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Twins face Tribe with shot to clinch Wild Card

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:18:12 EDT

Cleveland will start right-hander Josh Tomlin (9-9, 4.98 ERA) in Tuesday's series opener at Progressive Field, while Minnesota will counter with veteran Bartolo Colon (6-14, 6.63 ERA) with a chance to clinch the second AL Wild Card spot.



Twins' potential WC roster coming into focus

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:35:21 EDT

The Twins haven't punched their ticket to the postseason just yet, but they're in good shape after a four-game sweep over the Tigers that has their magic number down to two with six games remaining.



Twins sweep Tigers, inch closer to WC berth

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:39:33 EDT

The Twins took care of business yet again versus the Tigers, reaching double digits in scoring for the third time in four games with a 10-4 rout to complete a critical four-game sweep on Sunday at Comerica Park. Minnesota outscored the Tigers, 39-12, en route to its first four-game sweep in Detroit since Sept. 10-13, 2004.



Sweep of Tigers showcases Twins' resiliency

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:43:59 EDT

After getting swept by the Yankees in New York, the Twins knew they had to bounce back against the struggling Tigers to remain in the driver's seat in the chase for the second American League Wild Card spot. Minnesota did just that, completing a crucial four-game sweep over the Tigers punctuated by a 10-4 win on Sunday at Comerica Park.



Molitor sits Kepler for precautionary reasons

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 12:00:00 EDT

Twins right fielder Max Kepler was held out of the lineup on Sunday after leaving Saturday's game with a left hip/lower back injury. But he's optimistic he could return on Tuesday in Cleveland after Monday's off-day.



#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 storm back, trim WC magic number to 4

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 23:34:51 EDT

The Twins keep showing their resiliency, and it's helping them inch toward their first postseason berth since 2010. Minnesota overcame a late deficit, rallying for eight runs in the eighth inning to take down the Tigers in a 10-4 win on Saturday night at Comerica Park.



Dozier turns bunt into bizarre leadoff 'homer'

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:55:58 EDT

Dozier turns bunt into bizarre leadoff 'homer'



Granite hits first career HR after entering to run

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 21:41:42 EDT

Granite hits first career HR after entering to run



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.



Twins show resilience in eight-run eighth inning

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 23:34:17 EDT

It was the Twins' second-biggest inning of the year in terms of runs scored, but in terms of importance, it might've been their biggest inning of the season.



Twins thinking of shuffling rotation

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 18:03:28 EDT

With an off-day on Monday, the Twins are debating shuffling their rotation for their series against the Indians.



Gibson guides Twins to victory over Tigers

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 01:16:20 EDT

Kyle Gibson continued his impressive run by throwing seven strong innings, Byron Buxton went 3-for-4 and Max Kepler and Brian Dozier both homered to lift the Twins to a 7-3 win over the Tigers on Friday night at Comerica Park.



Kepler finding new approach against lefties

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:19:13 EDT

With Max Kepler's struggles against left-handers this season, manager Paul Molitor has mostly sat him against lefties in recent weeks, even using infielder Ehire Adrianza in the outfield to replace him.



'Homework' helps Buxton improve at stealing

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:24:24 EDT

According to Statcast™'s sprint speed metric, Byron Buxton is the fastest player in baseball, but this season he's using his speed to become a better base stealer with the help of manager Paul Molitor, third-base coach Gene Glynn and first-base coach Jeff Smith.



Rejuvenated Mauer turning back the clock

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:31:08 EDT

Coupling his numbers since suffering his career-altering concussion in 2013 with an April that saw him hit .225 with four extra-base hits, it was fair to wonder how much Joe Mauer would contribute offensively this year.



Twins rout Tigers, increase Wild Card lead

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 01:03:04 EDT

The Twins boosted their chance at making the postseason for the first time since 2010 with a 12-1 win over the Tigers, powered by a three-hit game from Joe Mauer and a two-run single from Byron Buxton to snap a three-game losing streak on Thursday night at Comerica Park.



Sano continues to rehab, but return is uncertain

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:58:54 EDT

Twins third baseman Miguel Sano continues to rehab his left shin in Minnesota, but manager Paul Molitor said it's becoming more and more unlikely he'll be ready to return before the end of the regular season on Oct. 1.



Yanks over Twins in WC Game? Not so fast

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:22:34 EDT

The Yankees' record against the Twins since 2002 -- and this includes four soul-crushing postseason series for Minnesota -- is 89-33. And while this might give Twins fans nightmares ahead of a potential meeting in the Oct. 3 American League Wild Card Game, I can't help but think that Yankees fans might be more nervous.



Despite getting swept in NY, Twins look ahead

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:10:34 EDT

Even with a new regime and a lineup full of youngsters, Yankee Stadium remains the Twins' house of horrors.



Twins fall in finale, unable to add WC cushion

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 02:12:54 EDT

Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez launched back-to-back homers, and Didi Gregorius also went deep as the Yankees continued to fire on all cylinders in pursuit of a postseason berth, completing a series sweep of the Twins with an 11-3 victory on Wednesday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.



Berrios, Rosario, Vargas monitoring hurricane

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:16:33 EDT

With Hurricane Maria making landfall in Puerto Rico, Twins players Jose Berrios, Eddie Rosario and Kennys Vargas have been monitoring the situation from Yankee Stadium.



Twins go cold in Bronx, can't add to WC lead

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 01:30:37 EDT

CC Sabathia recovered from a shaky first inning to provide six solid frames and Brett Gardner drove in a pair of runs on Tuesday evening, leading the Yankees to a 5-2 victory over the Twins in another meeting of the top clubs in the American League Wild Card hunt.



Forced to throw strikes, Berrios has off night

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 01:30:54 EDT

For as good as Jose Berrios has been in his breakout second season, the 23-year-old still has outings where he clearly fights his command and struggles as a result.



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.



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' 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.