Twins
October 1
Minnesota Twins Miguel Sano on the dugout at the end of the game.

Twins swept by Houston. 'It seemed like we played into their trap'

The most bizarre season in baseball history ended in the most familiar way possible for the Twins on Wednesday: A meek loss and another unceremonious sweep.
Twins
October 1
Carlos Correa celebrated after hitting a home run in the seventh inning.

Correa taunts Astros haters: 'What are they going to say now?'

While Byron Buxton was mostly absent Wednesday, his draft classmate was busy showing why he went first overall in 2012.
Twins
October 1
Twins left fielder Eddie Rosario spoke to home plate umpire Manny Gonzalez after he struck out in the sixth inning. Gonzalez ejected Rosario for the i

Rosario ejected, Berrios exits early as frustration fills Twins' day

There was passion, frustration and reflection from the Twins on a day their season came to an end.
Twins
October 1
Twins pitcher Jose Berrios in the dugout after finishing the fifth inning.

Souhan: Quick hook for starters leads to quick exit from playoffs

Do not let the oddities of this short, strange season distract you from the fact this was the most embarrassing loss of the Twins' record-breaking postseason losing streak.
Twins
October 1
Twins pinch runner Byron Buxton was tagged out in a rundown by Astros pitcher Cristian Javier in the eighth inning.

Buxton sits to start Game 2, gets picked off as pinch runner

Byron Buxton's 2020 season began with him out of the lineup because of a mid-foot sprain and interrupted by a left shoulder strain. It didn't end very well, either.
Twins
October 1
Twins players watched from the dugout in the ninth inning.

Hartman: Twins run into familiar end to unfamiliar season

Despite their playoff loss, the Twins did well to navigate in a pandemic and win the AL Central.
Twins
September 30

Lost causes: Longest postseason losing streaks among major North American sports teams

The Twins have the unpleasant distinction of being alone at the top.
Twins
September 30

Twins-Houston Game 2 recap

A look back at Wednesday's game.
Twins
September 30
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Watch the replay: Twins playoff postgame show on StribSports Live

Michael Rand broke down the Game 2 loss to the Astros and talked about all the things that went wrong during another Twins playoff failure.
Twins
September 30
Watch: Twins playoff postgame show on StribSports Live

Watch: Twins playoff postgame show on StribSports Live

Michael Rand and his guests broke down the latest Twins' breakdown in their 4-1 loss to Houston in Game 1. Watch it here.
Twins
September 30
Alex Kirilloff

Buxton on bench for Game 2; Kirilloff to make major league debut in right field

In the Twins' most important game of the season, Alex Kirilloff will start in right field and hit sixth against the Astros in Game 2 of thea best-of-three Wild Card series.
Twins
September 30
Twins reliever Tyler Duffey, catcher Ryan Jeffers and pitching coach Wes Johnson held a discussion on the mound in the seventh inning Tuesday.

Reusse: One word describes Twins' Game 1 bullpen decisions: Brutal

Twins manager Rocco Baldelli used his bullpen as if playing in mid-August with a sub-.500 team in a full season instead of the opener of a best-of-three elimination series.
Twins
September 30
Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco could not reach this ball hit by the Astros' Kyle Tucker in the fourth inning, but it was his errant throw in the ninth

A look at the two fielding plays that doomed the Twins

In a Twins universe where postseason catastrophe isn't an everyday occurrence, those plays are unremarkable, those innings are over, and the Twins jog off the field.
Twins
September 30
The Astros Yuli Gurriel scored after Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Sergio Romo (54), rear, walked Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (27) with

Ninth-inning meltdown, absent offense drops Twins to Game 1 loss

The Twins have dropped 17 consecutive postseason games, giving them the longest playoff losing streak in major North American sports history. The one happened because of failures in all aspects of the game.
Twins
September 30
The Twins allowed some team employees and family members of players to attend Tuesday's game.

Game 2 guide: Twins-Astros statistics, TV/radio info, rosters and more

The Twins postseason will be over by sundown if they don't defeat Houston in today's playoff game, which starts at noon. Tap here for a guide to Game 2 against the Astros.
Twins
September 30
Nelson Cruz's RBI double in the third inning Tuesday was one of the few offensive bright spots for the Twins against the Astros in Game 1 of the teams

Souhan: Playoff pressure continues causing offense to disappear

In dropping yet another postseason game, the Twins showed once again that the stage lights are too bright for their wide eyes when the games matter most.
Twins
September 30
Astros pitcher Framber Valdez gave up only two hits in five scoreless innings in a 4-1 victory over the Twins.

Astros starter-turned-reliever Valdez shuts down Twins for five innings

Framber Valdez throws five shutout innings, giving the Astros time to overtake the Twins in Game 1 on Tuesday.
Twins
September 29

Twins fall 4-1 to Astros in Game 1 of AL wild-card series

Two costly fielding plays led to three Houston runs in the ninth inning at Target Field on Tuesday as the Twins suffered their 17th consecutive playoff loss.
Twins
September 29

Twins-Houston Game 1 recap

The Astros' Framber Valdez pitched five shutout innings, giving up only two hits in his postseason debut. He's the first reliever to pitch five shutout innings since Madison Bumgarner did it for the Giants in Game 7 of the 2014 World Series.
Twins
September 29
The Twins left third baseman Josh Donaldson off the wild-card series playoff roster because of a still-tender right calf injury.

Twins cautious with Donaldson, so he's not on wild-card series roster

Jettisoning Donaldson from the 28-man roster meant Marwin Gonzalez would play third base against the Astros, and the Twins added the pinch-hit bat Baldelli craved by promoting 2016 first-round pick Alex Kirilloff from their taxi squad.