Latest Minnesota Twins News

Cruz hits 2 of 4 homers by Twins in 8-5 win over Royals

Sep. 20, 2019 12:59 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With the Minnesota Twins facing an early deficit, Nelson Cruz fixed that with one big swing. The 39-year-old designated hitter has sure had his hand in a lot of this team's remarkable success. Cruz hit two of Minnesota's four home runs and matched his season high with five RBIs, igniting...

Yankees beat Angels 9-1, claim 1st AL East title since 2012

Sep. 19, 2019 11:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The resilient New York Yankees powered their way to the club's first AL East title since 2012, routing the Los Angeles Angels 9-1 Thursday night behind three RBIs each from old mainstay Brett Gardner and newcomer DJ LeMahieu. A day after wasting a chance to clinch first place, the...

Yankees lose to Angels 3-2, miss chance to clinch AL East

Sep. 19, 2019 1:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Relief pitcher Adam Ottavino sailed a 30-foot throw home on Albert Pujols' tiebreaking chopper, and the sloppy New York Yankees lost to the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 Wednesday night with a chance to clinch the AL East. New York still would have locked down the division title with a Tampa Bay...

Twins lose 3-1 to White Sox, division lead trimmed to 4

Sep. 19, 2019 12:50 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Shutting down the Minnesota Twins' lineup hasn't been easy this season. Eight pitchers and a perfect throw from the outfield were necessary for the Chicago White Sox to do it Wednesday night. Held without a hit until the sixth inning, the Twins managed only three in 3-1 loss that shrunk...

Twins top White Sox 9-8 on bases-loaded hit by pitch in 12th

Sep. 18, 2019 2:12 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins feted their fourth walk-off win in this remarkable season with a bath of water and bubble gum for Ronald Torreyes, whose bases-loaded hit by pitch in the three-run 12th inning brought them one step closer to their first American League Central title in nine years....

Twins set MLB record as 5th player reaches 30-home run mark

Sep. 17, 2019 8:59 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have set another major league home run record, becoming the first team in history to have five players go deep 30 or more times in one season. Miguel Sanó gave the Twins the all-time mark with his 30th homer, a three-run shot to the third deck in left field off...

White Sox shut down Giolito with lat strain

Sep. 17, 2019 12:57 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Lucas Giolito's breakout season is over. The All-Star right-hander will miss the rest of the year with a mild lat strain. He was slated to pitch for the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday at Minnesota, but the team announced the injury after its 5-3 loss to the Twins in the series opener. "If...

Twins beat White Sox 5-3, open 5-game AL Central lead

Sep. 17, 2019 12:41 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As the Minnesota Twins move closer to a postseason berth, José Berríos' confidence grows. Berríos pitched into the eighth inning to win his second straight start, Mitch Garver hit a go-ahead double and the Twins rallied to beat the Chicago White Sox 5-3 Monday night....

100 losses no novelty this year; same with 100 wins

Sep. 16, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

The Baltimore Orioles might lose 110 games and still not end up with the No. 1 pick in the draft. That race, so to speak, is pretty unforgiving this year. The Orioles (49-101) split a four-game series at Detroit (45-104) that matched the teams with the two worst records in baseball, and as far as those two teams...

Indians trim Twins 7-5 to salvage AL Central series finale

Sep. 15, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — After getting rained out, beaten twice and nearly counted out, the Indians saved something from their biggest weekend this season. They're not finished yet. "We're going to keep fighting," said starter Shane Bieber. The Indians kept their faint hopes of winning the AL Central alive on...