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Semien's 40th homer lifts Blue Jays back into playoff spot

Sep. 18, 2021 20:46 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Marcus Semien became the fifth second baseman to hit 40 home runs in a season, and the Toronto Blue Jays moved back into a playoff position by beating the Minnesota Twins 6-2 Saturday. Teoscar Hernández hit a three-run homer, and Bo Bichette had three...

Guerrero hits 46th HR, but Twins hit 3 in row, top Blue Jays

Sep. 17, 2021 22:50 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. connected for his major league-leading 46th homer, but Jorge Polanco, Josh Donaldson, and Miguel Sanó hit consecutive homers as the Minnesota Twins beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-3 Friday night. The Blue Jays slipped into the third...

Benintendi pushes Royals past Twins in 11th with 2nd homer

Sep. 11, 2021 00:50 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Benintendi had four hits and two home runs, the last a two-run shot in the 11th to send the Kansas City Royals to a 6-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night. Benintendi had five RBIs in his second multi-homer game of the season in...

Polanco goes 4 for 5, homers as Twins beat Indians 5-2

Sep. 06, 2021 22:17 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jorge Polanco hit a solo homer and doubled three times, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 5-2 on Monday night. Polanco connected for his 27th homer in the third. He doubled in the first, fifth and seventh, and then struck out in the...

Gordon has RBI single in 9th, Twins beat Rays 6-5

Sep. 05, 2021 17:49 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Nick Gordon had a game-tying seventh-inning RBI single and a go-ahead run-scoring base-hit in the ninth as the Minnesota Twins beat the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays 6-5 on Sunday. Twins manager Rocco Baldelli, scheduled to leave the team...

Donaldson, Ober lead Twins past slumping Tigers, 3-2

Aug. 30, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Bailey Ober pitched six solid innings and Josh Donaldson's two-run homer helped the Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 3-2 on Monday. “We are very, very pleased with the way Bailey is throwing the ball,” Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said. “His...

Twins outlast Brewers, rain in 6-4 win

Aug. 28, 2021 22:53 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Miguel Sanó drove in a pair of runs and the Minnesota Twins outlasted the rain and the Milwaukee Brewers for a 6-4 victory Saturday night. After Minnesota saw its 4-0 lead disappear, the Twins went back up 5-4 in the sixth inning when Andrelton...

Twins top Brewers 2-0 with strong Albers start, Donaldson HR

Aug. 28, 2021 00:47 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The start ended a little earlier than Andrew Albers would've liked, but the outcome was well worth the wait — a mere eight years between wins with Minnesota. Josh Donaldson's two-run home run in the first inning stood up for the well-traveled...

Donaldson, Cave homer in 10th to lead Twins past Red Sox 9-6

Aug. 26, 2021 00:17 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Twins manager Rocco Baldelli, who grew up in Rhode Island rooting for the Red Sox and played for them near the end of his career, knows better than to mess with the legend of Ted Williams in Boston. And yet, he said: “I don’t know how a human being can...

Renfroe homers twice, Red Sox hold on to beat Twins 11-9

Aug. 25, 2021 00:16 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston’s six-run lead was disappearing quickly. The Twins scored one in the sixth and four in the seventh to turn a 9-3 deficit into a one-run game. Even the added cushion from Kiké Hernandez’s eighth-inning, two-run homer didn’t seem very safe...