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Twins
September 18, 2019
Jake Odorizzi

No Kepler, Cron or Gonzalez as Odorizzi and Twins face White Sox

After the Twins rallied twice for a 9-8 victory in 12 innings over the White Sox on Tuesday night, the teams are back at it for the final game of the series.
Twins
September 17, 2019
Twins outfielder Max Kepler

Kepler, Cron sit as Twins face White Sox with magic number at 8

Martin Perez will face Ross Detwiler after Chicago's All-Star Lucas Giolito is shut down for the season.
Twins
September 17, 2019
Chicago White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito.

Berrios among best at pickoffs; Sox ace pulled from tonight's start

All-Star Lucas Giolito, who pitched a complete-game shutout at Target Field last month, has been shut down for the season because of an injury.
Twins
September 16, 2019
Marwin Gonzalez

Another happy return for Twins: Marwin Gonzalez back in lineup

Multi-positional everyday player Gonzalez has been out of the lineup since Aug. 27 with an abdominal/oblique strain, an injury that he initially believed was minor.
Twins
September 15, 2019
Minnesota Twins infielder Ronald Torreyes dove safely into home off a single by outfielder LaMonte Wade Jr. (30) as Washington Nationals catcher Yan G

With tight grasp on AL Central race, Twins rest some key players Sunday

Jose Berrios will get an extra day off in the wake of Saturday's doubleheader sweep of Cleveland.
Twins
September 15, 2019
Twins pitcher Brusdar Graterol

Graterol becomes first Twin to eclipse 100 mph since 2009

Brusdar Graterol doesn't know the Twins' history. But he made plenty of it on Saturday.
Twins
September 14, 2019
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Devin Smeltzer (31) delivered a pitch in the second inning.

Devin Smeltzer gets the call to start first of two games in Cleveland

Twins have added rookie Jorge Alcala to their bullpen, just in case.
Blogs
September 13, 2019
Twins outfielder Max Kepler

Sano, Kepler return to lineup for opener in Cleveland

Extra-long batting practice on Friday in Cleveland allowed injured players to prove that they're well enough to play. The verdict: Miguel Sano and Max Kepler are well enough to play. Jake Cave and Marwin Gonzalez need more time.
Twins
September 13, 2019
Adrianza likely to miss rest of season with oblique strain

Adrianza likely to miss rest of season with oblique strain

Ehire Adrianza had to leave Thursday's game with a right oblique strain suffered when he swung at a pitch in the second inning.
Twins
September 12, 2019
Target Field will see rain, but no Sano or Kepler tonight

Target Field will see rain, but no Sano or Kepler tonight

The Twins and Nationals will wait out the passing rain at Target Field, and finish their three-game series with Kyle Gibson facing Patrick Corbin. First pitch is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
Twins
September 12, 2019
Kyle Gibson is Twins' nominee for Roberto Clemente Award

Kyle Gibson is Twins' nominee for Roberto Clemente Award

The veteran pitcher and his wife, Elizabeth, have been active in youth support and relief organizations for many years.
Twins
September 12, 2019
Minnesota Twins left fielder Eddie Rosario (20) walked back to the dugout after his fly ball was caught for an out in the eighth inning.

Rosario's misplay a key moment in Twins loss to Nationals

In the third inning, a misplay by Eddie Rosario in right field led to three runs and helped increase Washington's lead from 2-0 to 5-0.
Twins
September 11, 2019
Tall task as Twins face Nationals' Strasburg at Target Field

Tall task as Twins face Nationals' Strasburg at Target Field

Martin Perez will be on the mound for the Twins, who won the opener of the three-game series 5-0.
Twins
September 10, 2019
Sano, Cron, Kepler are not in Twins lineup to open series with Nationals

Sano, Cron, Kepler are not in Twins lineup to open series with Nationals

On a day when the team found out Byron Buxton would be lost for the season, it is shorthanded against the powerful Nationals.
Twins
September 8, 2019
Minnesota Twins' Ryan LaMarre, right, beats the tag by Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis to steal second base in the fourth inning of a ba

Buxton to see a specialist for shoulder; Twins re-acquire LaMarre

Byron Buxton is headed to California to be examined by a shoulder specialist; Ryan LaMarre is a Twin again after being reacquired from Atlanta for outfield depth.
Twins
September 7, 2019

No Cruz or Cave in Twins lineup Saturday vs. Indians

The Twins hope to bounce back following their 11-inning loss to Cleveland on Friday night.
Twins
September 6, 2019
It's Pineda vs. Plutko as Twins, Indians start crucial series

It's Pineda vs. Plutko as Twins, Indians start crucial series

The Twins have a 6½ game lead over Cleveland with 22 games remaining in the regular season.
Twins
September 6, 2019
Minnesota Twins outfielders Eddie Rosario (20), Max Kepler (26) and Byron Buxton (25) celebrate after the Twins defeated the Boston Red Sox 2-1 in a b

Rosario savors his heroics, and the celebration that followed

Postgame extras from a Twins win in Boston: Eddie Rosario is the hero; Willians Astudillo predicted his game-winning hit; Jake Cave made a dazzling catch.
Twins
September 5, 2019
Twins gain a half-game on Cleveland before playing Boston

Twins gain a half-game on Cleveland before playing Boston

Martin Perez faces Nathan Eovaldi at Fenway Park in the rubber game of the three-game set. The Indians on Thursday afternoon lost to the White Sox.
Twins
September 4, 2019
Astudillo catching Berrios as Twins look to extend lead in Boston

Astudillo catching Berrios as Twins look to extend lead in Boston

The young right hander is looking for a turnaround to his recent struggles, this time against the defending World Champs.
Twins
September 3, 2019
Minnesota Twins' LaMonte Wade Jr., is greeted in the dugout after scoring during the eighth inning of a baseball game ad\, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, in D

Twins call up three pitchers; Wade starts for Rosario

The team will have plenty of bullpen help in September, and now has 36 players on its roster.
Twins
September 2, 2019
Minnesota Twins' Eddie Rosario hasn't hit a home run in two weeks.

Rosario overdue for a home run as Twins face Tigers

The outfielder has not homered since Aug. 15 but conditions might be favorable for him to end the drought.
Twins
September 1, 2019
Brusdar Graterol

Graterol here, Buxton activated, Gibson on IL as Twins face Tigers

The Twins are back on the field after losing 10-7 on Saturday despite hitting six home runs to set a MLB record for homers in a season
Twins
August 31, 2019
Twins starting pitcher Martin Perez

Twins at Detroit, look to continue their reign as kings of the road

Martin Perez is on the mound tonight vs. the Tigers as the Twins look to win their season-high seventh consecutive game.
Twins
August 30, 2019
Kepler, Sano return to Twins lineup against Tigers

Kepler, Sano return to Twins lineup against Tigers

The Twins are six away from tying the major league home run mark of 267, set last year by the Yankees. Max Kepler and Miguel Sano, who missed Thursday's game, are back for the start of the holiday weekend series.