Twins
June 9

Tuesday's Twins-Yankees game recap

A look back at Tuesday's game.
The Twins Beat
June 8
Michael Pineda

Yankees-Twins series begins with Michael Pineda facing his former teammates

Rob Refsnyder comes off the concussion injury list and Gilberto Celestino was optioned to the minors.
Randball
June 8
Josh Donaldson and Gerrit Cole should face each other Wednesday.

Baseball's new cheating controversy takes center stage at Target Field

MLB is set to punish pitchers using illegal substances on baseballs to improve performance. Gerrit Cole, called out by Josh Donaldson in a recent interview, will pitch Wednesday against the Twins.
Twins
June 8
Alex Rodriguez

A-Rod blasts Yankees over team's one-dimensional lineup

Alex Rodriguez has feuded in the past with General Manager Brian Cashman, and this is not the first time he has criticized him or his strategy.
Sports
June 8
New York Yankees pitcher Gerrit Cole (45) in action during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox on Saturday, May 22, 2021

Podcast: Donaldson-Cole showdown highlights Twins vs. Yankees

The Twins third baseman has implicated the Yankees' ace as a main offender in MLB's controversy about pitchers using foreign substances to increase the spin rate on their pitches.
Twins
June 8
Jim Zasowski of Z1CareerZone.

Twins make sure players can get real-world answers for life after baseball

The Twins are the first team to implement an online program to help prepare players for what happens when their playing careers are over.
Twins
June 8
Twins ace Kenta Maeda struggled and has been on the injured list; Yankees starter Jameson Taillon was removed from Saturday’s game vs. Boston.

Neal: Twins-Yankees series will be battle of baseball's bigger disappointments

One team is not even close to playoff worthiness and the other just was swept at home by their hated rival. They'll play three games starting tonight at Target Field.
Sports
June 7
Yankees slugger Aaron Judge.

Series preview: Twins vs. Yankees

Two fourth-place teams square off at Target Field.
Sports
June 7
Giancarlo Stanton has had a rough time making contact of late.

Comparing the Yankees and Twins in 2021

The Bombers arrive at Target Field in a funk, something the home team can certainly relate to this season.
Randball
June 7
Francisco Liriano

Twins need a 2006-style turnaround — or it's time to make some trades

If you've been holding out hope for a Twins turnaround this season, the 2006 team's recovery from a terrible start does offer at least a sliver of hope.
Sports
June 7
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Jose Berrios leaves the the mound during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, in Clevel

Podcast: Reusse on all-time choke jobs; would Twins trade Berrios?

Columnist Patrick Reusse joins the Daily Delivery. Twins trade speculation is a prime topic, as well as thedramatic collapse of golfer Lexi Thompson at the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament.
Sports
June 7
Minnesota Twins’ Miguel Sano (22) and Jorge Polanco bump fists after Sano scored on an Andrelton Simmons double off New York Yankees pitcher Michael

Podcast: Walking off the Yankees and La Velle chats about cheating

Michael Rand was three outs from burying the Twins. And then came the dramatic comeback victory. How does he feel about that? And how does La Velle E. Neal III feel about baseball cheating and bad fans?
Sports
June 7
Minnesota Twins center fielder Byron Buxton (25) posed for a portrait on Photo Day during Spring Training. ] JEFF WHEELER • jeff.wheeler@startribune

Podcast: Is Buxton unhappy with the Twins? Patrick Reusse thinks so.

While Byron Buxton is unlikely to be dealt midyear, don't rule out an offseason trade — meaning none of the Twins' core of established players is untouchable. How quickly could a roster purge begin?
Twins
June 7
Kansas City Royals’ Nicky Lopez bunts into a triple play during the third inning.

Triple play, flawless relief give Twins split in Kansas City with 2-1 victory

Five relievers combined for the final 15 outs, and the Twins — helped by turning a popped-up bunt into a triple play — held off the Royals.
Twins
June 6
Twins starting pitcher Bailey Ober throws during the first inning against the Kansas City Royals

Ober gets nod over Jax for Twins' series finale against Royals

In his second big-league start, Bailey Ober gave up one run on five hits in four innings while striking out four. The 6-9 righthander did not walk a batter.
Twins
June 6
The Twins pulled off a triple play in the eighth inning after Seattle loaded up the bases on May 27, 2006. Here, Tony Batista tags out Carl Everett fo

Triple plays in Twins history

The Twins turned the 15th triple play in franchise history Sunday. Here's the history.
Sports
June 6

Louisville shuts down St. Paul Saints

Saints are limited to three hits, fall back to .500.
Twins
June 6

Sunday's Twins-Kansas City game recap

A look back at Sunday afternoon's game.
Twins
June 5
Twins outfield prospect Brent Rooker.

Brent Rooker homers again but Saints lose to Louisville 6-3

Saints starter Bryan Sammons gave up four runs and six hits in four innings.
Sports
June 5
Jose Berrios delivered a first-inning pitch against the Royals on Saturday.

Saturday's Twins-Kansas City game recap

A quick look at Saturday's game.