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Triston McKenzie, Indians take 1st game; Twins gain DH split

Sep. 14, 2021 23:06 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Triston McKenzie was sent to Triple-A four times this season, as the lanky 24-year-old worked through some early struggles. Now Cleveland has another budding star pitcher, turning in one stellar start after another. McKenzie...

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. ...

Twins’ Gant leaves after 12 pitches vs Yanks with abs strain

Sep. 13, 2021 19:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Minnesota Twins starter John Gant lasted just 12 pitches against the New York Yankees on Monday, leaving after straining his lower abdomen. Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said after the Twins' 6-5, 10-inning loss that Gant will go on the injured list. ...

Lindor's 3rd homer lifts Mets whistling past Yanks 7-6

Sep. 13, 2021 10:21 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Francisco Lindor whistled at the Yankees, and sent the ball whistling over the wall — three times. In the midst of a miserable first season with the Mets, Lindor kept alive his new team's postseason chances and dropped its crosstown rival out of a...

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...

LEADING OFF: Franco ties a Mantle mark, Civale returns

Sep. 07, 2021 00:56 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ WANDERFUL FRANCO Rays rookie Wander Franco keeps putting up impressive numbers and has reached base safely in 36 straight games. That’s the longest active streak in the...

Polanco goes 4 for 5, homers as Twins beat Indians 5-2

Sep. 06, 2021 22:17 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jorge Polanco hit a solo homer and doubled three times, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 5-2 on Monday night. Polanco connected for his 27th homer in the third. He doubled in the first, fifth and seventh, and then struck out in the...

Schwindel, Happ homer; Cubs hold on to beat Twins 3-1

Sep. 01, 2021 00:28 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Frank Schwindel homered for the second straight game, Ian Happ added a towering homer into the third deck, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Minnesota Twins 3-1 on Tuesday night. Manuel Rodríguez (3-2) earned the win for Chicago, working two scoreless...

Donaldson, Ober lead Twins past slumping Tigers, 3-2

Aug. 30, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Bailey Ober pitched six solid innings and Josh Donaldson's two-run homer helped the Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 3-2 on Monday. “We are very, very pleased with the way Bailey is throwing the ball,” Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said. “His...