Twins
May 1

Saturday's Twins-Kansas City game recap

A look back at Saturday afternoon's game.
The Twins Beat
May 1
Byron Buxton robbed Kansas City Andrew Benintendi of an extra base hit Friday night.

Buxton batting leadoff against hot Kansas City lefty today

The Twins will face near-impenetrable Royals starter Danny Duffy, who had a 0.39 ERA in four April starts.
Twins
May 1
Twins catcher Ben Rortvedt, in 2020.

Rortvedt jumps from Twins' taxi squad to MLB debut

Ben Rortvedt came up to start as Ryan Jeffers, Brent Rooker headed to the alternate site.
Twins
May 1
Twins first baseman Alex Kirilloff and Josh Donaldson celebrate after they defeated the Kansas City Royals

Kirilloff busts out of slump with two home runs, Twins hammer KC

Alex Kirilloff was batting .115 before he hit blasts of 394 and 416 feet to lift Twins to a 9-1 win on Friday night.
Twins
April 30

Friday's Twins-Kansas City game recap

A look back at Friday night's series opener.
The Twins Beat
April 30
Max Kepler greeted Byron Buxton at home plate after a Buxton home run earlier this season.

Kepler, Garlick activated; Twins demote catcher Jeffers, outfielder Rooker

Outfielders Kyle Garlick and Max Kepler missed nine games each after testing positive for COVID-19 on a West Coast road trip.
Twins
April 30
Byron Buxton is off to the best start of his career.

Buxton shares a secret: He doesn't take batting practice outdoors

Breaking with baseball tradition, Byron Buxton no longer participates in the ritual of taking pregame swings at home plate. It appears to be working.
Twins
April 29
The Royals’ Carlos Santana has a team-high 19 RBI and 16 walks after signing a two-year, $17.5 million deal in the offseason.

Twins-Kansas City series preview

First-place Kansas City (15-8) has a seven-game lead over the Twins in the American League Central.
Randball
April 29
Byron Buxton and Nelson Cruz have carried the Twins, but there has been too much to lift.

Buxton, Cruz have been let down so far by their Twins teammates

There have been too many near-automatic outs in the lineup, killing rallies and damaging the Twins' hopes — particularly in close games so far this season.
Twins
April 29
Byron Buxton and Jorge Polanco, who both hit homers in the first inning, celebrated after Wednesday’s Twins victory.

Twins blast way to victory with Buxton's five hits, six home runs

There was laughter, jokes, and some playful heckling going on in the dugout, the sort of cathartic exhale that reveals just how miserable the last couple of weeks have been for the Twins.
Twins
April 28

Wednesday's Twins-Cleveland game recap

Byron Buxton's first five-hit game of his career included his eighth home run, making him the AL home run leader.
Twins
April 28
Twins lefthander J.A. Happ lowered his ERA to 1.96, fifth-best in the American League.

Twins starter Happ feeds off energy of early run support

Being handed a 4-0 first-inning lead was an ideal way for the lefthander to begin his fourth start for the team.
The Twins Beat
April 28
J.A. Happ

Twins bring baseball's worst record into today's game in Cleveland

Losers of four in a row and 13 of 15, Rocco Baldelli's team is sinking quickly in the AL Central. J.A. Happ is the starting pitcher.
Sports
April 28
Twins relief pitcher Alex Colome

Twins try to rebuild Colome's confidence as he has another setback

Pitching coach Wes Johnson and manager Rocco Baldelli met with reliever Alexander Colome before Tuesday's game. Then he failed again.
Twins
April 28
Alexander Colome (left) walked three batters and hit anothe before being pulled and Kenta Maeda (right) yielded three home runs, including two Franmil

Twins pitching yields homers, loses control in latest misery-filled loss

"It's not just the wins and losses, it's the way these games have played out that has made them especially tough to stomach," Rocco Baldelli said after losing 7-4 to Cleveland.
Twins
April 27

Tuesday's Twins-Cleveland game recap

A look back at Tuesday's game.
The Twins Beat
April 27
Kenta Maeda

Maeda starts, Buxton back in Twins lineup; Angels games rescheduled

Kenta Maeda, who gave up only one run in three 2020 starts against Cleveland, will try to have a successful end to an uneven opening month.
Randball
April 27
Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Alex Colome walks to the dugout after Monday’s loss.

Odd stat with meaning: Twins can't win long games — or short ones, either

The Twins' 7-14 record — which puts them on a 108-loss pace, in case you were wondering — has come about in a most unusual way. Does it reveal something about them?
Twins
April 27
Cleveland’s Jordan Luplow got drenched by Eddie Rosario and his teammates after hitting a two-run home run off Twins reliever Alexander Colome in th

More bullpen failure, quiet bats spell another extra-inning loss for Twins

Alexander Colome lost his third game of the season, Tyler Duffey gave up a game-tying home run and the Twins offense managed only five hits in the 5-3 loss to Cleveland.
Twins
April 27
 Jose Berrios leaves the the mound during the sixth inning after manager Rocco Baldelli didn’t realize he was making a second trip to the mound.

Berrios forced to leave game after Baldelli's blunder

The Twins had to pull Jose Berrios in the sixth inning when manager Rocco Baldelli didn't realize he was making a second trip to the pitcher's mound.