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St. Louis Cardinals' Harrison Bader celebrates after scoring during the third inning in the second game of a baseball doubleheader against the Minnesota Twins Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Wieters has 19-pitch at-bat as Cardinals split DH with Twins

Sep. 8, 2020 10:52 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Backup catcher Matt Wieters acknowledges he might have to get in better shape for the St. Louis Cardinals. He nearly did, all in one trip to the plate. Wieters hit 14 foul balls during a grueling 19-pitch at-bat that finished with a deep flyout with the bases loaded during a wild rally...

Minnesota Twins right fielder Brent Rooker dives for but misses a ball hit by Detroit Tigers' Jonathan Schoop for an RBI triple during the third inning of the second baseball game of a doubleheader Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Twins win 3-2 in extra innings, sweep Tigers in doubleheader

Sep. 4, 2020 9:12 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Marwin Gonzalez singled home Willians Astudillo in the eighth inning, and the Minnesota Twins rallied to beat the Detroit Tigers 3-2 and sweep Friday’s doubleheader. Astudillo served as Minnesota's automatic runner at second in the eighth inning of the seven-inning game. Gonzalez...

Minnesota Twins pitcher Michael Pineda throws to a Chicago White Sox batter during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 1 2020, in Minneapolis. Pineda returned after serving a 60-game suspension for testing positive for a weight-loss drug on baseball’s banned substances list. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Buxton, Pineda return to lead Twins past White Sox 3-2

Sep. 2, 2020 12:39 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Michael Pineda hadn’t pitched a major league game in almost a year. Byron Buxton sat out 11 during his latest trip to the injured list. Back on the field Tuesday night, Pineda and Buxton demonstrated just what Minnesota has been missing, rallying the Twins past the Chicago White...

Detroit Tigers pitcher Tarik Skubal throws during the first inning of the second baseball game of a doubleheader against the Minnesota Twins, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Cabrera's homer lifts Tigers to doubleheader sweep of Twins

Aug. 29, 2020 7:29 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — It was fitting that during a doubleheader in the Motor City, Matthew Boyd went with a car analogy to describe Detroit's two left-handed starters. “They got the old F-150 in the first game,” Boyd said after winning the opener. “And now they're getting the Ferrari.”...

Minnesota Twins' Nelson Cruz celebrates his solo home run against the Kansas City Royals during the fourth inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Cruz homers twice; Twins beat Royals 4-1

Aug. 18, 2020 12:34 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nelson Cruz homered twice, continuing his climb up the all-time leaderboard, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 4-1 on Monday night. Devin Smeltzer (2-0) picked up the win in relief of opener Matt Wisler for Minnesota. Smeltzer allowed one hit in 2 2/3 innings while...

Minnesota Twins' Max Kepler hits a two-run home run against the Kansas City Royals in the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Kepler homers, Dobnak keeps rolling; Twins beat Royals 4-2

Aug. 16, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Max Kepler hit a two-run homer to support another strong start from Randy Dobnak, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2 on Sunday. Dobnak, the surprise right-hander who was promoted four levels last season before making a postseason start, continued his impressive run...

Milwaukee Brewers' Jedd Gyorko hits a two-run home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Gyorko's blast helps Brewers rally to beat Twins 6-4

Aug. 11, 2020 11:59 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jedd Gyorko blasted a tiebreaking two-run homer in the eighth inning as the Milwaukee Brewers came from behind to beat the Minnesota Twins 6-4 on Tuesday. The Brewers started their winning rally when Christian Yelich beat the Twins’ shift with a one-out double. With the Twins moving...

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' 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...