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Chicago White Sox's Adam Engel (15) celebrates with catcher Yasmani Grandal and relief pitcher Alex Colome the team's 3-1 win over the Minnesota Twins after a baseball game, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Engel gets big hit as White Sox top Twins 3-1

Sep. 15, 2020 1:23 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Adam Engel delivered a tiebreaking pinch-hit single in the eighth inning, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 3-1 on Monday night to increase their lead in the AL Central. Chicago opened its pivotal four-game set against Minnesota with its ninth win in 10 games. The White Sox...

A fly ball goes off the glove of Minnesota Twins center fielder Byron Buxton on a triple by Cleveland Indians' Jordan Luplow in the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Byron Buxton homers again as Twins beat Indians 8-4

Sep. 13, 2020 12:43 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With Byron Buxton healthy and again showing his tantalizing talent, the Minnesota Twins are looking more like the strong contenders in the American League they expected to be when this truncated season started. A return to their power-hitting ways has helped their surge, too. Buxton...

St. Louis Cardinals' Harrison Bader celebrates after scoring during the third inning in the second game of a baseball doubleheader against the Minnesota Twins Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Wieters has 19-pitch at-bat as Cardinals split DH with Twins

Sep. 8, 2020 10:52 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Backup catcher Matt Wieters acknowledges he might have to get in better shape for the St. Louis Cardinals. He nearly did, all in one trip to the plate. Wieters hit 14 foul balls during a grueling 19-pitch at-bat that finished with a deep flyout with the bases loaded during a wild rally...

Minnesota Twins pitcher Kenta Maeda throws to a Detroit Tigers batter during  the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Buxton beats out infield single in 9th; Twins top Tigers 4-3

Sep. 5, 2020 11:23 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Miguel Sanó led Minnesota's rally against the Detroit bullpen with a home run and the tying single in the ninth inning, before Byron Buxton beat out an infield single for the game-winning RBI to give the Twins a 4-3 victory over the Tigers on Saturday night. “He can hit, he...

Minnesota Twins right fielder Brent Rooker dives for but misses a ball hit by Detroit Tigers' Jonathan Schoop for an RBI triple during the third inning of the second baseball game of a doubleheader Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Twins win 3-2 in extra innings, sweep Tigers in doubleheader

Sep. 4, 2020 9:12 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Marwin Gonzalez singled home Willians Astudillo in the eighth inning, and the Minnesota Twins rallied to beat the Detroit Tigers 3-2 and sweep Friday’s doubleheader. Astudillo served as Minnesota's automatic runner at second in the eighth inning of the seven-inning game. Gonzalez...

Milwaukee Brewers' Jedd Gyorko hits a two-run home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Gyorko's blast helps Brewers rally to beat Twins 6-4

Aug. 11, 2020 11:59 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jedd Gyorko blasted a tiebreaking two-run homer in the eighth inning as the Milwaukee Brewers came from behind to beat the Minnesota Twins 6-4 on Tuesday. The Brewers started their winning rally when Christian Yelich beat the Twins’ shift with a one-out double. With the Twins moving...