Surviving ugly inning, Duffey first Twins starter to get second 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 notes: Dozier, Sano end power slumps

May 25
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 postgame: Offense picks up in homestand finale

May 25
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

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 minor-league report: Game updates, stats and more
In the minors Twins minor-league report: Game updates, stats and more
updated 9 hours 44 mins. ago
Here's where you can get daily box scores for the Twins' minor league teams, player statistics and links to all of the squads from Triple-A to the rookie league
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

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.

mlb

  • 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 17 .630 0 18-9 11-8 7-3
    Baltimore 26 18 .591 2 17-8 9-10 4-6
    NY Yankees 22 23 .489 6.5 13-11 9-12 7-3
    Toronto 23 25 .479 7 9-13 14-12 4-6
    Tampa Bay 21 23 .477 7 10-12 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 19 28 .404 9.5 12-13 7-15 4-6
  • NL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Chicago Cubs 31 14 .689 0 14-6 17-8 4-6
    Pittsburgh 26 19 .578 5 14-9 12-10 8-2
    St. Louis 24 23 .511 8 13-15 11-8 5-5
    Milwaukee 20 26 .435 11.5 12-12 8-14 5-5
    Cincinnati 15 32 .319 17 12-15 3-17 0-10
  • NL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    Washington 28 19 .596 0 13-9 15-10 5-5
    NY Mets 27 19 .587 0.5 13-8 14-11 6-4
    Philadelphia 26 21 .553 2 13-9 13-12 4-6
    Miami 24 22 .522 3.5 10-13 14-9 5-5
    Atlanta 12 33 .267 15 2-19 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 21 24 .467 7 8-10 13-14 4-6
    Arizona 21 27 .438 8.5 7-17 14-10 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
    J. Bradley Jr. BOS .350
    X. Bogaerts BOS .349
    V. Martinez DET .338
    N. Castellanos DET .337
    D. Ortiz BOS .333
  • Home Runs
    R. Cano SEA 14
    T. Frazier CWS 14
    M. Trumbo BAL 13
    K. Davis OAK 13
    M. Machado BAL 13
  • Runs Batted In
    D. Ortiz BOS 43
    R. Cano SEA 43
    M. Betts BOS 35
    J. Bautista TOR 34
    (2) 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 .343
    M. Ozuna MIA .331
  • Home Runs
    Y. Cespedes NYM 15
    N. Arenado COL 14
    C. Carter MIL 13
    G. Stanton MIA 12
    T. Story COL 12
  • Runs Batted In
    Y. Cespedes NYM 36
    A. Rizzo CHC 35
    K. Bryant CHC 35
    N. Arenado COL 34
    H. Pence SF 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
    (2) Players 7
  • Saves
    J. Gomez PHI 17
    M. Melancon PIT 16
    J. Familia NYM 16
    A. Ramos MIA 15
    K. Jansen LAD 14
  • Tuesday, May 24
    Tampa Bay 4, Miami 3, F NY Yankees 6, Toronto 0, F Pittsburgh 12, Arizona 1, F
    Washington 7, NY Mets 4, F Milwaukee 2, Atlanta 1, F Boston 8, Colorado 3, F
    Detroit 3, Philadelphia 1, F Chicago Cubs 12, St. Louis 3, F Texas 4, LA Angels 1, F
    Cleveland 6, Chicago White Sox 2, F Houston 3, Baltimore 2, F Kansas City 7, Minnesota 4, F
    LA Dodgers 8, Cincinnati 2, F Seattle 6, Oakland 5, F San Francisco 8, San Diego 2, F
  • 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
  • Today, May 26
    Arizona @ Pittsburgh Miami @ Tampa Bay Toronto @ NY Yankees
    St. Louis @ Washington Milwaukee @ Atlanta Colorado @ Boston
    Baltimore @ Houston Chicago White Sox @ Kansas City
  • Friday, 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
Star Tribune baseball 24/7
latest news, stats, more Star Tribune baseball 24/7
updated 19 hours 5 mins. ago
Here's where you can find the latest player updates, trade news and everything else going on in the majors.
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.
Twins
May 24

Grossman gets first-ever middle-of-the-lineup start tonight for Twins

Robbie Grossman is batting fifth for the Twins tonight against Kansas City while Byung Ho Park and Brian Dozier get a night off in an effort to break their slumps.
Sports
May 24
Minnesota Twins' Eddie Rosario, left, and Danny Santana, right, welcom...

Managing Sano and Rosario: Is there a double standard?

While both Miguel Sano and Eddie Rosario had breakout rookie 2015 seasons in their own ways, Sano is a potential future star while Rosario’s ceiling is probably lower as a potential solid contributor.
Twins
May 24

Scoggins: Maybe Dozier will get the hint from the bench

In a season of disappointment for almost every Twins player in uniform, Dozier looks lost — defiant is probably more accurate — at the plate as he attempts to yank every pitch down the left-field line.
Sports
May 24

Vikings' Kyle Rudolph announces twins are on the way — at Twins game

The Vikings and Twins are going in about as complete opposite directions as possible at the moment, but at least in the very short-term their worlds collided at Target Field
Twins
May 24

Nolasco, Twins swamped by Kansas City's 10-run attack

Ricky Nolasco retired only eight of 18 Royals batters before being knocked out. After 44 games, the Twins still don't have a starting pitcher who has won more than one game.
Twins
May 24

Ugly numbers: Twins pitchers trying for their second win

Monday marked the 16th time a Twins starter took mound looking for win No. 2. None succeeded.
Twins
May 24

Escobar's return from DL might pinch playing time for Nunez

Eduardo Nunez entered Monday as the Twins' leader in hits, doubles and batting average. And he's not certain, at the moment, that he has a job.
Twins
May 24

Postgame: Bullpen still thin; Molitor on Sano's defense, Polanco's play

Molitor says Sano has been working on his defense, but still has difficulty on balls hit to the wall.
Final, 5/25 R H E
Kansas City 24-22 5 11 2
Minnesota 12-34 7 12 0

Poll: How many games under .500 will the Twins finish this season?

See more polls