Jorge Polanco, Kennys Vargas and Eddie Rosario homered to back a strong effort from right-hander Kyle Gibson and carry the Twins to a 4-1 win over the White Sox on Tuesday night at Guaranteed Rate Field. It helped the Twins remain in the second AL Wild Card spot ahead of the Angels.
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After Monday's doubleheader that saw Tim Melville start Game 1 and Dillon Gee start in Game 2, the Twins are exploring their options for their fifth starter spot once it comes up again Saturday.
The Twins will look to capitalize on their recent success as they take on the last-place White Sox on Wednesday at Guaranteed Rate Field. Ervin Santana will take the hill against White Sox right-hander James Shields in the fourth of a rare stretch of five games.
Ever since he was a kid in the Dominican Republic, Miguel Sano has always been noticeable on the baseball field. Sano likes to have fun, and can be a bit of a character, leading to his nickname, "Boqueton," which roughly translates to "Big Mouth."
Brian Dozier had an outstanding second half of 2016, but wasn't quite able to sustain that in the first half this year. But after a scorching first month to kick off this year's second half, it seems like Minnesota's second baseman might just be at at it again.
Blasts from Jorge Polanco and Brian Dozier highlighted a four-homer performance as the Minnesota Twins stormed to a 10-2 win and split a straight doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field on Monday.
Jorge Polanco hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning to nearly complete a comeback in Game 1's 7-6 loss to the White Sox before crushing a three-run homer to ignite six-run second in a 10-2 win in the nightcap of Monday's doubleheader.
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Left-hander Carlos Rodon continued his impressive run with 6 1/3 strong innings and was backed by a three-run homer from Yolmer Sanchez and a solo shot from Jose Abreu in a 7-6 win over the Twins in Game 1 of Monday's doubleheader at Guaranteed Rate Field.
Francisco Mejia and Bobby Bradley helped bring Akron's five-game losing streak to an end as the duo combined for five extra-base hits, five runs and six RBIs in a 13-5 victory against Harrisburg.
Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association are introducing the inaugural Players Weekend, this Friday through Sunday, when all players will wear colorful, non-traditional uniforms featuring alternate designs, and Twins players are excited for the chance to show off their personalities to the fans.
The Twins officially placed third baseman Miguel Sano on the 10-day disabled list Monday with a stress reaction to his left shin. In a corresponding move, first baseman/designated hitter Kennys Vargas was recalled from Triple-A Rochester.
Arizona left fielder Gregor Blanco hovered over home plate, almost as if he were frozen in place by an 85.5 mph fastball from Bartolo Colon to end the sixth inning. Colon walked off the mound, while Blanco could merely watch following the strikeout.
Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario delivered the signature blow of a nine-run first inning in Minnesota's 12-5 victory over Arizona at Target Field on Sunday.
MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any player currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible.
They played 8 1/2 innings at Target Field on Sunday afternoon, but the D-backs-Twins game was decided much earlier when Minnesota scored nine runs in the first inning en route to a 12-5 win and a sweep of the three-game series.
The Twins wrapped up an eventful weekend at Target Field by inducting former general manager Andy MacPhail into the team's Hall of Fame on Sunday ahead of Minnesota's 12-5 win over Arizona. MacPhail became the 30th member of the Twins Hall of Fame, one day after Michael Cuddyer was inducted. MacPhail served as GM for Minnesota from 1985-94 before he became president and CEO of the Cubs in '95.
Yankees prospects Miguel Andujar and Domingo German led Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to a 3-0 win over Durham with a pair of strong performances on Sunday.
The bottom of the fourth inning started innocently enough with a single to right, but when it ended nine batters and five runs later, the Twins had firm control of the game as they went on to beat the D-backs for the second straight night, 5-0, on Saturday at Target Field.
Twins right-hander Jose Berrios emphatically punched his glove as he walked off the mound in the moments after striking out Paul Goldschmidt to end the first inning. It was quite a feat for Berrios, who had struggled in the opening frame in his previous two outings, in what culminated into a gem. Berrios spun seven frames of two-hit ball to help push Minnesota past Arizona, 5-0, on Saturday at Target Field.
Saturday was a special day for former Twins star Michael Cuddyer, even if it was not one he sought when he was playing. Before the Twins played the D-backs at Target Field, he became the 29th member enshrined in the Twins Hall of Fame.
The Twins hit six homers to overcome a three-run deficit and back right-hander Ervin Santana in a 10-3 win over the D-backs in Friday night's Interleague series opener at Target Field.
It's no secret that Byron Buxton is one of MLB's fastest players, and he showed it with the second inside-the-park homer of his career, rounding the bases in an astounding 13.85 seconds.
Mary Reuland admitted that it was the most difficult phone call she has ever made in her life. Last December, exactly one day after Konrad Reuland's funeral, Mary Reuland started gathering information and making the connection that her son's organs had been donated to Hall of Famer Rod Carew. Shortly after, Mary decided to give Rod's wife, Rhonda, a call, in hopes they could meet.
D-backs bench coach Ron Gardenhire, a former Twins manager, sat on top of a bench and fielded questions from reporters before the series opener against Minnesota on Friday.
Twins catcher Mitch Garver was the first player to arrive at Target Field on Friday. Garver, 26, wanted to soak it all in, as he stepped into the home clubhouse before to the series opener against Arizona. He looked around at all the name plaques on the wall before stumbling on his own atop his first Major League locker.
Max Kepler was not in the Twins' starting lineup for Thursday's nightcap of a twin bill against the Indians. An injury forced him into the mix and Kepler's late go-ahead home run fueled a 4-2 victory, which ended Cleveland's six-game winning streak and run of 10 straight wins at Target Field.
Right-hander Aaron Slegers handed the ball to Minnesota manager Paul Molitor and headed straight to the dugout, as he attempted to shield his facial expression under his cap in the seventh inning on Thursday.
The Twins placed outfielder Robbie Grossman on the disabled list with a fractured left thumb following a split doubleheader with the Indians on Thursday at Target Field.
Yan Gomes takes pride in prioritizing defense, making anything he does in the batter's box a bonus for the Indians. In the opener of a doubleheader against the Twins on Thursday, the catcher came up big on both fronts, helping Cleveland to a 9-3 win at Target Field.
When left-hander Glen Perkins strolled into the Twins clubhouse Thursday morning, he saw something he hadn't seen in 16 months -- his name on the lineup sheet.
One day after making arguably his best defensive play of the season, Miguel Sano found himself putting in the early offensive work at Target Field.
It's a play that Twins third baseman Miguel Sano has practiced routinely throughout the season. At last, during an 8-1 loss to the Indians on Tuesday night, Sano got a chance to pull it off in game action.