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Goodrum, Tigers defeat Twins 10-7 in slugfest with 7 homers

Oct. 01, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Niko Goodrum homered twice and drove in four runs, Jonathan Schoop hit a solo homer and the Detroit Tigers rallied to beat the Minnesota Twins 10-7 on Thursday night in a slugfest with seven homers. Dustin Garneau’s sacrifice fly and Willi...

Blue Jays beat Twins 6-1; stay 2 back in AL wild-card race

Sep. 26, 2021 00:15 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Teoscar Hernández, Marcus Semien and George Springer homered, and the Toronto Blue Jays held their position in the playoff chase by beating the Minnesota Twins 6-1 Saturday night. Robbie Ray (13-6) scattered three hits in six innings as the Blue Jays...

Semien's 40th homer lifts Blue Jays back into playoff spot

Sep. 18, 2021 20:46 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Marcus Semien became the fifth second baseman to hit 40 home runs in a season, and the Toronto Blue Jays moved back into a playoff position by beating the Minnesota Twins 6-2 Saturday. Teoscar Hernández hit a three-run homer, and Bo Bichette had three...

Guerrero hits 46th HR, but Twins hit 3 in row, top Blue Jays

Sep. 17, 2021 23:07 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. connected for his major league-leading 46th homer, but Jorge Polanco, Josh Donaldson, and Miguel Sanó hit consecutive homers as the Minnesota Twins beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-3 Friday night. “When we score, we tend to score in...

Judge, Sánchez rally Yanks from 5-run deficit over Twins 6-5

Sep. 14, 2021 01:25 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Down five runs in the third inning with a rookie on the mound, the New York Yankees saw their season spiraling out of control. Aaron Judge and Gary Sánchez revived them with the type of win they had not put together in more than a year. ...

Isbel has go-ahead single in 8th, Royals beat Twins 5-3

Sep. 12, 2021 19:00 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kyle Isbel drove in the go-ahead run with a single in the eighth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 5-3 on Sunday. Adalberto Mondesi homered for the Royals and Whit Merrifield had three hits, including a pair of doubles. ...

Gant wins, Rooker homers as Twins blank Indians 3-0

Sep. 07, 2021 22:39 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — One of the Twins' expectant fathers delivered. Hours after manager Rocco Baldelli's wife gave birth, Brent Rooker homered as he awaits a call from home for an arriving baby and Minnesota beat Cleveland 3-0 on Tuesday night, spoiling Indians starter...

Maeda, Twins silence red-hot Rays in 12-0 win

Aug. 14, 2021 23:18 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kenta Maeda pitched six effective innings, Luis Arraez hit a two-run homer and the Minnesota Twins beat the Tampa Bay Rays 12-0 on Saturday night. Max Kepler, Brent Rooker and Ryan Jeffers also went deep for the Twins, who won for the third time in...

Cruz homers in return to Minnesota; Rays rout Twins 10-4

Aug. 14, 2021 00:38 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nelson Cruz homered in his return to Minnesota and the Tampa Bay Rays moved to a season-high 26 games over .500 with a 10–4 win over the Twins on Friday night. Cruz made his first appearance in Minnesota since being traded by the Twins to Tampa Bay...

Rookie Jax has solid start, helps Twins beat Astros 5-3

Aug. 06, 2021 00:15 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Rookie Griffin Jax is making the most of his opportunity to start in the majors, and highlighted his skills Thursday night by stifling one of baseball's toughest lineups. The Minnesota Twins got a solid start from Jax, and Andrelton Simmons drove in two...