Twins swept by the Pirates, leaving behind a big mess

Twins swept by the Pirates, leaving behind a big mess

Wednesday’s 10-4 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates featured poor defense and baserunning as the Twins lost their fourth straight game.

Twins notes: Pitchers get ahead in count but struggle to close deal

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Twins notes: Pitchers get ahead in count but struggle to close deal
It happened during both games of the series with the Pirates. A Twins pitcher would get two strikes on a hitter but fail to put him away.

Ballhawks know secrets to snagging fouls, homers and freebies

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Ballhawks know secrets to snagging fouls, homers and freebies
Getting baseballs at major league games requires strategy, effort, and lots of luck. But there are people who know the secrets.
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Reusse: Minnesota was a good fit for Bernie Allen of the '65 Twins

Allen will be among the 20 players expected to participate in this weekend’s 50th anniversary celebration for the Twins’ 1965 World Series team.
Video
July 29

Santana starts well but fizzles in loss

The Twins righthander had his scoreless streak end abruptly in loss to Pirates on Wednesday.
Twins
July 29

Postgame: Rallying from defeat, Miguel Sano on the bases, Terry Ryan at the deadline

The Twins are 3-8 after the All-Star break and just lost two games to the Pirates.
Twins
July 29

Gallery: Pittsburgh Pirates 10, Twins 4

The offense did little against former Twin Francisco Liriano, and defensive lapses didn't help Ervin Santana's cause.
Twins in the chase: Latest Wild Card standings
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Sports
July 29

Curt Schilling: 'I understand I ruffled some feathers' on Kirby Puckett

Curt Schilling picked up the phone Wednesday and, after my introduction, he jumped in immediately with this: “I understand I ruffled some feathers.” Indeed. Two…
Video
July 29

Target Field: The best places to catch a baseball

Where's the best place to catch a foul ball or a home run at Target Field? We checked in with some experts and Vineeta Sawkar shares some of their secrets.

mlb Statistics

  • AL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Kansas City 61 39 .610 0 34-18 27-21 6-4
    Minnesota 52 48 .520 9 32-20 20-28 2-8
    Chicago White Sox 49 50 .495 11.5 24-22 25-28 7-3
    Detroit 49 52 .485 12.5 25-27 24-25 4-6
    Cleveland 46 54 .460 15 20-32 26-22 3-7
  • AL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    NY Yankees 57 43 .570 0 30-17 27-26 8-2
    Baltimore 51 49 .510 6 30-18 21-31 6-4
    Toronto 51 51 .500 7 29-20 22-31 5-5
    Tampa Bay 51 52 .495 7.5 27-30 24-22 4-6
    Boston 44 58 .431 14 24-27 20-31 2-8
  • AL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    Houston 57 45 .559 0 35-17 22-28 7-3
    LA Angels 55 45 .550 1 32-21 23-24 5-5
    Texas 48 52 .480 8 17-28 31-24 5-5
    Seattle 46 56 .451 11 22-31 24-25 4-6
    Oakland 45 57 .441 12 21-29 24-28 4-6
  • NL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    St. Louis 64 37 .634 0 37-15 27-22 6-4
    Pittsburgh 59 41 .590 4.5 35-17 24-24 6-4
    Chicago Cubs 53 47 .530 10.5 27-24 26-23 4-6
    Cincinnati 45 54 .455 18 25-22 20-32 5-5
    Milwaukee 44 58 .431 20.5 20-29 24-29 4-6
  • NL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    Washington 53 46 .535 0 28-19 25-27 4-6
    NY Mets 52 49 .515 2 35-17 17-32 5-5
    Atlanta 46 55 .455 8 26-20 20-35 3-7
    Miami 42 59 .416 12 25-24 17-35 4-6
    Philadelphia 38 64 .373 16.5 23-26 15-38 8-2
  • NL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    LA Dodgers 57 45 .559 0 34-18 23-27 5-5
    San Francisco 56 45 .554 0.5 30-23 26-22 8-2
    Arizona 49 51 .490 7 26-27 23-24 7-3
    San Diego 48 53 .475 8.5 24-25 24-28 6-4
    Colorado 43 56 .434 12.5 24-27 19-29 4-6
  • Batting Average
    M. Pelfrey MIN .667
    M. Sano MIN .299
    A. Hicks MIN .288
    E. Rosario MIN .288
    (2) Players .276
  • Home Runs
    B. Dozier MIN 21
    T. Hunter MIN 16
    T. Plouffe MIN 14
    J. Mauer MIN 6
    K. Vargas MIN 5
  • Runs Batted In
    T. Plouffe MIN 55
    B. Dozier MIN 55
    T. Hunter MIN 54
    J. Mauer MIN 43
    (2) Players 30
  • Earned Run Average
    R. O'Rourke MIN 1.00
    G. Perkins MIN 2.41
    B. Boyer MIN 2.74
    R. Pressly MIN 2.93
    K. Gibson MIN 3.48
  • Wins
    P. Hughes MIN 9
    K. Gibson MIN 8
    T. May MIN 6
    R. Nolasco MIN 5
    (2) Players 5
  • Strikeouts
    K. Gibson MIN 88
    T. May MIN 76
    P. Hughes MIN 75
    M. Pelfrey MIN 53
    T. Milone MIN 53
  • Batting Average
    M. Cabrera DET .350
    P. Goldschmidt ARI .347
    D. Gordon MIA .337
    B. Harper WAS .335
    (2) Players .333
  • Home Runs
    M. Trout LAA 31
    A. Pujols LAA 30
    B. Harper WAS 29
    T. Frazier CIN 27
    (2) Players 27
  • Runs Batted In
    N. Arenado COL 77
    P. Goldschmidt ARI 77
    K. Morales KC 68
    J. Donaldson TOR 68
    B. Harper WAS 68
  • Earned Run Average
    Z. Greinke LAD 1.37
    J. deGrom NYM 2.05
    S. Gray OAK 2.16
    S. Kazmir HOU 2.24
    G. Cole PIT 2.24
  • Wins
    G. Cole PIT 14
    F. Hernandez SEA 12
    C. McHugh HOU 12
    D. Keuchel HOU 12
    (8) Players 11
  • Saves
    M. Melancon PIT 32
    T. Rosenthal STL 31
    G. Perkins MIN 29
    C. Kimbrel SD 29
    D. Storen WAS 29
  • Tuesday, July 28
    Baltimore 7, Atlanta 3, F Philadelphia 3, Toronto 2, F Chicago White Sox 9, Boston 4, F
    Kansas City 2, Cleveland 1, F Miami 4, Washington 1, F NY Mets 4, San Diego 0, F
    Tampa Bay 10, Detroit 2, F Colorado 7, Chicago Cubs 2, F NY Yankees 21, Texas 5, F
    Houston 10, LA Angels 5, F Pittsburgh 8, Minnesota 7, F Cincinnati 4, St. Louis 0, F
    Oakland 2, LA Dodgers 0, F Arizona 8, Seattle 4, F Milwaukee 5, San Francisco 2, F
  • Wednesday, July 29
    Cleveland 12, Kansas City 1, F Detroit 2, Tampa Bay 1, F Pittsburgh 10, Minnesota 4, F
    Chicago Cubs 3, Colorado 2, F Arizona 8, Seattle 2, F San Francisco 5, Milwaukee 0, F
    Baltimore 2, Atlanta 0, F Toronto 8, Philadelphia 2, F Chicago White Sox 9, Boston 2, F
    Washington 7, Miami 2, F San Diego 7, NY Mets 3, F Texas 5, NY Yankees 2, F
    Houston 6, LA Angels 3, F Cincinnati 1, St. Louis 0, F LA Dodgers 10, Oakland 7, F
  • Today, July 30
    Washington @ Miami San Diego @ NY Mets Detroit @ Baltimore
    Atlanta @ Philadelphia Kansas City @ Toronto Chicago White Sox @ Boston
    Pittsburgh @ Cincinnati Colorado @ St. Louis NY Yankees @ Texas
    LA Angels @ Houston Chicago Cubs @ Milwaukee Seattle @ Minnesota
    Cleveland @ Oakland
  • Friday, July 31
    Detroit @ Baltimore Atlanta @ Philadelphia Kansas City @ Toronto
    Tampa Bay @ Boston Pittsburgh @ Cincinnati San Diego @ Miami
    Washington @ NY Mets San Francisco @ Texas NY Yankees @ Chicago White Sox
    Arizona @ Houston Chicago Cubs @ Milwaukee Seattle @ Minnesota
    Colorado @ St. Louis Cleveland @ Oakland LA Angels @ LA Dodgers
  • Saturday, August 1
    Kansas City @ Toronto Tampa Bay @ Boston LA Angels @ LA Dodgers
    Detroit @ Baltimore Atlanta @ Philadelphia NY Yankees @ Chicago White Sox
    Pittsburgh @ Cincinnati Arizona @ Houston San Diego @ Miami
    Chicago Cubs @ Milwaukee Seattle @ Minnesota Washington @ NY Mets
    Colorado @ St. Louis San Francisco @ Texas Cleveland @ Oakland
  • Sunday, August 2
    Kansas City @ Toronto Pittsburgh @ Cincinnati San Diego @ Miami
    Detroit @ Baltimore Tampa Bay @ Boston Atlanta @ Philadelphia
    NY Yankees @ Chicago White Sox Arizona @ Houston Chicago Cubs @ Milwaukee
    Seattle @ Minnesota Colorado @ St. Louis San Francisco @ Texas
    Cleveland @ Oakland LA Angels @ LA Dodgers Washington @ NY Mets
  • Monday, August 3
    Minnesota @ Toronto Chicago Cubs @ Pittsburgh Arizona @ Washington
    San Francisco @ Atlanta NY Mets @ Miami Houston @ Texas
    Tampa Bay @ Chicago White Sox San Diego @ Milwaukee Seattle @ Colorado
    Cleveland @ LA Angels Baltimore @ Oakland
  • Tuesday, August 4
    Boston @ NY Yankees LA Dodgers @ Philadelphia Chicago Cubs @ Pittsburgh
    Arizona @ Washington Minnesota @ Toronto Kansas City @ Detroit
    San Francisco @ Atlanta St. Louis @ Cincinnati NY Mets @ Miami
    Houston @ Texas Tampa Bay @ Chicago White Sox San Diego @ Milwaukee
    Seattle @ Colorado Cleveland @ LA Angels Baltimore @ Oakland
Twins
July 29

No relief: Another homer off Perkins sinks Twins

A ninth-inning blast by the Pirates' Jung Ho Kang defeated Glen Perkins and the Twins after they had rallied from a 7-3 deficit.
Twins
July 29

Souhan: Let's make a deal, like the Terry Ryan of old

In his second stint on the job, the former Trader Terry has become the general manager of mild moves.
Twins
July 29

Foes' trades don't faze Terry Ryan

The Twins’ challenge to reach the playoffs for the first time since 2010 is getting tougher as the transactions roll in.
Twins
July 29

Gallery: Pittsburgh 8, Twins 7

Glen Perkins gave up a solo homer in the top of the ninth that was the difference.
Twins
July 28

Postgame: Plouffe goes on paternity leave, bullpen help and hot Hicks

The Twins are now 3-7 since the All-Star break after losing 8-7 to Pittsburgh on Tuesday. They are 13-14 in one-run games.
Twins
July 28

Twins figure to be active in trade market

Their two biggest needs are in the bullpen and at shortstop. “There are a lot of things we’re looking at, and the possibilities are out there,” general manager Terry Ryan said.
Sports
July 28

RandBall: Lynx get reinforcements; Twins need them

The Lynx just made a major move in hopes of winning another title. The Twins need reinforcements in their postseason quest — and they need to be more than token acquisitions.
Video
July 28

Twins' Perkins gets the win in his charity fishing event

Lefties Lunkers, organized by Glen Perkins and Brian Duensing, raised $12,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Twins
July 28

Chart: Twins' July deadline deals

Trades made by the Twins in the final three days before the July 31 nonwaiver trade deadline over the past 20 seasons:
Twins
July 28

Twins-Pittsburgh series preview

The Pirates come to Target Field for a two-game interleague series.
Sports
July 27
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Curt Schilling questions character of Kirby Puckett in Hall of Fame rant

The major league pitcher-turned-broadcaster used the Twins' Hall of Famer to draw a contrast to one of the players inducted on Sunday. "For every John Smoltz, there’s a Kirby Puckett," he said.
Video
July 27
Kyle Gibson

Kyle Gibson 'lost it' for three batters

Twins righthander Kyle Gibson says his start was going smoothly until he "lost it" in sixth inning, loading the bases and setting up six-run inning.
Twins
July 27
Brian Duensing

Twins notes: Molitor's faith in Duensing rewarded

The lefthander hasn’t allowed a run in his past 11 appearances.
Twins
July 27
The Yankees' John Ryan Murphy, right, and Jacoby Ellsbury on Saturday night.

Souhan: Twins may still be battling their Yankees demons

A team that has proved itself so different from its four, losing, predecessors, has something in common with every Twins team since 2001:
Final, 7/29 R H E
Pittsburgh 59-41 10 13 2
Minnesota 52-48 4 12 3

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