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LEADING OFF: Mets try to sweep D-Backs, Twins ailing

Sep. 12, 2019 2:48 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: BIG BROOM The Mets will try for a four-game sweep over Arizona amid a crowded NL wild-card race. The Diamondbacks had won 11 of 13 entering the series, but New York has shut them down completely, outscoring them 15-3 through the first three games. Right-hander...

Zimmerman, Strasburg lead Nationals past Twins 6-2

Sep. 12, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Washington Nationals relied on a couple of old standbys for an important victory toward their postseason push. The Minnesota Twins, thinned out for the moment by a long list of injuries, could use someone healthy players to lean on. Ryan Zimmerman homered and drove in three runs in...

Twins end CF Byron Buxton's season with shoulder injury

Sep. 10, 2019 8:23 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Yet another injury has waylaid Byron Buxton, and Minnesota's speedster center fielder will miss the rest of the season recovering from shoulder surgery that puts his readiness for spring training next year in question. The American League Central leaders placed Buxton and his ailing left...

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...

Indians use 4-run 11th to top Twins 6-2, cut lead to 5½

Sep. 7, 2019 2:03 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Following a 13th defeat in 22 games, Cleveland manager Terry Francona decided to deliver a brief pep talk before taking the road for a pivotal series in Minnesota. With time running out in this race, the Indians responded to the skipper's address and took one back from the first-place...

Rosario nails Devers at plate, Twins hold off Red Sox 2-1

Sep. 6, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Eddie Rosario knew he was the only chance Minnesota had at avoiding extra innings when he saw J.D. Martinez's drive heading for the big left field wall at Fenway Park. Rosario was positioned perfectly for the bounce off the Green Monster and delivered a strike to home plate for the final out,...

Twins came from out of nowhere to set home run record

Sep. 2, 2019 9:00 PM EDT

It's no surprise that someone set a home run record this year. What's remarkable is who did it. The Minnesota Twins — who haven't led the majors in homers since the days of Harmon Killebrew — are now at 269 and counting. They surpassed the record set by last year's New York Yankees on Saturday...

Twins break HR record but lose to Tigers 10-7

Aug. 31, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Minnesota Twins broke the major league record for home runs in a season — before September even started. Fittingly, it was Mitch Garver who delivered the historic swing. He'd become sort of an unofficial statistician during his team's pursuit. "I've been tracking them for about a...

Minnesota Twins break MLB single-season HR mark with 268

Aug. 31, 2019 9:31 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have broken the major league home run record with their 268th of the season. The Twins passed the mark set last year by the New York Yankees when Mitch Garver homered in the ninth inning at Detroit on Saturday night. It was Minnesota's sixth homer of the game, although...