The Rays' Manuel Margot was tagged out by Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes on an attempted steal of home in the fourth inning during Game 5 of the World

Kershaw stops steal of home, hands Dodgers 3-2 Series lead

As much as Clayton Kershaw has dominated hitters throughout a glittering career, he has not silenced those who cite his lack of baseball's ultimate accomplishment.
World Series

Twins built in more of Dodgers' mold than Rays'

October 25
Los Angeles Dodgers' Mookie Betts steals second base in front of Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Willy Adames in the sixth inning in Game 3 of the World Seri
The Los Angeles Dodgers spend big money, but like the Twins they also develop stars in their own system; Tampa Bay, meanwhile, finds hidden talent elsewhere.

Twins bench coach Mike Bell gets interview for Boston managing job

October 23
Reds manager David Bell, brother to Twins bench coach Mike Bell, spoke to umpires and exchanged lineup cards before the first pitch of a game in Septe
James Rowson, the former Twins hitting coach niw with Miami, also is among several candidates for the Boston job after Ron Roenicke's firing.
The scene at home plate after the Rays defeated the Dodgers in Game 4 on Saturday night.

'Oh, my!' 'What just happened?' Saturday's wild World Series finish

Tampa Bay and the Dodgers capped over four hours of baseball on Saturday night with the wildest ending ever in a World Series game. Here's how it sounded in three languages.
October 25
Sid Hartman, here at age 90, was a longtime backer of the Minnesota Twins.

Sid Hartman's doggedness helped put Minnesota on the baseball map

Sid Hartman was part of a group led by John Cowles Jr., publisher of the Minneapolis Star and Morning Tribune, fighting for a Major League Baseball team.
St. Paul Saints pitcher Mark Hamburger handed out gum to kids after Education Day at a St. Paul Saints exhibition game in St. Paul, Minn., on Tuesday,
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October 25
Tampa Bay's Brett Phillips singled off Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen in the ninth inning Saturday night.

Preposterous Game 4 finish makes a winner of ex-Twin John Curtiss

Fall down, get up, keep moving, and turn it into a victory -- Randy Arozarena's madcap race around the bases was about as uneventful as the Rays' path to a win.
October 24
Nelson Cruz and Byron Buxton.

Cruz, Buxton each win two awards from Twin Cities baseball writers

The Twins, in conjunction with the Twin Cities Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America, announced the winners of the annual Diamond Awards on Friday morning.
October 24
Brusdar Graterol

Graterol lives up to Twins' World Series dreams -- for the Dodgers

Minnesota's former top pitching prospect throws seven pitches in his World Series debut, six of them topping 100 mph


  • AL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Minnesota 36 24 .600 0 24-7 12-17 6-4
    Cleveland 35 25 .583 1 18-12 17-13 8-2
    Chicago White Sox 35 25 .583 1 18-12 17-13 2-8
    Kansas City 26 34 .433 10 15-15 11-19 5-5
    Detroit 23 35 .397 12 12-15 11-20 2-8
  • AL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    Tampa Bay 40 20 .667 0 20-9 20-11 8-2
    NY Yankees 33 27 .550 7 22-9 11-18 4-6
    Toronto 32 28 .533 8 17-9 15-19 6-4
    Baltimore 25 35 .417 15 13-20 12-15 3-7
    Boston 24 36 .400 16 11-20 13-16 6-4
  • AL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    Oakland 36 24 .600 0 22-10 14-14 5-5
    Houston 29 31 .483 7 20-8 9-23 4-6
    Seattle 27 33 .450 9 14-10 13-23 5-5
    LA Angels 26 34 .433 10 16-15 10-19 6-4
    Texas 22 38 .367 14 16-14 6-24 4-6
  • NL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Chicago Cubs 34 26 .567 0 19-14 15-12 4-6
    St. Louis 30 28 .517 3 14-13 16-15 6-4
    Cincinnati 31 29 .517 3 16-13 15-16 7-3
    Milwaukee 29 31 .483 5 15-14 14-17 5-5
    Pittsburgh 19 41 .317 15 13-19 6-22 4-6
  • NL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    Atlanta 35 25 .583 0 19-11 16-14 6-4
    Miami 31 29 .517 4 11-15 20-14 5-5
    Philadelphia 28 32 .467 7 19-13 9-19 3-7
    NY Mets 26 34 .433 9 12-17 14-17 3-7
    Washington 26 34 .433 9 15-18 11-16 7-3
  • NL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    LA Dodgers 43 17 .717 0 21-9 22-8 8-2
    San Diego 37 23 .617 6 21-11 16-12 5-5
    San Francisco 29 31 .483 14 19-14 10-17 4-6
    Colorado 26 34 .433 17 12-18 14-16 4-6
    Arizona 25 35 .417 18 16-14 9-21 6-4
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October 23
Slugger Nelson Cruz has earned many honors in his time with the Twins.

Nelson Cruz wins leadership award from baseball's players union

Cruz has been named the winner of baseball's Marvin Miller Award, which is given by the players union for leadership on the field and in the community.
October 22
Minnesotan wins a World Series game. How long has it been?

Minnesotan wins a World Series game. How long has it been?

Cue up the marching bands and convertibles. But this time the parade route should run through downtown Brainerd and near-by Crosby instead of the Twin Cities.
October 20
Fans watch during the third inning in Game 1 of the baseball World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday, Oct. 20, 202

After silent summer, World Series crowd is welcome and worrisome

Twins writer Phil Miller reports in from the World Series, where he realized how much he missed having fans in the seats while being alarmed by how many behaved.
The Kernels snapped a six-game losing streak defeating the Clinton LumberKings at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium on Tuesday night May
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October 20
Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw (left) has a 175-76 record with a 2.45 ERA in 13 major league seasons. But he has struggled in the postseason, where h

Here at last: Matching up Rays-Dodgers in the 2020 World Series

After all of it — the truncated season, battling outbreaks, rescheduling games, etc. — the best two teams in baseball will square off in the World Series.
October 20
What should the Twins learn from Tampa Bay's road to World Series?

What should the Twins learn from Tampa Bay's road to World Series?

To break their astonishing streak of postseason failure, here are five things the Twins could learn from the Tampa Bay Rays.
October 19
Cesar Tovar, Al Worthington and Halsey Hall

Reusse: All I want for my 75th birthday is these three into the Twins Hall of Fame

The Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame, started with their 40th season in 2000, never can be a satisfying look at the franchise's history as long as three glaring omissions remain from the 1960s.
October 17

Reusse: Sundin's fate was ERA of infinity; his batterymate had it worse

Three Minnesota natives — Fred Bruckbauer, Doc Hamann and Gordie Sundin — are among 16 big-league pitchers with ERAs listed as infinity (no outs recorded, runs allowed). But there are greater tragedies.
October 14
Jorge Polanco had a tribute to Ozzie Virgil Sr. on his hat on Sept. 23, the 64th anniversary of Virgil becoming the first Dominican player in the majo

Twins shortstop Polanco has ankle surgery

The 27-year-old had a similar procedure last year following his All-Star season.
October 11
The Tampa Bay Rays celebrate a series-clinching 2-1 victory against the New York Yankees in Game 5 of the American League Division Series \

Reusse: Astonishing Rays keep on winning

Tampa-St. Petersburg is home to the most remarkable team in North American pro sports, and that's not the Stanley Cup-winning Lightning
October 8
North High School head football coach Charles Adams shown addressing the team at the end of practice while wearing a Twins shirt.

North football coach Adams leaving Mpls. police to direct security for Twins

Charles Adams III, 40, started with the Twins on Monday, calling the job a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity." Matt Hoy, the Twins' senior vice president for operations, announced the hire Thursday. Adams will continue to coach.
October 8
Miami's Brandon Kintzler delivers a pitch during the eighth inning in Game 2 of a National League Division Series vs. the Braves

Reusse: Ex-Twins reliever Kintzler's resurrection tale grows in Miami

Brandon Kintzler's story that took its biggest turn when he pitched for the Twins now includes a hotel quarantine and a remarkable run to the playoffs with the Marlins.
October 8
Oakland Athletics pitcher Liam Hendriks celebrates after striking out Chicago White Sox's Nomar Mazara for the final out in Game 3 of their American L

Five ex-Twins pitchers close out first round of playoffs for their teams

Five pitchers who finished a wild-card series previously worked for the Twins.
October 7
Better times: Twins began unexpected World Series run 33 years ago

Better times: Twins began unexpected World Series run 33 years ago

In early October 1987, the Twin Cities became a Twins town for the first time in a long time, beating Detroit 8-5 in their first playoff game in 17 years.
October 7
Frustrated Donaldson goes deep on umpires, shifts in series of tweets

Frustrated Donaldson goes deep on umpires, shifts in series of tweets

Josh Donaldson had an interesting back-and-forth about umpiring with former Twins infielder Trevor Plouffe during Tuesday night's MLB playoff games.
October 6
To end their 16-year playoff futility, Twins must reinvent their offense

To end their 16-year playoff futility, Twins must reinvent their offense

The Twins need to take a hard look at their players who feast on bad pitching and flail against the good ones. You can put Sano, Kepler and Rosario in that group.