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Twins top White Sox 9-8 on bases-loaded hit by pitch in 12th

Sep. 18, 2019 2:12 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins feted their fourth walk-off win in this remarkable season with a bath of water and bubble gum for Ronald Torreyes, whose bases-loaded hit by pitch in the three-run 12th inning brought them one step closer to their first American League Central title in nine years....

Twins set MLB record as 5th player reaches 30-home run mark

Sep. 17, 2019 8:59 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have set another major league home run record, becoming the first team in history to have five players go deep 30 or more times in one season. Miguel Sanó gave the Twins the all-time mark with his 30th homer, a three-run shot to the third deck in left field off...

Twins beat White Sox 5-3, open 5-game AL Central lead

Sep. 17, 2019 12:41 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As the Minnesota Twins move closer to a postseason berth, José Berríos' confidence grows. Berríos pitched into the eighth inning to win his second straight start, Mitch Garver hit a go-ahead double and the Twins rallied to beat the Chicago White Sox 5-3 Monday night....

Indians trim Twins 7-5 to salvage AL Central series finale

Sep. 15, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — After getting rained out, beaten twice and nearly counted out, the Indians saved something from their biggest weekend this season. They're not finished yet. "We're going to keep fighting," said starter Shane Bieber. The Indians kept their faint hopes of winning the AL Central alive on...

Sanó's grand slam leads Twins to sweep of Indians

Sep. 15, 2019 12:12 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — With one swing Miguel Sanó sent the Minnesota Twins to a doubleheader sweep and maybe a division title. Sanó's grand slam capped a five-run eighth inning and the Twins grabbed firm control of the AL Central by beating the Cleveland Indians 9-5, completing the sweep of Saturday's...

Nationals beat Twins 12-6 as AL Central race tightens

Sep. 13, 2019 1:41 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A win by the Washington Nationals over the Minnesota Twins made the American League Central Division race a lot more interesting. Anthony Rendon and Juan Soto each homered and drove in three runs as the Nationals beat Minnesota 12-6 Thursday night, cutting the Twins divisional lead to 3...

Berriós pitches Twins past Nationals 5-0

Sep. 10, 2019 11:59 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins badly needed their ace back. José Berriós delivered a brilliant outing befitting his two-time All-Star status. Berriós surrendered only two singles over seven innings in his best start in six weeks, Mitch Garver hit the tiebreaking two-run homer in the...

Clevinger gets 10th straight win, Indians beat Twins 5-2

Sep. 8, 2019 7:32 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mike Clevinger and the Cleveland Indians gave the Minnesota Twins another reminder that winning their first division title in nine years won't be easy. Clevinger won his 10th straight decision, and Carlos Santana and Francisco Lindor homered as the Indians beat the Twins 5-2 on Sunday....

Garver hits a pair of homers, Twins beat Indians 5-3

Sep. 7, 2019 11:47 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mitch Garver boosted Minnesota's spirts and playoff hopes on the same day the Twins found out pitcher Michael Pineada was suspended for violating MLB's drug policy. Garver hit his second homer of the game, a three-run shot, in the seventh inning, helping the Twins rally past the...

Twins' Michael Pineda suspended 60 games for banned diuretic

Sep. 7, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins pitcher Michael Pineda was suspended for 60 games on Saturday for taking a diuretic, a big blow to the rotation of a first-place team heading toward the postseason. Major League Baseball said Pineda tested positive for the banned substance and the penalty takes effect...