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Shildt wins NL Manager of the Year days after mom's death

Nov. 12, 2019 9:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Shildt began his life in baseball at his mom's side, tagging along with her to work at a Double-A ballpark and picking up odd jobs around the clubhouse. When Shildt was recognized Tuesday night for the career that has followed, the late Lib Shildt was the first thing on his mind. "My...

Swept out of playoffs, Twins still proud of 101-win season

Oct. 8, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — While the New York Yankees were dousing themselves with cheap drinks down the hall in the Target Field basement, the Minnesota Twins were left to wonder how 101 wins, 307 homers and so much summer fun could lead to such an abrupt autumn exit. Minnesota's major league record streak of 16...

LeMahieu, Yankees torment Twins again, 10-4 in ALDS opener

Oct. 5, 2019 2:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New postseason, same old story for the New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins. DJ LeMahieu homered and drove in four runs, Gleyber Torres broke a tie with a two-run double and the Yankees extended their October mastery of Minnesota with a 10-4 victory Friday night in the AL Division Series...

Yanks' Voit, Wade, Twins' Arráez, Adrianza on ALDS rosters

Oct. 4, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Slumping first baseman Luke Voit was picked over rookie Mike Ford for the New York Yankees' AL Division Series roster against Minnesota because he provides a potential right-handed bat off the bench in the late innings. Minnesota chose three players who had been hurt of late: center fielder...

Yanks' Encarnación, Twins' Arráez start ALDS opener

Oct. 4, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Edwin Encarnación has been inserted into the cleanup spot as the designated hitter for the New York Yankees' AL Division Series opener against the Minnesota Twins after recovering from a strained left oblique that had sidelined him since Sept. 12. DJ LeMahieu was at first base and...

LEADING OFF: HR Derby at Yankee Stadium, Verlander vs Rays

Oct. 4, 2019 2:45 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: TEEING OFF Yankee Stadium will be the site when the teams that hit the most home runs in history start their AL Division Series. Nelson Cruz, Max Kepler and the Minnesota Twins set the major league single-season record with 307 homers this year. Eddie Rosario,...

A capsule look at the Twins-Yankees playoff series

Oct. 3, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

A look at the best-of-five American League Division Series between the Minnesota Twins and New York Yankees: ___ Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Friday, at New York, 7:07 p.m. (MLB); Game 2, Saturday, at New York, 5:07 p.m. (FS1); Game 3, Monday, Oct. 7, at Minnesota, TBA (FS1 or MLB); x-Game 4, Tuesday, Oct....

Yanks-Twins: the Bronx Bombers vs. the Bomba Squad

Oct. 3, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Bronx Bombers vs. the Bomba Squad, matchup of the big league heavyweights. Given the peerless power of the New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins, their AL Division Series seems as much bout as baseball. "It's cool what both our teams were able to do with the home run," Yankees slugger...

Schoop hits Twins' 300th homer in 10-4 win over Tigers

Sep. 26, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Jonathan Schoop knew he had the best chance to make history for the Minnesota Twins on Thursday. With the Twins recovering from Wednesday night's celebration of their first division title since 2010, Schoop was the only player in Thursday afternoon's lineup with more than 12 of Minnesota's...

Cruz hits 400th HR, Sanó homers twice; Twins top Royals 12-8

Sep. 22, 2019 7:57 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When Nelson Cruz signed with the Minnesota Twins this past offseason, he made a few predictions. He was confident he would get to 400 career home runs this year, and he also believed the Twins would make the playoffs. One down, one to go. Cruz hit his 400th career home run, Miguel...