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Minnesota Twins' Eddie Rosario celebrates his grand slam with third base coach Tony Diaz during the third inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Rosario's slam helps Twins beat Brewers 4-2 to end skid

Aug. 11, 2020 12:14 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Eddie Rosario and the Minnesota Twins needed one big hack to get back in the swing of things. Rosario hit a grand slam in the third inning, Randy Dobnak turned in another solid outing and the Twins beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 on Monday night to snap a four-game skid. That slide matched...

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...

Minnesota Twins pitcher Jose Berrios throws Pittsburgh Pirates in the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Berríos, Twins win 5th in row, top Pirates after drone delay

Aug. 4, 2020 7:15 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — José Berríos pitched six strong innings, Nelson Cruz had three hits and the Minnesota Twins beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-3 Tuesday in a game briefly delayed when an unauthorized drone flew over Target Field. The Twins won their fifth in a row, completed a 7-1 homestand and...

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' Max Kepler scores from second base on a single by Nelson Cruz in the third inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Garver, Twins lean on pen for 2-hitter to top Indians 3-1

Aug. 2, 2020 6:27 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mitch Garver hit his first home run of the season and the Minnesota Twins used their bullpen to string together a two-hitter in a 3-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday afternoon, taking the four-game series from their primary division competitor. Max Kepler doubled and scored...

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Kenta Maeda throws to the Cleveland Indians in the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug 1, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Maeda, Sano power Twins past Indians 3-0

Aug. 1, 2020 10:59 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Miguel Sanó hit a pair of homers and Kenta Maeda pitched six scoreless innings in his home debut for Minnesota as the Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 3-0 on Saturday. Eddie Rosario added a solo homer for Minnesota, which got another strong start from a veteran newcomer to its...

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' Josh Donaldson, right, is congratulated by Jorge Polanco after Donaldson's solo home run off St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez during the fourth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Donaldson goes deep as Twins top Cards 6-3 in home opener

Jul. 29, 2020 12:08 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Josh Donaldson homered and drove in two runs in his Target Field debut with Minnesota, Jorge Polanco hit a two-run shot and the Twins beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 in their home opener on Tuesday night. Homer Bailey (1-0) pitched five innings in his first start for the Twins, allowing...

Atlanta Braves center fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. (13) reacts after popping out to second baseman Ozzie Albies during a practice baseball game, Thursday, July 9, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Braves' Acuña has even bigger role in shortened 2020 season

Jul. 14, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. isn't letting the coronavirus pandemic silence his love of baseball. The empty seats at the Atlanta Braves' newly renamed Truist Park have left Acuña with more space to yell encouragement, sing and joke during workouts. Sometimes he teases or encourages his buddy,...