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LIVE Color Feed: Twins vs. Yankees

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:18:32 EDT

Video highlights, Statcast info, analysis, tweets, key updates, the latest news and more from the Gameday Color Feed.



Sano's return from injury becoming less likely

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:47:35 EDT

Third baseman Miguel Sano accompanied the Twins to New York City for personal reasons, but he flew back to Minneapolis on Tuesday night to continue to rehab his left shin stress reaction at Target Field.



Santana hopes for chance vs. Yanks in October

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:40:09 EDT

Ervin Santana was mostly solid against the Yankees on Monday night, allowing two runs on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings in a 2-1 loss, but was blunt when asked if he'd take that performance in a potential American League Wild Card Game at Yankee Stadium.



Twins drop Bronx opener as WC edge narrows

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:01:06 EDT

Aaron Judge hit his American League-leading 44th home run and Jaime Garcia turned in his best start for his new club, helping the Yankees solidify their postseason odds with a 2-1 victory over the Twins on Monday evening at Yankee Stadium.



Twins putting trust in Adrianza's improved bat

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 18:54:47 EDT

When the Twins claimed Ehire Adrianza on waivers in February, they added him to the roster mostly because of his elite infield defense. But Adrianza has been a better hitter than expected.



#AwardWorthy: Vote for Buxton

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:49:12 EDT

Byron Buxton is up for Best Defensive Player and Best Play, Offense, in the 2017 Esurance MLB Awards, baseball's ultimate honors.



Twins use 2 big frames to build on WC lead

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 19:03:15 EDT

The Twins erased an early five-run deficit with a pair of huge innings to power past the Blue Jays.



Mauer's slam highlights Twins' 6-run 5th inning

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 19:35:51 EDT

Twins first baseman Joe Mauer delivered the biggest blow of Sunday's high-scoring series finale against the Blue Jays at Target Field.



Twins' Wild Card quest slowed by Blue Jays

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 23:37:21 EDT

Josh Donaldson clubbed a pair of homers to back a gem by Marco Estrada, as the Blue Jays pushed past the Twins, 7-2, on Saturday night at Target Field. Minnesota has lost back-to-back games to Toronto and dropped its lead for the second American League Wild Card spot to one game over the Angels, who beat the Rangers.



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 MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.



Sano hopes to return at end of upcoming trip

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 17:58:06 EDT

The return of Twins third baseman Miguel Sano remains unclear during the final stretch of the team's postseason chase. Minnesota had a two-game lead over the Angels for the second American League Wild Card spot going into Saturday.



Twins' confidence in Mejia remains high

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 22:21:50 EDT

Twins left-hander Adalberto Mejia wasn't expecting to dominate a powerful Blue Jays lineup, especially after not pitching at the Major League level in over a month.



Game doesn't start until Buxton closes door

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 21:43:28 EDT

Game doesn't start until Buxton closes door



Twins fall to Toronto, give up ground in WC race

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 01:39:42 EDT

Josh Donaldson and Kevin Pillar backed left-hander J.A. Happ with solo homers, as the Jays edged the Twins by a score of 4-3 on Friday at Target Field. Minnesota's lead dropped to 2 1/2 games for the second spot in the American League Wild Card race, pending the result of the Rangers-Angels game.



Colon's solid outing upended by poor seventh

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 01:38:40 EDT

As manager Paul Molitor stood at the podium wearing his Bartolo Colon "Big Sexy" shirt following Friday's game, he lamented about it not bringing good luck.



Experience sights, thrills from Big Sexy Night

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 00:26:57 EDT

Experience the sights and thrills from Big Sexy Night



Twins will be cautious with young Berrios

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 19:11:22 EDT

Twins right-hander Jose Berrios already has thrown a career-high 175 2/3 innings between Triple-A and the Majors this season, and manager Paul Molitor said they'll be cautious with the 23-year-old down the stretch.



Buxton shows he's more than defensive whiz

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 22:59:40 EDT

On the same day a new defensive metric unveiled by Statcast™ showed Byron Buxton has been the best defensive outfielder in baseball, Buxton showed he's no slouch offensively either. Buxton continued his incredible breakout season with a walk-off solo homer in the 10th inning to lift the Twins to a critical 3-2 win over the Blue Jays on Thursday night at Target Field.



Twins walk off in 10th for 2nd straight game

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 01:33:40 EDT

For the second consecutive night, the Twins won on a walk-off homer, as Byron Buxton delivered a two-out blast in the 10th inning to push his club past the Blue Jays, 3-2, on Thursday night at Target Field.



Podcast: Former top prospects now in MLB

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 21:43:46 EDT

The following is an excerpt from this week's Pipeline Podcast, in which Tim McMaster, Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo discuss former top prospects and how they are now faring in the Major Leagues. To listen to the show in its entirety, go to the MLB Pipeline Podcast page.



Twins mourn passing of beloved Imhoff

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:31:35 EDT

Margaret "Peg" Imhoff, a fixture in the Twins' press box for 42 years, known for her welcoming personality and effervescent smile, passed away Thursday morning after a battle with cancer. She was 79.



Race for 2nd AL Wild Card spot heating up

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 13:28:55 EDT

The Twins and Angels have shadowed one another for the past 35 days, each taking turns ahead of the other, neither opening up more than a two-game advantage. Isn't that the definition of a great playoff chase? At the moment, there's your race for the second American League Wild Card berth.



Rosario's walk-off helps Twins keep WC lead

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 01:36:09 EDT

Eddie Rosario crushed a walk-off two-run homer to right in the 10th inning to lift the Twins to a 3-1 win over the Padres on Wednesday night at Target Field. It helped the Twins improve their lead for the second AL Wild Card spot to 2 1/2 games, pending the Angels' result against the Astros.



Belisle staking claim to closer role

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:16:31 EDT

Twins manager Paul Molitor said he's not one for titles, and hasn't named veteran Matt Belisle as his official closer, despite him picking up a team-high seven saves since All-Star Brandon Kintzler was traded to the Nationals on July 31.



Dozier notches 2nd straight 30-HR season

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:17:26 EDT

With his leadoff homer against the Padres on Wednesday, Brian Dozier became the fifth Twins player to hit 30 homers in consecutive seasons and the first Major League second baseman to do it since Dan Uggla from 2007-11.



Twins club 7 homers as Gibson blanks Padres

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 02:44:04 EDT

The Twins clubbed a season-high seven homers to back another strong outing by Kyle Gibson in a 16-0 win over the Padres on Tuesday night at Target Field. Minnesota increased its lead for the second American League Wild Card spot to 1 1/2 games, pending the result of Tuesday's Astros-Angels game.



HR history: Twins go deep in 7 straight innings

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 01:19:54 EDT

The Twins made Major League history Tuesday, becoming the first team to homer in each of the first seven innings of a game in their 16-0 rout of the Padres at Target Field.



Ranking the Twins' 7 HRs in 7 innings

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 02:10:59 EDT

Ranking the Twins' 7 HRs in 7 innings



Twins slated to open '18 season against O's

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 19:45:25 EDT

The Twins announced their 2018 schedule on Tuesday, which includes Opening Day against the Orioles at Camden Yards on March 29, a series in Puerto Rico against the Indians from April 17-18 and Minnesota's first trip to Wrigley Field since 2009.



Twins select Moya's contract, DFA Vielma

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:21:35 EDT

The Twins selected the contract of left-handed reliever Gabriel Moya from Double-A Chattanooga on Tuesday, and designated shortstop Engelb Vielma for assignment to make room for Moya on the 40-man roster.



Inbox: How will Sano fit in after return from DL?

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 17:39:41 EDT

Beat reporter Rhett Bollinger answers fans' questions in a new edition of the Twins Inbox.



Twins' offense, pitching fall flat in series finale

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 19:58:30 EDT

The Royals jumped all over Bartolo Colon early, knocking him out in the second inning with a six-run outburst en route to an 11-3 win to split the four-game series at Kauffman Stadium on Sunday.



Colon's shortest start hampers Twins' WC push

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 19:33:31 EDT

With the Twins looking to end their seven-game road trip on a positive note with a series victory of the Royals, Bartolo Colon struggled, allowing six runs on six hits over 1 2/3 innings. It was his worst start since joining the Twins in mid-July and his shortest since leaving due to injury after recording one out against the Royals on June 21, 2016.