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Rodriguez looking to improve in ESPN baseball booth

Jun. 24, 2019 2:53 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alex Rodriguez had to make some adjustments when he switched from shortstop to third base after signing with the New York Yankees. He is having the same type of learning curve as a game analyst. Rodriguez said he is happy with the improvements he has made in his second year in the booth...

Dozier's 3-run homer sends Bailey, Royals over Twins 6-1

Jun. 23, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — In the span of a week, Hunter Dozier went from the injured list to the delivery room to the star role in the Kansas City Royals' 6-1 win over the AL Central-leading Minnesota Twins. The young slugger hit a three-run shot during a five-run third inning Sunday, made a couple of...

Twins sign reliever Cody Allen to minor-league contract

Jun. 22, 2019 10:50 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have signed reliever Cody Allen to a minor-league contract, taking a crack at the former Cleveland Indians closer who was let go last week by the Los Angeles Angels. Allen signed a one-year, $8.5 million deal in January with the Angels, who released the right-hander...

Cron's 10th-inning single helps Twins get past Royals

Jun. 22, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Twins encountered a brief roadblock en route to another win over the Royals. C.J. Cron homered and singled in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning, and Minnesota beat Kansas City 5-3 on Saturday after blowing a 3-0 lead in the eighth. "It was a good team win, for sure," Cron...

Kepler, Rosario help rally Twins to 8-7 win over Royals

Jun. 22, 2019 1:31 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Minnesota Twins again showed the resilience that has allowed them to avoid a three-game losing streak this season. Max Kepler's RBI single drove in the tiebreaking run and Eddie Rosario added a run-scoring hit to cap Minnesota's three-run rally in the eighth inning, and the...

Gordon, Sparkman lead Royals past Twins, Odorizzi 4-1

Jun. 21, 2019 12:40 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals don't know why they've been able have success against Jake Odorizzi. Alex Gordon had a two-run double and Lucas Duda added an RBI single as the Royals jumped on Odorizzi in the first inning and beat the Minnesota Twins 4-1 Thursday night. Odorizzi has given up...

Rodríguez, Red Sox recover from 17-inning loss, beat Twins

Jun. 20, 2019 1:08 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eduardo Rodríguez knew his job was to pile up innings after the Boston Red Sox had to go 17 innings in Tuesday's loss at Minnesota. Even after giving up runs early Wednesday night, Rodriguez wasn't going to be taken out. He had to handle the workload, regardless of results. The...

Kepler's hit in 17th gives Twins 4-3 win over Red Sox

Jun. 19, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Max Kepler was supposed to have the night off. Instead, the Twins outfielder wound up playing 12 innings and delivered three huge hits. Kepler's single with one out in the 17th gave Minnesota a 4-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox early Wednesday in the longest game by innings in Target...

Porcello pitches Red Sox past Berrios and Twins 2-0

Jun. 18, 2019 12:12 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After an awfully sluggish start to their World Series title defense, the Boston Red Sox have begun to round into form. Their latest stride came in the series opener at first-place Minnesota, with a dominant Rick Porcello on the mound. Porcello pitched seven innings to outduel Twins ace...

Maldonado wears Father's Day tie, leads Royals over Twins

Jun. 16, 2019 7:35 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Martín Maldonado found a formal-yet-fun way to honor the dads in his life. The Royals catcher celebrated Father's Day by wearing a blue necktie on his chest protector and had three hits to lift Kansas City over the Minnesota Twins 8-6 Sunday. Maldonado scribbled the names of his...