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Cruz's 3-run double in 7th leads Twins past Rays 6-4

Jun. 27, 2019 12:48 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — By the bottom of the seventh inning, the Minnesota Twins were not only missing their early lead but their entire starting outfield. Resiliency, well, that has rarely left them this season. Nelson Cruz was the latest member of this potent lineup to contribute a game-defining hit. Cruz...

Rosario helps Twins extend Snell's woes, beat Rays 9-4

Jun. 26, 2019 12:56 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have beaten up on left-handed pitching and former Cy Young award winners in their rise to the American League's best record and majors' top offense. A struggling Blake Snell was the latest victim. Eddie Rosario had four hits, Willians Astudillo added three hits and...

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...

Max effort: Kepler hits 3 homers, Twins edge Indians 5-4

Jun. 6, 2019 11:45 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Trevor Bauer felt great about most of the pitches he threw to Minnesota's Max Kepler. The Twins outfielder liked them more. Kepler homered three times off Bauer, and José Berríos locked up Cleveland's lineup into the seventh inning as the Twins avoided a sweep — and their...

MLB-best Twins rally, beat Rays 5-3 in matchup of hot teams

Jun. 1, 2019 11:02 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Minnesota Twins are a hit — and getting hit. Eddie Rosario hit a tiebreaking two-run single off Adam Kolarek in the ninth inning after a pair of batters were hit by pitches, and the Twins beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 Friday night in a matchup of two of the major...

Relaxed, hard-hitting Twins are stressing out opponents

May. 29, 2019 7:56 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The signs of a potent lineup were evident with the Minnesota Twins in spring training, factoring in the addition of a few accomplished power hitters and the anticipation of further development by their homegrown players. Even the most optimistic member of the organization would've had...

Arcia's HR gives Brewers 5-4 win, stopping Twins streak at 6

May. 27, 2019 11:57 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have built the best record in the major leagues, fueled by a massive power surge. Their six-game winning streak was stopped, fittingly, by the Milwaukee Brewers with a big swing from Orlando Arcia. Arcia drove in three runs, including a go-ahead homer in the eighth...

Twins place Garver on IL with high ankle sprain, return Sanó

May. 15, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Twins placed catcher Mitch Garver on the 10-day injured list with a sprained left ankle and returned third baseman Miguel Sanó from his rehabilitation assignment, nearly four months after he sustained a severe cut on his right heel. Minnesota made the moves on Wednesday before...