Twins
September 9
Jason Castro congratulated fellow catcher Mitch Garver after a game earlier this season.

Reusse: Twins catchers keep contributing, and give Baldelli credit

The catcher position has never been handled better than it has been by Rocco Baldelli and his staff. Garver has looked fresh and strong, and so has Castro, coming off a season when he had knee surgery.
Twins
September 8

Sunday's Twins-Cleveland game recap

Mike Clevinger beat the Twins for the second time this year by giving up two runs on four hits in 6⅓ innings.
Twins
September 8
Byron Buxton

Season-ending shoulder surgery is an option for Buxton

The Twins are bracing for the possibility that Byron Buxton won't see any more action in 2019 because of his shoulder injury.
Twins
September 8

Twins fall again to Cleveland 5-2

The Minnesota Twins lost the weekend series to the Cleveland Indians.
Twins
September 8
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 8
Twins catcher Mitch Garver celebrated with Max Kepler and Jonathan Schoop after hitting a three-run home run in the seventh inning.

Garver's two home runs lead Twins to 5-3 victory over Cleveland

Mitch Garver belted home runs in the first and seventh innings as the Twins rallied to beat the Indians 5-3 while returning their lead to 6 1/2 games in the AL Central.
Twins
September 8
Michael Pineda

Scoggins: Pineda's maddening mistake leaves Twins scrambling to fill massive void

Michael Pineda's feel-good comeback story screeched to a halt with news that he tested positive for a banned substance and will miss the rest of the season, playoffs included.
Twins
September 8
Michael Pineda was able to get 20 games shaved off his suspension for a diuretic, but he still won’t be able to pitch in the big leagues until May 2

Big mistake for Big Mike: Twins' Pineda suspended 60 games

Major League Baseball on Saturday announced that Twins pitcher Michael Pineda has received a 60-day suspension for violating the league's drug policy.
Twins
September 7
Nelson Cruz.

Cruz feels better, but Twins leave him out of lineup as 'coach's decision'

Nelson Cruz's plan was to take some swings with his sore wrist before Saturday's game, then take his usual spot in the starting lineup. Manager Rocco Baldelli, however, had other ideas
Twins
September 7

The Pineda suspension: What it means and where it leaves the Twins

Not only will the Twins not have Michael Pineda for the rest of the season, but he won't be eligible to pitch in the playoffs either — a big blow, since he has been the team's best starter the second half
Twins
September 7

Saturday's Twins-Cleveland game recap

A look back at Saturday night's game.
Twins
September 7

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 7

Twins minor league report: Postseason updates

Class AAA Rochester (70-70): The Red Wings missed the International League playoffs. Kohl Stewart (8-6) led the team in wins, and the leading hitters were…
Twins
September 7
Twins right fielder LaMonte Wade Jr. dives for a ball that went for an RBI triple by Cleveland's Oscar Mercado

Reusse: Twins continue to offer poorer brand of play in their home yard

The best road team in the major leagues has now lost 9 of its last 13 in Target Field after Friday's loss to Cleveland.
Twins
September 7
Cleveland's Oscar Mercado slides safely into home to score on a sacrifice fly by Yasiel Puig against the Twins to tie the score during the eighth inni

Backup plan fizzles: Cleveland beats Twins in 11th as Graterol struggles

The Indians scored four, two-out runs to take the victory in the opening game of a weekend series at Target Field.
Twins
September 7
Twins relief pitcher Taylor Rogers

Reusse: The relief route is quicker path to majors for Twins pitching prospects

Pitchers are groomed to be starters, but after the rotation is set, "you're either a reliever or in the minors."
Twins
September 7
Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Sam Dyson throws to the Texas Rangers in a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gut

Twins reliever Dyson relieved his latest injury isn't more serious

Sam Dyson returned home early from Boston believing he had a bad injury to his shoulder. It's biceps tendinitis, and he is relieved.
Twins
September 7

Friday's Twins-Cleveland game recap

A look back at Friday night's game.
Twins
September 6
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
He’s out! Jason Castro tagged the Red Sox’s Rafael Devers at home in the ninth inning, preserving the Twins’ 2-1 victory and a series win at Fen

Monster play: Rosario's throw cuts down runner, caps Twins' 2-1 win

With two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Eddie Rosario fielded a blast off Fenway Park's Green Monster and threw out Boston's Rafael Devers at home plate to cap a road trip in which the Twins won eight of 10 games.
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Minnesota 91-57
Cleveland 86-63

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