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Bauers' 1st homer for Mariners caps comeback, tops Twins 4-3

Jun. 15, 2021 02:11 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — When Jake Bauers connected in the fifth inning, he was certain the ball was destined to leave the park only to see it caught on the warning track thanks to the heavy air and vast outfield of his new home field. “I’ve had a few homers to center in my...

Brantley has 4 of Astros' 20 hits in 14-3 rout of Twins

Jun. 13, 2021 22:33 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Michael Brantley had his second four-hit game of the series and drove in four runs, part of a 20-hit attack that helped the Houston Astros rout Minnesota 14-3 Sunday to take two of three from the Twins. Minnesota’s Michael Pineda (3-4) left after...

Berríos pitching, Polanco power carry Twins past Astros 5-2

Jun. 12, 2021 23:49 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Pitching has frequently been failing the Minnesota Twins this season. Not if José Berríos can help it. Berríos threw seven commanding innings against the highest-scoring team in the majors, Jorge Polanco had three RBIs and the...

Mudcat Grant, 1st Black 20-game winner in AL, dies at 85

Jun. 12, 2021 19:58 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jim “Mudcat” Grant, the first Black 20-game winner in the American League and a key part of Minnesota's first World Series team in 1965, has died. He was 85. The Twins announced Grant's death Saturday. No cause was given. Grant's personal...

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...

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...