Latest Michael Pineda News

After pitching-fueled 1st-to-last flop, Twins resist rebuild

Oct. 04, 2021 20:29 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The falloff the Minnesota Twins experienced after two straight division titles could be traced in some places to natural regression. The real surprise was how sharply and swiftly they faded. The Twins lost five straight games...

Polanco, Pineda help Twins beat Tigers 5-2

Sep. 29, 2021 23:29 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jorge Polanco launched a three-run homer and Michael Pineda was solid in his last start of the year as the Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 5-2 on Wednesday night. Minnesota began the game with three hits against right-hander Casey Mize. After...

Sanó homers, Twins withstand late rally to beat Tigers 3-2

Sep. 29, 2021 00:00 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Miguel Sanó homered and Minnesota pitchers shut down Detroit until the ninth inning, as the Twins beat the Tigers 3-2 on Tuesday night. Caleb Thielbar (7-0) was one of four relievers with scoreless innings in relief of starter Charlie Barnes....

Twins bump Blue Jays back in wild card race, as Gurriel hurt

Sep. 24, 2021 00:36 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays were relieved when surging left fielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. escaped a freak play in the outfield without serious injury. Now they've got some hard work ahead of them to return to the postseason. Nick Gordon...

LEADING OFF: Bassitt back, Chisox close, Max starts, Cards W

Sep. 23, 2021 05:22 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ Oakland right-hander Chris Bassitt promised to return to the mound by season’s end following a frightening 100 mph line drive to the face on Aug. 17. He’ll get his...

LEADING OFF: Bassitt back, Chisox try to clinch, Max starts

Sep. 23, 2021 00:22 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors on Thursday: ___ Oakland right-hander Chris Bassitt promised to return to the mound by season’s end following a frightening 100 mph line drive to the face on Aug. 17. He’ll get...

Kepler homers twice, Ryan’s 11 Ks lead Twins over Cubs 5-4

Sep. 23, 2021 00:17 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Max Kepler homered twice, rookie Joe Ryan struck out a season-high 11, and the Minnesota Twins held on to beat the Chicago Cubs 5-4 Wednesday night. Kepler staked the Twins to a 2-0 lead with a homer in the first inning and hit his 19th home run in the...

Kiermaier hit after scouting report flap; Rays to playoffs

Sep. 22, 2021 21:05 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Hit by a pitch two days after scooping up a Toronto scouting report and setting off a flap, Kevin Kiermaier hopes to see the Blue Jays in the playoffs. “Oh yeah, it was intentional,” Kiermaier said after reliever Ryan Borucki hit him on...

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...

Indians pound out 14 hits, Quantrill cruises past Twins 12-3

Sep. 15, 2021 23:42 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Cal Quantrill was cruising until a five-run seventh inning by his Cleveland teammates extended his stay in the dugout while waiting to return to the mound in Minnesota for the bottom of the frame. This was well worth the wait. ...