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Published: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:01:26 GMT2016-09-28T20:01:26Z


Twins offensive slump continues in 11-inning loss to Kansas City

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:39:32 GMT2016-09-28T19:39:32Z

The Twins lost their 101st game, one short of the 34-year-old team record.

Trash talk: Twins president Dave St. Peter describes team with expletive at environmental meeting

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:01:26 GMT2016-09-28T20:01:26Z

Comparing environmental successes to on-the-field failures, Twins president Dave St. Peter used an expletive when he cited 'the thing we screwed up' to a group at the University of Minnesota.

Postgame: Dozier now leads the majors in stolen-base percentage

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:55:05 GMT2016-09-28T05:55:05Z

No-strikeout game is a rarity for Berrios; Mondesi pulls off critical delayed steal in 11th.

Derek Falvey part of 'first-class' operation with Indians

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:53:57 GMT2016-09-28T05:53:57Z

Berrios: Surprised to be removed in fifth inning

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:00:05 GMT2016-09-28T08:00:05Z

Twins righthander Jose Berrios says he was surprised to be removed with Twins leading in the fifth inning Tuesday, but "you have to respect" manager's decision.

Will the Vikings finish with 100 fewer losses than the Twins?

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 23:58:58 GMT2016-09-27T23:58:58Z

When the Twins lost their 100th game of the season Sunday and the Vikings won at Carolina to stay undefeated, it didn’t take a math whiz to figure out that the Vikings had 100 fewer losses than the Twins at that point. As of Tuesday afternoon, that’s still the case. But the Twins will have six more chances to lose in the next six days before mercifully ending this season Sunday. The Vikings don’t play until Monday night. So here’s a question: will the Vikings finish this season with at least 100 fewer losses than the Twins? Your answer depends on a combination of faith in the Vikings and lack of faith in the Twins — both of which are in heavy supply right now in Minnesota. The math is pretty simple since the gap is 100 right now. However many games the Twins lose in the next six, the Vikings can only afford to lose that many all season to keep the pace. If the Twins lose all six, the Vikings could go 10-6. If the Twins go 2-4, the Vikings would need to go 12-4. If the Twins somehow run the table, the Vikings would need to go 16-0. Although the Twins have been woeful this season and are playing on the road to end the year, they are also playing teams (the Royals and White Sox) who will have nothing to play for, either. Kansas City, one year after winning the World Series, is on the verge of being officially eliminated from the playoff race while Chicago already has been. Given that both opponents are probably disappointed, it’s not far-fetched to think the Twins could win a handful of these games. My best guess: The Twins go 2-4 in the next six, meaning the Vikings would need to go 12-4 to keep the 100-victory cushion. I’m on record during this week’s Access Vikings podcast as saying the Vikings will do it, though I might regret it if the Twins have an unexpectedly strong finish. The 100-win gap has clearly been done before — the 2003 Tigers made it impossible for the Lions not to get there by going 43-119 (even though the Lions went just 5-11). The 2005 Royals went 56-106 while the Chiefs went 10-6. But the Vikings and Twins have never turned the trick. The Twins had only topped 100 losses in a season once before this year — 1982, when they went 60-102. Even with the “benefit” of a work stoppage that year, the Vikings at 5-4 couldn’t pull it off. This year, though, there’s a real chance — which probably says more about the Twins than it does the Vikings but mostly speaks to the wide gap between the two franchises just one season after both seemed to be trending upward.

Twins-Kansas City game recap

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:50:59 GMT2016-09-28T05:50:59Z

Twins arrive in K.C. just in time to see defending champs eliminated

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:12:31 GMT2016-09-28T00:12:31Z

A Royals loss or Orioles win would end KC's postseason hopes, while Molitor just tries to keep his last-place team engaged.

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Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:49:24 GMT2016-09-28T12:49:24Z

Cleveland's Derek Falvey will head Twins baseball operations

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:11:46 GMT2016-09-27T12:11:46Z

Cleveland assistant GM Derek Falvey, 33, will become their top decisionmaker.