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Shildt wins NL Manager of the Year days after mom's death

Nov. 12, 2019 9:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Shildt began his life in baseball at his mom's side, tagging along with her to work at a Double-A ballpark and picking up odd jobs around the clubhouse. When Shildt was recognized Tuesday night for the career that has followed, the late Lib Shildt was the first thing on his mind. "My...

Rocco Baldelli of Minnesota Twins wins AL Manager of the Year award

Nov. 12, 2019 6:21 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — Rocco Baldelli of Minnesota Twins wins AL Manager of the Year award.

Mets' Alonso, Astros' Álvarez named Rookies of the Year

Nov. 11, 2019 10:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Young sluggers known for their prodigious power, Pete Alonso and Yordan Álvarez knocked the Rookie of the Year voting out of the park. In a rarity for the major league home run leader, Alonso didn't land the biggest blow. Alonso, a star first baseman with the New York Mets, got 29 of...

Trout, Bregman, Semien AL MVP award finalists

Nov. 4, 2019 8:36 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout, Houston third baseman Alex Bregman and Oakland shortstop Marcus Semien are finalists for the AL MVP award. Trout is seeking his third MVP after winning in 2014 and '16. He finished second in 2012, '13, '15 and '18. Washington third baseman Anthony...

Swept out of playoffs, Twins still proud of 101-win season

Oct. 8, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — While the New York Yankees were dousing themselves with cheap drinks down the hall in the Target Field basement, the Minnesota Twins were left to wonder how 101 wins, 307 homers and so much summer fun could lead to such an abrupt autumn exit. Minnesota's major league record streak of 16...

Streak stretches on: Twins take 16th straight playoff loss

Oct. 8, 2019 3:52 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The night began with Torii Hunter throwing the ceremonial first pitch to Joe Mauer, energizing the over-capacity crowd gathered for the first postseason game at Target Field since 2010, the year the ballpark opened. The evening ended in familiar deflation for the Twins, with two more...

Torres leads Yankees to 5-1 win and sweep of Twins

Oct. 8, 2019 3:21 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The last time the New York Yankees won the World Series, a full decade ago, Gleyber Torres was not yet a teenager in Venezuela. Boosted by an age-defiant performance by their 22-year-old star second baseman, the Yankees moved one step closer to that elusive trophy. Torres got New York...

Gregorius, Yanks stagger Twins again, lead ALDS 2-0

Oct. 5, 2019 10:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The 103-win New York Yankees ran out identical, relentless lineups in consecutive games for the first time all year, and manager Aaron Boone believes he knows what's next for the A-team Bombers. "Throttle down," he said. Didi Gregorius hooked a slump-busting grand slam during a seven-run...

Driven out: Twins rookie _ and ex-Uber guy _ tagged by Yanks

Oct. 5, 2019 9:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Just too much traffic for Twins rookie Randy Dobnak. The feel-good story of the Uber driver-turned-big league pitcher came to a screeching halt Saturday when the New York Yankees tagged him from the get-go in an 8-2 rout, putting Minnesota in a serious jam in the AL Division Series. "Nerves...

Week after wedding, Twins rookie Dobnak gets playoff start

Oct. 5, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Last weekend, Randy Dobnak got married in Maryland. This one, he'll pitch a playoff game at Yankee Stadium. Pretty nice little Saturday planned — two of them, actually — for an undrafted rookie who never expected to be in this position. Just find No. 68 of the Minnesota Twins...