baltimore @ Atlanta
    Arizona @ Pittsburgh Oakland @ Chicago White Sox Kansas City @ Houston
    St. Louis @ Milwaukee Texas @ Minnesota Miami @ Colorado
    San Diego @ San Francisco Toronto @ LA Angels Philadelphia @ Washington
  • Monday, June 25
    Oakland @ Detroit LA Angels @ Kansas City Seattle @ Baltimore
    NY Yankees @ Philadelphia Arizona @ Miami Pittsburgh @ NY Mets
    Washington @ Tampa Bay Cincinnati @ Atlanta San Diego @ Texas
    Toronto @ Houston Cleveland @ St. Louis Chicago Cubs @ LA Dodgers
  • Tuesday, June 26
    Washington @ Tampa Bay Seattle @ Baltimore NY Yankees @ Philadelphia
    LA Angels @ Boston Oakland @ Detroit Arizona @ Miami
    Pittsburgh @ NY Mets Cincinnati @ Atlanta San Diego @ Texas
    Minnesota @ Chicago White Sox Toronto @ Houston Kansas City @ Milwaukee
    Cleveland @ St. Louis Chicago Cubs @ LA Dodgers Colorado @ San Francisco
  • Wednesday, June 27
    Cincinnati @ Atlanta Toronto @ Houston Kansas City @ Milwaukee
    Seattle @ Baltimore NY Yankees @ Philadelphia LA Angels @ Boston
    Oakland @ Detroit Arizona @ Miami Pittsburgh @ NY Mets
    San Diego @ Texas Minnesota @ Chicago White Sox Cleveland @ St. Louis
    Chicago Cubs @ LA Dodgers Colorado @ San Francisco
  • Thursday, June 28
    Arizona @ Miami Oakland @ Detroit Minnesota @ Chicago White Sox
    Seattle @ Baltimore Chicago Cubs @ LA Dodgers Colorado @ San Francisco
    Washington @ Philadelphia LA Angels @ Boston Milwaukee @ Cincinnati
    Houston @ Tampa Bay
  • Friday, June 29
    Minnesota @ Chicago Cubs LA Angels @ Baltimore Boston @ NY Yankees
    Washington @ Philadelphia Detroit @ Toronto Milwaukee @ Cincinnati
    NY Mets @ Miami Houston @ Tampa Bay Chicago White Sox @ Texas
    Atlanta @ St. Louis San Francisco @ Arizona Cleveland @ Oakland
    Colorado @ LA Dodgers Pittsburgh @ San Diego Kansas City @ Seattle
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June 23

Texas 9, Twins 6

The Twins made it interesting with two runs in the ninth, but they lost 9-6 to the Rangers Saturday at Target Field.
Twins
June 23

Gameview: Follow today's Twins-Texas play-by-play here

Jake Odorizzi takes the mound for the Twins at Target Field against the Rangers' Yovani Gallardo.
Twins
June 23

Odorizzi might have the matchup he needs to get going

Let's face it. The offense might never get on track. So it will up to starters like Odorizzi to shut teams down and hope the hitters cobble enough hits together to win games
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June 23
Twins left fielder Eddie Rosario chased down a ball hit by the Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo in the first inning

Twins lose 8-1 to Texas as bats go quiet once again

The Twins dazzled on defense but mustered just three hits vs. the Rangers and lost the opening game of a weekend series at Target Field.
Twins
June 23
Ervin Santana, left, and Jorge Polanco both could resume paying in baseball games soon. Neither has played this season.

Santana, Polanco take steps in the right direction

Ervin Santana (finger) threw roughly 35 pitches to hitters Friday in Fort Myers, and among them was Jorge Polanco (suspension, finger). Both have been out longer than expected.
Twins
June 23
Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson

Gibson said he didn't see retaliation in order after hitting Martinez

There are plenty of theories and opinions about what really happened on Thursday between the Twins and Boston, what should have happened, and what might happen in Fenway Park next month.
Twins
June 22

Postgame: Escobar ready to return; Rosario sore but back in lineup

Ryan LaMarre's baserunning mistake hampered a Twins' rally; Defense made some impressive plays
Twins
June 22
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Fernando Romero (77) delivered a pitch in the first inning.

Romero: Home run wasn't a bad pitch

Twins righthander Fernando Romero says the pitch that Shin-Soo Choo hit wasn't a bad one, but "he just got it."
Twins
June 22

Friday's Twins-Rangers game recap

GAME RECAPIMPACT PLAYERShin-Soo Choo, TexasHis two-run homer off Fernando Romero all but ended the Twins' hopes; he added an RBI single laterBY THE NUMBERS5…
Twins
June 22

Polanco, Santana take steps toward return; Escobar out one more day

Eddie Rosario is back in a depleted Twins' lineup as they open a series with Texas.
Twins
June 22
Going to Wrigley: Could there be a better road trip for Twins fans?

Going to Wrigley: Could there be a better road trip for Twins fans?

When the Twins played a weekend series at Chicago's Wrigley Field in 2009, thousands of Minnesotans made the trip -- and quite a scene. The team heads back there at the end of the month.
Twins
June 22
Twins Manager Paul Molitor ran out to check on Eduardo Escobar after he was hit by Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello during the first inning as the Twins

Molitor on pitch that hit Escobar: 'It didn't look right to me'

The hit batter was Rick Porcello's 10th of the season, tying him for the major league lead, and Twins manager Paul Molitor reacted tersely.
Twins
June 22
Eduardo Escobar goes down after he was hit by Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello during the first inning as the Twins took on the Boston Red Sox at Target

Escobar injured, Rosario out; Punchless Twins lose to Boston

Take an offense with only two dynamic hitters, subtract both of them because of injury, and the result is exactly what you would expect
Twins
June 21
Eduardo Escobar was tagged out at second by Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor during a game last August.

Twins-Texas series preview

The Twins, who took four of seven games from Texas in 2017, have lost the season series to the Rangers only twice in the past 11 years
Twins
June 21

Thursday's Twins-Boston game recap

A look back at Thursday afternoon's game.
Final, 6/23 R H E
Texas 34-44 9 10 0
Minnesota 33-40 6 11 0

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