Latest Josh Donaldson News

Maldonado, Astros make late noise, overcome 4 Twins homers

Jun. 12, 2021 00:35 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Martín Maldonado hit a go-ahead double in the ninth, prompting a fan to toss an inflatable trash can onto the field, and the Houston Astros beat the Minnesota Twins 6-4 on Friday night. This was Houston’s first trip to Target Field with fans in the...

Donaldson, Cruz homers off Chapman lift Twins over Yanks 7-5

Jun. 11, 2021 01:07 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Josh Donaldson and Nelson Cruz hit two-run homers off Aroldis Chapman in the ninth inning, and the Minnesota Twins beat the New York Yankees 7-5 Thursday night to avoid a three-game sweep. “Pretty amazing effort by our guys, and those at-bats in the...

Cole spins a win as Stanton powers Yankees past Twins 9-6

Jun. 10, 2021 00:51 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gerrit Cole put his familiar spin on a tenacious win. The New York Yankees usually find their groove in Minnesota, after all. Cole got back on track with six sharp innings amid the hubbub around grip aids for pitchers, and Giancarlo Stanton hit two of...

Mets' Alonso claims MLB manipulating baseballs to harm FAs

Jun. 09, 2021 20:55 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — New York Mets slugger Pete Alonso accused Major League Baseball of manipulating the baseballs to harm the earning potential for star free agents and players eligible for arbitration. Alonso's comments came Wednesday before New York's game at Baltimore....

LEADING OFF: Cole vs Donaldson gets sticky, Texas cuts Davis

Jun. 09, 2021 04:18 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ STICKY SITUATION Yankees ace Gerrit Cole has found himself in a sticky situation. Days after Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson off-handedly alleged...

Sánchez homers, Yankees snap skid with 8-4 win over Twins

Jun. 09, 2021 00:41 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gary Sánchez and Miguel Andújar homered, DJ LeMahieu had two hits and an RBI, and the New York Yankees beat the Minnesota Twins 8-4 Tuesday night to end a four-game skid. Aaron Judge drove in two runs for New York, which had lost eight of its...

LEADING OFF: Cole vs Donaldson gets sticky, Texas cuts Davis

Jun. 08, 2021 23:20 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Wednesday: ___ STICKY SITUATION Yankees ace Gerrit Cole has found himself in a sticky situation. Days after Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson off-handedly...

Sticky situation? Cole says spin rate drop due to mechanics

Jun. 08, 2021 21:34 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The pitches Gerrit Cole threw in his last start weren't rotating as much, and the New York Yankees ace said the spin rate dropoff was due to mechanical flaws — sidestepping a recent accusation that he cut back on tacky substances amid a Major League Baseball crackdown....

Jeffers, Garlick and Sanó homer as Twins beat Royals 5-4

Jun. 05, 2021 20:03 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Ryan Jeffers, Kyle Garlick and Miguel Sanó homered, and the Minnesota Twins turned a game-ending double play with the potential tying run at third base to beat the Kansas City Royals 5-4 Saturday and stop a four-game losing streak. Tyler Duffy...

Pérez homers twice again, Royals beat Twins 6-5 with error

Jun. 04, 2021 00:22 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Pérez became only the fourth Kansas City player with consecutive multi-homer games and Jarrod Dyson scored the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning when centerfielder Gilberto Celestino made a pair of errors on a simple fly ball, helping the Royals beat...