Twins
August 22
Jake Cave was congratulated in the dugout after hitting a solo home run off former Cleveland starting pitcher Trevor Bauer on July 13

Cave learns that filling in is a skill

Jake Cave has found ways to keep his timing, and it's showing.
Twins
August 22
Byron Buxton slides to score against the Athletics in the 12th inning on July 3.

Buxton taking batting practice; Rosario has hamstring issue

Byron Buxton has played only nine games since July 13 while dealing with concussion symptoms, and then a dislocated shoulder joint.
EPISODE 24
August 22
A squirrel interrupted the Twins-White Sox game for the second straight night on Tuesday.

Listen: Squirrel mania! (And in praise of Nelson Cruz)

La Velle E. Neal III joins Michael Rand to discuss how the Twins have embraced the Target Field squirrel and how Nelson Cruz keeps pounding baseballs.
Twins
August 22
Chicago White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito celebrates his complete game shutout with catcher James McCann

Twins suffer first complete-game shutout in four years as Giolito dominates

Lucas Giolito was in total control from his first pitch to the last Wednesday afternoon, retiring 27 of the 30 batters he faced and striking out a dozen Twins in his 4-0 victory.
Twins
August 21

Wednesday's Twins-White Sox game recap

A look back at Wednesday afternoon's game.
Twins
August 21
Jake Odorizzi

Odorizzi: I don't think they hit a ball hard

Twins righthander Jake Odorizzi says he's satisfied that he didn't allow the White Sox to hit the ball hard on Wednesday, though he still allowed four runs.
Twins
August 21
A squirrel interrupted the Twins-White Sox game for the second straight night on Tuesday.

Return of the squirrel: Furry visitor again brings brief halt to Twins game

For the second straight night, the Twins and White Sox were briefly interrupted by a squirrel who decided that Target Field isn't a bad place to hang out.
Twins
August 21
Twins move players around infield for this afternoon's game

Twins move players around infield for this afternoon's game

Luis Arraez is at third base and Miguel Sano at first as the Twins try to win the deciding game of their series with the White Sox. Jake Odorizzi is pitching.
Twins
August 21
Minnesota Twins center fielder Max Kepler homered off Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Reynaldo Lopez in the third inning that also scored Mitch Gar

Twins crush White Sox 14-4 with late-game offensive explosion

The Twins broke a 3-3 tie with four runs in the fifth inning and added seven more runs in the eighth to take a three-game lead in the AL Central.
Twins
August 21
Minnesota Twins manager Rocco Baldelli and the crowd applauded Minnesota Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz (23) after he scored on a Eddie Rosario s

What bad wrist? Cruz comes back swinging from injury

In his first start on Monday, Nelson Cruz went 2-for-5 with an RBI and Tuesday night he was 4-for-5, with a solo homer, three doubles and three RBI.
Twins
August 20

Monday's Twins-White Sox game recap

GAME RECAPIMPACT PLAYERNelson Cruz, TwinsThe designated hitter was 4-for-5 with a home run, three doubles and three RBI.BY THE NUMBERS79.5 strike percentage for Michael…
Twins
August 20

Twins extend lead to three games with 14-4 victory

The Minnesota Twins play the Chicago White Sox at Target Field.
Twins
August 20
Kepler returns to lineup as Twins try to even series against Chicago

Kepler returns to lineup as Twins try to even series against Chicago

The Twins send Michael Pineda to the mound tonight looking to bounce back from Monday's loss. You can watch batting practice starting at 4:30 p.m.
Twins
August 20
Minnesota Twins' Jorge Polanco rounds third base en route to scoring against the Chicago White Sox on a single by Nelson Cruz in the first inning of a

Sweet spot in Twins schedule gets off to sour start

Monday was the start of the sweet spot of the Twins schedule, with 26 of their final 38 games against the bottom three teams in the AL Central
Twins
August 20
Twins outfielder Byron Buxton greeted Stefon Diggs on the sidelines before the Vikings’ preseason game Sunday night. The injured Buxton remains side

Buxton's return looks like it could be late August at the earliest

The closer the calendar gets to September, the easier it would be for the Twins to wait until Sept. 1, when rosters can expand, to bring him back.
Twins
August 20
White Sox' squeeze wasn't a surprise to Twins ... until it was

White Sox' squeeze wasn't a surprise to Twins ... until it was

Chicago's well-executed bunt provided breathing room and cut the Twins' lead in the American League Central to two games.
Twins
August 19
Brusdar Graterol

Scoggins: Graterol's arm too electric for Twins not to give him a shot

Brusdar Graterol turns 21 next Monday. The Twins should give him one heck of a birthday gift at some point soon — a promotion to the big leagues.
Twins
August 19

Monday's Twins-White Sox game recap

GAME RECAPIMPACT PLAYERJose Abreu, ChicagoThe first baseman was 1-for-4 with a three-run homer.BY THE NUMBERS5 different innings Kyle Gibson retired the side in order.
Twins
August 19
Twins activate Nelson Cruz, send Zack Littell to Rochester

Twins activate Nelson Cruz, send Zack Littell to Rochester

Despite two stints on the injured list, the 39-year-old designated hitter has 32 home runs. He's bat third tonight against the White Sox.
Twins
August 19
Rocco Baldelli

'Collective failure.' Twins explain flub on replay challenge

The Twins didn't challenge a foul ball call when C.J. Cron was batting during Saturday night's game against the Rangers. Here's how the mistake was explained.
Final, 9/22 R H E
Kansas City 57-100 8 12 0
Minnesota 96-60 12 13 1