Twins
October 7
The Yankees' Gleyber Torres, right, celebrated with teammate Gary Sanchez after Torres belted a home run in the second inning of Game 3 on Monday nigh

Yankees maintain 5-1 lead over Twins in Game 3

Twins starter Jake Odorizzi gave up a solo home run to Gleyber Torres in the second inning, and the Yankees added single runs in the third and seventh innings. Eddie Rosario's home run in the eighth closed the gap, but the Yankees quickly widened it again with two ninth-inning runs.
Twins
October 7

Everyone in action: Keep up with baseball postseason games here

Four games -- including the Twins vs. Yankees -- are scheduled for today, and all of them are elimination games for teams trailing in their series. Get scores and updates here.
Twins
October 7
New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge took a lead on first base after he was walked by Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Devin Smeltzer (31) in th

Twins-Yankees: New York media tramples Twins, looks at what's next

Here's some of what you could find in the New York media in the interlude between Games 2 and 3 of the American League Divisional Series. It is (understandably) unkind to the Twins.
Twins
October 7
Twins manager Rocco Baldelli talked with designated hitter Nelson Cruz, right, during the Twins workout on Sunday.

Reusse: Even a playoff flop would reflect positively on Baldelli

Rocco Baldelli's qualities as a manager don't appear to be enough to stop this Yankees lineup. But they assisted greatly in winning 101 games.
West Metro
October 7
Grounds crew prepared Target Field for Game 3 of American League Division Series between the Twins and the Yankees.

At end of first decade, Target Field has what it needs: A winning team

Monday's game against the Yankees is only the third postseason home game ever to be played at Target Field; the first two, in the ballpark's inaugural 2010 season, were consecutive losses to the Yankees.
Twins
October 7
Yankees designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion has hit 17 home runs at Target Field — with five of those coming in his first four games at the then-new

Right at home: Encarnacion always enjoys hitting at Target Field

Yankees veteran slugger Edwin Encarnacion shares the lead for visiting home runs at the Twins ballpark.
Twins
October 7
Twins starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi talks to reporters during a news conference during the ALDS.

Twins need a hero: Odorizzi primed for a win-or-else challenge

In what could be his final start for the Twins, his team is asking nothing less from Jake Odorizzi than this: Save our season tonight against the Yankees at Target Field.
Twins
October 6
Luis Arraez lunged for a popup and didn’t catch it Friday, revealing a flaw in the Twins’ plan. They had a healthier second baseman available.
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Twins lost big but had small improvements available

These three decisions by the Twins and manager Rocco Baldelli were fair to wonder about before they had negative consequences.
Twins
October 6
Home plate umpire Todd Tichernor made a remark to Twins second baseman Jonathan Schoop on Saturday.

After two swings and two misses, Twins batters ponder approach for Game 3

The Twins have scored six runs in two games. So what now? "We have a plan," Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz said. "Hopefully the plan works this time."
EPISODE 43
October 6
Twin reliever Tyler Duffey reacted after New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius, rear, knocked a grand slam home run in the third inning.

Podcast: After poor play and worse decisions in New York, can Twins respond?

Michael Rand and Phil Miller break down the lopsided weekend in New York, which saw the Twins outscored 18-6 on the way to a 2-0 ALDS hole. The Twins were outclassed in both games, and a handful of curious decisions by manager Rocco Baldelli contributed to the mess. Can the Twins, resilient all season, make a series of it back at Target Field on Monday?
Twins
October 6

Twins-Yankes ALDS Game 3 preview

A look at Monday night's ALDS matchup
Twins
October 6
Twins relief pitcher Randy Dobnak

Reusse: Game 2 starter Dobnak had big-league material well before joining Twins

A consistent release point has enabled rookie righthander Randy Dobnak to command his excellent sinker.
Local
October 6
More Homer Hankies should arrive in Twin Cities today

More Homer Hankies should arrive in Twin Cities today

Demand has exceeded expectations, with more than 200,000 sold so far
Twins
October 6
Twins second baseman Luis Arraez after striking out in the second inning Saturday.

Souhan: Twins' lineup of sluggers does little to rattle Yankees pitching

In two lopsided losses in the Bronx, the Twins lost by a combined score of 18-6, and in their 8-2 loss on Saturday at Yankee Stadium in Game 2, they were hardly competitive.
Twins
October 6
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Reliever Tyler Duffey reacted after Yankees SS Didi Gregorius, rear, knocked a grand slam in the third inning.

Yankees slam Twins 8-2 to take 2-0 lead; Game 3 Monday at Target Field

Didi Gregorius' third-inning grand slam was the deciding blow as New York rolled to the victory, the Yankees' 12th in a row over the Twins in postseason play.
Twins
October 6
Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco, left, and third baseman Miguel Sano, center, talking with new teammate Marwin Gonzalez at spring training earlier this

Hartman: Young Twins stars emerged to put together a historic season

Even if the Twins lose this series in three games, the fact is that they are in prime position to contend for years.
Twins
October 6
There would be no fastball feast for the Twins against Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, who improved to 6-0 against them.

Tanaka and his off-speed arsenal baffles Twins again

The Twins' working knowledge of how to handle Yankees 30-year-old righthander Masahiro Tanaka amounted to little.
Twins
October 6
Eddie Rosario played right field, not his usual spot in left, at Yankee Stadium this weekend. “It’s no big deal,” he said.

Misstep in June eventually led to Rosario playing right field

Eddie Rosario started each of the first two games in the American League Division Series standing in front of the short porch in Yankee Stadium.
Twins
October 6
Twins rookie righthander Randy Dobnak gave up a first-inning run to the Yankees on Saturday, then was pulled with the bases loaded and no outs in the

Dobnak: 'Nerves were fine. I don't know what it was.'

Twins rookie pitcher Randy Dobnak felt loose and looked loose to start Saturday's game. Then, the Yankees geared up. Quickly, they drove Dobnak out of the game.
Twins
October 6
Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius was congratulated by teammate Gary Sanchez after Gregorius hit a grand slam off Twins reliever Tyler Duffy in the thi

Twins bullpen keeps missing its spots vs. Yankees

In two games this ALDS, the Twins bullpen has been handed 10 innings to cover, and they haven't done the job: 11 runs on nine hits plus a whopping 11 walks.