Twins
April 4
Luis Arraez’s bat-handling skills resemble those of a young Rod Carew, someone Arraez seeks to emulate.

Neal: Arraez has been learning from the best, and it shows

Making contact and spraying the ball all over, the young Twins leadoff hitter is doing his best to emulate Twins legend Rod Carew.
Twins
April 4

Sunday's Twins-Milwaukee game recap

Twins third baseman Luis Arraez collected line-drive hits to left, center and right fields, and he walked twice, too.
Twins
April 4
The Tigers’ Akil Baddoo never appeared above Class A ball before Sunday, when he homered on the first MLB pitch he saw.

Twins-Detroit series preview

Detroit, now managed by A.J. Hinch after Ron Gardenhire retired, opened the season by taking two out of three at home vs. Cleveland.
Twins
April 3
Jose Berrios pitches during the first inning of a game against the Brewers on Saturday

Berrios strikes out 12 in six no-hit innings, Twins beat Brewers 2-0

Saturday night's game at American Family Field was a strikeout-fest: The Twins and Brewers combined to whiff 30 times, with the Twins coming out ahead on the scoreboard thanks to Byron Buxton's home run.
Twins
April 3

Saturday's Twins-Milwaukee game recap

A look back at Saturday's game.
Twins
April 3
In response to Georgia’s new voting law, Major League Baseball announced that it will move it’s All-Star Game from the park.

Neal: MLB makes right call by pulling All-Star Game from Georgia

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred has stepped toward the fire with a decision that will not be popular with many baseball fans or politicians. But the decision was a home run.
Twins
April 3
Josh Donaldson

Donaldson goes on IL but optimistic it won't be a long stay

The Twins placed Josh Donaldson on the injured list Saturday with a right hamstring injury and called up outfielder Brent Rooker from the taxi squad.
Twins
April 3
The Twins received top bill in the next day’s paper after knocking off the Yankees in dramatic fashion on July 11, 1965

Reusse: Radio calls can capture Twins' memorable moments

The turnstile count at Met Stadium on July 11, 1965 was 35,253. And you know what the rest of baseball-loving Midwesterners did that afternoon? We listened on the radio.
Twins
April 3
Twins manager Rocco Baldelli went straight from Mike Bell’s funeral in Phoenix to the Twins’ season opener in Milwaukee.

Neal: Baldelli manages and mourns at the same time

La Velle E. Neal's weekly 3-2 pitch: Three observations, and two predictions for Twin Cities sports.
Sports
April 2
Taylor Rogers pitched the seventh inning on Thursday for the Twins, throwing just 10 pitches to get through Milwaukee’s 3-4-5 hitters.

Twins' bullpen operated according to plan in opener — except the loss

In what looks like a preview of what's to come, Twins manager Rocco Baldelli on Thursday found the roles and situations he had envisioned for a largely remade relief corps that he's still getting used to.
Twins
April 2
The Saints hosted fans during the summer of 2020 and will reopen their stadium starting Saturday. It will be their first season as the Triple-A affili

Saints opening stadium to fans for Twins' alternate site workouts

CHS Field will host public workouts featuring batting practice and simulated games nearly every day this month, starting Saturday.
Randball
April 2
Byron Buxton hit a long home run and walked twice in a strong debut.

Reaction, overreaction: Breaking down the Twins' opener breakdown

What can we question and what can we just chalk up to a single game microscopic sample size after the Twins blew a 5-2 lead in the ninth inning Thursday?
Twins
April 2
Luis Arraez was unable to field a ground ball during the third inning Thursday. Later defensive lapses cost the Twins on Opening Day.

Neal: Through one game, Twins were wrong about having defense covered

Two errors and two missed plays in the field proved costly in Thursday's season-opening loss.
Twins
April 2
Milwaukee’s Orlando Arcia celebrates with teammates after driving in the winning run during the 10th inning of the team’s Opening Day game against

Late-game blunders, Donaldson's early injury make for sour Twins loss

It was six minutes into the season when Josh Donaldson hurt his leg and one inning from winning when pitching and fielding breakdowns led to the extra-inning loss in Milwaukee.
Twins
April 1

Thursday's Twins-Milwaukee game recap

A look back at Opening Day.
Twins
April 1
Josh Donaldson, shown during spring training, injured his hamstring Thursday. “Obviously there has to be some concern, but we’ll wait and see,”

Donaldson gets Twins' first hit, then leaves with hamstring injury

The veteran third baseman pulled up briefly between first and second on a first-inning double.
Twins
April 1
Luis Arraez failed to field a chopper down the third base line against the Brewers in Milwaukee. The Twins blew a 5-2 lead in the ninth inning and los

Final: Twins fall 6-5 to Brewers in 10 innings on Opening Day, blow 5-2 lead in the ninth.

The Twins open their season this afternoon against the Brewers. Tap here for game updates, a box score, MLB scores and more.
The Twins Beat
April 1
Luis Arraez will bat leadoff and play left field today. He hit .321 in 32 games last season.

Arraez playing left field, batting leadoff for Twins in opener; Cruz on the bench

With no designated hitter in today's game against the Brewers, Nelson Cruz will sit and starting pitcher Kenta Maeda will have to hit.
Randball
April 1
Twins manager Rocco Baldelli has a daunting task this season.

Winning in the playoffs is all that really matters for the Twins, right?

As the Twins prepare to open the season today in Milwaukee, they find themselves at an interesting spot in their trajectory.
Sports
April 1
Podcast: Opening Day predictions, more on the Twins with La Velle E. Neal III

Podcast: Opening Day predictions, more on the Twins with La Velle E. Neal III

Who will lead the Twins? What should we be concerned about? Did you know La Velle does a pretty good impression of fellow columnist Patrick Reusse?