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Twins
July 3
Brooks Lee gets his second hit in his major league debut, an RBI single in the seventh inning, in the Twins' 9-2 loss to the Tigers at Target Field on

Lee shines, Festa struggles as Twins get thumped by Tigers

Brooks Lee, playing in his first game in the majors, had two hits and his first RBI. David Festa, in his first start at Target Field, endured a nine-batter, five-run ordeal in the third inning on the way to his first loss.
Twins
July 3
Twins third baseman Royce Lewis left early because of a sore groin before the sixth inning of the Twins' victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday.

Scoggins: Twins need to take deeper look at why Lewis keeps getting hurt

It is incumbent on everyone in his sphere to figure out if there is more to Royce Lewis' proclivity for injury than just terrible luck.
Twins
July 3
Brooks Lee during spring training in Fort Myers, Fla.

He's here: Lee set to make Twins debut

Royce Lewis was placed on the 10-day injured list because of an adductor strain. Brooks Lee was brought up to replace him.
Randball
July 3
Royce Lewis (left) tears his ACL crashing into the outfield wall in 2022 and celebrates a postseason homer (right) in 2023. (Star Tribune file photos)

The extreme highs and lows of budding Twins star Lewis

Twins third baseman Royce Lewis had to leave Tuesday's victory over Detroit with left groin tightness, the latest injury in a career already riddled with them. How do we reconcile his greatness and his fragility?
Twins
July 2
The Twins' Byron Buxton slides home just ahead of Tigers catcher Jake Rogers' tag, giving the Twins a 4-3 lead in the seventh inning of an eventual 5-

Twins beat Tigers 5-3 after Lewis leaves game in sixth inning

Manuel Margot and Carlos Correa homered as the Twins won for the fifth time in six games, but Royce Lewis received a MRI to assess the severity of a left groin injury.
Twins
July 2
David Festa got the win in a 13-6 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks in his major league debut in Phoenix last Thursday. But it was getaway day, so

Festa won his major league debut, but missed out on celebrating

David Festa pitched five innings to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks last Thursday, but the Twins were headed out of Phoenix and the righthander only had about 30 minutes after the game to spend with family and friends.
Twins
July 2
Max Kepler has spent a productive 10 years patrolling right field for the Twins, but the team could use a more potent lefthanded bat in the lineup as

Neal: It's time for Twins to get what they can get for Kepler

Max Kepler is among several lefthanded hitters not yet producing for the club this season. With his contract expiring after this season, trading the longest-tenured Twin is the right move.
Randball
July 2
If this caption didn't identify him as Twins reliever Cole Sands, would you know it was him? He's second on the team in appearances (32) and become a

Five unsung heroes this season for the suddenly very good Twins

Minnesota started the year 7-13 and struggled with consistency for much of the season's first half. But the Twins have settled into a groove and are 10 games over .500 thanks to several obvious contributors and five more subtle ones.
Twins
July 2
Twins infielder Brooks Lee waited on deck during spring training Feb. 25 in Fort Myers, Fla.

After overcoming back injury, Lee ready for potential major league call-up

Brooks Lee will always have to manage his back with extra exercises, but the switch-hitting shortstop doesn't look like a guy who missed time.
Twins
July 1
Twins reliever Kody Funderburk has benefited from drills and camps designed by the club to improve velocity and command of pitches.

How the Twins turn late-round draft picks into major league pitchers

Three starting pitchers the Twins have used this season were picked in the 12th round or later in their respective amateur drafts
Sports
July 1
All eyes were on Suni Lee during her beam routine Friday at Target Center.

Souhan: As sporting host, Twin Cities has had its own little run

From Olympic gymnastics to NBA conference finals and more, Minnesota has had a hot streak as host.
Twins
July 1
Austin Martin of the Twins scored a run during his team's 5-3 victory in Seattle on Sunday.

Twins hit season-best record as Tigers come to Target Field

They are 10 games over .500 at 47-37 and have homered in a team-record 19 consecutive games.
Twins
June 30
Twins pitcher Jorge Alcala celebrates after throwing out Oakland's Miguel Andujar in the eighth inning on June 16.

'A guy we've always believed in': Alcala throwing harder than ever

Saturday saw the fastest pitch of Jorge Alcala's career, but the reliever chooses to focus on other achievements.
Twins
June 30
Twins outfielder Trevor Larnach points up as he crosses home plate following his tiebreaking two-run, eighth-inning homer in Seattle on Sunday.

Twins win series from Mariners 5-3 on Larnach's eighth-inning homer

Joe Ryan didn't earn a decision but pitched the Twins out of trouble repeatedly over his 5⅔ innings, striking out 10.
Twins
June 30
Twins pitcher Caleb Thielbar throws against the Diamondbacks on Thursday in Phoenix.

Twins' Thielbar struggles to hit his rhythm with temperamental fastball

The 37-year-old Minnesotan can execute in bullpen sessions, but timing in game scenarios isn't where Caleb Thielbar would like it to be.
Twins
June 30
The Twins' Byron Buxton (25) greets teammates Jose Miranda, left, and Carlos Correa after the three of them scored on Buxton's second three-run homer

Twins top Mariners 5-1 as Buxton, López continue hot streaks

Byron Buxton drove in the go-ahead run with a double, then provided some breathing room with a three-run homer to back six strong innings by Pablo López.
Twins
June 29
Twins legend Tony Oliva laughs in 2022, a day before his induction in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.

Neal: Oliva hit hard by the deaths of two Hall of Fame brothers

Orlando Cepeda's death on Friday night followed Willie Mays' earlier this month, and Twins great Tony Oliva was close to both.
Twins
June 29
Twins third baseman Jose Miranda makes a throwing error on a grounder by the Mariners' Julio Rodríguez, enabling Luke Raley to score with the tying r

Defense lets Twins down in 3-2 loss to Mariners in 10 innings

Carlos Correa homered, but fielding miscues resulted in two Seattle runs before the Mariners handed the Twins their latest one-run loss.
Twins
June 29
Twins left fielder Trevor Larnach, diving into third base during a game at Target Field on April 22, has carved out an everyday role in the major leag

Twins' Larnach working hard at establishing foothold in major leagues

The 2018 first-round pick has been getting an opportunity to demonstrate his offseason work, although he's been a bit unlucky at the plate.
Twins
June 28
Twins star Byron Buxton reacts after hitting a three-run homer against the Diamondbacks on Thursday in Phoenix.

Twins' Buxton keeps it simple and heats up at the plate

The center fielder says he is feeling good in the batting cage, and it's carrying over into his plate appearances.