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Minnesota Twins' Nelson Cruz scores on a two-run double by Eddie Rosario off Cleveland Indians' pitcher Mike Clevinger in the first inning of a baseball game Friday, July 31, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Kepler homer, Dobnak pitching lead Twins over Indians 4-1

Aug. 1, 2020 12:40 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Max Kepler hit his second leadoff home run of the season, Alex Avila added his first homer for Minnesota, and the Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 4-1 on Friday night. Randy Dobnak (1-1) pitched five scoreless innings for Minnesota following a day of COVID-19 testing and uncertainty due...

Minnesota Twins pitcher Rich Hill throws against the St. Louis Cardinals in the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Twins beat Cardinals 3-0 in Rich Hill's smooth debut

Jul. 30, 2020 12:14 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Coming off major surgery and currently the oldest pitcher in the major leagues, Rich Hill sure looked smooth and spry on the mound in his debut for Minnesota. His elbow? “It feels like it’s 18 again,” said Hill, who pitched five scoreless innings as the Twins beat...