Twins outfielders Jake Cave, left, Byron Buxton, center, and Max Kepler chat during a pitching change during the top of the eighth inning

Help on the way: Twins bats go silent as Sano readies for return

The Twins on Wednesday finished a nine-game homestand 4-5 after a 4-1 loss to the Tigers, a result manager Paul Molitor called "disappointing." But the team could get Miguel Sano back as early as Friday.

Hartman: Twins hanging in there without key players

May 23
Despite injuries and a suspension, the Twins remain in contention for the AL Central lead a quarter of the way through the season.
Manager Paul Molitor continues to piece together lineups and keep them competitive.

Gibson goes six innings, but done in by one swing

12:17am
Twins starting pitcher Kyle Gibson took to the mound during the first inning Wednesday.
Detroit's Niko Goodrum blasted a two-run home run that was the deciding factor in Wednesday's game, a blemish on an otherwise fine afternoon for Twins starter Kyle Gibson
Twins
May 23

Wednesday's Twins-Detroit game recap

A look back at Wednesday afternoon's game.
Twins
May 23
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Kyle Gibson took to the mound during the first inning as the Twins took on the Tigers at Target Field, Wednesday, May

Gibson's one bad inning costly in loss to Tigers

Gibson pitched six innings on Wednesday, but still has not won a game since his season opener in late March
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May 23
Detroit Tigers shortstop Niko Goodrum looks up to the sky after hitting a two-run homer during the top of the fourth inning vs. the Twins

Goodrum homers to help Tigers top his former team

Niko Goodrum never became a top prospect but kept working hard and finally debuted last season. Now he's getting a chance to play with the Tigers
Gophers
May 23
Gophers shortstop Terrin Vavra hung around big leaguers as a kid. He came to the U with an “advanced hittng approach.”

Chip off the old hitting coach: Vavra leads Gophers into Big Ten tourney

Junior Terrin Vavra, son of former Twins hitting coach Joe Vavra, leads the Gophers in most key offensive categories.
Twins
May 23
Gibson gets the start as Twins look for sweep of Tigers

Gibson gets the start as Twins look for sweep of Tigers

Jake Cave gets a start in left field and Eddie Rosario has the DH spot for this afternoon's game as the Twins try to pull into a tie with Cleveland in the AL Central.

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  • AL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Cleveland 24 23 .511 0 13-9 11-14 6-4
    Minnesota 21 24 .467 2 11-12 10-12 4-6
    Detroit 21 28 .429 4 12-10 9-18 4-6
    Kansas City 16 33 .327 9 7-18 9-15 3-7
    Chicago White Sox 15 31 .326 8.5 8-17 7-14 6-4
  • AL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    Boston 34 15 .694 0 15-7 19-8 7-3
    NY Yankees 31 15 .674 1.5 18-7 13-8 5-5
    Toronto 23 26 .469 11 12-16 11-10 2-8
    Tampa Bay 22 25 .468 11 8-12 14-13 6-4
    Baltimore 15 34 .306 19 10-13 5-21 3-7
  • AL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    Houston 32 18 .640 0 16-11 16-7 8-2
    Seattle 29 19 .604 2 12-10 17-9 7-3
    LA Angels 27 22 .551 4.5 12-17 15-5 4-6
    Oakland 25 24 .510 6.5 11-11 14-13 6-4
    Texas 20 31 .392 12.5 9-17 11-14 4-6
  • NL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Milwaukee 31 19 .620 0 13-9 18-10 8-2
    Pittsburgh 27 21 .563 3 15-9 12-12 5-5
    St. Louis 26 21 .553 3.5 15-11 11-10 4-6
    Chicago Cubs 25 21 .543 4 13-10 12-11 4-6
    Cincinnati 17 33 .340 14 8-19 9-14 4-6
  • NL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    Atlanta 29 19 .604 0 11-9 18-10 6-4
    Philadelphia 28 19 .596 0.5 18-7 10-12 6-4
    Washington 26 22 .542 3 12-14 14-8 6-4
    NY Mets 24 21 .533 3.5 12-13 12-8 6-4
    Miami 19 30 .388 10.5 10-15 9-15 5-5
  • NL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    Colorado 26 24 .520 0 7-11 19-13 4-6
    Arizona 25 24 .510 0.5 14-12 11-12 1-9
    San Francisco 24 26 .480 2 14-10 10-16 5-5
    LA Dodgers 22 27 .449 3.5 10-14 12-13 6-4
    San Diego 21 30 .412 5.5 11-18 10-12 6-4
  • Batting Average
    M. Betts BOS .364
    M. Brantley CLE .338
    J. Martinez BOS .335
    M. Machado BAL .328
    A. Simmons LAA .328
  • Home Runs
    M. Betts BOS 16
    J. Martinez BOS 15
    M. Machado BAL 15
    M. Trout LAA 14
    (2) Players 14
  • Runs Batted In
    M. Machado BAL 43
    J. Martinez BOS 41
    K. Davis OAK 38
    A. Judge NYY 38
    J. Lowrie OAK 37
  • Earned Run Average
    J. Verlander HOU 1.08
    G. Cole HOU 1.86
    C. Morton HOU 1.94
    C. Sale BOS 2.17
    (2) Players 2.35
  • Wins
    C. Kluber CLE 7
    L. Severino NYY 7
    C. Morton HOU 6
    J. Happ TOR 6
    (3) Players 6
  • Saves
    E. Diaz SEA 17
    C. Kimbrel BOS 15
    S. Greene DET 11
    F. Rodney MIN 10
    (4) Players 10
  • Batting Average
    N. Markakis ATL .344
    O. Herrera PHI .343
    S. Gennett CIN .328
    M. Kemp LAD .327
    F. Freeman ATL .324
  • Home Runs
    B. Harper WAS 15
    O. Albies ATL 14
    C. Blackmon COL 12
    C. Villanueva SD 12
    T. Shaw MIL 12
  • Runs Batted In
    J. Baez CHC 38
    F. Freeman ATL 35
    T. Story COL 35
    S. Gennett CIN 34
    (3) Players 34
  • Earned Run Average
    J. deGrom NYM 1.54
    C. Martinez STL 1.62
    M. Scherzer WAS 1.78
    M. Mikolas STL 2.24
    A. Nola PHI 2.37
  • Wins
    M. Scherzer WAS 7
    M. Mikolas STL 6
    A. Nola PHI 6
    B. McCarthy ATL 5
    (7) Players 5
  • Saves
    W. Davis COL 17
    B. Hand SD 15
    J. Familia NYM 13
    B. Boxberger ARI 12
    (2) Players 10
  • Tuesday, May 22
    Cleveland 10, Chicago Cubs 1, F Atlanta 3, Philadelphia 1, F Washington 2, San Diego 1, F
    Toronto 5, LA Angels 3, F Cincinnati 7, Pittsburgh 2, F Miami 5, NY Mets 1, F
    Boston 4, Tampa Bay 2, F Milwaukee 1, Arizona 0, F Texas 6, NY Yankees 4, F
    Chicago White Sox 3, Baltimore 2, F Houston 11, San Francisco 2, F Minnesota 6, Detroit 0, F
    Kansas City 5, St. Louis 1, F Seattle 3, Oakland 2, F LA Dodgers 5, Colorado 3, F
  • Wednesday, May 23
    Milwaukee 9, Arizona 2, F Detroit 4, Minnesota 1, F Kansas City 5, St. Louis 2, F
    Houston 4, San Francisco 1, F San Diego 3, Washington 1, F Philadelphia 4, Atlanta 0, F
    Texas 12, NY Yankees 10, F LA Angels 5, Toronto 4, F Pittsburgh 5, Cincinnati 4, F
    Miami 2, NY Mets 1, F Boston 4, Tampa Bay 1, F Cleveland 1, Chicago Cubs 0, F
    Chicago White Sox 11, Baltimore 1, F Seattle 1, Oakland 0, F LA Dodgers 3, Colorado 0, F
  • Today, May 24
    Pittsburgh @ Cincinnati LA Angels @ Toronto Baltimore @ Chicago White Sox
    Seattle @ Oakland Houston @ Cleveland Boston @ Tampa Bay
    Kansas City @ Texas NY Mets @ Milwaukee
  • Friday, May 25
    San Francisco @ Chicago Cubs LA Angels @ NY Yankees Toronto @ Philadelphia
    St. Louis @ Pittsburgh Atlanta @ Boston Houston @ Cleveland
    Chicago White Sox @ Detroit Washington @ Miami Baltimore @ Tampa Bay
    Kansas City @ Texas NY Mets @ Milwaukee Cincinnati @ Colorado
    Arizona @ Oakland San Diego @ LA Dodgers Minnesota @ Seattle
  • Saturday, May 26
    Atlanta @ Boston Arizona @ Oakland Toronto @ Philadelphia
    St. Louis @ Pittsburgh Kansas City @ Texas Chicago White Sox @ Detroit
    Washington @ Miami NY Mets @ Milwaukee Baltimore @ Tampa Bay
    San Francisco @ Chicago Cubs Houston @ Cleveland LA Angels @ NY Yankees
    Cincinnati @ Colorado San Diego @ LA Dodgers Minnesota @ Seattle
  • Sunday, May 27
    Atlanta @ Boston LA Angels @ NY Yankees Houston @ Cleveland
    Chicago White Sox @ Detroit Washington @ Miami Baltimore @ Tampa Bay
    Toronto @ Philadelphia St. Louis @ Pittsburgh NY Mets @ Milwaukee
    Kansas City @ Texas Cincinnati @ Colorado Arizona @ Oakland
    San Diego @ LA Dodgers Minnesota @ Seattle San Francisco @ Chicago Cubs
  • Monday, May 28
    Washington @ Baltimore Toronto @ Boston Houston @ NY Yankees
    NY Mets @ Atlanta LA Angels @ Detroit Chicago Cubs @ Pittsburgh
    St. Louis @ Milwaukee Tampa Bay @ Oakland Cincinnati @ Arizona
    Chicago White Sox @ Cleveland Miami @ San Diego Texas @ Seattle
    NY Mets @ Atlanta San Francisco @ Colorado Minnesota @ Kansas City
    Philadelphia @ LA Dodgers
  • Tuesday, May 29
    Chicago White Sox @ Cleveland Washington @ Baltimore Houston @ NY Yankees
    Chicago Cubs @ Pittsburgh Toronto @ Boston LA Angels @ Detroit
    NY Mets @ Atlanta St. Louis @ Milwaukee Minnesota @ Kansas City
    San Francisco @ Colorado Cincinnati @ Arizona Tampa Bay @ Oakland
    Philadelphia @ LA Dodgers Miami @ San Diego Texas @ Seattle
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May 23
Twins pitcher Lance Lynn throws against the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday at Target Field.

Solid Lynn beats up on Tigers (and then himself) in 6-0 Twins victory

Twins starter Lance Lynn on Tuesday wasn't happy with his ending but pitched 6⅔ of a 6-0 win thanks to a pair of doubles each from Ehire Adrianza and Brian Dozier.
Twins
May 23
Dozier learns about the interference rule

Dozier learns about the interference rule

Brian Dozier was slightly bumped by a base runner on Tuesday, but it wasn't interference
Twins
May 23
Minnesota Twins pitcher Lance Lynn (31) throws against the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minn. (Richard Tson

Lynn not totally pleased with his strong outing

Lance Lynn wanted to end his night on a high note, but lamented mistakes to two batters in the seventh inning
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May 23
Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor

Twins' roster might remain in flux for a few days

Expect the Twins, who currently have 12 pitchers and 13 position players on the roster, to light up the transaction wire between the end of Wednesday's series finale against Detroit and Friday's game at Seattle.
Twins
May 22

Dozier, Molitor get explanation of what interference is

The Twins beat the Tigers 6-0 on Tuesday, a game that included a controversial series of plays in the fifth inning.
Twins
May 22

Tuesday's Twins-Detroit game recap

A look back at Tuesday night's game.
Twins
May 22
Houston Astros' Chris Carter is congratulated after scoring the go-ahead run against the Detroit Tigers during the sixth inning of a baseball game Sat

Twins get 2016 NL home run king Carter in minor-league deal

Chris Carter, a slugger with the Astros and Brewers will join a Rochester team that could use some pop, plus he could become an option for the Twins as the season progresses.
Twins
May 22
Twins to carry 12 pitchers, for now, with LaMarre's return

Twins to carry 12 pitchers, for now, with LaMarre's return

After beating the Tigers on Monday, the Twins look to make it two in a row as they send righthander Lance Lynn to the mound.
Twins
May 22
Phil Hughes' days as a Twins pitcher are finished.

Twins cut ties with Hughes despite all the millions they still owe him

The lingering uncertainty over Phil Hughes' role on the Twins is finally over. There isn't one. Cutting ties with Hughes will cost the Twins more than $20 million.
Twins
May 22
Twins left fielder Eddie Rosario (20) caught a ball at the fence hit by John Hicks to end the game.

'Puerto Rican style.' Rosario, Berrios carry Twins past Tigers

Eddie Rosario's bravado on the bases and in the field combined with Jose Berrios' middle-inning dominance helped the Twins win back-to-back home games for the first time in six weeks.
Twins
May 22
Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire at Target Field before Monday night’s game vs. the Minnesota Twins.

Scoggins: New team, new look, same old Gardy at Target Field

The former Twins manager returned for the first time as the leader of the rival Detroit Tigers.
Twins
May 22
Rays righthander Sergio Romo started Sunday, recording four outs against the Angels. The veteran reliever started Saturday, too, pitching one inning.

Twins reliever Trevor Hildenberger doesn't balk about starting; his manager does

The Twins watched as Tampa Bay experimented with starting a reliever on consecutive days over the weekend.
Twins
May 22
Twins center fielder Byron Buxton broke a bat in the third inning.

Monday's Twins-Detroit game recap

A quick look at Monday night's game.
Twins
May 22
Eddie Rosario was greeted by teammates after scoring in the eighth inning. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ ï cgonzalez@startribune.com ñ May 21, 2018, Minneapolis

Rosario: I put on a little fake

Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario says nobody thought he would tag up and run on a pop fly Monday, "so I put on a little fake" — and then scored.
Twins
May 22
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Jose Berrios walked to the dugout after finishing the eighth inning.

Berrios: That's our Puerto Rican style

Twins righthander Jose Berrios, who pitched eight innings Monday, says Eddie Rosario's aggressiveness is "our Puerto Rican style right there."
Final, 5/23 R H E
Detroit 21-28 4 10 0
Minnesota 21-24 1 5 0