Twins
May 13
Twins lefthander Martin Perez gave up home runs in the first and second innings and left in the sixth inning because of a bruised left foot.

Cruz, Perez hurt; Twins rallies keep falling one hit short in loss to Tigers

Nelson Cruz's sore wrist caused the Twins to pinch-hit for him in a key situation and Martin Perez suffered his first loss of the season after he left the game with a bruised heel.
Twins
May 13
Wearing a touch of pink like every other major leaguer on Mother’s Day, Rays catcher Anthony Bemboom walked into the dugout before his big-league de

Reusse: 29-year-old Minnesota rookie makes emotional MLB debut on Mother's Day

The Rays catcher from Sauk Rapids played before an audience that included his mother, a breast cancer survivor.
Twins
May 13
Nelson Cruz sat in the Twins dugout last week in New York.

Twins' Nelson Cruz will get MRI Monday on injured left wrist

It's too early, manager Rocco Baldelli said, to know whether the 38-year-old designated hitter can avoid a stay on the injured list.
Twins
May 13
Minnesota Twins' Nelson Cruz waits to bat against the Toronto Blue Jays in a baseball game Thursday, April 18, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mon

Nelson Cruz: Wrist hurt when I swung

Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz says his left wrist has been sore for awhile, but it got worse Sunday when he swung a bat.
Twins
May 13
Shohei Ohtani is off to a slow start at the plate since his return from Tommy John elbow ligament replacement surgery. As he recovers, Ohtani will onl

Twins-L.A. Angels series preview

C.J. Cron and Blake Parker get to face their former team.
Twins
May 13
FILE - In this April 18, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Twins' Willians Astudillo is shown during a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, in Minne

Astudillo: Excited to return, bat leadoff

Twins catcher Willians Astudillo says through interpreter Elvis Martinez that he's excited to be back from his hamstring injury Sunday, just in time to bat leadoff.
Twins
May 12
Detroit's Nicholas Castellanos was greeted in the dugout after his two-run homer off Twins starter Martin Perez on Sunday.

Sunday's Twins-Detroit game recap

A quick look at Sunday's game.
Twins
May 12
Twins third baseman Willians Astudillo fielded a grounder by Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Freddy Galvis for a first inning out.

Big day for Willians Astudillo: He'll catch his mom's pitch, bat leadoff

The Twins have activated their utility man and will bat him in the only spot he's never occupied in the majors.
Twins
May 12
Twins catcher Mitch Garver hit a triple in the bottom of the third inning, bringing in Byron Buxton for a run in the night game of a Saturday doublehe

Twins respond to Detroit's HRs, bash 15 hits in nightcap to earn split

After the Tigers hit four home runs in an afternoon victory, the Twins turned in a 15-hit attack to win the nightcap.
Twins
May 12
Willians Astudillo

Twins will activate Astudillo for Sunday's game

Willians Astudillo has been out with a hamstring injury. To make room on the roster, reliever Fernando Romero was optioned to Class AAA Rochester.
Twins
May 12
Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire was ejected in the third inning Saturday.

Gardenhire, now with Detroit, ejected again by Wendelstedt

Saturday was Ron Gardenhire's 79th career ejection and sixth by umpire Hunter Wendelstedt, including a memorable one during the 2010 playoffs.
Twins
May 12
Twins hitting coach James Rowson joked with center fielder Byron Buxton during spring training.

Hartman: Twins prospects emerging into stars under Rowson

The Twins offense has posted back-to-back solid seasons in James Rowson's two full seasons as hitting coach.
Twins
May 11
From left, Minnesota Twins first baseman C.J. Cron (24), left fielder Eddie Rosario (20) and designated hitter Nelson Cruz (23) celebrated a three run

Cron: Didn't think second home run would reach seats

Twins first baseman C.J. Cron says he "got fired up" when his sharp line drive unexpectedly carried over the wall Saturday.
Twins
May 11

Saturday's Twins-Detroit doubleheader recap

A look back at Saturday's games.
Twins
May 11
Detroit catcher John Hicks hit a solo home run in the ninth inning of Game 1 of a doubleheader at Target Field

Tigers use the long ball to beat Twins 5-3 in Game 1 of doubleheader

Michael Pineda turned in a quality start for the Twins but Detroit hit four solo home runs Saturday afternoon.
Twins
May 11
Twins pitcher Jake Odorizzi throws to a Detroit batter during the first inning

In command: Odorizzi sets down 20 in a row, runs scoreless streak to 20 innings

Jake Odorizzi on Friday pitched seven innings of one-hit baseball, and the Twins earned their third shutout in four games by dominating the Tigers 6-0.
Twins
May 11
Toronto Blue Jays right fielder Teoscar Hernandez (37) rounded the bases after hitting a solo home run in the eight inning on Minnesota Twins relief p

Twins add Duffey to roster; Buxton, Gonzalez sit out today's Game 1 vs. Tigers

Both regulars are fine, Rocco Baldelli said, but he decided to rest them for afternoon game.
Twins
May 11
The Twins' Mitch Garver high-fives third base coach Tony Diaz after he hit a home run against the Tigers during the fourth inning

Reusse: If Twins victories keep coming, fans will show up too

Twins president Dave St. Peter said mild research indicated that two out of three buyers had not purchased a Twins ticket in three years. Winning, and cheap tickets, hope to change all that.
Twins
May 11
Twins third baseman Miguel Sano

Sano arrives at Class AAA; durability is the goal

How long Miguel Sano stays with Rochester depends not so much on how well he hits, Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said, as much as how comfortable he becomes with playing several days in a row.
Twins
May 10
Twins starter Jake Odorizzi

Odorizzi: Streaks like this are a group effort

Twins righthander Jake Odorizzi says the Twins' stretch of strong starting pitching, like his seven-inning, one-hit effort on Friday, is a result of pitchers, catchers and fielders all working together.
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