Twins
August 10
Baldelli's season trajectory resembles Kelly's first season with Twins

Baldelli's season trajectory resembles Kelly's first season with Twins

Twice during Tom Kelly's first full season, the 1987 Twins took leads of 4½ games or more and appeared to be pulling away in the AL West, then fell back into ties
Twins
August 10
Nelson Cruz was on a tear before injuring his left wrist and landing on the injured list. He will see a specialist soon.

Hartman: Cruz's wrist injury leaves big void in Twins lineup

Nelson Cruz was on one of the hottest streaks of any hitter to wear a Twins uniform before he injured himself Thursday swinging and missing at a Mike Clevinger fastball.
Twins
August 10

All in good time: How a special Twins baseball returned home

Clyde Doepner spent decades trying to acquire the first baseball pitched in the first-ever Twins game at Metropolitan Stadium
Twins
August 10
Jose Berrios gave up nine runs in fewer than six innings in his last start against Atlanta.

Berrios looking to turn a page Sunday vs. Indians

With Tuesday's sub-par outing out of mind , Sunday's start against Cleveland is especially crucial for Twins ace Jose Berrios
Twins
August 10
Cleveland right fielder Yasiel Puig left the field after striking out against Twins starter Jake Odorizzi in the top of the first inning.

Schedule difficulty favors Twins down the stretch against Cleveland

Worst in AL Central account for 26 of final 45 games.
Twins
August 10

Twins minor league report

A look down on the farm.
Twins
August 10
Following rain delay, Twins-Indians matchup for outright AL Central lead

Following rain delay, Twins-Indians matchup for outright AL Central lead

Cleveland won the first two games of the four-game set at Target Field to finally catch up to the Twins after once trailing by 11.5 games.
Twins
August 10
Cleveland catcher Roberto Perez reacted after hitting a single in the fifth inning.

Twins' division lead is gone as Cleveland pulls even with 6-2 victory

The Twins hit their 226th home run of the season, but the Indians looked like a first-place team on Friday in a 6-2 win over the Twins. And that's because they are. The AL Central is now tied.
Twins
August 10
Twins starting pitcher Devin Smeltzer was pulled by manager Rocco Baldelli in the fifth inning Friday

Reusse: Baldelli is facing first crisis as Twins manager

Injuries to key players and an evaporated lead in the AL Central are testing the Twins' first-year manager.
Twins
August 10
The Twins' Nelson Cruz was placed on the 10-day IL on Friday but he hopes it's a quick recovery.

Morneau's history with Twins gives Cruz hope for quick recovery

Former Twins slugger Justin Morneau said he recovered quickly after rupturing a tendon in his wrist, the same injury that landed Nelson Cruz on the IL on Friday.
Twins
August 10

Friday's Twins-Cleveland game recap

A look back at Friday night's game.
Twins
August 10

Top of the home run charts

The Twins hit two home runs Friday night to reach the franchise all-time best milestone: 226 send into the seats.
Twins
August 9
Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz

Cruz believes wrist injury is only temporary

The veteran designated hitter hopeful he will be ready to play once his 10-day IL stint is over
Twins
August 9
Minnesota Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz (23)

Wrist strain puts Twins slugger Cruz on injured list

Nelson Cruz aggravated a left wrist injury that has plagued him during a season where he was on pace for 45 home runs.
Twins
August 9
Standoff between FSN and providers is frustrating many Twins fans

Standoff between FSN and providers is frustrating many Twins fans

These dust-ups have happened in the past, but what makes this one particularly frustrating and damaging is that there doesn’t appear to be any compromise in sight.
Twins
August 9
Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson walked a career-high six batters in 4 1/3 innings on Thursday.

Scoggins: Twins needed stud performance from Gibson and got a dud instead

Fans booed loudly after Kyle Gibson walked back-to-back hitters in the fifth inning before manager Rocco Baldelli removed him from the game.
Twins
August 9
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Kyle Gibson grimaced while waiting to be taken out of the game after walking Cleveland's Yasiel Puig to load the base

More poor pitching sinks Twins as Cleveland closes within one game; Cruz hurt

Kyle Gibson was wild and ineffective, throwing more balls than strikes, as Cleveland jumped to an early lead and held off a late Twins rally to set up a chance to move into a tie for the AL Central lead tonight.
Twins
August 9
Twins would feel pain if Cruz's wrist strain keeps him out for long

Twins would feel pain if Cruz's wrist strain keeps him out for long

The veteran designated hitter left Thursday's loss to Cleveland after swinging and missing at a pitch during the fourth inning.
Twins
August 9
Cleveland manager Terry Francona stands on the mound with Corey Kluber in May, before Kluber went down with a lengthy injury.

Streaking Cleveland found ways to overcome poor start

Cleveland has improved from a middling team to a playoff contender while overhauling significant parts of its roster.
Twins
August 9
Twins pitcher Devin Smeltzer

Calm before the start: Smeltzer turns to pregame meditation in bullpen

Twins lefthander Devin Smeltzer's routine allowed him to rise to the majors after starting the season at Class AA Pensacola.
Final, 8/16 R H E
Minnesota 74-48 4 9 0
Texas 60-62 3 9 1