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Garver hits a pair of homers, Twins beat Indians 5-3

Sep. 7, 2019 11:47 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mitch Garver boosted Minnesota's spirts and playoff hopes on the same day the Twins found out pitcher Michael Pineada was suspended for violating MLB's drug policy. Garver hit his second homer of the game, a three-run shot, in the seventh inning, helping the Twins rally past the...

Rosario nails Devers at plate, Twins hold off Red Sox 2-1

Sep. 6, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Eddie Rosario knew he was the only chance Minnesota had at avoiding extra innings when he saw J.D. Martinez's drive heading for the big left field wall at Fenway Park. Rosario was positioned perfectly for the bounce off the Green Monster and delivered a strike to home plate for the final out,...

Betts (2 HRs, 4 hits) leads Red Sox to 6-2 win over Twins

Sep. 5, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Mookie Betts knows the Boston Red Sox are running out of time to be patient. The reigning AL MVP homered on the first two pitches he saw from José Berríos on Wednesday night, collecting four hits and five RBIs in all to help Boston beat the Minnesota Twins 6-2. "I just know he's a...

Cave, Cruz drive in two runs as Twins beat Tigers 8-3

Sep. 1, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Minnesota Twins are baseball's new home-run kings, but that hasn't been the reason they've won two of three games against the Detroit Tigers this weekend. The Twins homered once in a 13-5 win on Friday, hit six in a 10-7 loss on Saturday to pass the 2018 New York Yankees' record, then...

Dropped popup was key to Twins' 4-3 win over Rangers

Aug. 17, 2019 12:37 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Minnesota Twins did what they do better than any other major league team this season — hit home runs — but their 4-3 win over the Texas Rangers on Friday night turned on a fly ball that barely cleared the infield. Max Kepler hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning...

Acuña, Freeman power Braves past Twins 12-7

Aug. 7, 2019 12:44 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Atlanta Braves set the tone for what turned out to be a big offensive night from the very first pitch. Ronald Acuña Jr. and Freddie Freeman hit first-pitch homers off Minnesota ace Jose Berríos and the Braves routed the Twins 12-7 Tuesday night. The first three batters in...

Sanó's pinch-hit HR in 9th gives Twins 5-3 win over Braves

Aug. 6, 2019 12:43 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After sitting four powerful right-handed bats against Atlanta All-Star starter Mike Soroka, Minnesota Twins manager Rocco Baldelli had plenty of pinch-hitting options late in another close game against a likely playoff team. Baldelli chose wisely with the surging Miguel Sanó and...