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'Locked in' Sano shows off power in win

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:24:15 EDT

It's becoming more and more apparent that Miguel Sano is developing into the powerful slugger the Twins hoped he'd become after a bit of a sophomore slump last year following a breakout rookie season.

Twins rally on clutch doubles by Sano, Mauer

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:42:03 EDT

Miguel Sano and Joe Mauer hit back-to-back two-run doubles in a four-run eighth inning as the Twins rallied for a 6-4 win Friday night over the Royals, who lost their eighth straight game.

Mejia fires seven scoreless for Rochester

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 01:21:00 EDT

Francisco Mejia has already piled up plenty of hits for Double-A Akron this season, but it wasn't until Friday night that the Indians' No. 2 prospect entered the home run column, connecting on a solo shot in the ninth inning of the RubberDucks' 6-1 win over Bowie.

MLB.TV: Watch every night on every device

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:33:57 EDT

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Plate umpire Bucknor exits game after foul tip

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:35:54 EDT

Home-plate umpire CB Bucknor left the Twins' 6-4 victory over the Royals Friday night in the eighth inning after being hit in the facemask by a foul tip from Minnesota third baseman Miguel Sano.

Hughes looks to build momentum vs. Royals

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:14:26 EDT

The Twins look to continue their early-season success against the Royals on Saturday, when right-hander Phil Hughes starts opposite Kansas City right-hander Jason Hammel.

Santiago placed on bereavement list

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:32:18 EDT

The Twins recalled left-hander Buddy Boshers from Triple-A Rochester on Friday, as left-hander Hector Santiago was placed on the bereavement list after the death of his grandmother.

Twins' Top 30 prospects list

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 17:59:33 EDT

Who do the Twins have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Minnesota's Top 30 Prospects on's Prospect Watch.

Soft contact, hot start: Low ERA for Santana

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:05:14 EDT

Ervin Santana leads the Majors in ERA, but how much of that is good performance and how much of that is good luck? Using Statcast, we can show that Santana has induced so much poor contact that he's legitimately earned his great stat line.

Inbox: Is Polanco staking claim on short?

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:31:33 EDT

Miguel Sano has been carrying the offense, and youngsters Jorge Polanco and Max Kepler have contributed. There are plenty of questions about this team, however, which leads us to this week's Twins Inbox.

Escobar homers in finale loss to Rangers

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 02:25:38 EDT

Ryan Rua hit his first career grand slam in an eight-run eighth inning to help cap off the Rangers' 14-3 comeback win over the Twins.

Twins' bullpen has rare off night

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 01:06:03 EDT

One of the steadier bullpens in baseball suddenly became extremely wild in the sixth inning Wednesday night, as the Twins missed a chance to sweep the Rangers in a 14-3 loss.

Santiago starts with late grandmother on mind

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 01:29:45 EDT

Hector Santiago started Wednesday's game against the Rangers with the memory of his late grandmother on his mind.

Sano sparkles at plate, in field in Twins' rout

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 01:12:42 EDT

Miguel Sano put on a showcase performance at the plate and on the diamond Tuesday in the Twins' 8-1 victory over the Rangers, hitting a soaring homer that started a huge inning and making some nifty plays at third base.

Twins ride hot Santana, big inning past Texas

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:15:17 EDT

Twins pitcher Ervin Santana continues to build on one of the best starts to a season in his career, holding the Rangers to one run over seven innings in an 8-1 victory at Globe Life Park on Tuesday.

O'Rourke headed for Tommy John surgery

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:24:23 EDT

Relievers Ryan O'Rourke and Trevor May both saw Rangers team physician Dr. Keith Meister on Tuesday. O'Rourke got disappointing news -- the lefty will need to undergo Tommy John surgery -- while May had a positive post-op follow-up with the orthopedist who performed his Tommy John surgery in late March.

Dozier double backs Hughes, bullpen vs. Texas

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 01:34:28 EDT

Brian Dozier hit a three-run double off Rangers starter Martin Perez and the Twins made it stand up with a 3-2 victory on Monday night at Globe Life Park. The Twins had lost seven of nine at home before opening their six-game road trip with a win and snapping the Rangers' four-game winning streak.

Twins' patience at plate paying off

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 01:12:31 EDT

Twins second baseman Brian Dozier seemed surprised when told, after Monday's 3-2 victory over the Rangers, that his team had drawn more walks than any other MLB team entering Monday.

Sano appeals one-game suspension

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:37:42 EDT

The Twins will appeal the one-game suspension Major League Baseball imposed on third baseman Miguel Sano for his aggressive actions in Saturday's game against the Tigers in Detroit.

Levine returns to old stomping grounds

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 20:33:30 EDT

Sitting in the relatively foreign environs of the visitors' dugout at Globe Life Park, Twins general manager Thad Levine summed up his first trip back to the place he worked for 11 seasons with the Rangers as "emotional."

Gibson: Time to 'dig deep' amid rough stretch

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 19:25:32 EDT

As a pitch-to-contact sinkerballer, Twins right-hander Kyle Gibson relies on his defense to help him be effective. But the defense didn't help him on Sunday, and he didn't help himself much either, as he struggled for the fourth straight outing in a 13-4 loss to the Tigers at Target Field.

Kepler, Rosario HRs not enough in finale

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 20:48:15 EDT

Alex Avila hit a two-run homer and three Tigers finished with three hits to back right-hander Michael Fulmer and lead Detroit to a 13-4 win over the Twins on Sunday at Target Field.

Vargas recalled, Boshers optioned after callup

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:59:39 EDT

After placing right-hander Justin Haley on the 10-day disabled list and optioning left-hander Adalberto Mejia to Triple-A Rochester on Saturday, the Twins recalled first baseman Kennys Vargas and left-handed reliever Buddy Boshers from Rochester on Sunday.

Catcher Gimenez keeps it simple on mound

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 20:17:41 EDT

Catcher Gimenez keeps it simple on mound

Polanco, Castro clutch, but Twins fall short

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 20:38:11 EDT

In a feisty game that saw the benches clear in the fifth inning after Tigers left-hander Matthew Boyd threw behind Miguel Sano, Nicholas Castellanos homered in the third and came through with a go-ahead RBI double in the sixth to lead the Tigers to a 5-4 win over the Twins on Saturday at Target Field.

Sano, Polanco displaying defensive prowess

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 14:18:03 EDT

One of the biggest question marks heading into the 2017 season for the Twins was how third baseman Miguel Sano and shortstop Jorge Polanco would fare defensively.

Twins take advantage of wild Verlander for win

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 02:04:32 EDT

The Twins used a patient approach against Justin Verlander, drawing six walks against the veteran ace, including three as part of a six-run sixth inning capped by a three-run homer from Eddie Rosario in a 6-3 win over the Tigers on Friday night at Target Field.

Falvey scouts McKay in advance of Draft

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:42:51 EDT

With the Twins holding the No. 1 pick in the 2017 Draft, chief baseball officer Derek Falvey continues to scout top prospects, and he watched the University of Louisville's Brendan McKay pitch on Friday night.

Bullpen coughs up lead in loss to Indians

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 19:33:24 EDT

Trevor Bauer threw 6 1/3 solid innings, and Carlos Santana connected on a pair of RBI doubles to lift the Indians to a three-game sweep over the Twins with a 6-2 win on Thursday afternoon at Target Field.

After Santana exits, Indians get to bullpen

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:54:07 EDT

After limiting the Indians to one run over six innings on Thursday, Twins right-hander Ervin Santana was in line to become the first pitcher in the Majors to reach four wins, to go along with his 0.64 ERA.

Duffey's numbers improving in relief

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 21:57:14 EDT

It's only been four relief appearances and 8 2/3 scoreless innings, but right-hander Tyler Duffey is showing positive signs about his move to the bullpen.

Twins fall as Hughes' struggles continue

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:54:56 EDT

Jose Ramirez and Edwin Encarnacion both hit two-run homers, while Francisco Lindor connected on a two-run triple and extended his hit streak to 12 games with a single in the first to help the Indians to a 11-4 win over the Twins on Tuesday night at Target Field.

Gordon continues hot start

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 01:34:34 EDT

Junior Fernandez put his tough start to the season behind him in a truly dominant manner, retiring the first 19 batters he faced on Wednesday.

Kepler's misplay on routine fly proves costly

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 23:32:32 EDT

The Twins' outfield defense is one of their major assets this season, but right fielder Max Kepler made a costly error on a routine flyball from Jose Ramirez in the first inning Tuesday against the Indians, leading to two unearned runs scoring.

Carew rallies for organ donation awareness

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 21:07:35 EDT

Rod Carew has been blessed with new life, thanks to a heart and kidney transplant, and the Hall of Famer has turned his attention to saving the lives of others by raising awareness for heart disease and organ donations.