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The Twins are giving Byron Buxton deliberate games off to help manage pain in his knee.
Gio Urshela and and Byron Buxton socked homers and Joe Ryan pitched six innings of one-run ball — not to mention making an extra $500 on the side from his fellow starting pitchers — to take two games in the three-game series.
A quick look at Sunday's series finale.
A Cleveland runner was awarded second base and subsequently scored the eventual winning run in the 10th after colliding with Twins first baseman Jose Miranda.
A quick look at Saturday night's game.
The team needed to make a roster move to bring up pitcher Devin Smeltzer. Manager Rocco Baldelli also wanted Alex Kirilloff to get more at-bats.
Lightning, violent wind and torrential rainfall stopped Wednesday's game at Target Field. The game will be resumed at 12:10 p.m. today.
Lefthander Danny Coulombe was the 13th player to go on the IL this season after aggravating a hip injury Tuesday.
The 28-year-old righthander was signed three years ago as an international free agent.
Justin Verlander, the 39-year-old with two American League Cy Young Awards, was trying for his fourth no-huitter until Gio Urshela broke it up with a single.
Outfielder Mark Contreras and reliever Jharel Cotton were called up from the St. Paul Saints.
A look back at Tuesday night's game.
The injury knocked star shortstop Carlos Correa out of the game in the seventh inning and could set the stage for the promotion of Royce Lewis, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 draft.
All three were sidelined as the Twins played Baltimore to complete a seven-game road trip. Bench coach Jayce Tingler will take over Baldelli's duties.
Orioles first baseman Ryan Mountcastle homered twice.
Sonny Gray started a Class A game over the weekend in Florida and will have a second rehab game on Saturday at CHS Field.
Dylan Bundy talks plain, means what he says and will tell you the truth no matter how blunt the take. He was more on point with his comments than his pitches Tuesday night.
Cedric Mullins' two-run homer helped lift the Orioles to a 9-4 victory.
Dylan Bundy started his major league career with the Orioles and will face them tonight as the Twins try to build on their four-game lead in the AL central.
Ryan Jeffers' home run broke open a tie game in the sixth inning while Jose Miranda got his first MLB hit and RBI in the 7-2 victory at Baltimore.
Ryan Jeffers' three-run homer broke a 2-2 tie in the sixth inning.
Miguel Sano injured the knee during a celebration after a walkoff victory against Detroit, and last played Saturday in Tampa. No timetable for return was given.
The Twins have won 10 of their past 11, including a 2-1 victory on Monday night at Camden Yards.
Jhoan Duran pitched a perfect ninth inning featuring 100-mph heat to earn his first career save and starter Chris Paddack got his first win this season in the 2-1 victory.
A quick look at the Twins' series-opening victory, which marked the 13th time this season Twins starters have given up one run or fewer.
The third baseman joined the team in Baltimore as Miguel Sano and Kyle Garlick went on the 10-day injured list. Pitcher Jovani Moran was also promoted.
A five-run first inning set the tone for Josh Winder's first major league victory — and Minnesota's ninth win in its last 10 games. Winder pitched six shutout innings, yielding only two hits.
Injured Twins pitcher Kenta Maeda drove to meet the team in Tampa Bay, but superstition drove him away — leaving behind only a sign in the team's dugout.
Miguel Sano is batting .093 so far this season, with five hits in 54 at-bats. he has one home run and 21 strikeouts. Luis Arraez will be the main fill-in.
A quick look at Sunday's series finale.
Righthander Cole Sands was promoted as Bailey Ober went to the injured list.
Starting pitcher Chris Archer worked four innings in his first appearance as a visitor to Tropicana Field.
Kyle Garlick recorded his first career multi-home run game for the Twins, hitting two.
Josh Lowe did the most damage off Twins starter Dylan Bundy, hitting a three-run homer in his first at-bat.
A quick look at Friday night's game.
Former Tampa Bay All-Star Chris Archer will be the starting pitcher in Saturday's game.
Catcher Gary Sanchez returns to the lineup against Tampa Bay with Byron Buxton as the DH. Nick Gordon will be the startong center fielder.
From calling games to guiding pitchers to adding his voice in team meetings, 24-year-old catcher Ryan Jeffers is taking on the demands of increased role.
Byron Buxton homered in the seventh inning to tie the score 3-3 before belting a three-run shot in the bottom of the 10th to bring the Twins from behind again and allow them to sweep Chicago at Target Field.
Richie, a goat figurine, makes his Target Field debut and is expected to travel with the Twins, too.
A quick look at Sunday's series finale.
Playing in his second game since injuring his knee April 15, Byron Buxton was a triple shy of the cycle as the Twins found no trouble with the White Sox at Target Field.
Five pitchers are already dealing with injuries early in the season.
A quick look at Saturday's game.
Outfielder Alex Kirilloff only played in 59 games last season before having wrist surgery. The wrist still causes him some pain, but a checkup found no structural damage.
Starter Joe Ryan went six innings and Miguel Sano's sacrifice fly drove in the lone run as the Twins salvaged the series finale.
Center fielder Nick Gordon made the defensive play of the game, gunning down Andrew Benintendi at home plate in the fourth inning, which eventually preserved a 1-0 victory.
After limping off the field following a slide in last Friday's game at Boston, Buxton is back in action this afternoon as the designated hitter.
In what has become a theme for the first dozen games of the season, the Twins' weak offense wasted strong pitching — this time contributing to a 2-0 loss at Kansas City.
A quick look back at Wednesday night's game.
Jhon Romero was a light-hitting catcher for most of his youth before deciding he had a better shot at being signed and progressing to the major leagues as a pitcher.
Trevor Larnach is the only lefthanded hitter in the Twins lineup against Royals lefty Daniel Lynch.
After Joe Smith bailed the Twins out of a bases-loaded jam in the fifth inning, Tyler Duffey yielded homers to Salvador Perez — his second of the game — and Hunter Dozier.
The versatile infielder has played second and third base and shortstop in the major leagues but not first base before.
The Twins lost an early challenge in Tuesday's 4-3 loss then couldn't challenge another close call later in the game on Max Kepler's ground ball.
A look back at Tuesday night's game in Kansas City.
The Royals have fallen to the bottom of the AL Central, although the 4-6 Twins have struggled as well.
Drafted as an outfielder 11 years ago, the son of Hall of Famer Ivan (Pudge) Rodriguez was converted to pitching and had success with the Giants.
Clayton Kershaw, coming back from 2021 arm issues and a short training camp, said it was a hard choice when he was asked by manager Dave Roberts for his opinion about staying in the game.
The outfielder has dealt with wrist problems since 2019, and a visit to his Ohio orthopedic surgeon is set for Thursday.
Clayton Kershaw was perfect through seven innings and struck out 13.
Chris Paddack will make his Twins debut against the former MVP and Cy Young winner.
A quick look at Sunday's game, including impact player Gary Sanchez.
Byron Buxton homered in his first two at-bats and Gary Sanchez busted open the game early with a grand slam in the 10-4 victory over Seattle.
Byron Buxton lofted a drive 436 feet into the upper deck in left field in the eighth inning Saturday, but said his swing still felt "late." After two homers Sunday, it's getting better.
Byron Buxton's titanic homer briefly energized the Target Field crowd, but Tyler Duffey couldn't hold the lead one inning later.
Versatile Luis Arraez has a .333 average when called on to hit in clutch situations.
A quick look at Saturday's loss.
Jhoan Duran's two shutout innings with four strikeouts was one of the rare highlights for the home team in the season opener.
Chris Paddack and Emilio Pagan spent their entire preseason with the San Diego Padres before the Opening Day trade.
Second baseman Jorge Polanco had an outstanding 2021 season and looks to benefit in 2022 from playing alongside Carlos Correa.
Max Kepler and Miguel Sano homered, but Nick Gordon was injured in an outfield collision.
Lefthanded reliever Danny Coulombe pitched for the team last year, but only got a minor league contract in the winter.
New Twins pitcher Sonny Gray still carries, and teaches, the lessons he soaked up before his father's death when Sonny was 14. "He likes bringing people together," manager Rocco Baldelli said.
Nick Gordon had a three-run homer and a triple for the Twins; Alex Kirilloff left the game was an apparent injury while running the bases.