Twins
July 14
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi, right, delivers to Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor in the first inning of a baseball game, Saturda

Odorizzi would have liked to have pitched deeper into the game

The Twins righthander ran into trouble in the sixth inning and had to be replaced.
Twins
July 13
Minnesota Twins' Jake Cave is congratulated in the dugout after hitting a solo home run off Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer in the sec

Cave homers, add big double in Twins victory

The Twins beat Cleveland for the second straight night and can sweep the series on Sunday
Twins
July 13
Members of Tyler Skaggs’ family, including, from left, his wife, Carli; his mother, Debbie Hetman, and his stepfather, Danny Hetman, joined in a mom

Tyler Skaggs' former teammates on Twins team mourn his death from a distance

Mike Morin, Blake Parker and C.J. Cron were Tyler Skaggs' teammates with the Angels.
Twins
July 13
NL All-Star Kirby Yates, the closer for the Padres, leads the majors in saves and has a microscopic ERA.

Misfits to All-Stars: Some of baseball's top relief pitchers are late bloomers

The Twins would like to add a pitcher with shut-down stuff who's not afraid of late-game situations. And as the trade deadline approaches, that could hardly be illustrated better than at last week's All-Star Game.
Twins
July 13

Twins farm report

A weekly look down on the farm.
Twins
July 13

Twins stat of the week

Going inside the numbers
Twins
July 13
Pitcher Jake Odorizzi is returning to the Twins roster.

Twins designate Mejia for assignment to make room for Odorizzi to come off injured list

Mejia just didn't throw enough strikes, so the Twins will go with Zack Littell in the back of the bullpen for the time being.
Twins
July 13
Eddie Rosario.

Rosario not yet ready to return to Twins lineup

Eddie Rosario, out since June 26, hoped to return this weekend in Cleveland but could remain on the injured list until next week.
Twins
July 13
Byron Buxton and Jorge Polanco celebrate after defeating the Indians on Friday night.

Reviewed play at first helps Twins rally to beat Indians to start second half

After the Twins won a challenged play at first base in the seventh inning, Jorge Polanco took advantage of the extended inning and ripped a two-run double to spark the comeback.
Twins
July 13
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Kyle Gibson

Gibson gets knocked out of game early but picked up by teammates

Twins righthander Kyle Gibson failed to pitch four innings on Friday as he struggled with command
Twins
July 12

Friday's Twins-Cleveland game recap

A look back at Friday night's game.
Twins
July 12

Arraez starting at second base for Twins showdown in Cleveland

Rookie Luis Arraez, batting .393, will be starting and batting sixth for the Twins on Friday night in Cleveland.
Twins
July 12
The Twins celebrated after beating Texas last week.

Five big things to monitor as the Twins emerge from the All-Star break

There's a lot the Twins can achieve as it comes out of the All-Star break with three games in Cleveland. What needs to happen for them to carry on their first-half success?
Twins
July 12
Twins center fielder Byron Buxton was checked by trainer Tony Leo and manager Rocco Baldelli after Buxton was hit in the hand while batting.

Hartman: Twins get rested for key series at Cleveland

Manager Rocco Baldelli said the All-Star break came at the right time for a resilient but weary Twins team that opens its second half at Cleveland.
Twins
July 12
Cleveland's Francisco Lindor, center, scores on a passed ball as pitcher Martin Perez, right, waits during a game in June.

Twins vs. Cleveland: Let the big games begin

The Twins threatened to run away with the AL Central before hitting a 9-10 stretch right before the All-Star break that allowed Cleveland to chop Minnesota's lead to 5 1/2 games. Tonight is the first of 13 remaining games between the teams.
Twins
July 12

How the Twins' AL Central lead went from XL to M

Here's the AL Central race so far this season.
Twins
July 12

Series preview: Twins at Cleveland

The Twins are expected to activate Eddie Rosario (left ankle sprain) in time to play Friday and Jake Odorizzi (right middle finger blister) in time to start Saturday.
Twins
July 12
Harmon Killebrew took a big swing during the final weeks of the 1967 American League pennant race, when four teams battled to the final days of the se

Reusse: Baseball killed the 'Pennant Race' to serve the modern fan

Major League Baseball traded midsummer's pennant race for a wild-card race in baseball lexicon. It's a trade that had to be made to serve the modern sports consumer.
Twins
July 11
Twins left fielder Eddie Rosario hit a home run in the seventh inning against the Brewers in May.

Minnesota pop: Twins are having a blast hitting homers

Four teams are currently tracking toward exceeding baseball's single-season record of 267, set only last year by the Yankees, and the Twins, incredibly still on a 300-homer pace at midseason, lead the pack.
Twins
July 11
Byron Buxton

Buxton's bat finally catching up to his Gold Glove

Byron Buxton is on pace to set career highs in several key hitting categories. He already has set a new personal best with a team-high 24 doubles.
Final, 8/21 R H E
Chicago White Sox 57-69 4 10 0
Minnesota 77-50 0 3 1