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Sat, 24 Sep 2016 21:24:51 EDTOther than a prodigious blast by Nelson Cruz, right-hander Tyler Duffey shut down the Mariners for seven innings Saturday as the Twins snapped a seven-game losing streak and dented Seattle's Wild Card pursuits with a 3-2 victory at Target Field.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 18:23:45 EDTWhile Byron Buxton has continued to prove himself to be an elite defender in center field, as evidenced by his leaping catch to rob Nelson Cruz of a potential three-run homer on Friday, it's Buxton's offense this month that has the Twins excited about his future.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 16:22:45 EDTThe Baseball Hall of Fame is a national treasure, and the museum is a must-see for baseball fans, but its location in Cooperstown, N.Y., isn't easy to get to for many.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 18:37:02 EDTWith the Mariners still alive in the chase for an American League Wild Card spot, they'll turn to right-hander Taijuan Walker in the final game of a three-game series against the Twins on Sunday in the season finale at Target Field. Walker, who will start opposite lefty Hector Santiago, is looking to replicate his only previous outing at Target Field, when he threw a complete game and allowed just one hit -- a solo homer -- with one walk and 11 strikeouts on July 31 of last season.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 02:36:57 EDTHighlight-reel catches have become a common occurrence for Twins rookie center fielder Byron Buxton, but he made one of his best catches of the season to rob Seattle's Nelson Cruz of a potential three-run homer in the third inning on Friday night.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 01:42:03 EDTMariners lefty James Paxton took matters into his own hands on Friday with a powerful seven-inning outing, and he got plenty of help from his offense as Seattle topped the Twins, 10-1, to stay in pursuit of an American League Wild Card.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 20:54:02 EDTThe Twins received good news on rookie outfielder Max Kepler, who suffered a mild neck strain in Thursday's game against the Tigers but could return to the lineup as early as Saturday.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:29 EDTBrian Dozier made history in the Twins' 9-2 loss to the Tigers on Thursday afternoon in Game 1 of a split doubleheader, as he connected on his 42nd homer of the year and his 40th while playing second base, which set an American League record for homers hit by a second baseman.
Mon, 5 Sep 2016 11:17:10 EDTWho 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.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:35:43 EDTCabrera gave a thumbs up to Buxton's impressive throw
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 01:50:08 EDTThe Tigers rolled into Target Field on Thursday morning for a long day of work. They left town with an American League Wild Card spot in their grasp. Justin Verlander's six innings of work and Erick Aybar's two RBIs helped Detroit to a doubleheader sweep, capped by a 4-2 win in the nightcap.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:09:12 EDTAfter visiting back specialist Dr. Robert Watkins in Southern California on Monday, Twins reliever Trevor May was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his back.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:19:22 EDTJustin Upton's seventh-inning solo homer broke a low-scoring battle Thursday afternoon at Target Field before Victor Martinez's pinch-hit three-run homer in the ninth sent the Tigers on their way to a 9-2 win over the Twins to begin a day-night doubleheader.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 23:53:58 EDTPaul Molitor is a member of an elite group, one of just 217 players who have been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. And he's still a member of a much smaller subset of that group: Hall of Famers who have managed a Major League team. There have been 63 of them, but most achieved this feat in the era before World War II.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 23:59:10 EDTWith Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias at the plate with a runner on and nobody out in the seventh, the Twins shaded center fielder Byron Buxton to right-center.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 01:50:04 EDTWith an American League postseason spot still in sight, the Tigers got their series against the last-place Twins off to a strong start with an 8-1 win on Tuesday night at Target Field.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 19:30:18 EDTAfter receiving further testing on Monday, Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario was diagnosed with a fractured left thumb and will miss the rest of the season, manager Paul Molitor said on Tuesday.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 19:33:17 EDTTwins second baseman Brian Dozier is having the offensive season of a lifetime. His fifth-inning single in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Mets at Citi Field extended his hitting streak to 22 games in a row.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 19:07:28 EDTWith each passing day, the Mets' flirtation with postseason baseball becomes increasingly serious. As the Giants and Cardinals slugged things out amongst themselves this weekend in San Francisco, the Mets quietly took care of their own business at home, capping a three-game sweep of the Twins on Sunday with a 3-2 victory.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 01:06:51 EDTWith two more hits on Saturday, Twins rookie outfielder Byron Buxton raised his average to .333 in September, and 11 of his 19 hits this month have gone for extra bases. He came into Saturday in a 2-for-15 slump, but he ended the night with his sixth home run of the month.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 01:00:12 EDTCurtis Granderson became the first Mets player in club history to hit homers that both tied and won the game in extra innings on Saturday night, giving his club a 3-2, 12-inning victory over the Twins at Citi Field in a contest that had playoff implications for New York.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 23:36:44 EDTWhen Jose Berrios got the final out of the first inning Friday night, he returned to the Twins' dugout to find manager Paul Molitor waiting for him. "It might not be the prettiest zero you'll ever put up," Molitor told his young right-hander. "But it's a zero."
Sat, 17 Sep 2016 01:23:43 EDTThe Mets returned to Citi Field for their final homestand on Friday in an enviable position. With a one-game cushion in the National League Wild Card race and the NL's easiest schedule before them, they held control of their fate. The Mets' only requirement was to win at least as many games as the next-best teams.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 01:30:38 EDTThe Twins threw another wrench into the Tigers' late-season playoff drive and spoiled ex-teammate Mike Pelfrey's return to Detroit's rotation. Brian Dozier's two-run single punctuated a four-run second inning, providing Hector Santiago and Minnesota's bullpen all the support they needed for a 5-1 win on Thursday afternoon and a four-game series split at Comerica Park.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 14:57:31 EDTTampa Bay Rays vice president of baseball operations Chaim Bloom is among the candidates to take over the Minnesota Twins' leadership position, sources told FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal on Friday. Neither club has confirmed the report.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 10:00:00 EDTWhen you consider the history of the game since its professional birth soon after the Civil War, Brian Dozier is doing the unthinkable. That's because of the tremendous power Dozier has displayed this season while playing second base.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 21:57:25 EDTUnlucky circumstances were working against Miguel Cabrera on Thursday, turning a would-be three-run homer into a merely a hard-hit out against the Twins.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 01:00:50 EDTMiguel Cabrera provided the latest addition to the Tigers' late-inning rallies with a go-ahead home run in the seventh inning en route to a 9-6 win over the Twins on Wednesday night at Comerica Park.
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 23:25:58 EDTTwins catcher Kurt Suzuki hit a three-run homer in a 9-6 loss to the Tigers on Wednesday night, but he also had to leave the game after sustaining a cut on his chin in the eighth inning after being hit in the facemask by a foul ball from Miguel Cabrera.
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 19:15:52 EDTThe Twins are set to open the 2017 season at home for the second time since Target Field opened in 2010, according to the preliminary 2017 Major League Baseball schedule released on Wednesday.
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 19:05:49 EDTRookie right-hander Jose Berrios said on Wednesday that he was thankful to get another chance to start on Friday against the Mets after meeting with manager Paul Molitor, pitching coach Neil Allen and bullpen coach Eddie Guardado on Tuesday.
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 23:02:15 EDTWhile Brian Dozier's epic run to 40 homers and Byron Buxton's emergence this month have dominated the headlines as the Twins head to the finish line, shortstop Jorge Polanco's impressive rookie year has flown under the radar.