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Minnesota Twins' Marwin Gonzalez (9) is congratulated by teammate Ehire Adrianza (13) after his solo home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Ryan McBroom's homer lifts Royals to 3-2 win over Twins

Aug. 7, 2020 11:54 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals won the World Series five years ago with a bullpen that rarely squandered the slimmest of leads. Their reworked relief corps looked awfully similar Friday night. After getting a go-ahead homer from Ryan McBroom in the sixth inning, Greg Holland led a parade of four...

Pittsburgh Pirates' Gregory Polanco (25) celebrates with Colin Moran (19) after driving him and Bryan Reynolds in with a three run home run in the second inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Pirates rally past Twins 6-5 to end 7-game losing streak

Aug. 6, 2020 5:48 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Derek Shelton has said all the right things during the Pittsburgh Pirates' bumpy start, one marred by injuries that have ravaged the pitching staff and an offense that entered Thursday as the worst in the National League. The first-year manager praised his players' attitudes. He pointed...

Minnesota Twins' Nelson Cruz celebrates his game-winning RBI off Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Nick Burdi in the ninth inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Minneapolis. The Twins won 5-4. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Cruz's walk-off single lifts Twins past Pirates 5-4

Aug. 4, 2020 12:48 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nelson Cruz's RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning gave the Minnesota Twins a 5-4 victory Monday night over the Pittsburgh Pirates for their fourth straight win, setting off an amusing socially distant celebration tailored for the COVID-19 era. “We don’t know what...

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...

Cleveland Indians' Shane Bieber, center left, celebrates with catcher Sandy Leon after Bieber's performance against the Minnesota Twins in a baseball game Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Minneapolis. Bieber earned the win. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Bieber strikes out 13, ties record as Indians top Twins 2-0

Jul. 30, 2020 11:15 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Cleveland's Shane Bieber tied the major league record for strikeouts in a pitcher's first two starts of the season, punching out 13 Minnesota Twins over eight innings in the Indians' 2-0 victory on Thursday night. Bieber (2-0) fanned 14 over six scoreless innings on Friday against Kansas...

Minnesota Twins players celebrate after they defeated the Chicago White Sox in a baseball game in Chicago, Sunday, July 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Cruz homers twice and Twins beat White Sox 14-2

Jul. 26, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Jake Cave hit a grand slam, Nelson Cruz homered twice and Kenta Maeda was strong in his debut with his new team, helping the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 14-2 on Sunday. Cruz added two doubles and drove in seven runs for the reigning AL Central champion Twins, who won two of...

Minnesota Twins manager Rocco Baldelli, left, speaks with President of Baseball Operations Derek Falvey after Byron Buxton left the field on a cart at a baseball camp Monday, July 13, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Twins place Odorizzi on injured list with back soreness

Jul. 23, 2020 4:23 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins set their opening day roster on Thursday, with right-hander Jake Odorizzi on the 10-day injured list due to mild soreness in his upper back. Rich Hill will take Odorizzi's place the first time through the rotation, scheduled to start on Saturday in Chicago against the...

Minnesota Twins' Rich Hill pitches live batting practice at a baseball camp Monday, July 6, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Over the Hill? Recovered lefty on track for Twins rotation

Jul. 7, 2020 9:18 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When the Minnesota Twins signed Rich Hill from the bargain aisle of free agency last winter, they expected the left-hander to be available around midseason after his recovery from elbow surgery. Now the 40-year-old is on track to be ready right away, thanks to the virus outbreak that...