Latest Minnesota News

Garver hits 2 of Twins' 5 home runs in 8-6 win over Yankees

Jul. 23, 2019 2:33 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mitch Garver hit two of Minnesota's five home runs, and the Twins held on for an 8-6 victory over the New York Yankees after a tone-setting triple play in the first inning of a series opener between AL division leaders Monday night. Jorge Polanco, Nelson Cruz and Max Kepler also went...

Twins hit 5 homers, turn triple play in 8-6 win vs Yankees

Jul. 23, 2019 1:53 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Most of the highlights for the Minnesota Twins in this remarkable season have been home runs, putting them on pace to smash the major league record. That mark currently belongs to the New York Yankees, who watched the Twins whittle away at it on Monday night with a powerful start to this...

Twins turn 3 vs. Yankees on EncarnaciĆ³n's grounder

Jul. 22, 2019 8:46 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins picked the perfect time to turn a triple play for the first time in more than two years , squelching a first-inning rally in the series opener against the New York Yankees. After DJ LeMahieu and Aaron Judge drew walks to start the game on Monday night against...

Franken says he 'absolutely' regrets resigning from Senate

Jul. 22, 2019 7:50 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota told The New Yorker magazine in a story published Monday that he "absolutely" regrets resigning from the Senate after several women accused him of unwanted kissing or touching. In the same article, seven current or former senators say...

Vikings sign rookie LS, who has 2 years of Air Force service

Jul. 22, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have signed rookie long snapper Austin Cutting, the seventh-round draft pick from Air Force whose two-year military service requirement needed to be scheduled around team activities before his contract could be finalized. The Vikings announced the deal on Monday,...

Lynx rookie Collier replaces Wilson for WNBA All-Star Game

Jul. 22, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Lynx rookie Napheesa Collier is replacing injured Aces forward A'ja Wilson for the WNBA All-Star Game. Collier is averaging 11 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists. The league announced the move on Monday. Collier joins Minnesota teammates Sylvia Fowles and Odyssey Sims in Saturday's...

Kepler's single gives Twins walk-off win over Athletics

Jul. 21, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After watching the Oakland Athletics stage a late rally to take the lead for the third straight game, it might have been easy for the Minnesota Twins to get frustrated. Instead, they got back to work and Max Kepler came up with another huge hit. Kepler drove in four runs, including the...

Kepler's single gives Twins walk-off win over Athletics

Jul. 21, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Max Kepler drove in four runs, including the game-winner to cap a two-run rally in the ninth inning, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Oakland Athletics 7-6 on Sunday. Ehire Adrianza's third hit of the game was a triple off Liam Hendriks (2-1) that scored Luis Arraez from first base with...

Silva's volley lifts RSL to 1-1 draw with Minnesota United

Jul. 21, 2019 12:25 AM EDT

SANDY, Utah (AP) — Marcelo Silva tied it in the 71st minute and Real Salt Lake held on for a 1-1 draw, ending Minnesota United's four-game winning streak Saturday night. Jefferson Savarino gathered a clearance attempt and crossed it to Silva, who finished with a volley from the middle of the penalty area....

Davis' 2-out, 2-run single in 9th lifts A's over Twins 5-4

Jul. 20, 2019 11:59 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Khris Davis had been a fixture in the cleanup spot for most of the past four seasons, putting together three straight 40-homer, 100-RBI seasons. He hadn't been living up to his usual standards in 2019 and he was slotted into the sixth spot in the batting order the past four games....