Big rookie Slegers gives Twins big boost as they finally beat Cleveland

Big rookie Slegers gives Twins big boost as they finally beat Cleveland

Following a 9-3 drubbing in Game 1, 6-foot-10 pitcher Aaron Slegers gave up only two hits in 6 1/3 innings of his major league debut as the Twins won the first time against Cleveland at Target Field in 10 games.

Souhan: Consistently awful Gibson needs to go after this season

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Souhan: Consistently awful Gibson needs to go after this season
Criticizing Kyle Gibson's performance may seem redundant, but he showed again Thursday why his failure is so important to the Twins.

Perkins has rough outing in return but says 'good results will come'

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Perkins has rough outing in return but says 'good results will come'
Until Thursday, Glen Perkins had not stood on the Target Field mound since Oct. 2, 2015, had not worn a Twins uniform since April 10, 2016, and had not been certain he would ever pitch again several times.
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Twins call up Garver to replace injured Grossman

In 88 games for the Class AAA Red Wings, Mitch Garver batted .291 with 17 home runs and 29 doubles. He can also play the outfield.
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10:20am

Grossman breaks thumb; college coach says Garver promoted

Robbie Grossman collided with Byron Buxton Thursday and fractured his thumb in the process; Mitch Garver is a power-hitting catcher who can also play the outfield.
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August 18

Postgame: Slegers figures to be back soon; Buxton describes collision

The Twins have a lot of pitchers to sort out after using a franchise-record 14th starter on Thursday.
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August 17

Slegers: Emotion of debut 'almost too much'

Twins rookie Aaron Slegers says the emotion of the moment "was almost too much" after he was removed from his MLB debut Thursday.
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August 17

Twins-Arizona series preview

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  • AL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Cleveland 66 53 .555 0 31-27 35-26 7-3
    Kansas City 61 59 .508 5.5 32-27 29-32 4-6
    Minnesota 60 59 .504 6 28-35 32-24 7-3
    Detroit 53 67 .442 13.5 29-28 24-39 2-8
    Chicago White Sox 45 73 .381 20.5 25-31 20-42 4-6
  • AL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    Boston 69 51 .575 0 38-21 31-30 8-2
    NY Yankees 65 55 .542 4 35-22 30-33 6-4
    Tampa Bay 60 63 .488 10.5 31-30 29-33 2-8
    Baltimore 59 62 .488 10.5 35-23 24-39 4-6
    Toronto 59 62 .488 10.5 34-29 25-33 7-3
  • AL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    Houston 74 47 .612 0 34-26 40-21 3-7
    LA Angels 62 59 .512 12 33-26 29-33 7-3
    Texas 60 60 .500 13.5 34-27 26-33 7-3
    Seattle 61 61 .500 13.5 34-32 27-29 4-6
    Oakland 53 68 .438 21 34-31 19-37 4-6
  • NL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Chicago Cubs 63 57 .525 0 31-28 32-29 5-5
    Milwaukee 63 59 .516 1 35-30 28-29 4-6
    St. Louis 62 59 .512 1.5 35-27 27-32 7-3
    Pittsburgh 58 63 .479 5.5 32-27 26-36 4-6
    Cincinnati 51 71 .418 13 29-31 22-40 5-5
  • NL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    Washington 72 47 .605 0 35-25 37-22 7-3
    Miami 58 61 .487 14 32-29 26-32 6-4
    Atlanta 54 65 .454 18 26-30 28-35 3-7
    NY Mets 53 66 .445 19 26-34 27-32 4-6
    Philadelphia 43 76 .361 29 24-31 19-45 3-7
  • NL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    LA Dodgers 85 34 .714 0 51-14 34-20 8-2
    Arizona 67 54 .554 19 39-23 28-31 4-6
    Colorado 67 54 .554 19 37-23 30-31 3-7
    San Diego 54 67 .446 32 32-28 22-39 5-5
    San Francisco 49 74 .398 38 28-32 21-42 5-5
  • Batting Average
    J. Altuve HOU .361
    J. Segura SEA .320
    C. Correa HOU .320
    E. Hosmer KC .315
    M. Gonzalez HOU .311
  • Home Runs
    A. Judge NYY 37
    M. Moustakas KC 35
    J. Gallo TEX 35
    K. Davis OAK 33
    J. Smoak TOR 33
  • Runs Batted In
    N. Cruz SEA 96
    K. Davis OAK 86
    J. Schoop BAL 86
    J. Upton DET 85
    N. Mazara TEX 82
  • Earned Run Average
    C. Sale BOS 2.51
    C. Kluber CLE 2.71
    M. Stroman TOR 2.99
    L. Severino NYY 3.18
    E. Santana MIN 3.28
  • Wins
    J. Vargas KC 14
    C. Sale BOS 14
    E. Santana MIN 12
    C. Carrasco CLE 12
    (3) Players 12
  • Saves
    A. Colome TB 35
    R. Osuna TOR 32
    B. Kintzler MIN 28
    C. Kimbrel BOS 28
    (2) Players 26
  • Batting Average
    J. Turner LAD .345
    C. Blackmon COL .335
    D. Murphy WAS .326
    B. Harper WAS .326
    P. Goldschmidt ARI .319
  • Home Runs
    G. Stanton MIA 44
    C. Bellinger LAD 34
    J. Votto CIN 32
    R. Zimmerman WAS 29
    (3) Players 29
  • Runs Batted In
    N. Arenado COL 103
    P. Goldschmidt ARI 95
    G. Stanton MIA 94
    J. Lamb ARI 93
    M. Ozuna MIA 90
  • Earned Run Average
    C. Kershaw LAD 2.04
    M. Scherzer WAS 2.25
    G. Gonzalez WAS 2.49
    Z. Greinke ARI 3.01
    L. Lynn STL 3.05
  • Wins
    C. Kershaw LAD 15
    Z. Greinke ARI 14
    Z. Davies MIL 14
    A. Wood LAD 14
    J. deGrom NYM 13
  • Saves
    G. Holland COL 35
    K. Jansen LAD 32
    F. Rodney ARI 27
    W. Davis CHC 24
    C. Knebel MIL 24
  • Wednesday, August 16
    LA Angels 3, Washington 2, F Miami 8, San Francisco 1, F Milwaukee 7, Pittsburgh 6, F
    Kansas City 7, Oakland 6, F San Diego 3, Philadelphia 0, F Seattle 7, Baltimore 6, F
    Toronto 3, Tampa Bay 2, F NY Yankees 5, NY Mets 3, F Boston 5, St. Louis 4, F
    Chicago Cubs 7, Cincinnati 6, F Texas 12, Detroit 6, F Houston 9, Arizona 5, F
    Cleveland @ Minnesota Colorado 17, Atlanta 2, F LA Dodgers 5, Chicago White Sox 4, F
  • Thursday, August 17
    Cleveland 9, Minnesota 3, F Arizona 4, Houston 0, F Cincinnati 13, Chicago Cubs 10, F
    Atlanta 10, Colorado 4, F Toronto 5, Tampa Bay 3, F St. Louis 11, Pittsburgh 7, F
    Minnesota 4, Cleveland 2, F NY Yankees 7, NY Mets 5, F Texas 9, Chicago White Sox 8, F
    Washington 2, San Diego 1, F San Francisco 5, Philadelphia 4, F
  • Today, August 18
    Chicago Cubs 5, Toronto 1, Bottom 7th LA Angels @ Baltimore St. Louis @ Pittsburgh
    NY Yankees @ Boston LA Dodgers @ Detroit Miami @ NY Mets
    Seattle @ Tampa Bay Cincinnati @ Atlanta Chicago White Sox @ Texas
    Oakland @ Houston Arizona @ Minnesota Cleveland @ Kansas City
    Milwaukee @ Colorado Washington @ San Diego Philadelphia @ San Francisco
  • Saturday, August 19
    Toronto @ Chicago Cubs LA Dodgers @ Detroit St. Louis @ Pittsburgh
    Seattle @ Tampa Bay LA Angels @ Baltimore Cincinnati @ Atlanta
    NY Yankees @ Boston Oakland @ Houston Arizona @ Minnesota
    Miami @ NY Mets Cleveland @ Kansas City Chicago White Sox @ Texas
    Milwaukee @ Colorado Washington @ San Diego Philadelphia @ San Francisco
  • Sunday, August 20
    LA Dodgers @ Detroit Miami @ NY Mets Seattle @ Tampa Bay
    Cincinnati @ Atlanta LA Angels @ Baltimore NY Yankees @ Boston
    Oakland @ Houston Arizona @ Minnesota Cleveland @ Kansas City
    Toronto @ Chicago Cubs Chicago White Sox @ Texas Milwaukee @ Colorado
    Philadelphia @ San Francisco Washington @ San Diego St. Louis @ Pittsburgh
  • Monday, August 21
    Minnesota @ Chicago White Sox Oakland @ Baltimore LA Dodgers @ Pittsburgh
    Boston @ Cleveland Arizona @ NY Mets Seattle @ Atlanta
    Minnesota @ Chicago White Sox Texas @ LA Angels Milwaukee @ San Francisco
  • Tuesday, August 22
    Miami @ Philadelphia Oakland @ Baltimore LA Dodgers @ Pittsburgh
    Chicago Cubs @ Cincinnati Boston @ Cleveland NY Yankees @ Detroit
    Arizona @ NY Mets Toronto @ Tampa Bay Seattle @ Atlanta
    Miami @ Philadelphia Minnesota @ Chicago White Sox Washington @ Houston
    Colorado @ Kansas City San Diego @ St. Louis Texas @ LA Angels
    Milwaukee @ San Francisco
  • Wednesday, August 23
    Oakland @ Baltimore Milwaukee @ San Francisco Miami @ Philadelphia
    LA Dodgers @ Pittsburgh Chicago Cubs @ Cincinnati Boston @ Cleveland
    NY Yankees @ Detroit Arizona @ NY Mets Toronto @ Tampa Bay
    Seattle @ Atlanta Minnesota @ Chicago White Sox Washington @ Houston
    Colorado @ Kansas City San Diego @ St. Louis Texas @ LA Angels
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Thursday's Twins-Cleveland doubleheader recap

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August 17

Souhan: Slegers dominates for Twins

For a guy who wasn't tagged as a "top prospect," Aaron Slegers was very impressive Thursday for the Twins.
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August 17

Cuddyer, MacPhail to go into Twins Hall of Fame this weekend

The plaques will be unveiled on Target Plaza at 4:15 p.m. Saturday. Cuddyer's on-field ceremony starts at 6 p.m. Saturday and MacPhail's at 1 p.m. Sunday.
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August 17
Minnesota Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson heads to the dugout after being pu...

Cleveland busts open game in eighth to win Game 1 of doubleheader

The Twins' record dropped to 0-9 against Cleveland at Target Field in the opener of a day-night doubleheader. The Twins fell behind early, wasted prime scoring chances and struck out a team-record 19 times.
Twins
August 17

'Erratic' Perkins has rough return to the mound during Game 1 loss

In his first appearance in 16 months, Twins pitcher Glen Perkins retired just one batter but acknowledged better days are ahead.
Twins
August 17

Twins option Boshers to Class AAA, recall Turley for Game 2

The swap of lefthanders Buddy Boshers and Nik Turley was necessary, the Twins decided, to protect the bullpen during this weekend's busy schedule.
Twins
August 17

Perkins: Return to Target Field was emotional

Twins lefthander Glen Perkins says he was unexpectedly emotional as he jogged to the mound Thursday, his first appearance in 16 months after surgery to repair a torn labrum.
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August 17
New Minnesota Twins Chief Baseball Officer Derek Falvey, left, and Sen...

Should Twins go from buyers to sellers ... and back to buyers again?

It becomes trickier to make deals in August because players must clear waivers, but it’s hardly impossible.
Twins
August 17

Twins need innings from Gibson in doubleheader opener vs. Cleveland

The team's pitching plans have been scrambled by extra games on the schedule and untimely injuries to starting pitchers.
Twins
August 17

Twins call up 6-foot-10 Slegers for debut after rainout prompts shuffle

With the Twins also playing a doubleheader against the White Sox on Monday in Chicago, they now have to play seven games over a five-day stretch
Twins
August 17

Fielding gem shows Miguel Sano's improvement at third for Twins

Miguel Sano on Tuesday made a play like a top defender of the hot corner when he went well to his right to grab an Austin Jackson grounder, and threw a one-hopper to Joe Mauer at first.
Twins
August 17

Twins roll out record number of pitchers making MLB debut

Aaron Slegers on Thursday will become the ninth Twins pitcher to make his major league debut this season.
Twins
August 16

Souhan: Miguel Sano and...Brooks Robinson? See the comparison

Miguel Sano's spectacular play Tuesday looked remarkably like the one Brooks Robinson made in Cincinnati during the 1970 World Series.
Twins
August 16

Tigers' Kinsler rips umpire Hernandez: 'He needs to stop ruining baseball games'

A day after being ejected by umpire Angel Hernandez, Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler ripped him in the coldest way imaginable.
Twins
August 16

Cleveland pounds Twins start to finish with five home runs in 8-1 win

If the Twins fall just short of a postseason berth, they can look at their lack of success against Cleveland at home as a big reason why.
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